Cara Jacobsen

Cara Jacobsen & David Nierenberg of D3 funds kick off the Value Investing Congress with a presentation titled: Piglets Which Fly: Busted Growth Company Revival Stories from the D3 Portfolio. David Nierenberg runs the D3 Family Funds, which manage focuses on value stocks in the micro cap space.

Cara Jacobsen is a general partner at The D3 Family Funds and is responsible for generating, researching, and analyzing new ideas, in addition to monitoring existing investments.

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Cara Jacobsen & David Nierenberg Live coverage

11:30AM EST:D3 talks about the focus points of their investing. The fund stresses on small cap companies that are underperforming but have potential for growth.

11:35 AM EST: Cara Jacobsen & David Nierenberg’s D3 funds run a portfolio with high concentration that mostly stays within 8-10 companies. David Nierenberg is talking about long idea, Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST). The growth margins are in low 80 percent range, additionally at the present levels the company has $7/share in cash with virtually no debt.

11:40 AM: RST is cutting down on bloated expenditures. As a part of its restructuring the company has closed off several of its kiosks.

11:45AM : RST has upsides, the company operates in a uncapitalized market that has few consolidated players. D3 easily sees a 75 percent upside in the current stock price ($17.3, Friday close), at least.

11:50 AM: Some of the headwinds to RST’s performance include, new competition, VC sales and sale of free products.