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ExxonMobile Japanese Restructuring Announced

On January 30, 2012, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K announced that the companies have entered into an agreement that will result in the restructuring of ExxonMobil’s holdings in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, TonenGeneral Sekiyu will purchase ExxonMobil’s shares in ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, integrating ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha’s marketing operations with its existing manufacturing operations. This will result in a single, integrated downstream business better positioned to meet Japan’s energy needs. The transaction is valued at approximately $3.9 billion. The corporation anticipates the restructuring will be seamless for ExxonMobil Japan Group customers, dealers and business partners and expects existing agreements to remain unchanged. Current management will remain in place until closing, which will occur in mid-2012. At closing, ExxonMobil will remain TonenGeneral Sekiyu’s largest shareholder and anticipates continued participation on its Board of Directors, subject to shareholder approval of its nominees. TonenGeneral Sekiyu will have exclusive, long-term use of ExxonMobil’s existing brands for the sale of ExxonMobil products in Japan. ExxonMobil will provide ongoing technology support, including technical assistance from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. ExxonMobil will also provide international crude, feedstock and fuels supply services, including international marine coverage services.

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Is there value in bankrupt PG&E’s stock?

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.

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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.

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Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017

 

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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."