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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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Trailer Bridge Plan Filed

Trailer Bridge filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a First Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and related Disclosure Statement. According to the Disclosure Statement, "On the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtor will obtain new financing in the approximate amount of $[30] million. Funds from the exit facility will be used to satisfy the DIP Facility Claims, support other payments required to be made under the Plan, pay transaction costs, and fund working capital and other general corporate purposes of the Reorganized Debtor following the Effective Date....The Corporate Governance Documents of the Reorganized Debtor will provide for the authorization of and issuance of New Common Stock in the Reorganized Debtor to the holders of Allowed Noteholder Deficiency Claims which will be subject to dilution based upon the issuance of New Common Stock issued pursuant to any New Management Incentive Plan as set forth in Article IV of the Plan, and Allowed Old Common Interests."


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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."