Here are the companies with earning reports to watch.
(A Past Top Pick on April 26, 2017, Down 5%) They build student housing very well and there's currently a shortage in the west. They make a 10% EBITDA margin on these schools. In addition to revenues, they benefit from the asset value is rising in those projects. They have several the Vancouver area. Down…
Canadian Pacific Rail (CP-T) Jan 23
Canadian rails enjoy a duopoly, but we know that grains and other resources will get shipped. CP is more efficient than CN, and is very well-run. He owns CNR. Investors should own either.
They haven't indicated a discovery in the St. James Bay area, though he likes the management and this part of the world for exploration.
First Cobalt (FCC-X) Jan 21
Cobalt is attractive but this is not a cheap producer, because they're in Canada and not Russia or Congo.
He's not a gold bug, but seeks unloved stocks in unloved sectors. Gold has consolidated nicely and made a good technical turn. His #1 gold holding is FNV-T. TGC has the largest undeveloped deposit in the world and in a safe place (Alaska) with a good partner in Barrick. All tailwinds.
Tinka Resources (TK-X) Jan 25
They have quality zinc deposits in Peru, but the zinc price is the issue, so is it a good time to sell it now? They will drill another 10,000 meters so find more high-grade. He escapes a scoping study by end-June. Has a flat chart though, reflecting the low zinc price. Zinc companies aren't making…
AGF Management (B) (AGF.B-T) Jan 23
Is there any growth in the investment business? AGF's balance sheet is too big for what they earn. Potential write-offs must happen to bring that down. Asset management businesses are being killed. $10.84 is his target price--lots of upside and they can cover their dividend.
TheScore Inc. (SCR-X) Jan 23
He would not short it or buy it. It had a big run this year on the idea of it getting into online gambling. He thinks it is real and could turn into a good situation but they will need some money to fund this roll out so see how they finance it. It is…
Richelieu Hardware (RCH-T) Jan 24
Not a long-term hold. Near-term is okay. It's quasi-cyclical. If housing dips...oh boy. He owned this 30 years ago. A good operator with good product, but the macro environment is not good. If a recession comes, sell. Hold.
(A Top Pick Oct 18/19, Down 11%) Disappointing short-term. Growth, reasonable valuation, free cash, dividend. Still a decent growth story. Great assets, especially if the Cogeco deal goes through.