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It is a valve maker where the end markets have great importance, especially energy and nuclear. Has a strong backlog. He is one of the activists pushing hard for the company to sell to a strategic partner for better profitability. Has a new CEO who is doing very well. Trading well below liquidation value.
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BUY
Business has had strong financial results the past few quarters. Significantly increased gross margins. Turnaround plan is working as hoped. Very under valued company. Happy with improvements in corporate governance. Industrial valve backlog in orders. Expecting share buybacks to start soon (next year). Believes company is worth over $20 a share.
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BUY
A leader in nuclear valves. Four years ago he was activist shareholder, but the company has made great strides since then. Their turnaround plan is in full swing. Gross margins have increased a lot and they have a record backlog. Are benefitting from energy infrastructure spending and the need for more energy. Company remains way below book value, so it's cheap. It could be sold one day. A long-term hold for a deep value investor.
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TOP PICK
One of the cheapest stocks on TSX. Recent financial results were excellent with improved margins. Strong demand for nuclear energy. Trading at 50% of "net-book value". Expects company to start buying back shares. Believes value of shares to be ~$20.
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TOP PICK
Fantastic results a few days ago. Hugely improved profit margins. Healthy backlog that should grow, since its big markets are energy and nuclear, which are hot right now. Trades at less than 50% of book value. His firm is pushing for a strategic sale, looking for $20-30 per share. No dividend.
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BUY
They were a strong activist shareholder a few years ago and now hold a seat on the board. The transformation is nearly complete and recent earnings proved it is working, with a record order backlog and expanding margins. They expect solid earnings when reported in January. At some point it could be an acquisition target, where he thinks it would fetch 3x its current value. You have to be patient. Very little downside.
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HOLD
World leaders in nuclear valves. Has become more shareholder friendly, focusing on higher margins and more profitable areas. Record backlogs, so this year should be very strong. Nominated first non-family chairman ever, a positive. Significantly below tangible book value. His firm is pushing to unlock shareholder value. Support at these levels and should go higher.
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HOLD
Tremendously undervalued. Streamlining is coming along great. Improved corporate governance with non-family CEO. More selective about projects, with no more low margins. Share price moving up.
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HOLD
They announced a good last quarter with a record backlog of orders. This is badly undervalued. At some point, there'll be value creation. This business has turned around towards higher-margin product. Some end markets are coming back as nuclear plants need Velan's valves. One day, the company will be privatized, but you need to be patient with this.
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BUY
He likes the valuation as it is the cheapest stock on planet earth. He has been active as a shareholder on the turn around plan and is quite happy about how the plan is going now. The results two weeks ago were phenomenal. They need to buy back shares or put the company back up for sale now.
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BUY
They lead in wireless antennae for cell phones, satellites and sell globally. The pandemic has impacted sales. They had to pause a new plant in Vietnam. The 5G roll-out is back on track. They had to guide down and that pressured the stock. Also have a lot of debt. Overall, though, they will be fine with upside to come. They will recover in coming quarters.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Jan 28/19, Down 37%) A global leader in the manufacturer of valves including nuclear valves. They are in the middle of a turn-around plan which he initiated. They started buying back their shares, which is usually accretive. We are seeing an improvement in the gross margins. We will see the full impact in twelve months. He thinks the company will be sold to a strategic buyer in the next two years.
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WATCH
He has not owned it based on the liquidity. The stock has not done much. If we see a re-acceleration in industrial components then this would be the place to watch.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Jan 28/19, Down 37%) They are very much encouraged by the latest results. The company has started buying back shares. It is suffering from some tax loss selling. There is huge upside and very little downside. He just bought a lot more.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Dec 03/18, Down 21%) It is down on a failing of them to buy back their stock and support it. He became activist with several other shareholders and they have now made some tough decisions about closing money losing plants and dropping unprofitable business lines. The latest results were a significant improvement in gross margins. They announced they re-instituted the share buyback program. It is a screaming buy.
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Velan Inc(VLN-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

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