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Thu Feb 23

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akakroke wrote 10:42 AM

DISH is on my mind.... I am using "TV Anywhere" and "DISH Online" and am in the queue to receive my "Hopper" as soon as it's released (imminently). I installed the "Sling" last week so I can watch my recorded programs when visiting my daughter/granddaughter in another state. The technology is just unsurpassed and was recognized in the 2012 CES show. Customer support is super. There is no greater bang for the buck when it comes to airwave entertainment. http://www.dish.com/technology/ http://www.dish.com/technology/hopper/ PRAISE. The Hopper received Popular Mechanic's "Editors' Choice" award for outstanding achievement in new product design and innovation. The Hopper was also selected as a CNET "Best of CES" Finalist, being recognized as one of the most innovative products that set the standard for all other products in the industry. "You'd certainly have to record an awful lot of television to run out of space on Hopper." USA Today "DISH Network's newly announced Hopper and Joey set-top boxes are innovative products in their own right, but they look even better when compared to the miserable state of cable set top box technology" Popular Mechanics "Comcast should be on notice. This DVR is what theirs should have been." MPH "Gone are the crappy interfaces and slow boxes. Gone are debates trying to figure out which room gets the DVR." MPH

Thu Aug 18

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akakroke wrote 8:58 AM

RMD: Net Income: As a result of the factors above, our net income for the year ended June 30, 2011 was $227.0 million or $1.44 per diluted share compared to net income of $190.1 million or $1.23 per diluted share for the year ended June 30, 2010, an increase of 19% and 17%, respectively, over the year ended June 30, 2010. To see more: http://services.corporate-ir.net/SEC/Document.Service?id=P3V... akakroke

Tue Aug 16

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akakroke wrote 9:51 PM

CCSC is on my mind. Just listened to the 2nd quarter call and was totally impressed compared to the calls I've listened to of the other companies I own. Going to increase my position in this company. Excellent management vision, plan, expansion, graduated offerings with graduated prices and profitability, employee retention plan, etc. etc.

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akakroke wrote 5:29 PM

Will be listening to the CCSC earnings call tonight at 8:30 PM Eastern with MUCH interest....

Fri Aug 5

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akakroke wrote 10:24 AM

ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter and Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2011 ResMed also Announces Acquisition of Grundler GmbH SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) today announced record revenue and income for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 was $341.9 million, a 17% increase (an 11% increase on a constant currency basis) over the quarter ended June 30, 2010. For the quarter ended June 30, 2011, net income was $58.5 million, an increase of 10% compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2010. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 were $0.37, an increase of 9% compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/RESMEDLOGO) SG&A expenses were $102.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an increase of $18.5 million, or 22% (a 13% increase on a constant currency basis) compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2010. SG&A costs were 29.9% of revenue in the quarter ended June 30, 2011, compared to 28.8% for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. SG&A expenses were negatively impacted by the appreciation of the Australian dollar and euro against the U.S. dollar. R&D expenses were $27.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, or 7.9% of revenue. R&D expenses increased by 35% (an 11% increase on a constant currency basis) compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2010. R&D expenses were primarily impacted by the appreciation of the Australian dollar and euro against the U.S. dollar. The company amortized acquired intangibles of $2.9 million ($1.9 million, net of tax) during the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Stock-based compensation costs incurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2011 of $7.5 million ($5.4 million, net of tax) consisted of expenses associated with stock options, restricted stock units, and our employee stock purchase plan. For the year ended June 30, 2011, revenue was $1.2 billion, an increase of 14% over the year ended June 30, 2010 (a 13% increase on a constant currency basis). For the year ended June 30, 2011, net income was $227.0 million, an increase of 19% compared to the year ended June 30, 2010. Diluted earnings per share for the year ended June 30, 2011 were $1.44, an increase of 17% compared to the year ended June 30, 2010. Inventory, at $200.8 million, increased by $15.1 million compared to June 30, 2010. Accounts receivable days sales outstanding, at 69 days, decreased by 2 days compared to June 30, 2010. Peter C. Farrell Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer, commented, "In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 we continued to show strong year-over-year growth. Revenue in Americas increased by 14% to $182.8 million over the prior year's quarter. Revenue outside Americas increased by 22% to $159.1 million over the prior year's quarter, or an 8% increase on a constant currency basis. Operating profit for the June quarter was $66.7 million and cash flow from operations was a robust $74.3 million, demonstrating excellent operating performance."

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