Rifco Inc.

RFC-X

Analysis and Opinions about RFC-X

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Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
August 25, 2015

Most recent quarter was a great one. ROE was 28%. With all the stuff that is happening in the marketplace right now, there are a lot of concerns about Alberta specifically, and you also have a lot of concerns about financials. Thinks they put in a great quarter. To be a buyer of the stock, he has to see oil find its bottom. Once they got that stability and he sees another quarter or 2, this will be fine. Probably in Q1 or Q2 of 2016 he’ll begin to add to his position again. A very well-managed company.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
August 25, 2015

Most recent quarter was a great one. ROE was 28%. With all the stuff that is happening in the marketplace right now, there are a lot of concerns about Alberta specifically, and you also have a lot of concerns about financials. Thinks they put in a great quarter. To be a buyer of the stock, he has to see oil find its bottom. Once they got that stability and he sees another quarter or 2, this will be fine. Probably in Q1 or Q2 of 2016 he’ll begin to add to his position again. A very well-managed company.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$2.450
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 30, 2015

(A Top Pick June 19/14. Down 48.71%.) Everything was great until the oil/gas problems came along. People were quite concerned that they were sitting on a bit of a disaster, but when things started to go last autumn, you just couldn’t get out. Came out with their 3rd quarter results, which weren’t actually too bad. He had been contemplating having this as a Top pick. Trading at about 8X earnings and growing at 25% a year. Good management team.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
June 30, 2015

(A Top Pick June 19/14. Down 48.71%.) Everything was great until the oil/gas problems came along. People were quite concerned that they were sitting on a bit of a disaster, but when things started to go last autumn, you just couldn’t get out. Came out with their 3rd quarter results, which weren’t actually too bad. He had been contemplating having this as a Top pick. Trading at about 8X earnings and growing at 25% a year. Good management team.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$3.450
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 6, 2015

(A Top Pick June 24/14. Down 70.99%. My records do not show Jason being on BNN on that day, so I am using the figures that BNN is showing.) He didn’t see the drop in oil coming, and this one is really focused in Western Canada with a really large exposure to Alberta. Trimmed a little at around $4, but is going to ride the rest of it out. This is now a Hold.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
May 6, 2015

(A Top Pick June 24/14. Down 70.99%. My records do not show Jason being on BNN on that day, so I am using the figures that BNN is showing.) He didn’t see the drop in oil coming, and this one is really focused in Western Canada with a really large exposure to Alberta. Trimmed a little at around $4, but is going to ride the rest of it out. This is now a Hold.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$1.900
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
December 24, 2014

A vehicle lender based in red Deer Alberta. Although a national brand, they tend to be more skewed towards the prairies. They are in the C lending category, which is not quite as risky as the D. Nonetheless, a lot of their vehicle lenders are in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The fear of the market is that if, for some reason, people start losing their jobs and can’t meet their car payments, it would be vulnerable. There is some truth to this, so he would rate this as a Hold, not a Buy. Once oil steadies and bottoms at $55-$60, this is an interesting, non-resource stock that is an attractive play on Western Canada.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
December 24, 2014

A vehicle lender based in red Deer Alberta. Although a national brand, they tend to be more skewed towards the prairies. They are in the C lending category, which is not quite as risky as the D. Nonetheless, a lot of their vehicle lenders are in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The fear of the market is that if, for some reason, people start losing their jobs and can’t meet their car payments, it would be vulnerable. There is some truth to this, so he would rate this as a Hold, not a Buy. Once oil steadies and bottoms at $55-$60, this is an interesting, non-resource stock that is an attractive play on Western Canada.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$3.820
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
November 28, 2014

Frustrated with the stock. The ROE has come down from 40% to 26%-28%, which is still excellent. If it can plateau here in the high 20%s, then he is happy to hold onto it, and potentially add to it. Something is shifting, but he is not panicking.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
November 28, 2014

Frustrated with the stock. The ROE has come down from 40% to 26%-28%, which is still excellent. If it can plateau here in the high 20%s, then he is happy to hold onto it, and potentially add to it. Something is shifting, but he is not panicking.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$5.020
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
October 24, 2014

Later in an economic cycle and you get your first downturn, consumer finance companies are going to get a little beaten up. If you hold these for 10-15 years, it's fine as they always bounce back higher than before. If you are someone who is occasionally adding or subtracting to your portfolio, then these are the kinds of companies you want to lighten up on. The only offsetting factor is that one of its main competitors got bought out. Given where interest rates are, a lot of big financial institutions want to be in this space. Later in the cycle, he might be turning his holdings but currently he is holding on as he has a feeling that this one is going to get taken out by someone.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
October 24, 2014

