May 2, 2013
Looks as, if everything goes according to plan, Kodak may emerge from bankruptcy in July. After the latest round of announcements, the UK pension fund taking over imaging divisions as opposed to a cash settlement for its claim and the existing shareholders being wiped out our once proud company will be in a very different business with a very different position
Commercial Imaging is roughly a $720 billion a year industry and Kodak is projecting $2.5 billion in sales for next year. This industry will not afford Kodak the margins nor the brand recognition it is used to, however, Kodak has always had very smart hard working people in its employ, so it remains to be seen how this will all turn out.
We have consistently been projecting a Kodak in Rochester after bankruptcy albeit a much smaller one.
Doug Hendee, CFP(R)
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