Browsing All posts tagged under »valuation«

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 […]

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 […]

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 Liberty Global

February 22, 2011

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Liberty Global (“LGI”) is a telecommunications network operator, providing television, telephone and broadband internet services to 17.7m households across 14 different countries. LGI’s key markets are Germany (17% of EBITDA), The Netherlands (15%) and Switzerland (15%), though the company operates across much of Europe and also owns assets in Australia (AUSTAR) and Chile (VTR), as […]

How Domino’s Pizza Inc Will Deliver Big Profits to Investors

January 11, 2011

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International pizza take-away & delivery franchise Domino’s Pizza Inc is my latest equity investment, and this post explains my investment case and the key risks I have identified.  Comments on this article would be very much appreciated. Domino’s Pizza Inc (“DPZ”) has four income streams: (1) 455 company-owned and operated stores in the United States […]