Bankruptcy News

We've summarized the latest docket activity and news for publicly traded companies currently operating under U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection.

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Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Plan Filed

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and related Disclosure Statement. According to the Disclosure Statement, “Pursuant to the Plan, the Investors are providing a total New Money Commitment of $490 million in the form of (i) $210 millionface amount of privately placed New Second Lien Notes, (ii) $210 million face amount of privately placed New Convertible Third Lien Notes, and (iii) an $80 million New Equity Investment. The proceeds of the New Money Commitment will allow the Debtors to make distributions pursuant to the Plan, including paying certain secured creditors in full in cash, and will provide a cash pool of $40 million, less the amount distributed pursuant to the Substantive Consolidation Settlement, for distributions to General Unsecured Creditors.”

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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."