Later in an economic cycle and you get your first downturn, consumer finance companies are going to get a little beaten up. If you hold these for 10-15 years, it's fine as they always bounce back higher than before. If you are someone who is occasionally adding or subtracting to your portfolio, then these are the kinds of companies you want to lighten up on. The only offsetting factor is that one of its main competitors got bought out. Given where interest rates are, a lot of big financial institutions want to be in this space. Later in the cycle, he might be turning his holdings but currently he is holding on as he has a feeling that this one is going to get taken out by someone.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$5.840
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 19, 2014

(A Top Pick June 24/13. Up 32.95%.) Screens really well. Just produced their full year’s results last week, and are guiding to another 35% growth in earnings. Very high ROE. Had a correction. Found its bottom some time back in May. Projecting earnings of 35% growth. These types of companies tend to get acquired by a bank.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
June 19, 2014

(A Top Pick June 24/13. Up 32.95%.) Screens really well. Just produced their full year’s results last week, and are guiding to another 35% growth in earnings. Very high ROE. Had a correction. Found its bottom some time back in May. Projecting earnings of 35% growth. These types of companies tend to get acquired by a bank.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$5.850
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
March 18, 2014

Think of a bull market as like a baseball game. When you get into the last 3 innings of the game, it doesn’t matter what financials do in earnings, people kind of get cautious. With his recent discussions with management and his own analysis, it suggests all is well. Everything is going well so he continues to own the stock. Has no problems recommending it as a Buy. March year end so people will soon be looking at as valuation in terms of the following year. Right now it is on 20X this year’s earnings and 12X the following year’s earnings. Just be patient and it should get going again.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
March 18, 2014

Think of a bull market as like a baseball game. When you get into the last 3 innings of the game, it doesn’t matter what financials do in earnings, people kind of get cautious. With his recent discussions with management and his own analysis, it suggests all is well. Everything is going well so he continues to own the stock. Has no problems recommending it as a Buy. March year end so people will soon be looking at as valuation in terms of the following year. Right now it is on 20X this year’s earnings and 12X the following year’s earnings. Just be patient and it should get going again.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$5.410
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
October 18, 2013

Made a lot of investments in technology this past year. Management is anticipating growth this year and they were growing earnings by 30% in the past year or two.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
October 18, 2013

Made a lot of investments in technology this past year. Management is anticipating growth this year and they were growing earnings by 30% in the past year or two.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$6.100
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 22, 2013

Vehicle lender and they lend to people who have had a single incident in their life and got themselves back on track. Great growth story. ROE is 48%. Thinks it is a $6 stock in the year.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
August 22, 2013

Vehicle lender and they lend to people who have had a single incident in their life and got themselves back on track. Great growth story. ROE is 48%. Thinks it is a $6 stock in the year.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$4.600
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 24, 2013

This is in the finance area for people who have had a one-time event in their life where they have messed up but the rest of it is good. Particularly attractive in terms of valuation. Just delivered a great 4th quarter.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
June 24, 2013

This is in the finance area for people who have had a one-time event in their life where they have messed up but the rest of it is good. Particularly attractive in terms of valuation. Just delivered a great 4th quarter.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$4.400
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
April 3, 2013

This is in a higher credit strata than Carfinco Financial Group (CFN-T). If you think of it in letter grades, Carfinco would be in the D space and this one would be in the C or C minus space.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
April 3, 2013

This is in a higher credit strata than Carfinco Financial Group (CFN-T). If you think of it in letter grades, Carfinco would be in the D space and this one would be in the C or C minus space.

Jason Donville
President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management
Price
$4.240
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 21, 2013

Lends money to people who want to buy a car but can’t get a loan from a bank. In finance businesses, when you get to that point of the scale it just takes off. It will probably keep going. Well-run business.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
February 21, 2013

Lends money to people who want to buy a car but can’t get a loan from a bank. In finance businesses, when you get to that point of the scale it just takes off. It will probably keep going. Well-run business.

Fabrice Taylor
Publisher, The President's Club Newsletter
Price
$4.350
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 20, 2013

Alternative financing field for cars. Stocks that are really hot and have moved a long way are really out of his purvey. Doesn’t like their balance sheet. There is so much money in accounts receivable and on the liability side and securitization. Doesn’t see any cash.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
February 20, 2013

Alternative financing field for cars. Stocks that are really hot and have moved a long way are really out of his purvey. Doesn’t like their balance sheet. There is so much money in accounts receivable and on the liability side and securitization. Doesn’t see any cash.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$4.150
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
February 19, 2013

(Market Call Minute) Fast growing. Business looks good. He is just starting to follow it.

Rifco Inc. (RFC-X)
February 19, 2013

(Market Call Minute) Fast growing. Business looks good. He is just starting to follow it.

Peter Hodson
CEO & Head of Research, 5i Research Inc.
Price
$4.400
Owned
Unknown
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