The Turnaround Letter

April 2017

Volume: 31
Edition: 10

Stock Pick & Stock Sales

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Sale Recommendation - April 2017

Although this large-cap continues to execute well and is likely to increase earnings, the stock's valuation already prices in a fairly rosy future that assumes no new meaningful competition. 
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While not strictly speaking a turnaround, this pharmaceutical stock looks quite cheap relative to its potential. 

Purchase Recommendation - April 2017

This mid-cap has many of the key traits of a successful spin-off--including healthy revenue, profit margins and cash flow, and its former parent bestowed it with a solid capital base. The pharma’s leadership team is impressive and the stock pick comes with strong R&D, marketing and regulatory capabilities. While valuation is not cheap on an absolute basis at 20x 2017 earnings and 12.7x 2017 EBITDA, the stock trades at a considerable discount to its peers and to what we believe is a reasonable price given its attractive positioning. 
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Turnaround Investing Articles

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Concentrate at the company level and work hard to keep emotions out of the equation.

Trump Bump or Slump Ahead? Don't Worry About It

Is the Trump Rally over; or does it still have legs? Market prognosticators seem keen on tracking the market’s streak of winning or losing days, worrying about whether the outcome of the recent healthcare vote will derail the new president’s agenda, debating if the market is fully valued and generally focusing on almost impossible-to-forecast traits. It fills the internet with impressive narratives--but what do we do with all this?
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The formula for a restaurant turnaround is generally straight-forward: Stop turning off your regular customers. 

Struggling Restaurants That May Serve Up Tasty Returns

Diners may seem like a fickle group: One day everyone flocks to Restaurant X as the place to eat, only to quickly replace it with the next fad, Restaurant Z. The reality is different, though. Most people like to go to their regular restaurant again and again, and it’s only when the restaurants basically tell their customers “please don’t come here anymore” by offering unappealing food, poor service, higher prices and tired surroundings that the customers look elsewhere. This article identifies several restaurant turnaround stocks with well-known franchises, reasonable balance sheets and attractive valuations. Several also have new management teams. With some patience, these stocks might serve up some tasty returns for investors.
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Focus on large, well-established companies when prospecting for international turnarounds.

Turnarounds Outside the United States: Opportunities Are Everywhere

Investors here in the United States usually have plenty of turnaround opportunities to invest in; yet change is everywhere, and the trends that affect American-based companies can affect companies all over the globe. Just like many companies here, issues surrounding governance, scandals and complacency can create the need for new leadership and strategic re-positioning no matter where a firm is based. Since many of the foreign stock markets have not been as robust as the U.S. market in recent years, the stocks of some of these international turnarounds may be more compelling values right now compared to their U.S. counterparts.
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Turnaround News & Updates

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The Turnaround Letter In The News: Equities.com & Forbes

With more than 30 years of turnaround investing and market-beating results, it's no surprise that media and market pundits often seek George Putnam's commentary, stock picks and unique contrarian expertise. Most recently, both Forbes and Equities.com praised The Turnaround Letter. Read More.

Market-Beating Profit: The 200+ Club

Turnaround stocks present a unique opportunity for savvy investors to buy in at bargain prices. Take a look at this list of just a few of our purchase recommendations that have realized a return rate of 200% or better:

Value Investing Stock Profit

* Bristow remains in our active portfolio (currently as a Hold), and 1,390% gain is as of 7/19/17.

Here's Why You Should Invest in Asset Managers

 

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This Forbes article cites a recent MoneyShow write-up that recommends investors take advantage of the strong stock market and potential interest rate hike by "putting some of your investment assets into the shares of asset management stocks."

 

The article praises The Turnaround Letter's OAK purchase recommendation and quotes George Putnam: "As the corporate debt binge that we’ve experienced since 2009 comes to an end, Oaktree will benefit from a growing number of restructurings and bankruptcies."  

 

Learn more about Putnam's investing success with turnaround stocks.