High Liner Foods

HLF-T

TSE:HLF

8.68
0.08 (0.93%)
High Liner Foods Inc. is a Canadian seafood company that packages and sells seafood to restaurants and institutions under the High Liner, Icelandic Seafood, and FPI labels, and to individual consumers ...
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COMMENT
COMMENT
June 15, 2015

There are a lot of takeovers in the food industry, and this can be taken over in a second if it wanted to, but they don’t want to do that. They want to continue to grow and expand their reach in Canada and the US. Organic growth has been lacklustre, but with the improving US economy, this will hopefully spill over. Generates a lot of free cash flow. Planning to pay down debt this year, and could be in a position to make another big acquisition by the end of the year. Only trading at 11X next year’s earnings.

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There are a lot of takeovers in the food industry, and this can be taken over in a second if it wanted to, but they don’t want to do that. They want to continue to grow and expand their reach in Canada and the US. Organic growth has been lacklustre, but with the improving US economy, this will hopefully spill over. Generates a lot of free cash flow. Planning to pay down debt this year, and could be in a position to make another big acquisition by the end of the year. Only trading at 11X next year’s earnings.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 2, 2015

Clearwater (CLR-T) or High Liner (HLF-T)? She owns this, so this is her preference. They have suffered, because they supply the wholesale restaurant business, and that business has been a bit slow, but is picking up now. Have been going through a transitional year, and over the next year earnings will pick up. Solid management.

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Clearwater (CLR-T) or High Liner (HLF-T)? She owns this, so this is her preference. They have suffered, because they supply the wholesale restaurant business, and that business has been a bit slow, but is picking up now. Have been going through a transitional year, and over the next year earnings will pick up. Solid management.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 1, 2014

This is one he wants to hold for a very, very long time. Have a lot of things going on in their favour. Distributes frozen seafood, and more protein is going to be eaten globally. Has distribution all across the grocery chains. As fuel prices drop and the American consumer gets wealthier, maybe they’ll go out to eat more. Valuation is incredibly cheap at about 13X next year’s earnings.

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High Liner Foods (HLF-T)
December 1, 2014

This is one he wants to hold for a very, very long time. Have a lot of things going on in their favour. Distributes frozen seafood, and more protein is going to be eaten globally. Has distribution all across the grocery chains. As fuel prices drop and the American consumer gets wealthier, maybe they’ll go out to eat more. Valuation is incredibly cheap at about 13X next year’s earnings.

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COMMENT
October 24, 2014

Empire (EMP.A-T) or High Liner (HLF-T)? He would choose Empire.

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High Liner Foods (HLF-T)
October 24, 2014

Empire (EMP.A-T) or High Liner (HLF-T)? He would choose Empire.

HOLD
HOLD
October 24, 2014

Checked back to about $20, but now seems to be finding its footing. If some people are nervous about where the economy is going, the food companies tend to be very, very defensive. Thinks it will back up into the $25 point in six months, if not sooner, and then you will be into profit territory.

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High Liner Foods (HLF-T)
October 24, 2014

Checked back to about $20, but now seems to be finding its footing. If some people are nervous about where the economy is going, the food companies tend to be very, very defensive. Thinks it will back up into the $25 point in six months, if not sooner, and then you will be into profit territory.

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TOP PICK
October 15, 2014

Distributor of frozen food as well as value added. The company is slowly, but surely gaining more presence in the US through the retail chain, as well as selling into restaurants and hospitality. Likes their recent acquisition, and expects they did this to get more into Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs, and that would be more of a jumping point to try and sell more of its existing retail products and get a better relationship with Wal-Mart. Thinks they will earn between $1.50 and $1.60 in 2015. Yield of 2.1%.

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High Liner Foods (HLF-T)
October 15, 2014

Distributor of frozen food as well as value added. The company is slowly, but surely gaining more presence in the US through the retail chain, as well as selling into restaurants and hospitality. Likes their recent acquisition, and expects they did this to get more into Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs, and that would be more of a jumping point to try and sell more of its existing retail products and get a better relationship with Wal-Mart. Thinks they will earn between $1.50 and $1.60 in 2015. Yield of 2.1%.

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WAIT
August 27, 2014

In his process, this ranks in the middle of the pack. They have very strong management, but what he is looking for is a ramp-up in accelerated earnings growth. Doesn’t see this right now. This could be a long-term hold in a portfolio. He would wait for more of a catalyst.

