Avid update

Today Avid dropped around 29% on basically no news.  It issued a press release saying that Avid shares would be delisted, which they had already said would happen.

At a market cap of 192M, I think that Avid’s valuation is reasonable.  While management is poor and the company hasn’t made GAAP profits in years, the assets are valuable.  Avid’s video editing systems and Pro Tools are leaders in their field; Avid itself has strong turnaround potential.  There is the possibility of a takeover as an Avid and Autodesk combination would make a lot of sense.  Avid’s customers would certainly welcome such a merger/takeover.

*Disclosure:  No position.  I covered earlier today and missed most of the drop in price.

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