Geoff Gannon March 21, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

IEH Corporation (IEHC): May Be a Good, Cheap Stock – But, Definitely in the “Too Hard” Pile for Now

As this is an initial interest post, it’ll follow my usual approach of talking you through what I saw in this stock that caught my eye and earned it a spot near the top of my research watch list – and then what problems I saw that earned it a low initial interest score. I’ll spoil it for you here. IEH Corporation (IEHC) is a stock I’m unlikely to follow up on because of the difficulty of digging up the kind of info that would…...

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JakeCompounder March 18, 2019 Idea Exchange

Inspira Financial (LND.V): Liquidation of Business Provides Low Risk Opportunity

*I own shares in this company, and it is a very illiquid stock Inspira Financial trades under the ticker LND.V on the TSX Venture exchange in Canada, and trades OTC under the ticker LNDZF in the US. While the stock has more volume in Canada, LNDZF is very illiquid. For most of my purchases of LNDZF, my trades accounted for the entire trading volume that day of the stock. Inspira Financial is selling for about $4.8 million USD, or $6.4 million CAD. The company reports…...

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Geoff Gannon March 14, 2019 Free Articles 0 Comments

PRAP Japan (2449): Japan’s Healthiest Public Relations Firm – Trading At Just 4 Times EBIT

This month: Focused Compounding welcomes Clayton Young, author of the Kenkyo Investing website, as a regular columnist covering Japanese value stocks. This re-post of an article that originally appeared (behind a paywall) at Kenkyo Investing is the first in a regular series from Clay. Each month, Geoff will pick his favorite article from Kenkyo Investing and share it with you here at Focused Compounding. To read all of Clay’s articles, go to Kenkyo Investing and become a member. To learn more about Clay, listen to

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Geoff Gannon March 4, 2019 Free Articles 0 Comments

Universal Robina: A Good, Growing Filipino Branded Food and Drink Business – That’s Not Quite Cheap Enough for Value Investors

Write-up by Jayden Preston   Overview Founded by John Gokongwei Jr., Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has come a long way since its humble inception as a corn starch manufacturer in 1954. Through decades of diversification, URC is now a leading producer of branded snacks and beverages in the Philippines. To a certain extent, URC is like a mixture of Pepsi Co. and Mondelez in Southeast Asia. While URC does not have a cola product, the Company, similar to Pepsi Co., does have a diverse portfolio

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Geoff Gannon February 25, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Premium Articles-02, Stock Ideas

BWX Technologies (BWXT): A Leveraged, Speculative, and Expensive Growth Stock that Might be Worth It

BWX Technologies (BWXT) has been at the top of my research pipeline for a while now. I wrote about the company – when it was the combined company that is now split into BWXT and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (BW) – a few years back. You can read my report on the combined Babcock & Wilcox in the Singular Diligence archives. Today, I’m not going to talk about the business – which is described in great detail in that report (see the “Stocks A-Z” tab)…....

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Geoff Gannon January 26, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Premium Articles-02, Stock Ideas

Resideo Technologies (REZI): A Somewhat Cheap, But Also Somewhat Unsafe Spin-off from Honeywell

This is a revisit of Resideo Technologies (REZI). My initial write-up of Resideo was done before the stock was spun off from Honeywell. Three things have changed since that initial interest post. One: Honeywell spun-off Resideo. So, we now have a price on Resideo. Two: I’ve created a five part scoring system – a checklist of sorts – for the stocks I write up here at Focused Compounding. This helps me more systematically order what stocks I should be writing up for the first time,…...

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Geoff Gannon January 18, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Premium Articles-02, Stock Ideas

Vertu Motors: A Cheap and Safe U.K. Car Dealer

Vertu Motors owns more than a hundred car dealerships in the United Kingdom. About half of the time – so, at 50+ locations – Vertu Motors also owns the land on which the dealership is built. They lease the other half of their locations. The stock trades on the London Stock Exchange (the AIM market, specifically) under the ticker “VTU”. Back on November 14th, 2017 Focused Compounding member Kevin Wilde sort of wrote up Vertu Motors. He did an idea exchange post on U.K. car…...

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Geoff Gannon January 7, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Premium Articles-02, Stock Ideas

Green Brick Partners (GRBK): A Cheap, Complicated Homebuilder Focused on Dallas and Atlanta

I chose to write-up Green Brick Partners (GRBK) this week for a couple reasons. The first is the company’s headquarters: Plano, Texas. I live in Plano. And the company gets about half of its value from its Dallas-Fort Worth homebuilding operations. My “initial interest post” checklist goes something like this: Do I understand the business? Is it safe? Is it good? Is it cheap? The single most important questions is number zero: “Do I understand the business?” Since I’ve lived for about seven years right…...

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Geoff Gannon January 5, 2019 Free Articles 0 Comments

Inseego (INSG): A Uniquely Positioned 5g Company

Write-Up by Long-Short Value With ZTE and Huawei recently shut out of the US and Canadian Market and likely most European Markets, Inseego is uniquely positioned to take advantage and gain market share in mobile connectivity at a crucial time in the 5g cycle. This Chinese OEM ban has pushed several customers to recently sign design and development deals with Inseego. Inseego’s new management has a depth of experience in telecommunications equipment and has positioned the company for both the 5g Hardware cycle and to

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Geoff Gannon January 5, 2019 Free Articles 0 Comments

Future Bright: A Macau Restaurant Operator with Restructuring Potential

Member Write-up by André Kostolany Future Bright is a Macau-based restaurant operator with a fascinating history of management missteps. Today, Future Bright’s main businesses are Food & Catering, Souvenirs and Property. The company is primarily owned and run by Chan Chak Mo, a local Macau legislator with deep roots in the region and connections to the casino operators. The company’s market cap is about 600MM HKD, it has 75MM of cash and about 350MM in debt. While some of my comments may seem offhand, I

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