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Hamilton Beach Brands (NYSE:HBB) – Quick Valuation

I took a quick look at Hamilton Beach Brands after reading about it in some of Geoff’s articles.  In the 10-K, the company segments profits by NACoal, KC, NACCO & Other, and HBB.  So, I’m talking about HBB here and I’m just crunching numbers without doing any sort of qualitative analysis. 5Y median Return on…...

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Cheesecake Factory (NAS:CAKE)

The Cheesecake Factory (NAS: CAKE) 14-SEP-2017 (EV $1.82B; Mkt Cap $1.88B; 49.0MM shares outstanding; $40.29/share) STATUS At end of 2016, CAKE had a total of 208 company-owned restaurants (all U.S. based): 194 Cheesecake Factory restaurants 13 Grand Lux 1 Rock Sugar Pan Asian NOTE: Each restaurant has sales of ~ $10.5 annually. Maintenance CapEx over…...

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RLI Corp (NYSE:RLI) – Just Wait for the Price

Introduction   Founded in 1965, RLI Corp. is a specialty insurance company with a niche focus. Initially, the company was called Replacement Lens Inc.*, as the company started out as an insurer for contact lens. They were once the largest insurer of this product in the world. In 1976, RLI expanded beyond contact lens insurance…...

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Merkur Bank (XETR: MBK)

Merkur Bank (MBK) is a small regional bank located in Munich, Germany. In 1986, MBK was acquired by a group of private investors led by Mr. Siegfried Lingel. At this time MBK had total assets of €14 million and 7 employees. Mr. Lingel refocused the bank’s business on financing residential real estate developers in Leipzig,…...

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Protector Forsikring (OSLO: PRTOCT)

  Ticker:                  PROTCT Country:              Norway Stock price:        71,75 NOK   Summary of the thesis: A fast-growing Norwegian insurer with higher than industry growth in premiums. Historically it has grown premiums at 20 %, achieving 92 in combined ratio and an investment return on the float of 5,5 %. A low-cost focused business…...

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Under Armour (NYSE:UA)

UPDATED: 20-JUN-2017 Athletic apparel manufacturers typically develop, market, and distribute their own branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth.  Products are usually sold worldwide and worn by athletes, as well as by consumers of active lifestyles.  Products are most often marketed at multiple price levels with revenue generated from a combination of…...

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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC)

OWNERSHIP: I first bought WFC in FEB-2010. It is my top holding at 12.5% of my portfolio. Figures as of 24-APR-2017  SUMMARY Wells Fargo is one of the biggest banking / financial institutions in the United States.  The company is organized into three operating segments: Community Banking which offers a complete line of financial services…...

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Under Armour (UA): A Peek at 2037

Overview   Under Armour (UA) was founded in 1995 by Kevin Plank, then special teams captain of the football team from University of Maryland. Frustrated by the increase in weight traditional cotton T-shirts incur after heavy sweating, Plank set out to develop T-shirts using better materials. After a year of fabric and product testing, he…...

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