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10 Companies That May Disappear in 2011

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Nick, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    These companies were picked because odds they are they won't exist a year from now

    From Daily Finance:
    See full article @ DailyFinance
     
  2. phrelin

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    Sigh.

    We have shares in Sara Lee and we buy a lot of products they (used to) make under a myriad of brand names. Shareholders will probably come out ok on the deals now under consideration.

    Also in Forbes today 2011: Year Of The Breakup.
     
  3. Nick

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    :(
     
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    This year:

    Saab
    Office Depot
    Dean Foods
    Frontier Airlines
    Sara Lee
    Borders
    Gateway
    Dollar Thrifty
    Answers Corp
    E*Trade

    Here's the same guys list last year:

    Newsweek
    Motorola
    Palm
    Borders
    Blockbuster
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    Ambac
    Eastman Kodak
    Sun Microsystems
    E*Trade


    Wonder if E*Trade and Borders will be on his list next year too.
     
  5. MikeW

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    I was surprised to not see Blockbuster on this year's list. I do see Office Depot as a strong possiblity of disappearing. I've been in several stores in the southwest and their appearance shows a lack of direction.
     
  6. tcusta00

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    They're in bankruptcy court right now and have debt at a level 1.5x their assets. I'd say the Blockbuster we all knew and hated won't be emerging from that courtroom in the same form it has today.
     
  7. AntAltMike

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    11. Antenna Alternatives :(
     
  8. Drucifer

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    Office Depot was set to merge with Staples, but the government said no.
     
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    bobukcat

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    I'm pleased to say that Motorola is still going as well, although it did split into two separate corporations they both still use the Motorola name on their products. Given the vast market share they hold in the public safety market, both in the US and Globally, I don't think the Solutions side is going to disappear any time soon. Even if they were purchased the name has a ridiculous amount of brand equity in those markets.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    Also surprised Blockbuster wasn't on the list, but maybe they consider that a done deal.
     
  11. James Long

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    you folding up shop?
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    As for Borders, I wouldn't be surprised if they close 100% of their shops. I don't know that the bankruptcy is going to help.
     
  14. Nick

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    Even if Borders closes all their stores, that does not protect them from the huge debt they owe their creditors. Only filing for bankruptcy will do that.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm not saying they shouldn't file, I'm saying that their restructuring will fail to keep them in business for any length of time.
     
  16. mobandit

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    Dang, wish I would have seen this thread before booking flights on Frontier for July...
     
  17. AntAltMike

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    It's gradually folding up on me. No more commercial or residential C-band, DirecTV and DISH single family residential is now plug-and-play, grunt work for grunt pay, it is no longer practical to do DirecTV multiple dwelling units due to the complexities incurred by the lease-only model and SWM, DirecTV now markets directly to commercial public and private viewing customers, LodgeNet and the cable companies now have advantages for hotel HDTV that the independent installer can't match, etc., etc.
     

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