A recent addition to my portfolio at a price of around $35 is Air Lease (AL), and to be honest it almost looks too good to be true. The company has grown sales and EPS at double digit rates with an ROE in the teens while trading at a P/E of under 10x and at a discount to book value! And not only is growth expected to continue but the company is also run by possibly … [Read more...]
Under "Articles" you will find all of the website's posts by date.
A recent addition to my portfolio was the Daily Journal (DJCO). My friend and hedge fund manager, Matthew Peterson, presented the idea at VALUEx 2019. He is not only a great guy but an out of the box thinker who is always a pleasure to speak to. If you read the description of DJCO or look at the recent accounts and valuation ratios you are likely to … [Read more...]
At the end of January, I flew to Switzerland to attend Guy Spier's private event. The event took place in the village of Klosters (Davos region) in Switzerland and the beautiful snow-covered scenery was a delight. As I live in Cyprus, I rarely see any snow. The event has many similarities to the Cyprus Value Investor Conference that I organize and hence I enjoyed it … [Read more...]
The idea behind this was to see if I could come up with a screen that included the characteristics of a great company and backtested well. So what are these characteristics? High returns on capital. High margins. Consistently generate free cash flow. Not too much debt. Stable revenues with either growth or at worse small declines (yes even the best companies … [Read more...]
Considered one of the greatest investors of our times, Zurich-based fund manager Guy Spier is an example of the type of manager we would like to see more of in the asset management industry. While most known for bidding $650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett, Guy's investment performance, attitude, and wisdom has placed him among the greats. … [Read more...]
We just got done with the annual Value Investor Conference in Cyprus. You can see scenes from the event in this video. The event which this year had a 40 person cap was fully booked and participants enjoyed 25 presentations over the 2 days, as well as numerous activities including a private beer tasting, tour of the museum and a magic show. 22 investment ideas were … [Read more...]
Some days ago Tobias Carlisle posted on twitter a slide from a micro cap event which showed how well some of the companies presented did. A couple of replies played devil's advocate and wondered about the ones that didn't do so well. I couldn't help myself and pointed out that good events have good ideas. What I didn't mention is that participants don't even need to figure … [Read more...]