The Turnaround Letter

December 2017

Volume: 32
Edition: 6

Stock Pick & Stock Sales

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Despite the recent turbulence, we believe that this bargain stock has smoother sailing ahead.

Purchase Recommendation - December 2017

Investors appear to be overly worried about this small-cap value stock opportunity: While cash flow remains robust, the temporary dividend cut provides additional financial flexibility. The Company’s government franchise looks durable, and we believe its expansion strategy makes good strategic sense and provides more opportunities for growth. The Company has many strengths to help it persevere and grow; plus, valuation is a modest 9.6x forward earnings.
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Turnaround Investing Articles

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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is planning a Bitcoin futures contract.

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies--Fad or Future?

We’ve received some questions lately about cryptocurrencies. Their prices have skyrocketed, new ones come out seemingly every week and their legitimacy has been bolstered by Bitcoin’s approval as legal tender in Japan. As for their merits, there are probably as many opinions as there are opinion-givers. So, what exactly are cryptocurrencies? Are they a passing fad or part of the future? We think it is some of both.
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Top 10 Year-End Bounce Stocks

Bargain-Hunting Season Is Here Again

It’s that time of the year--when shoppers search their favorite websites and local shopping malls for holiday savings, and savvy investors look for year-end discounts in the stock market. Here at The Turnaround Letter, even we can be tempted to briefly set aside our intense focus on long-term business fundamentals and underlying valuations when artificial selling pressure, created by investors tossing their losers, offers some unusual short-term opportunities at year-end.
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Turnaround News & Updates

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Identify & Profit from Distressed Investing

Free Report: Turnaround Investing Mistakes

Turnaround Investing Blog

Turnaround Investing Blog

Amazon = US GDP 1970

Amazon joined Apple in reaching a $1 trillion market capitalization. $1 trillion is about the same as the total value of New York City property and the total value of loans at JP Morgan, the nation’s largest bank in terms of assets. Jeff Bezos’ $160 billion stake would place him (personally) as the #33 largest company in the S&P 500 in terms of market cap, next to Coca-Cola, Disney and Netflix. We aren’t bold enough to predict whether the shares will continue upwards or if they are in a bubble reaching maximum inflation. Setting aside for a moment their investment prospects, let’s admire the truly remarkable milestone that these two companies have reached. Read More.

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."