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Geoff Gannon July 15, 2019 Stock Ideas

Truxton (TRUX): A One-Branch Nashville Private Bank and Wealth Manager Growing 10% a Year and Trading at a P/E of 14

by GEOFF GANNON Truxton (TRUX) is an illiquid, micro-cap bank stock. TRUX is not listed on any stock exchange. It trades “over-the-counter”. And it does not file with the SEC. The bank has two locations (one in Nashville, Tennessee and one in Athens, Georgia). However, only one location (the Nashville HQ) is actually a bank branch. So, I’m going to be calling Truxton a “one branch” bank despite it having two wealth management locations. The company doesn’t file with the SEC. But, it is not...

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Geoff Gannon July 12, 2019 Stock Ideas

Jubilee Holdings Ltd: East Africa’s Largest and Most Profitable Insurer is Hidden Behind a Thinly Traded Stock

Jubilee Holdings Ltd: East Africa’s Largest and Most Profitable Insurance Company Is Hidden Behind a Thinly Traded Stock By John M. Kamara JUBI(Ticker Symbol – “JUBI” in Nairobi) is an insurance holding company listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since 1985 that owns and operates an 82 year old insurance operation across the East African region. As of June 28, 2019 the company has a market cap of US$290million (Ksh29 billion). In my view, the stock offers a decent investment opportunity for a buy-and-hold type...

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Geoff Gannon July 1, 2019 Stock Ideas

United Plantations: A Low-Cost Palm Oil Producer with 11 to 17% Returns on Equity and Excellent Capital Allocation

by WARWICK BAGNALL United Plantations Berhad (KLSE:UTDPLT, UP for the sake of brevity) is an integrated palm oil plantation, milling and refining company (plus a small coconut plantation). It’s currently too expensive for me to buy but it is a company that I would like to own if the price ever drops to an acceptable level. Superficially, there are a lot of reasons why palm oil companies look like a bad investment. Like all agricultural commodities, the price of palm oil fluctuates a lot. There’s...

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Geoff Gannon June 23, 2019 Stock Ideas

Tailored Brands (TLRD): Operating at the Focal-Point of the Retail Apocalypse and the Hedge Fund Armageddon, TLRD is a Stable Company With a P/E of 3

by JONATHAN DANIELSON   Tailored Brands is the company behind the brand names Men’s Wearhouse (MW) and Jos. A Bank (JOSB). As you can probably guess, Tailored Brands operates in the specialty retail industry. More specifically, they provide the younger-to-older middle-class male demographic with suitwear. Broadly speaking, their portfolio of clothing includes suits, sport coats, slacks, business casual, outerwear, dress shirts, shoes and accessories.   I don’t want readers to be misled by the title of this article since I labeled the company as “stable”:...

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Geoff Gannon June 10, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

ServiceMaster (SERV): Terminix is a Wide Moat Serial Acquirer of Pest Control Companies That’s Well Worth Adding to Your Watchlist

by JONATHAN DANIELSON   ServiceMaster spun-off their home warranty segment, principally the American Home Shield brand, under the new corporate guise “frontdoor, inc.” back in October of 2018. This spin did not garner a lot of attention from the value investing community as both the RemainCo (SERV) and the NewCo (FTDR) were easily discernible high-quality businesses and both parts were going to be about the same size business at about $1.5 – $2 billion in revenue. In other words, not particularly fertile grounds for a...

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Geoff Gannon June 4, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Games Workshop (GAW): The Wide Moat, Formerly Mismanaged Company Behind “Warhammer 40,000” Has Always Had Great IP And Now Finally Has the Right Strategy

WRITE-UP BY PHILIP HUTCHINSON   Overview Games Workshop Group plc (“GAW” or “GW”)  – which trades in London under the ticker “GAW” – is by far and away the dominant publisher of tabletop wargames and designer, producer and retailer of miniatures used in those wargames. The company itself would describe its business as the design, production and sale of model soldiers that serve the “hobby” of collecting, modelling, painting and gaming with model soldiers. This is strictly true, but does not do justice to the...

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Geoff Gannon May 27, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Parkit Enterprise: Activist Controlled Parking Lot Owner Looking to Monetize Holdings, Trading at a Discount to Net Asset Value

WRITE-UP BY THOMAS NIEL (Image Created by the Author; Data via Parkit Investor Relations Page and Author’s Calculations)   Parkit Enterprise is a Canadian-domiciled owner of parking lots in the United States. Investors have forgotten about Parkit, pushing the stock to trade well below its underlying value.   But one investor saw opportunity and has taken the reins to realize the company’s underlying value. Leonite Capital, a family office led by Avi Geller, has acquired a large position, and last year took control of the...

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Geoff Gannon May 19, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

Nuvera Communications (NUVR): A Microcap Telecom Company in Rural Minnesota With Stable Earnings and Effective Management That Is Trading At A Cheap Price to Free Cash Flow

Write-up by Carleton Hanson Investment Thesis Summary Nuvera Communications (NUVR) is a micro-cap regional telecommunications company that operates primarily in south-central Minnesota. The company has a long history of operating profitably and growing revenues with timely acquisitions, yet due to its small market cap, OTCPK listing, and limited share liquidity NUVR is trading at very reasonable levels. NUVR’s market cap currently sits at about $100 million, with $8 million in net income in 2018 and $10 million in free cash flow. During 2018, NUVR was...

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Geoff Gannon May 19, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

DPI Holdings Berhad (KLSE:DPI): A Tiny Developing Market Aerosol Paint Manufacturer/Distributor with 16%+ Operating Margins, Wholesale Pricing Power and 12 to 15 Years of Growth Capex in the Bank

Write-up by Warwick Bagnall DPI is a Malaysian manufacturer/distributor of aerosol paint and paint solvents.  It’s listed on the ACE market, a secondary board of Bursa Malaysia.  It listed in early 2019 and was heavily oversubscribed so it’s not exactly overlooked.  Market cap is around MYR 85 MM (one USD is a little over four MYR at the time of writing) so it is a microcap.  Normally I wouldn’t bother to look at a recent IPO but two things made me take a closer look...

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Geoff Gannon May 12, 2019 Premium Articles-01, Stock Ideas

GAP Inc. (GPS): A Market Leader in Apparel Retail Is Spinning Off Underperforming Assets Which Should Drive Shareholder Value, But Income Derived From a Third-Party Credit Card Agreement Overstates The Company’s Earning Power And Makes the Stock Too Risky

Write-Up by Jonathan Danielson Gap Inc. (GPS) is a company everyone should be familiar with: they’re an apparel retailer that specializes in ‘casual classics’. Meaning, jeans, khakis, polos, button downs, etc. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded in 1969. Gap Inc. has acquired and launched several brands over the years, but its main ones currently are: Old Navy, Gap Brand, Banana Republic, Intermix, and Athleta. GPS has increasingly become an Old Navy company over the years as consumers have flocked towards...

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