November saw Forward View in the news once again. We provided insights for a pre-Black Friday investment article (click here to read it) and offered analysis for a Capitol Forum article on the acquisition of Cabela's by Bass Pro Shops. Our contributions focused on the potential for FTC action against the deal, something we ultimately don't foresee. The Capitol Forum has asked us not to share their article due to their need to maximize value for paying clients, and we're honoring that request.
Forward View research analyst Michael Williams had the most accurate Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) 3Q earnings estimate, beating 36 other analysts. That's two wins for Michael in a row! He'll soon be initiating formal coverage of Acushnet (NYSE: GOLF), so look for more golf industry research from us in December.
On the consulting side of Forward View, we've upgraded all of our clients' Squarespace websites to utilize SSL technology. Cybersecurity is absolutely critical, and we're ensuring that our clients receive the best available protection! We made these upgrades as part of our standard website maintenance service package.
We've also been busy working with a startup firm to develop their initial revenue forecast while also providing guidance on their investor pitch book. Forward View is excited about the prospects for this new business. The company's management team has been awesome, too. We look forward to offering additional financial guidance to management in the future.
Finally, we wish you a merry Christmas and a blessed 2017!