Bankruptcy News

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

Bankruptcy/Chapter 11 / Banks / Diversified Financials

R&G Financial Plan Confirmed

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed R&G Financial’s Third Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation. According to documents filed with the Court, “The Debtor’s Plan contemplates an orderly liquidation of its remaining assets and ratable distribution of such remaining assets among its creditors. Substantially all of the Debtor’s parties in interest have reviewed, commented upon, and shaped the structure and design of the Plan. The Debtor submits that an orderly liquidation of its estate is in the best interests of all of its creditors.…” This banking services provider filed for Chapter 11 protection on May 14, 2010, listing total assets of $7.3 billion on its most recent pre-petition annual report filed with the SEC. The Company’s Chapter 11 petition indicated total assets of just $40.2 million. The asset discrepancy is the result of the April 30, 2010 Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions’ closure of R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico and subsequent appointment of the FDIC as receiver for the Bank.

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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."