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July 14, 2017

Print media continues to struggle. This company had a digital division that was attempting to turn things around, but hasn’t. They are expected to lose $.22 on earnings this year, and $.22 next year. It is still facing a struggle with regards to the stock price. He would look elsewhere.

Print media continues to struggle. This company had a digital division that was attempting to turn things around, but hasn’t. They are expected to lose $.22 on earnings this year, and $.22 next year. It is still facing a struggle with regards to the stock price. He would look elsewhere.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$1.440
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

Recently announced they are going to consolidate the stock, which typically means they are optimistic about the future. This revolves around 2 things. They have black box flight recorders operated through a satellite system as to where the plane is, so it is always on and always available. There is a new 2020 change in legislation that basically says that if there is an airplane in distress, you have to know where that airplane is and be able to receive a signal at least once a minute. This is the only company globally that has the capability to do that. Their device is installed in about half of the Airbus A320 planes. They have an installed base of 1000 units in those planes, and are going back to the owners of those planes, explaining they can get huge benefits from efficiencies of reduced fuel consumption, maintenance, etc. The boxes are in about a 3rd of the Chinese fleet, which has a mandate that by 2017 they have to know where a plane is. Theoretically this has the potential to double the size of their active base by signing one of these Chinese companies in the next couple of years. There should be progress by the end of this year.

Recently announced they are going to consolidate the stock, which typically means they are optimistic about the future. This revolves around 2 things. They have black box flight recorders operated through a satellite system as to where the plane is, so it is always on and always available. There is a new 2020 change in legislation that basically says that if there is an airplane in distress, you have to know where that airplane is and be able to receive a signal at least once a minute. This is the only company globally that has the capability to do that. Their device is installed in about half of the Airbus A320 planes. They have an installed base of 1000 units in those planes, and are going back to the owners of those planes, explaining they can get huge benefits from efficiencies of reduced fuel consumption, maintenance, etc. The boxes are in about a 3rd of the Chinese fleet, which has a mandate that by 2017 they have to know where a plane is. Theoretically this has the potential to double the size of their active base by signing one of these Chinese companies in the next couple of years. There should be progress by the end of this year.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$0.250
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

An approximate 7% dividend yield, indicating there might be some risk. The most recent 4 quarters of cash flow was 76%. Historically that is high, but is also typically maintainable. Earnings is expected to be $1.50 this year, growing to $1.64. His ranking out of 720 stocks is 124, which is an acceptable risk.

Alaris Royalty (AD-T)
July 14, 2017

An approximate 7% dividend yield, indicating there might be some risk. The most recent 4 quarters of cash flow was 76%. Historically that is high, but is also typically maintainable. Earnings is expected to be $1.50 this year, growing to $1.64. His ranking out of 720 stocks is 124, which is an acceptable risk.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$22.240
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

He owns no marijuana stocks. This company recently put out their earnings, and as far as he knows, it is the only cash flow positive marijuana production company in Canada. Their cost of production is about $1.11 a gram, and low cost these days is $2 or less. They are also taking some of their product and producing oil, which is important. If you end up with mold and run it through a distillation process, you can quite happily extract the THC and CBD, giving you a product that gives you no concerns. Also, the oil has a 5-year shelf life, so it can be used in future applications such as edibles, vape pens, etc. What happens to the industry in the summer of 2018 and will the consumer be there?

Aphria Inc (APHA-T)
July 14, 2017

He owns no marijuana stocks. This company recently put out their earnings, and as far as he knows, it is the only cash flow positive marijuana production company in Canada. Their cost of production is about $1.11 a gram, and low cost these days is $2 or less. They are also taking some of their product and producing oil, which is important. If you end up with mold and run it through a distillation process, you can quite happily extract the THC and CBD, giving you a product that gives you no concerns. Also, the oil has a 5-year shelf life, so it can be used in future applications such as edibles, vape pens, etc. What happens to the industry in the summer of 2018 and will the consumer be there?

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$5.740
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
July 14, 2017

The recent decline in sales is because of the uncertainty of NAFTA. There was also the impact because of potential changes in tax legislation about writing off taxes faster. That seems to be behind them now. This is an investment on a long-term basis as they take machines on the shop floor figuring out which ones are producing, to get rid of bottlenecks. The payback is about a 400% return on their investment. The company has spent about $3 million over the last 3 years upgrading their product. This is a stock you can buy, throw in a box, and 2 years from now you will be very pleased.

Memex Inc. (OEE-X)
July 14, 2017

The recent decline in sales is because of the uncertainty of NAFTA. There was also the impact because of potential changes in tax legislation about writing off taxes faster. That seems to be behind them now. This is an investment on a long-term basis as they take machines on the shop floor figuring out which ones are producing, to get rid of bottlenecks. The payback is about a 400% return on their investment. The company has spent about $3 million over the last 3 years upgrading their product. This is a stock you can buy, throw in a box, and 2 years from now you will be very pleased.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$0.240
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

Canadian banks are starting to appear in his “okay to buy” list, but lifecos have not shown up yet. His ranking is 122 out of 720, but when looking at earnings and cash flow, both have been negative on a year-over-year basis.

Canadian banks are starting to appear in his “okay to buy” list, but lifecos have not shown up yet. His ranking is 122 out of 720, but when looking at earnings and cash flow, both have been negative on a year-over-year basis.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$47.150
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 14, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 4/16. Up 19.88%.) A dearth of pilots makes this a great catalyst, and will probably be so for the next decade. There is a huge number that will be retiring, and demand will be significant. There is also a massive expansion in China. This continues to rank very high in his model. Dividend yield of 1.4%.

CAE Inc (CAE-T)
July 14, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 4/16. Up 19.88%.) A dearth of pilots makes this a great catalyst, and will probably be so for the next decade. There is a huge number that will be retiring, and demand will be significant. There is also a massive expansion in China. This continues to rank very high in his model. Dividend yield of 1.4%.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$22.380
Owned
Yes