Yeah they sold more Itanium than opterons; WTF dude, has that got to do with ANYTHING ? I also think they sold more Altix systems than Windows licences, don't you think ?
Anyway, go over to SGI site and check their financials. $46M loss on $456M revenue for the last 6 months. Declining sales as well, and it has been like this for years. I give them 3 more years at most, and then they are done with; unfortunately cause they make nice things sometimes.
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They are in totally different ballparks. SGI has a market cap of 700 million while AMD has a market cap of 5 billion. To put it in perspective Intel has a market cap of about 192 billion, IBM 166 billion. Put simply SGI is not near the worth of the other companies respectively.
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Their value is based on future earnings. Even with the recent court orders favoring the company. I don’t believe it is worth its current price, but don’t count them out, they could easily blackball the ram market.
Market Cap which is Number of Shares * Price of shares = the generally perceived value of the company. Sure companies can be artificially high, but that is the general idea in a free market. It means a lot to the bottom line, especially if you are going to take over a company.