GOOG worth $30/share? (per Hussman)

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by mtzianos, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Google is indeed tricky to value. I see it being worth $1000 within five years. However if they do not use their stock to acquire a media company the share could be closer to zero in ten years. The space that they are in lends itself to a high rate of adaptation and business tend not to become mature cash cows but become obsolete. Just ask Michael Eisner about infoseek or think what AOL would be worth on it's own.
    #31     Oct 27, 2005
  2. That would make it one of the biggest companies in the world, far more valuble than any media company, more valuble than Microsoft is today, much more valuble than Intel, and almost as valuble as GE. In just 5 years. Do you really think that is realistic?

    #32     Oct 27, 2005
  3. Well I agree that $1000 a share seems overpriced. Creamer make a compelling case though when he runs google's earnings times yahoos multiple. Last night he ran 50 times 9. My math is 50 times 20. It is quite reasonable to think that google will be earning $20 a share in 2010, although the perceived growth rate will be more difficult to achieve.
    #33     Oct 27, 2005
  4. all companies go to <20 pe at some point when the growth slows. you have to model googles maximum earnings at 20pe not 50pe. look at the history of all the great growth companies. intc,msft csco, dell.
    #34     Oct 27, 2005
  5. NO ONE but NO ONE can say what a stock's VALUE is!!!!..The value of any stock on any given day is WHAT buyers are willing to PAY for it...

    I guess this person who says GOOG is worth $30.00 didn't buy the NOV 400 Calls for a lousy $.25 cents right before earnings and sit and watch them shoot to over $1.60 !!!!....$5k (for 200 Calls) to $32K because GOOG, for now, is a money machine...

    If GOOG tomorrow closes at $1,000. a share, then its value is $1,000.00 a share..

    If GOOG tomorrow closes at $30.00 a share, then its value is $30.00 a share...

    Thanks GOOG for making me TONS of $$$$$$$$$$ !!
    #35     Oct 27, 2005
  6. Well, I have been tempted to short google every day since it's IPO. When it first hit $100 the multiple was out of this world crazy and I wanted to short it badly. I never pulled the trigger and to keep myself from doing so I try very hard to come up with bull thesis. I can't help but think that in the long run the value of google is zero as the intellectual property becomes worthless depreciating in a fashion similar too a blockbuster drug at a pharmaceutical company. The time frame and specifics can be disputed but google is likely to go up a lot from here and will likely be a good short once it goes under $200.
    #36     Oct 27, 2005
  7. mhashe



    Very well put. imo there is still tremendous potential inside of that money machine.

    If I might add, the market is neither rational or efficient. Trying to invest on those two premises usually results in an early exit. As evidenced by the numerous hedge funds who went belly up trying to short GOOG.
    #37     Oct 27, 2005
  8. hajimow


    I have never traded GOOG even though I was tempted to do so. I will never do. But I know this as a fact and I can actually see this news although it has not happend. I can see 3 to 9 months from now, after their announcement, you will see this title in Marketwatch headline:

    Google Dissappoints

    Shares tumble over $70 !!!

    Google profit soared 700% below analysts expectations of 900% and shares of Google were punshihed by $70. !!!!!:D
    #39     Oct 27, 2005
  9. danoXP



    Like TASR. The best time to short is after it starts to consistently decline over time. (and when everybody stops talking about it ... keep holding your short all the way down.) No need to try and catch the top.

    Unlike TASR. Google trades many options. Looking at a few options plays.
    #40     Oct 27, 2005