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You Can Get Anything You Want At Arlo’s Restaurant, ‘Ceptin Profits

With the new year, a new start for Arlo Technologies(ARLO) as NETGEAR(NTGR) distributed the 84.2% of the company that it still owned to its shareholders on December 31.  NETGEAR shareholders received 1.980295 shares of Arlo stock for every share of NETGEAR stock held.  Also, concurrent with the transaction, NETGEAR’s founder, Chairman and CEO, Patrick C.S. Lo, resigned from the… Read More »

This Time With Four Part Harmony And Feeling- Netgear Plans To IPO, Spin Off Arlo Camera Business

Maybe at Alice’s Restaurant you can get anything you want, but Arlo only makes security cameras. The buisness, which Netgear(NTGR) launched in 2014, had revenue last year of $378 million, compared to $1.03 billion for the rest of the company. This was double Arlo’s 2016 revenue, while the rest of the company is flat. Netgear management, wishing to take… Read More »

Everything But the Kitchen Sink – NACCO to Spin Off Hamilton Beach Kitchen Appliance Division

NACCO Industries (NC) announced Monday that it has filed with the SEC regarding “a proposed spin-off… of its housewares-related business to NACCO shareholders.” Remaining in the company would be its mining business — I guess there just isn’t a market for coal-powered blenders. From the press release: Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company, as an independent public company, will… Read More »

Yet Another Journalist Tells Us Why Amazon Won’t Spin Off AWS

Are you a business journalist on deadline with no idea what to write about? An editor with some space to fill? There are some stories that will work every time. How about this? Propose a spinoff that will never happen, like Amazon(AMZN) spinning off its web services business. Then, tell us why it won’t happen.  Now, punch out,… Read More »

GE Sets Ratio For Synchrony Exchange Offer At 1.0505, Deadline To Elect Is Monday Night, November 16

Last night, GE(GE) set the final ratio for its exchange offer at 1.0505 shares of Synchrony(SYF) common stock for each share of GE tendered. At GE’s closing price on Thursday of $30.16 and Synchrony’s close of $30.79, this represents $32.34 worth of Synchrony stock, or a premium of 7.2%.  GE shareholders have until midnight, Monday night, November 16… Read More »

CNBC ‘Knows’ Why Amazon Won’t Spin Off Web Services

For years, a favorite speculation of the spinoff prognosticators has been that Amazon(AMZN) should spin off its fast growing Web Services business. These rumors have had little basis in reality. After all, Jeff Bezos does what he wants, and pays little heed to the whims of others. The buzz only intensified when Amazon recently began breaking out the… Read More »

Summer Of Spin Continues- Barnes & Noble Says “We Don’t Need No Education”

As it continues along its primrose path to irrelevancy, Barnes & Noble(BKS) will complete its long-discussed spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education this weekend.  Though the company had formerly combined its NOOK with the College business, it opted, in the end, to retain the NOOK business, and just hired Fred Argir to lead that business.  It should be… Read More »

Read All About It! Tribune Set To Spin Off Its Publishing Business

The publishing business is changing and with a new world often comes new owners with fresh ideas. Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos recently purchased The Washington Post and hedge fund titan John Henry snatched up the iconic Boston Globe. Even public companies like News Corp (NWSA) and Time Warner (TWX) are in the process or completed unloading their publishing assets into independent… Read More »

Barnes & Noble To Explore Spinning Off Nook Business

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Barnes & Noble(BKS) is struggling.  Its stores, with their high fixed costs and high prices, have difficulty competing with online-only Amazon(AMZN).  Despite years to improve its website, shopping at bn.com is still a sterile experience that leaves even ardent bibliophiles like us cold(and prices are consistently higher than Amazon’s).… Read More »