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Global Digital Seeks To Add Firepower As Gun Maker (looking to buy Remington)

Posted on 03/12/2014 9:15:52 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Global Digital Solutions' unsolicited $1.08 billion bid for privately held firearms maker Remington Outdoor would more closely position Global Digital to compete with Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm Ruger (RGR) . Global Digital, a maker of digital trigger locks and online tracking systems, estimated Remington's net sales for 2013 at $1.25 billion-$1.275 billion, according to an SEC filing late Tuesday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; remington
Seems like a low bid to me....the numbers they use give a PSR of .864.

Ruger currently trades at a PSR of 1.75 and SWHC trades at a PSR of 1.2 (SWHC has debt where Ruger does not)....not sure how much debt Remington has.

But all things being equal, if there is not a lot of debt on Remington's books, that .864 offer could be doubled to match Ruger's current valuation.

1 posted on 03/12/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
I don't like this. GDSI is looking to push their Gatekeeper technology onto the firearms world.

GDSI Gatekeeper, which combines advanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with web-based wireless capabilities, will provide commercial and military customers with three essential safety and security benefits:

• Encrypted, password-protected, digital, trigger-locking capability

• Secure, real-time online tracking

• Encrypted, cloud-enabled databases

“We’re extremely excited about the potential for GDSI Gatekeeper,” said GDSI’s President and CEO Richard J. Sullivan. “This revolutionary suite of services represents a real breakthrough by leveraging the power of web-based, digital technology to enhance safety and security in the small arms arena, both in the commercial and military sectors. We think of it as personalized gun control and we believe the accessible worldwide market represents a multibillion dollar opportunity for GDSI.”

The company expects to derive revenue from licensing its proprietary Gatekeeper technology and from monthly database service fees. Authorized dealers would also be able to collect residual fees by enrolling subscribers into the GDSI Gatekeeper safety and security program.

In the commercial marketplace, the company emphasized that use of the encrypted locking device and other GDSI Gatekeeper safety and security features would be completely voluntary on the part of individual small arms owners and authorized dealers.

“Here in the United States, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is constitutionally protected and inviolable,” Sullivan added. “The Gatekeeper program will provide additional safety and security for law-abiding gun owners in the United States and elsewhere. We believe Gatekeeper’s secure locking and tracking features could encourage millions of people who might have shied away from keeping firearms in their homes because of safety concerns to reconsider. And collectors would be able use make use of Gatekeeper’s tracking and database features to exercise greater control over their prized firearms collections.”

How long after acquiring Remington will it be before they are lobbying to have their gatekeeper products required by law?

2 posted on 03/12/2014 9:46:06 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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Any gun manufacturer which puts that in their guns will never see another dollar from me.

No exceptions.

(if these were such great technologies, the Secret Service would use them)

3 posted on 03/12/2014 9:50:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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Just because you can put out a product that in your own mind is superior does not mean the masses will agree with you. Take the PPACA for example.

The most impartial form of democracy is the choice of the consumer. Which is why the IRS hammer was added to the PPACA for choosing to not participate. Liberals HATE freedom of choice. Obedience is required as they are smarter than everyone, better than everyone.

The ego is an ugly infection and psychosis.

4 posted on 03/12/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds like “someone” wants Remington to get the General Motors treatment....

5 posted on 03/12/2014 11:57:48 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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