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5 Takeaways From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter

5 Takeaways From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter

Warren Buffett published his annual letter to investors over the weekend. The publication of this letter has become a significant event in the investment calendar.  In the annual correspondence, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway usually provides his thoughts on the current state of the market and offers advice for readers on the topic of investing.  Here are my top five takeaways from the annual letter.  The power of share repurchases In 2018, Berkshire Hathaway changed its share repurchase policy. Previously,…

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Extract From The Upcoming Hidden Value Stocks Q1 2019 Issue

Extract From The Upcoming Hidden Value Stocks Q1 2019 Issue

An extract from the Q1 2019 issue of Hidden Value Stocks. The issue features two interviews with emerging hedge fund managers, Gate City Capital Management and Breach Inlet. This is an extract from the interview with Breach Inlet. To discover more about Hidden Value Stocks scroll down. What traits are you initially looking for in an opportunity? To put it another way, what makes you say “yes” or “no that is too hard”? We are generalists, but avoid companies heavily…

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Nine Value Picks For 2016

Nine Value Picks For 2016

First published at ValueWalk.com 2015 has been the year of the FANGs, (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google), which collectively are up 86% in 2015. FANG names plus six other high-growth plays added 74 points or 3.6% of S&P 500 returns as investors followed the ‘growth at any price strategy.’ But Fundstrat’s Tom Lee believes that the FANG group will struggle in 2016 as value is set to stage a comeback. See also: Is Value Set For A Comeback? FANGs rarely repeat outperformance…

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It’s Different This Time, Right?

It’s Different This Time, Right?

Amid all the research coverage on the state of the high yield market that came out last week, one report from Deutsche Bank, in particular, stood out. The research report has attracted some attention, mainly because it’s predicting that there’s yet more pain ahead for the high yield market: Late stages of every credit cycle, by definition, are built on a theory as to why this time is different. This type of attitude was prevalent going into 2015, when credit…

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FFP S.A. One Of Europe’s Remaining Bargains?

FFP S.A. One Of Europe’s Remaining Bargains?

FFP: Diversified portfolio FFP is not a one trick pony. As well as Peugeot FFP owns E1.4bn in other publicly traded and non-public entities. Additionally, the group owns an interest in private equity funds, amounting to E207m and E52m of real estate. A snapshot of the group’s holdings as of year-end 2014 can be seen below. At the time of writing, FFP was trading at E68.50 per share, and as shown in the table above, is trading at a discount…

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Some Thoughts On ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc.

Some Thoughts On ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc.

ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. You’ve got here a well managed, cheap co that is moving forward….advantaged by net loss tax credits, paying off debt, looking for additional acquisitions… Well managed- rapidly paying off debt, which is amortizing at extremely attractive interest rates Q4 earnings per share were….$0.20..that’s $0.60 annualized no its NOT it’s $.80 However, Faneuil was awarded a new contract at the end of 2014…so that should add a boost. Still, you’re looking at a P/E of 6.5 based…

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Some Thoughts On Karnalyte Resources Inc

Some Thoughts On Karnalyte Resources Inc

Karnalyte Resources Inc This is a cigar butt with upcoming catalyst Trying to develope a potash mine in Canada Has plenty of resource, a world leading mine, low cost too Company is working to achieve financing for the mine, 20% owner, Indian fertilizer company has a $700m loan waiting; company is in discussions The money is nearly there, just waiting for go ahead Should have the cash after EGM — in March I believe There’s an activist too, he’s the…

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French Value Situation; Gevelot SA Unlocking Value, Hefty Cash Balance

French Value Situation; Gevelot SA Unlocking Value, Hefty Cash Balance

Gevelot SA, is a French company that produces industrial equipment. Like the majority of European industrial companies, Gevelot has suffered over the past five years. Between 2008 and 2013 revenue declined 1.6% and net profit has been erratic. However, the group had value hidden in its balance sheet. This year Gevelot raised €62.8m from the sale of its minority interest in the Canadian firm KUDU Industries Inc. This sale did skew results, net profit for the first half of this…

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