Large Cap / Diversified Financials
Schwab Financials Announced
On January 18, 2012, The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) announced that its net income was $163 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, up 37% from $119 million for the year-earlier period. The company’s fourth quarter 2010 net income was $218 million prior to the inclusion of charges relating to the Schwab YieldPlus® Fund. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, the company’s net income was $864 million, up 90% year-over-year. The company’s 2010 net income prior to the inclusion of charges relating to YieldPlus and other previously disclosed matters totaled $775 million. C.F.O. Joe Martinetto commented, “We delivered on our financial commitments in 2011….As we’ve been discussing recently, our fourth quarter results were particularly impacted by elevated market volatility and lower rates, which persisted through year-end. Despite these conditions, ongoing growth in our client base enabled us to keep asset management and administration fees nearly flat between the third and fourth quarters, and we expect to combine our continued growth with sustained expense discipline to deliver improving revenues and earnings once the rate environment at least stabilizes.”
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Identify & Profit from Distressed Investing
Turnaround Investing Blog
In nearly every case, the shares of a company in bankruptcy become worthless. In very rare cases, however, they can become great investments. W.R. Grace (NYSE:GRA) shares produced a 75-fold return, as an example. With California utility PG&E (NYSE:PCG) now in bankruptcy, the range of possible outcomes for its equity is wide.
EV/EBITDA: What Is It & Why Are We Using It More?
In reading recent editions of The Turnaround Letter, you have probably noticed that we are increasingly using EV/EBITDA as a valuation measure, rather than the better-known price/earnings multiple. We thought it might be useful to describe this measure and why we like it.
Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017
What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018
This Forbes write-up follows up on the recent Top Stock Tips report--naming The Turnaround Letter's Crocs recommendation the top performer of 2017: With 90% gains, CROX beat out 100 other investment ideas included in the report; and the stock continues to have value investing appeal, according to Putnam.
George notes, "We see additional upside for the stock in 2018 as management's efforts continue to bear fruit, though the gains will likely be more muted than we saw in 2017."
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