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Inter@ctive Investor: Q&A: VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin

Jan 07, 2000, 00:12 (1 Talkback[s])

"Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the current market passion than VA Linux (Nasdaq: LNUX), which last month enjoyed a first-day IPO pop of 700 percent, making it the biggest public trading debut in history."

"The mandated post-IPO quiet period recently ended, and VA Linux president and CEO Larry Augustin has been making the media rounds, including a chat this week with ZDII's Larry Dignan and Sergio Non. Excerpts from the interview:"

"Non: First Call consensus currently has you losing about $1.60 per share this year and 81 cents next year. When do you expect to turn a profit?"

"Augustin: We're looking late 2001, early 2002 calendar year."

"Non: What do you have to do to get there?..."

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