VIB Premium: Company 9

Preview: Company 9 is a South African company that is trading at 6x earnings and 0.5x book value. Free cash flow can be quite lumpy though. This is not a high quality compounder by any means, but I think it’s too cheap to ignore at this price. You would need a broker with access to […]

VIB Premium: Company 8

Preview: Company 8 is a Hong Kong listed small-cap manufacturer, mainly operating in China. The company has consistent earnings and free cash flow, combined with a cash rich balance sheet. Many Chinese companies look fishy or impossible to asses with any confidence, but I think this company is unusually open in providing information in its […]

VIB Premium: Special Situation 1

Preview: This is a special situation investment. I think this UK-listed company is likely to be acquired in the near future and I don’t think that this possibility is sufficiently reflected in the current market price. This write-up focuses almost exclusively on the special situation aspect and not on the intrinsic value of the business. […]

VIB Premium: Company 7

Preview: Company 7 is a micro-cap community bank that has been earning a 1.0%+ return on assets in the last few years. The company is trading over the counter and is currently selling very close to its book value and at a reasonable earnings multiple. I think it is probably cheap at the current price, […]

VIB Premium: Company 6

Preview: Company 6 is an Australian company with some potentially valuable assets that are in the process of being monetized by the company. There is considerable uncertainty about the ultimate value of these assets, but there are some indications that this value could be well above the implied value currently being given to the assets […]