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Abba Horwitz – Old School PartnersOkay, thanks. I’m wondering – I mean, you have a lot of experience in this field, both in M&A as well as organic growth. I’m wondering – are there – what are the valuations out there on potential M&A opportunities? Yacov Kaufman This is Yacov. As far as our past experience has been, there are numerous opportunities out there and it’s a question of identifying those that are most suited to ourselves. And that’s part of the process that Josef mentioned earlier. Generally, in the past we found that there is a definite difference between privately held companies and publicly held companies, with the privately held ones generally overestimating their value and the public ones having to face their real values on a daily basis. And to give a more precise answer, it will have to be more after Josef has identified the companies that we are interested in. Abba Horwitz – Old School Partners Okay. Sorry? Josef Mandelbaum I think that’s – that's the answer I would have given. And I think it’s – as we go forward, my experience has always been there are always opportunities out there. We may have to look for them, but it also takes discipline. And we’re going to have discipline in any process we do. It’s not going to be want-in process. And I think, as Yacov just mentioned, we’ll look at it carefully and look for the right opportunities that match the strategy going forward. Abba Horwitz – Old School Partners Okay, fair enough. I look forward to meeting you, Josef, and congrats on the decision. Josef Mandelbaum Thank you very much. Operator The next question is from Michael Prouting of 10K Capital. Please go ahead. Michael Prouting – 10K Capital Yes. Good morning, and thanks for hosting the call this morning.
Josef MandelbaumYou’re welcome. Michael Prouting – 10K Capital I’m wondering if – just to start, if you could give us some guidance for the September quarter. Yacov Kaufman I think as we said coming into this quarter, right now the numbers were very strong for the first and second quarter. We’re expecting much of the same going to the third quarter. There is some seasonality in the third quarter, as you recall. And definitely if you look into our – if you track our performance, you’ll find that the best quarters has historically been the fourth quarter. But as a general outlook, we’re expecting the third quarter to be similar to the second quarter. Michael Prouting – 10K Capital Okay, thanks. And similarly in terms of both margins as well as revenue? Yacov Kaufman Similarly, of having very high revenues and being very profitable. Michael Prouting – 10K Capital Okay, thanks. And then I guess – I had a strategic question. Just going back to the observation you made earlier in terms of the really high value private companies relative to public companies, I mean, I guess one observation is, if I look at where you guys are trading, you are trading at just over three times trailing 12 months EBITDA at this point. And then if I take the cash on the balance sheet out of the valuation, net of cash you’re trading at roughly one times trailing 12 months EBITDA. So I’m just wondering given where your stock valuation is at and also given the relatively small amount of cash you have, how do you realize that strategic value? And would it make sense instead to put the company up for sale? Josef Mandelbaum I think – my answer to that is that my first objective and I think our first objective of the management team is to create long-term shareholder value. That’s what we’re going to do. That’s what our mission is. And we’ll look at all options that create the best long-term shareholder value. Obviously, I think as you pointed out, we think the stock price today is not reflective of the true value of the company. And we hope that over time, as we deliver – continue to deliver what we’re doing and start delivering the message that hopefully the Street will reflect that. Obviously, we have controlled that piece of it. What we have to do is work hard to create and do the right things that we think will position the company to increase significantly to shareholder value over the long-term, and that’s what our plans are. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com