Vonage Shares Dropped: What You Need to Know


Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: After dropping off a cliff yesterday, then clinging to a sprig of tree a la Wile E. Coyote halfway down, Vonage Holdings (NYS: VG) lost its grip and slipped another 17% this morning.

So what: It's bounced back a bit since (Acme trampoline), and is down "only" 8% as of this writing.

Now what: But make no mistake -- the law of gravity will reassert itself. Nothing that was wrong with Vonage yesterday has changed today. Customer count is still stagnant-to-down. The price-to-free cash flow ratio is still too high for the growth rate. Free cash flow is still on the decline, and Vonage still has farther to fall.

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