February 2011

Epolin, Inc (EPLN): Seeking Suitor

Epolin Inc (OTC:EPLN) manufactures and markets proprietary near infrared absorbing dyes and dye formations (such as those used in eyewear). The company trades not far above its NCAV, but its operations appear to be in decline, with revenue decreasing each of the last five years and the most recent quarter showing profits dipping into the red.

The good news is that the company is actively marketing itself for sale, having engaged Millburn Capital Group in February 2009 to help “explore strategic alternatives” (with little cash to perform an acquisition on its own, we can safely read this to mean a merger or outright sale). The company had gone so far as to enter into a letter of intent, but a deal eventually proved elusive.

The bad news . . .

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