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La lunga fine di Kodak

ERA UNA AZIENDA geniale, piena di talenti, capace di rivoluzionare il mondo. Era una azienda guidata da un management creativo, innovativo. Era Kodak dalla fine dell'Ottocento a metà del Novecento. Adesso, sta alla canna del gas.

 

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So let's pay our respects to Eastman Kodak, which at this writing appears to be a shutter-click from extinction.

Once ranked among the bluest of blue chips, Kodak shares sell today at close to

ERA UNA AZIENDA geniale, piena di talenti, capace di rivoluzionare il mondo. Era una azienda guidata da un management creativo, innovativo. Era Kodak dalla fine dell'Ottocento a metà del Novecento. Adesso, sta alla canna del gas.

 

Money Quote: 

So let's pay our respects to Eastman Kodak, which at this writing appears to be a shutter-click from extinction.

Once ranked among the bluest of blue chips, Kodak shares sell today at close to $1. Kodak's chairman has been denying that the company is contemplating a bankruptcy filing with such vehemence that many believe Chapter 11 must lurk just around the corner.

The Rochester, N.Y., company said it had $862 million in cash on hand as of Sept. 30, but at the rate it's losing money from operations (more than $70 million a month), that hoard would barely last a year. As for future revenue, it's banking heavily on winning patent lawsuits against Apple and the maker of BlackBerry phones.

. Kodak's chairman has been denying that the company is contemplating a bankruptcy filing with such vehemence that many believe Chapter 11 must lurk just around the corner.

The Rochester, N.Y., company said it had 2 million in cash on hand as of Sept. 30, but at the rate it's losing money from operations (more than million a month), that hoard would barely last a year. As for future revenue, it's banking heavily on winning patent lawsuits against Apple and the maker of BlackBerry phones.