Sweeting, Paul; Amdur, Meredith
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/22/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 61, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that high-flying online DVD rental shop Netflix and its low-lying elder Blockbuster are in different position these days. With its stock trading at barley four times its earnings, soon to be spun off Blockbuster is going cheap right now by Wall Street standards -- certainly cheaper than Netflix, which trades at a rich 44 times per share earnings. In a proxy statement filed in February 2004, Netflix outlined a poison-pill plan meant to deter unwanted suitors with designs on the company. Plan greatly increases the power of company insiders.


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