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Home Capital Group

… The unfolding Home Capital saga is both tragic and full of irony. We have owned the stock in the past, but haven’t for some time. Over the past year, Home Capital’s stock is down 84% and the company has lost over $2 billion of market value. Over a billion dollars of that decline happened in the past 7 days. The reason? A classic run on the bank.

Apr, 27, 2017

Scorecard #18 – Cruel, Cruel Irony

… Over the past year, Home Capital’s stock is down (84%) and the company has lost over $2 billion of market value. Over a billion dollars of that decline happened in the past 7 days. The reason? A classic run on the bank. From my prior investment banking experience, I know the sector and the company very well. However, it has been so long since a bank failed in Canada that I actually had to look it up (1996 it seems).

Apr, 27, 2017

Scorecard #14 – Inamatus Corus

… Media stocks remain under pressure these days. It all started back in the fall of 2015 with the selloff in Walt Disney Company’s stock (NYSE:DIS) due to subscriber declines in its ESPN division. The stocks of other media companies quickly followed suit.

Apr, 03, 2016

Scorecard #10 – Steady Progress

… Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq:ESRX) is the largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in North America. It serves thousands of clients including managed-care organizations, insurance carriers, employers, third-party administrators, public sector and union sponsored benefit plans.

Sep, 11, 2014

Scorecard #8 – Unconventional Wisdom

… Cisco Systems is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of high-performance networking equipment for the Internet. Their products are ubiquitous and most often the industry standard. In an era of increasing usage of smartphones, tablets, and connected devices (the “Internet of Everything”) data transfer and consumption should continue to increase exponentially.

Aug, 10, 2013

Scorecard #6 – Apples and Oranges

… The hardest part about value investing is having the discipline to be extremely patient. Attractive opportunities to buy shares of excellent companies on the cheap don’t come along very often. Market panics are a good source but far too infrequent. More often they come in the form of companies that are encountering a temporary problem and the market overreacts.

Jan, 10, 2013