Gateway CEO gone crazy?

Link to Yahoo! Article

“We will focus on ‘box’ profitability,” Gateway Chief Financial Officer Joe Burke told financial analysts this week. “We will not be distracted by beyond-the-box opportunities.”

That statement floored a number of analysts, who said Gateway literally made a U-turn by abandoning a path that accounted for 100 percent of its fourth-quarter earnings. The company has a long way to go to return its hardware business to profitability, analysts warn. Such a dramatic turn now, they say, could crash Gateway.

What would make them do such a thing?


Edited the link to fit my screen :wink:

[Edited by Coldfire on 03-05-2001 at 08:27 AM]