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Geoff Gannon November 2, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Premium Articles-02

Argan (AGX): A Cheap, Cyclical Construction Company With a Ton of Cash and No Debt

MEMBER WRITE-UP BY JACOB McDONOUGH Argan is a holding company that owns a few different businesses, but the most important by far is Gemma Power Systems (GPS). GPS is an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor and consultant. The company mostly provides services related to the construction of natural gas power plants, but also has worked on wind and solar projects in recent years. Argan acquired GPS in December 2006 for $33 million, and since then it has produced over $607 million in cumulative EBITDA. Argan has…...

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Geoff Gannon October 31, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Follow-Up Interest Post: Resideo Technologies (REZI) – Stock Falls, My Interest Rises

The Resideo spin-off has taken place. And the stock has traded on its own for a bit now. So, I thought I would very quickly re-visit the stock here. You can check the ticker REZI (Resideo Technologies). It’s $19.56 a share as I write this. Here is a link to the press release announcing the completion of the spin-off: https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/REZI/news/story?e&id=1207602 “Honeywell distributed one share of Resideo common stock for every six shares of Honeywell common stock held as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October…...

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Geoff Gannon October 20, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

OTC Markets Group (OTCM): A Far Above Average Quality Company at a Fair Enough Price

Member Write-up by PHILIP HUTCHINSON Company EV / Sales LSE 8.5x Deutsche Borse 8.3x Euronext 7.3x BME 6.2x CBOE 10.9x ICE 8.1x     OTCM 5.7x     Overview Many of you will be familiar with the concept of over-the-counter (“OTC”) stocks. OTC Markets Group is the owner and operator of the largest markets for OTC stocks in the U.S. The company trades on its own OTC market under the ticker “OTCM”. You can find its financial releases, earnings call transcripts and other disclosures at…...

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Geoff Gannon October 14, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Vulcan International (VULC): A Dark, Illiquid Company Planning to Liquidate its Portfolio of Bank Stocks and Dissolve

This is another “initial interest post”. I was looking at Vulcan International for the managed accounts I run. As a first step, I write up the company here and rate my interest in following up on the stock – as a candidate for purchase in those managed accounts – on a scale from 0% interest to 100% interest. I’ll reveal my interest level at the end of the post. Now, that I’ve got you hooked with suspense, let’s start the post off with a discussion…...

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Geoff Gannon October 10, 2018 Premium Articles-01

How Much is Too Much to Pay for a Great Business?

A Focused Compounding member sent me this email:   “I’ve just become a FC member and I’ve been listening to the very interesting podcasts from day one. Really enjoying them. Those have convinced me to purchase a membership of 1 year (for now).   I have a question that has been spinning my head for a while now.   Everybody is looking for this gem of a company with a sustainable competitive advantage and consequently… a high sustainable ROIC or ROIIC.   But when you…...

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Geoff Gannon October 5, 2018 Premium Articles-01

How Big Can Amazon Get?

(Note to Focused Compounding Members: Geoff here. This is one of my general investing posts – not a specific stock write-up. The first half of this post was made available free for everyone at “Gannon On Investing”. The second half of this article is exclusive for members like you. My actual stock write-ups are always exclusive to Focused Compounding. The first half of my general investing articles are available free at “Gannon On Investing”; you get the whole article here because you’re a member.) Someone…...

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Geoff Gannon October 3, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Resideo: Honeywell’s Boring, No-Growth Spin-off Might Manage to Actually Grow EPS for 3-5 Years

Yesterday, Honeywell set the distribution date for the spin-off of its home comfort and security business “Resideo”. So, I thought now would be a good time to do an “initial interest post” on Resideo. In this article, I’ll give my first impressions of the stock and then I’ll conclude by giving you an idea of how interested I am in following up with this stock idea. As always, I’ll grade the idea on a scale ranging from of 0% interest to 100% interest. To give…...

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Geoff Gannon October 3, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Homasote (HMTC): A Perfect “Cocaine Brain” Candidate

Member Write-up By Luke Elliott Quote: $10.58      Shares Outstanding: 360,219     Market Cap: $3.81M USD Before getting started, read Geoff’s latest memo “Cocaine Brain,” if you haven’t already. https://focusedcompounding.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2018_09_23_Sunday_Morning_Memo_Cocaine_Brain.pdf Homasote is a well-known brand name associated with the product generically known as cellulose-based fiber wall board. The material is 98% recycled paper fiber and 2% environmentally-friendly materials. The company has two divisions and claims to be America’s oldest green building products manufacturer. The millboard division makes sound insulation and concrete joint filler and their…...

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Geoff Gannon September 22, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Geoff’s SEC Filing Notes for: Resideo (a Planned Honeywell Spin-off)

Notes on Honeywell’s planned spin-off of Resideo Technologies I’m trying something new here. A lot of you want to see more “initial interest” write-ups from me. But, those write-ups are actually step two of my investment process. I first read a 10-K (or, in this case, a spin-off document) on EGDAR and mark-up that SEC filing. I make my notes directly on the 10-K through a combination of highlights and questions, comments, etc. in the margin and at the bottom of the page. I never…...

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Geoff Gannon September 18, 2018 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Standard Diversified (SDI / SDOIB): Get a Solid Tobacco Brand and a Solid Marijuana Brand at a 33% Discount to Their Market Value

Member Write-up by André Kostolany Geoff’s Note: Standard Diversified also has extremely illiquid super voting shares that trade under the ticker SDOIB. SDOIB shares are sometimes available at a discount to SDI shares (for example: last week, 400 SDOIB shares changed hands at something like 30% less than the then current price of SDI). SDOIB shares have 10 times the votes of SDI shares and can be converted into SDI shares. Buying Turning Point Brands (TPB) directly is usually the most expensive way to get exposure to Turning Point Brands stock, buying SDI is often the…...

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