From most value investing metrics, the stock of Gamco Investors (NYSE:GBL) looks dirt cheap. Based on the trailing twelve-month earnings per share, GBL trades at a Price-to-Earnings ratio of about 5.3: 2Q20$0.421Q20$0.424Q19$0.913Q19$0.50EPS (TTM)$2.25Share Price12.11P/E Ratio5.38 If we use the 2019 Earnings per Share, the trailing P/E is about 4: 4Q190.913Q190.502Q190.881Q190.70EPS (TTM)2.99Share Price12.11P/E Ratio4.05 The operative … Continue reading Is Gamco Investors a Value Trap?
TripAdvisor will announce its 2019 fourth quarter and full-year results in a couple of days. The company began its life as a publicly-traded company on December 21, 2011, when it was spun-off from its parent Expedia (which itself had been spun-off Barry Diller’s IAC in 2005). Under the ticker symbol TRIP, TripAdvisor shares opened trading … Continue reading Return on (re)Invested Capital | TripAdvisor Case Study
Overstock (OSTK) currently presents a Special Situation Investment Opportunity. As Overstock's founder has turned his focus on blockchain investments, the sale of the company's eCommerce operations is imminent. A review of recent M&A multiples in the eCommerce space suggests that at its current price, shares of Overstock are significantly undervalued. Overstock Decides to Sell Itself In 2014, … Continue reading Overstock | A Special Situation
Most investors equate Fundamental Finance with Value Investing. Although all value investors are fundamentalists, not all practitioners of fundamental finance can be defined as value investors. Both approaches focus on Security Analysis and the discovery of Intrinsic Value but Fundamental Finance branches into areas such as control situations, distressed and credit investing, as well as … Continue reading Fundamental Finance vs Value Investing
Article on Seeking Alpha (May, 2011): OPAP: A Special Situation in the Sports Industry The Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics (OPAP) The Greek Organization of Football Prognostics is one of the companies that is being put up for privatization by the Greek Special Secretariat for Asset Restructuring and Privatisations (SSARP). So an investment thesis for OPAP … Continue reading The Greek Organization of Football Prognostics (OPAP)
Thesis Special situation: Spin-off Timeframe: 12-18 months Expected return: 50% total (33% assuming 18 month duration) The company APERAM came into existence when ArcelorMittal spun-off their stainless steel operations. Aperam is the 6th biggest stainless steel producer in the world, the 2nd largest in Europe and the largest stainless and specialty steel producer in South … Continue reading Profile: Aperam