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High Liner Foods (HLF-T)
August 27, 2014

In his process, this ranks in the middle of the pack. They have very strong management, but what he is looking for is a ramp-up in accelerated earnings growth. Doesn’t see this right now. This could be a long-term hold in a portfolio. He would wait for more of a catalyst.

WATCH
WATCH
August 21, 2014

Was one of his largest positions, but he sold it before the split. It was getting a bit expensive. Their costs started to increase. Canadian food services encountered some soft spots. They didn’t meet their profitability targets for the next few quarters. Probably good value around $20. He may return to this stock. They are paying down their debt and they will raise their dividend at least yearly.

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High Liner Foods (HLF-T)
August 21, 2014

Was one of his largest positions, but he sold it before the split. It was getting a bit expensive. Their costs started to increase. Canadian food services encountered some soft spots. They didn’t meet their profitability targets for the next few quarters. Probably good value around $20. He may return to this stock. They are paying down their debt and they will raise their dividend at least yearly.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 29, 2014

A fine company that has done a very good job with their acquisitions. Earnings growth is looking much better these days. The dividend is looking better. A name that is heading to new highs, but doesn’t get much attention. A solid, consumer company.

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A fine company that has done a very good job with their acquisitions. Earnings growth is looking much better these days. The dividend is looking better. A name that is heading to new highs, but doesn’t get much attention. A solid, consumer company.

BUY
BUY
July 3, 2014

Likes the stock and the distribution network that it has. Growing into the US. Adding more branded fish as well as having more exposure to US restaurants. Generates lots of free cash flow, which is being used to create acquisitions. 1.8% yield.

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Likes the stock and the distribution network that it has. Growing into the US. Adding more branded fish as well as having more exposure to US restaurants. Generates lots of free cash flow, which is being used to create acquisitions. 1.8% yield.

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June 30, 2014

The 3-year chart shows an area of congestion in 2011-2012, followed by an advance, followed by another congestion in 2013, with another advance. Currently it is now in an area of congestion. He calls this “Bullish Congestion”. He would say it probably works higher. Likes the patterns where they advance and then have a period of congestion. A very Bullish pattern.

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The 3-year chart shows an area of congestion in 2011-2012, followed by an advance, followed by another congestion in 2013, with another advance. Currently it is now in an area of congestion. He calls this “Bullish Congestion”. He would say it probably works higher. Likes the patterns where they advance and then have a period of congestion. A very Bullish pattern.

BUY
BUY
June 19, 2014

Clearwater or High Liner (HLF-T)? Prefers this one because the returns to the common shareholder are better. Also, there is a lot of M&A happening, and this one is probably a more likely candidate. Both of them are Buys.

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Clearwater or High Liner (HLF-T)? Prefers this one because the returns to the common shareholder are better. Also, there is a lot of M&A happening, and this one is probably a more likely candidate. Both of them are Buys.

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COMMENT
May 21, 2014

Great company. Likes the food business. The value is in the distribution network. As it continues to expand the distribution network inside Canada and the US, it continues to compound and grow. Generating a lot of free cash flow. The problem is that casual, quick service restaurants are not growing at massive paces so there is not a lot of fast growth for this company. They are using a smart model that is generating free cash, making acquisitions and rolling on. He sees expansion into Latin America as well. This is the cheapest of all food distribution companies.

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Great company. Likes the food business. The value is in the distribution network. As it continues to expand the distribution network inside Canada and the US, it continues to compound and grow. Generating a lot of free cash flow. The problem is that casual, quick service restaurants are not growing at massive paces so there is not a lot of fast growth for this company. They are using a smart model that is generating free cash, making acquisitions and rolling on. He sees expansion into Latin America as well. This is the cheapest of all food distribution companies.

BUY
BUY
March 31, 2014

They are on a roll. They seem to have broken out into a good acquisition phase. Stay with it.

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They are on a roll. They seem to have broken out into a good acquisition phase. Stay with it.

HOLD
HOLD
March 25, 2014

Canadian fish processing company. An attractive company. Has seen management buy-in on shares. Fairly good business model. He is looking for companies that are going to be strong in a weak Cdn$ environment. A lot of this company’s sales are targeted to the US and a lot of their costs are in Canada. You should see margin expansion.

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Canadian fish processing company. An attractive company. Has seen management buy-in on shares. Fairly good business model. He is looking for companies that are going to be strong in a weak Cdn$ environment. A lot of this company’s sales are targeted to the US and a lot of their costs are in Canada. You should see margin expansion.

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