Different Quests For Quixote

Although named for one of literature's great idealists, Quixote is not tilting at windmills. The company, with estimated sales of $140 million for the June 30 fiscal year, has three promising but unrelated units. That's why the stock, at 16 7/8, sells for 12 times estimated fiscal 1993 earnings and 10 times 1994's. "Any one of its companies alone would have a higher p-e," says Alexander Paris at Barrington Research Associates.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.