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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 14, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 4/16. Up 9.44%.) This does not pay a dividend, but has a significant free cash flow generation. They also own property near the Science Centre which has been re-permitted for multiple use. A low, flat building that has been used for manufacturing, probably the largest chunk of real estate in Toronto. The underlying business is quite good. They are moving away from physical telephones and servers to medical and aeronautical devices giving higher profit margins.

Celestica Inc (CLS-T)
July 14, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 4/16. Up 9.44%.) This does not pay a dividend, but has a significant free cash flow generation. They also own property near the Science Centre which has been re-permitted for multiple use. A low, flat building that has been used for manufacturing, probably the largest chunk of real estate in Toronto. The underlying business is quite good. They are moving away from physical telephones and servers to medical and aeronautical devices giving higher profit margins.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$17.260
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 14, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 4/16. Up 18.42%.) The real question becomes do you expect Apple (AAPL-Q) and Google (GOOGL-Q) to end up bending metal like Tesla, or do you expect them to use this company instead. He thinks there is a great opportunity as the current supplier.

(A Top Pick Nov 4/16. Up 18.42%.) The real question becomes do you expect Apple (AAPL-Q) and Google (GOOGL-Q) to end up bending metal like Tesla, or do you expect them to use this company instead. He thinks there is a great opportunity as the current supplier.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$60.900
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

Higher interest rates should be positive for Canadian banks. This ranks 78 out of 720 in his rankings. All the banks are basically clustered in the top 15% of his database. This may end up being the unloved child amongst the big 5, but generally speaking, a package of Canadian banks over the next few years should do fairly well. Thinks you will be happy with this over the next couple of years.

Higher interest rates should be positive for Canadian banks. This ranks 78 out of 720 in his rankings. All the banks are basically clustered in the top 15% of his database. This may end up being the unloved child amongst the big 5, but generally speaking, a package of Canadian banks over the next few years should do fairly well. Thinks you will be happy with this over the next couple of years.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$108.160
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

Manufactures buses that are slightly smaller than a regular bus, as well as costing less. They have a huge backlog. A niche product because of the shorter turning radius, less expensive, and qualifies for “made in the US”. There are good opportunities both in Canada and the US. Earnings growth is expected to go from $.05 in 2017 to $.15 in 2018 against a stock price of $2.63, which gives you about an 18X PE multiple. Expects you would be happy with this investment.

Manufactures buses that are slightly smaller than a regular bus, as well as costing less. They have a huge backlog. A niche product because of the shorter turning radius, less expensive, and qualifies for “made in the US”. There are good opportunities both in Canada and the US. Earnings growth is expected to go from $.05 in 2017 to $.15 in 2018 against a stock price of $2.63, which gives you about an 18X PE multiple. Expects you would be happy with this investment.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$2.750
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 14, 2017

Earnings estimates were $1.59 for 2016, and dropped to $1.14 for 2017, and then goes to $1.39 for 2018. There is reasonable year-over-year growth from 2016 of 12%. It ranks 308 out of 720 stocks in his model. On a near term basis, year-over-year cash flow has declined by 16%, and year-over-year earnings growth is -12%. The upcoming quarter is even worse at -16%. Dividend yield of 3%. He would look elsewhere.

Earnings estimates were $1.59 for 2016, and dropped to $1.14 for 2017, and then goes to $1.39 for 2018. There is reasonable year-over-year growth from 2016 of 12%. It ranks 308 out of 720 stocks in his model. On a near term basis, year-over-year cash flow has declined by 16%, and year-over-year earnings growth is -12%. The upcoming quarter is even worse at -16%. Dividend yield of 3%. He would look elsewhere.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$39.950
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 14, 2017

This ranks 413 out of 720 in his model. Payout ratio is pretty modest at 5%. It looks like oil has bottomed at $42. If it headed to $56 at the high end of his estimated band, then it will get a lift. There are probably better opportunities elsewhere. Dividend yield of 1%.

Encana Corp (ECA-T)
July 14, 2017

This ranks 413 out of 720 in his model. Payout ratio is pretty modest at 5%. It looks like oil has bottomed at $42. If it headed to $56 at the high end of his estimated band, then it will get a lift. There are probably better opportunities elsewhere. Dividend yield of 1%.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$11.970
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2017

If the underlying commodity price improves, that should be beneficial. At the moment, earnings estimates are for $.04 in 2017, a pretty pricey PE multiple. This is expected to improve to $.27 in 2018 which gives a 12 multiple, and a $.53 multiple for 2019 giving a 7 PE, which becomes interesting. It looks like a reasonable bet.

If the underlying commodity price improves, that should be beneficial. At the moment, earnings estimates are for $.04 in 2017, a pretty pricey PE multiple. This is expected to improve to $.27 in 2018 which gives a 12 multiple, and a $.53 multiple for 2019 giving a 7 PE, which becomes interesting. It looks like a reasonable bet.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$3.400
Owned
Unknown