Quarterhill Inc

QTRH-T

TSE:QTRH

2.06
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Quarterhill Inc. is a Canadian public technology holding company, based in Ottawa, Ontario. It was founded in 1992 as a wireless technology company. In the mid-2000s, it gradually transitioned into a patent licensing company.
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HOLD
HOLD
June 30, 2016

(Market Call Minute) The business is lumpy and volatile.

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(Market Call Minute) The business is lumpy and volatile.

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SELL
June 29, 2016

Used to own this and did well for a number of years, and then the bottom fell out. Management sort of lost credibility of his eyes. A huge Index fund sold all their shares, which drove it down, but it has had quite a rebound from the lows. They cut a lot of costs and it is probably being managed a little more responsibly now. Doesn’t think it is a big bargain. In a tough sector. If you made some money, he would take it and run.

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Used to own this and did well for a number of years, and then the bottom fell out. Management sort of lost credibility of his eyes. A huge Index fund sold all their shares, which drove it down, but it has had quite a rebound from the lows. They cut a lot of costs and it is probably being managed a little more responsibly now. Doesn’t think it is a big bargain. In a tough sector. If you made some money, he would take it and run.

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COMMENT
June 20, 2016

You can’t actually predict where this company is going to go. Revenue is very lumpy. They win patent disputes and license it out to them, getting cash flows from that. It has been very up and down over the years, and right now it is on an upswing, and trading at something crazy cheap like 3X EBITDA. He can’t get his head around the business or the predictability of it, so has stayed away.

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You can’t actually predict where this company is going to go. Revenue is very lumpy. They win patent disputes and license it out to them, getting cash flows from that. It has been very up and down over the years, and right now it is on an upswing, and trading at something crazy cheap like 3X EBITDA. He can’t get his head around the business or the predictability of it, so has stayed away.

BUY
BUY
May 30, 2016

When nobody talks about a stock it can be a positive thing. It is how you make the greatest fortunes. This is another one that has broken out from a downtrend. It has popped off its consolidation. It may be done with its rally, but he would say it is a good spot to add to your position.

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When nobody talks about a stock it can be a positive thing. It is how you make the greatest fortunes. This is another one that has broken out from a downtrend. It has popped off its consolidation. It may be done with its rally, but he would say it is a good spot to add to your position.

HOLD
HOLD
May 12, 2016

He has had a long history. They cut their dividend late last year and got decimated so he bought it and did well. Now it is at a regular valuation. They can acquire other patents on the cheap, but it is harder to enforce them. This is a large holding of his. He likes the fundamentals.

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He has had a long history. They cut their dividend late last year and got decimated so he bought it and did well. Now it is at a regular valuation. They can acquire other patents on the cheap, but it is harder to enforce them. This is a large holding of his. He likes the fundamentals.

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COMMENT
May 11, 2016

A patent management company. The price is pretty low right now. Technically it looks like it has broken out. Street targets are in the $4 range. If a longer-term holder, he would continue to hold.

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A patent management company. The price is pretty low right now. Technically it looks like it has broken out. Street targets are in the $4 range. If a longer-term holder, he would continue to hold.

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COMMENT
April 5, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) Had bought this at about $2, and was a seller at about $2.50. He likes the way the business is going, and it is very, very cheap. Very volatile.

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(Market Call Minute.) Had bought this at about $2, and was a seller at about $2.50. He likes the way the business is going, and it is very, very cheap. Very volatile.

BUY
BUY
April 1, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) Very, very inexpensive on a PE basis. It has no debt. Free cash flow is something like 27%.

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(Market Call Minute.) Very, very inexpensive on a PE basis. It has no debt. Free cash flow is something like 27%.

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DON'T BUY
September 28, 2015

The environment for intellectual property companies has become more and more difficult. The CEO who founded the business is leaving. The company has a great balance sheet.

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Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
September 28, 2015

The environment for intellectual property companies has become more and more difficult. The CEO who founded the business is leaving. The company has a great balance sheet.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 15, 2015

Early in the Obama administration, the US put in a lot of patent controls into their crosshairs, as it was stifling a lot of innovation in the US economy. Because of this, there have been headwinds against stocks like this. The whole sector has suffered over the last 5 years. Trading at about 4X trailing earnings, 4.5X this year’s and 7X next year. It is super cheap with a yield close to 8%. Attractive at these levels, but it is a black box. There is no insight as to what the patents are and how the patent litigation is going to materialize.

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Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
September 15, 2015

Early in the Obama administration, the US put in a lot of patent controls into their crosshairs, as it was stifling a lot of innovation in the US economy. Because of this, there have been headwinds against stocks like this. The whole sector has suffered over the last 5 years. Trading at about 4X trailing earnings, 4.5X this year’s and 7X next year. It is super cheap with a yield close to 8%. Attractive at these levels, but it is a black box. There is no insight as to what the patents are and how the patent litigation is going to materialize.

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COMMENT
September 11, 2015

This company owns patents and collects revenue on those patents. They have to occasionally litigate on companies using their patents. This is one that falls in a deep, deep value category. If you have the time, there is value here. Trading at 3X cash flow and 3X EBITDA, very, very cheap. Has a pristine balance sheet. 8% dividend yield. There is value that can be unlocked here, and the CEO is retiring this year which might push that a little bit forward.

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Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
September 11, 2015

This company owns patents and collects revenue on those patents. They have to occasionally litigate on companies using their patents. This is one that falls in a deep, deep value category. If you have the time, there is value here. Trading at 3X cash flow and 3X EBITDA, very, very cheap. Has a pristine balance sheet. 8% dividend yield. There is value that can be unlocked here, and the CEO is retiring this year which might push that a little bit forward.

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COMMENT
July 8, 2015

Used to own, but it is a name that they have stopped looking at it because they never deliver. They are in patent control. Very hard to predict what can happen in a patent trial. Likes companies that they can get to know well. The yield looks attractive and is probably sustainable. Not a name they are considering going back into.

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Used to own, but it is a name that they have stopped looking at it because they never deliver. They are in patent control. Very hard to predict what can happen in a patent trial. Likes companies that they can get to know well. The yield looks attractive and is probably sustainable. Not a name they are considering going back into.

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WATCH
June 1, 2015

They are sitting on tons of cash and pay a really nice dividend. People just love to hate this company. There is still upside and they still have a valuable patent portfolio. At some point it will bottom out. They need something to get this thing going. There is not a lot of downside because of the cash position.

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They are sitting on tons of cash and pay a really nice dividend. People just love to hate this company. There is still upside and they still have a valuable patent portfolio. At some point it will bottom out. They need something to get this thing going. There is not a lot of downside because of the cash position.

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COMMENT
June 1, 2015

They go around and sue somebody that has infringed on a technology patent. Has always found this hard to value. Very lumpy. They miss a quarter because nothing happens. He doesn’t like this one. Because it is lumpy, wait for announcement that would give it a $.50 bump and then sell it.

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They go around and sue somebody that has infringed on a technology patent. Has always found this hard to value. Very lumpy. They miss a quarter because nothing happens. He doesn’t like this one. Because it is lumpy, wait for announcement that would give it a $.50 bump and then sell it.

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