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Update: Euromoney Institutional Investor – 55% Undervalued

July 28, 2011

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Earlier this year I reviewed the UK-listed financial media group Euromoney Institutional Investor plc (report here), concluding that: In summary, I view Euromoney Institutional Investor as a well-diversified business with interests in a large number of leading publications and services. Fixed asset and working capital requirements are negligible, allowing the company to generate a large […]

Is ASOS plc Overvalued?

June 14, 2011

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Taken from the company’s own website, ASOS plc describes itself as: ASOS is a global online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 50,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty with approximately 1,500 new product lines being introduced each week. Aimed at fashion forward 16-34 year olds […]

Robert Wiseman Dairies

June 7, 2011

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Well-done to all the readers who correctly identified the mystery company discussed earlier this week was indeed Robert Wiseman Dairies plc.  Unfortunately, no prizes are on offer, but with this post I do include a much more detailed analysis of the business. Robert Wiseman owns and operates seven major milk processing dairies in the United […]

Would You Buy Shares in this Mystery Company?

May 31, 2011

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I’ve found a stock that appears to tick many of the boxes that might appear on Warren Buffett‘s pre-investment checklist.  I’ve included the below a list of the company’s key operating and financial characteristics.  I’d be interested to know: does this information make you want to buy the stock (or at least get more information); […]

Tweedy, Browne 1Q11 Investor Letter

May 22, 2011

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As I’ve written before, one good way of finding good investment ideas is to plagiarise those of others.  My attention was brought to recent investment Expedia via Glenview Capital and before that to SINA by Eric Jackson.  My attention has recently been caught by the 1Q11 investor letter published by Tweedy, Browne, Inc, which I […]

Domino’s Pizza Inc Update

May 15, 2011

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Regular readers will be aware that shares in Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) is one of my key equity holdings, and I have previously written bullish posts on the company here and here.  Since I invested in late December 2010, the DPZ share price has increased from $16 to $23.53, a return of 47% in a […]

A Leveraged-Buy-Out of Apple Inc?

May 12, 2011

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Although such a transaction is unlikely to happen given the size of Apple’s market capitalisation ($319bn) and the huge equity requirement that such a deal entails, I still think it is a worthwhile exercise to consider Apple’s capital structure from the perspective of a private equity investor, who would be unlikely to stick with the […]

The Bull Case for Expedia & Tripadvisor

May 5, 2011

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Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is a provider of online air travel, hotel room, cruise ship and car rental booking services through its websites which include expedia.com, hotels.com, hotwire.com and venere.com; and of travel advertising services through its websites which include tripadvisor.com, bookingbuddy.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, and cruisecritic.com.  This company presentation gives a good overview of the business.  In FY10 […]

Time is Money: A Personal Lesson

April 26, 2011

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US founding father Benjamin Franklin wrote that “time is money”, adding that “He that can earn ten shilhngs a day by his labour, and goes abroad or sits idle one half of that day, though he spends but sixpence during his diversion or idleness, ought not to reckon that the only ex-pense ; he has […]

The Case For – and Against – Persimmon

March 22, 2011

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One company that has recently showed-up in my quantitative screen is UK house-builder Persimmon and consequently I’ve decided to take a look at the company in a little more detail despite having a few misgivings.  These misgivings are: (1) I still think UK housing is significantly overvalued and therefore could be subject to a further […]