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 / Retailing

Ames Department Stores Plan Effective

Ames Department Stores’ Third Amended Chapter 11 Plan became effective, and the Company emerged from Chapter 11 protection. The Court confirmed the Plan on October 29, 2013. According to the documents filed with the Court, “Upon the Effective Date, the Debtors shall be liquidated in accordance with the Plan and applicable law, and the Debtors’ operations shall become the responsibility of the Plan Administrator, who shall thereafter have responsibility for the management, control, and operation of the Debtors and who may use, acquire, and dispose of property free and clear of any restrictions of the Bankruptcy Code or Bankruptcy Rules, in each instance in consultation with the Plan Committee. The Plan Administrator shall act as the Debtors’ liquidating agent and shall be authorized and obligated, as such, to take any and all actions necessary or appropriate to implement the Plan or wind down the Debtors, in each instance in consultation with the Plan Committee.” This regional discount retailer filed for Chapter 11 protection in August 2001, listing $2 billion in pre-petition assets.

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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."