Dear Fellow Investor

I just sent out this month’s issue of the Quant Value newsletter with 4 undervalued investment ideas.

This month I update you on the first quarter 2017 performance of the newsletter.

  • Europe is the same as the market with nearly 50% of the portfolio in cash
  • North America is slightly below the market with 75% in cash
  • Asia is also slightly below the market with 68% in cash
Undervalued Companies
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Undervalued Companies

Happy to hold a LOT of cash

As you can see all the portfolios have done well if you consider the high amounts of cash.

I am more than happy to be holding cash if you think of the extremely over-valued US stock market at the moment.

As you know when the US market crashes it drags all markets down along with it – irrespective of how undervalued the market may be.

Here are the ideas…

This month – 4 interesting ideas for undervalued companies to buy

In Europe, I am recommending a French manufacturer of motor vehicle parts (PE 13.6, DY = 2%, P / FCF = 9.3, EBIT / EV = 15%, EV / FCF = 9.8). Its PE may be a bit high but it is very undervalued based on EBIT to EV and on both FCF ratios!

In North America, I am recommending a Canadian paper pulp company (PE 14, DY = 2.1%, P / FCF = 9.4, EBIT / EV = 11.8%, EV / FCF = 9.4), not dirt cheap but nicely undervalued.

In Asia, I am recommending two dirt cheap Japanese companies. The first company developments and manufactures automatic machines and electronic equipment and is VERY undervalued on all ratios (PE 8.2, DY = 1.3%, P / FCF = 3.7, EBIT / EV = 30.8%, EV / FCF = 2.4).

The second company manufactures and sells automobile and automotive parts and is just as undervalued (PE 6.6, DY = 2.0%, P / FCF = 6.6, EBIT / EV = 28.5%, EV / FCF = 7.5. After selling the company in February this year (for a profit of 16.2%)  I am recommending this company again after it appeared in the newsletter’s investment model due to very good third quarter results.

Portfolio changes

Portfolio changes this month.

Europe – Sell two

Sell Ipsos SA (+46.5%) and Kvaerner ASA (+57.9%),recommended a year ago, as both are not in the newsletter’s investment model any more.

North America – No change

No changes to the North American portfolio this month.

Asia – Sell one

Sell Daiwa Industries Ltd. (+28.5%) as the company is no longer in the newsletter’s investment model.

Stop-loss portfolio changes – Sell – one

Hennessy Advisors Inc. -20.8%

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Wishing you profitable investing

Tim du Toit

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