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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FirstFed Financial Plan Filed

FirstFed Financial creditor Holdco Advisors filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and related Disclosure Statement. According to the Disclosure Statement, “The Plan provides for the reorganization of the Debtor and for Holders of certain Allowed Claims to receive equity in the Reorganized Debtor, with the option for each Holder of General Unsecured Claims to receive instead a “cash out” right of payment and/or a security that results in cash from certain of the Debtor’s assets, including Cash held by the Debtor as of the Effective Date. In order to effectuate the Distributions, the Plan provides that all of the assets of the Debtor’s Estate (including Causes of Action not expressly released under the Plan) shall vest in the Reorganized Debtorand then, where applicable, be distributed pursuant to the Plan.” The Court scheduled a March 14, 2012 hearing to consider the Disclosure Statement.

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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."