Thursday’s earnings call by Billabong for the six months ended 31 December 2017 was its last unless something unexpected happens. With an anticipated late April closing of the acquisition of Billabong by Boardriders for $1.00 a share, with Billabong ending up private, we won’t be seeing any more of the company’s numbers.
Everybody knows that and as a result the call, in a word, was perfunctory. Current CEO Neil Fiske and CFO Jim Howell went through the numbers without some of the usual details, explanations, and nuances. I think there was only one analyst with any questions. I wonder how many even listened.