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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 […]

My Financial & Economic Pet Hates

July 10, 2011

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In no particular order, here goes: Stock/flow errors.  This is usually the mistake of journalists and politicians rather than professional investors, though is still far and away my biggest pet hate due to the basic nature of the error.  For those readers not familiar with the concept, a stock is a measure taken at a […]

Clarkson plc: Cash Machine

July 4, 2011

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Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:CKN) Clarkson plc, recently covered by Valuhunteruk, describes itself as: Clarksons are the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. We play a vital intermediary role between shipowners and ship charterers across every sector of maritime trade. Our network of […]

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 […]

Reader Question: Should I Invest In Gold and Silver?

June 10, 2011

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After the sale of a property I now have some money to invest. I’m sceptical of advice given to me because I’m not that knowledgable & don’t want to lose it. I’m looking for something safe to beat inflation. Would gold/silver be a good way to invest? Thanks. Firstly, you should note that I’m not […]

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 […]

Misunderstanding Enterprise Value: The Economist & Financial Times Edition

June 6, 2011

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From the Lex column (“Renault: carmaker is running on empty“) in the Financial Times on 31st May 2011: Subtract the market value of Renault’s stakes in Nissan, Avtovaz of Russia, Daimler and Volvo, and the stub value of the French carmaker is negative: minus €15 a share. From the Economist (“Renault’s woes“) on 4th June […]

Liberty Global Break-Up Value

June 2, 2011

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I’ve written previously on the investment attractions of Liberty Global Inc (here and here), but in this post I’ve decided to tackle the issue of valuation from a slightly different angle by attempting to calculate what the individual parts of the business would be worth in the event it was broken up.  The table below […]

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 […]