Seeking Alpha Author Ranjit Thomas joins Cheddar to discuss why he's shorting Broadcom. The semiconductor company has a market cap of $108 billion, yet Thomas believes its share price will drop as much as 30 percent.
Thomas explains that Broadcom is disingenuous in the way it reports its GAAP profits. Reports, he says, aren't being presented to investors in a way that accurately reflects reality. He says it's not considered fraud, but it will eventually cause a collapse in the business.
Plus, Thomas doesn't believe its bid for Qualcomm will be successful. He says Broadcom has built a business on acquisitions and now that it's so big, it needs to set its sights on bigger companies. However, Qualcomm is embroiled in a legal suit with Apple, and Thomas thinks that won't bode well for Broadcom.