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Disclaimer: These are excerpts from student assignments conducted as part of a Corporate Finance class. The opinions represented do not necessarily agree with mine. I do not vouch for the quality of the recommendations or the accuracy of the numbers. Follow the recommendations on your own risk.

Students recommend voting against #repurchases: #debt levels are already high and rising, profits negative. Prudence may be better now. $SOPH #AGM

Instead of repurchases, students recommend improving products and portfolio, increasing investment to take advantage of high-growth cybersecurity market

Students complain about high executive compensation after negative profits in recent years $SOPH #AGM #execpay

Proposal Excerpt of Student Recommendations
For Against
(2)Authorize share repurchases
  • Debt levels are already high and rising; spending cash on repurchases not good idea
  • Sophos should try to use the maximum of the high-potential of the cyber security market, for which investments are necessary

Link to proxy statement:

https://investors.sophos.com/~/media/Files/S/Sophos-IR/documents/notice-of-annual-general-meeting-2017.pdf

 

Video:

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