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Read the fine print! Going-private transactions

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  • The stock traded down to about $1.02-$1.03 after their announcement – nobody wants to hold an illiquid stock in a privately held firm.
  • Specifically, the Board recommended and approved a transaction whereby the Company would effect a 1-for-8,000 reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”), followed immediately by a 8,000-for-1 forward stock split of the Company’s common stock (the “Forward Stock Split,” and together with the Reverse Stock Split, the “Transaction”).

It’s All In The Jeans Now- Kontoor On Its Own As VF Corp Completes Spinoff

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  • Kontoor Brands(KTB) may be on its own now, but it has its parent’s jeans.
  • VF Corp(VFC) completed the spinoff of its jeans business on Wednesday, May 22, after the close.
  • Kontoor, which includes brands such as Wrangler, Lee and Rock & Republic, will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 today.

TAM Stock Screener – Stocks Appearing in Marks, Greenblatt, Fisher Portfolios

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  • Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios.
  • Howard Marks – 6,331,930 total shares
  • Jim Simons – 1,745,200 total shares

KEYNOTE: Deep Value and the Acquirer’s Multiple with Tobias Carlisle | SNN Network

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    This Week’s Best Investing Reads 5/24/2019

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    • Here’s a list of this week’s best investing reads:
    • This week’s best investing research reads:
    • This week’s best investing podcasts:

    Monex Activist Forum notes part 1

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    • Monex Activist Forum May 19, 2019 Belle Salle Akihabara background: Monex Group (Tokyo: 8698; best known for its eponymous online securities brokerage in Japan and TradeStation in the U.S.) hosted the activist investor forum — focused of course on investing in Japan — and its choice of venue was wise in terms of it having…

    Nugget Fest (May 23rd Edition)

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    • Patsy in the Game (Fundoo Professor) “When we choose to ignore overwhelming evidence showing that we were wrong but continue to stay invested in situations which just don’t make sense anymore, how different are we from that naïve school kid who continued to believe that the coin was fair even after it had landed heads 99 times in a row?” The advantages individual investors have over institutions (Humble Dollar) “What kinds of stocks should you be looking for?
    • The beauty of being an individual investor is that there are no rules.

    How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio In A Downturn

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    The recent (albeit short-lived) turbulence in the market has provided dividend growth investors first hand experience in managing their dividend growth portfolio in a declining market. How do you react to a downturn? Is it a source of despair and gloom, or was it a source of excitement? ...

    Atlantic Power – slow and steady

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    • Since last summer, we have announced the acquisitions of five plants – Craven County and Grayling; the remaining ownership interests in the Koma Kulshan hydro facility, which we acquired in July; and the Allendale and Dorchester biomass plants in South Carolina, on which we expect to close later this year.
    • We acquired the five plants at what we consider to be attractive prices.
    • At the midpoint of the projected EBITDA contribution of $9 million, this represents an investment at a 19% EBITDA return.

    How Can Investors Implement A Successful Private Equity Strategy Into The Public Markets

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    • In his recent interview with Tobias, Dan Rasmussen, who is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Verdad Advisors provides some great insights into how investors can implement a successful private equity strategy in the public markets.
    • But, what we found is there are really three characteristics that predicted success in private equity.

    POLXF: A Business for Free

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    • BV $5.7M flat cash + investments $1.6M vs $1.3M 900k shares preferred 3.4M shares common
    • HYDI recently sold their building for $0.67 per share when the stock was at $1 and announced a move to another state .
    • PRACsold their building and leased it right back then paid out a $0.38 per share dividend with the stock around $0.50.

    AAPL: The Anomaly of Disruption- Why an Event of This Magnitude is Rare

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    • I read John Gruber's comments on Horace's piece ( on Asymco ) that stirred up thoughts I have long harbored.
    • Horace talks about how people fail to grasp Apple because they focus on the products Apple sells- their physical attributes classifying them in a singular product category type, which is vastly different than the products Apple builds- the solutions its products provide to the user (jobs they perform).

    Teekay Offshore – sad end to the story

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    • Teekay Offshore is a partnership incorporated in the Marshall Islands jurisdiction .
    • The issue is that one has to read the legalese on the partnership units , and the cross-section with applicable Marshall Islands law to figure out what they can and can’t do to make this transaction occur.
    • Of particular note are the preferred shares, which on paper have very good yields.

    7 Stocks Delivering What's Important: Dividend Increases

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    We all know what surprising The Street will do to a stock’s price - just ask Wal-Mart (WMT). The street focuses on quarterly revenue, EPS, EBIT, EBITDA and margins. The income statement is where you find all the metrics that The Street loves. It therefore must be the most important financial statement. Not! That title goes to the lowly cash flow statement. Ultimately cash flow is what drives the value of any financial asset, including dividend stocks.

    This week several companies provided their shareholders with a special delivery in the form of higher cash dividends...

    Examining the entrails of Kinder Morgan Canada

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    • These assets in 2019 are anticipated by management to generate $213 million in “adjusted” EBITDA, and roughly $109 million in distributable cash flow.
    • They concluded in May 2019 that they will remain a stand-alone entity.
    • KML has 116.3 million shares outstanding, and this gives them a market valuation of CAD$1.4 billion or roughly 8x adjusted EBITDA.

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