I feel like you're writing in another language because I really don't understand any of this. XD
oh, ok what this means is that Sony took the SFI's SO-NET and took it completely over, but instead of allowing just anyone to buy Stock, you cannot buy any stock in this new company. Sony owns it 100% outright and will not be offering any stock purchase into this part of the company. And since this will in effect remove it off the stock exchange thus there will be in effect no other companies, or other's outside of Sony themselves with no stake or say so into this company.
If Sony starts doing that with every arm of their company that shows profit and get's rid of any and every non profit or toxic assets, in effect Sony could take The entire company Private. On one hand Sony would in effect be a much smaller company, With the effect of Running the new much smaller Company, Sony could offset their Debt, outright by paying the credit debt back an in effect "Cash out" of the Stock Market. by doing this Sony would have less Money to go into their company, but vast reduction of overhead, and less debt for Sony as a company. It also means less effect on their company value in a non static market such as the stock market. It would provide more stability for their Company instead of the problems that can effect their company while its a public traded company.
In Effect , no stock market perception downgrading their value of their company based on Trends in the stock Market.
It would be based on the Assets, and Profit generated per sales Q: with low debt, to No debt at all which would determine the value of the Company, instead of the stock market trading determining the value of the company.
If this is what direction Kaz may take their other Assets, Such as Sony Mobile, Playstation, Medical etc. any profit generating section of their company and off leads the other parts that is not like the TV section. than Sony will be Much smaller from now on, but on the same token the Company will be less effected in the Market in view of their sales vs another companies sales per Quarter. As long as their is Profit generated they could have less problems getting loans and keeping the company's Ability to change investment and development much faster due to being much smaller company with less over head and Loss generating products.
This may be the start of Sony CEO's themselves taking a more pessimistic and grounded View of how they will run the company going forward, and less about the Sony engineer's have such control of the R&D as they have had in the past.
Drastic reduction on spending. for every part of their company, but on the same token more narrowed and focused R&D and Investment in their future projects.
This is quite the change from the way Sony has been ran in the past.
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