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HOLD
HOLD
September 20, 2017

There has been a lot of news lately on the cable side of things, which has been an overhang. They recently released some news on their plans to move away from partnering with Netflix in terms of streaming. They have the content and it will be positive. It would take a couple of years to get there. Has an amazing library of content as well as potentially having the cable side of ESPN, which could fold into that. In the meantime, they have great movie franchises.

Walt Disney (DIS-N)
September 20, 2017

There has been a lot of news lately on the cable side of things, which has been an overhang. They recently released some news on their plans to move away from partnering with Netflix in terms of streaming. They have the content and it will be positive. It would take a couple of years to get there. Has an amazing library of content as well as potentially having the cable side of ESPN, which could fold into that. In the meantime, they have great movie franchises.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$99.210
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
September 20, 2017

The best in class in Canada. There are always 2 components with the insurance companies, insurance and investments. A rising rate environment should be beneficial over the longer-term. Product sales are good. They are branching out into Asia. It has been well-managed.

Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
September 20, 2017

The best in class in Canada. There are always 2 components with the insurance companies, insurance and investments. A rising rate environment should be beneficial over the longer-term. Product sales are good. They are branching out into Asia. It has been well-managed.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$24.440
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 20, 2017

He is pretty positive on this. You see a lot of trend of Canadian companies going down to the US to buy assets. It is a very long cycle, which is why the receipts are a good thing in terms of if it doesn’t happen. The conversion will result in dilution, but you are getting paid to wait. Thinks it will work out well.

Hydro One (H-T)
September 20, 2017

He is pretty positive on this. You see a lot of trend of Canadian companies going down to the US to buy assets. It is a very long cycle, which is why the receipts are a good thing in terms of if it doesn’t happen. The conversion will result in dilution, but you are getting paid to wait. Thinks it will work out well.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$22.600
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 20, 2017

This has been caught up on the energy component, even though it has great contracts with bigger oil companies. Doesn’t consider it to be a dramatic high-yielder, so is not concerned about the payout ratio. They have some great, long term contracts, specifically with Imperial Oil (IMO-T). A good portion of it is shipping condensate for the oil sands. Notwithstanding the low energy prices, he doesn’t believe the oil sands projects are going to stop. Condensate will be needed and those contracts are long-term in nature.

Inter Pipeline (IPL-T)
September 20, 2017

This has been caught up on the energy component, even though it has great contracts with bigger oil companies. Doesn’t consider it to be a dramatic high-yielder, so is not concerned about the payout ratio. They have some great, long term contracts, specifically with Imperial Oil (IMO-T). A good portion of it is shipping condensate for the oil sands. Notwithstanding the low energy prices, he doesn’t believe the oil sands projects are going to stop. Condensate will be needed and those contracts are long-term in nature.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$23.870
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 20, 2017

This is going to need a lot of cash. They advertise model 3 at $35,000, and when it comes to Canada, it will be in the $70,000 range. Need a lot of money to get production up and running to the levels they want to go to. The cash burn rate is very high. Thinks you will have lots of opportunities to back up the truck going forward. A large part of the company is due to subsidies. Not a company he would be looking to own at this time. A momentum play rather than an investment.

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA-Q)
September 20, 2017

This is going to need a lot of cash. They advertise model 3 at $35,000, and when it comes to Canada, it will be in the $70,000 range. Need a lot of money to get production up and running to the levels they want to go to. The cash burn rate is very high. Thinks you will have lots of opportunities to back up the truck going forward. A large part of the company is due to subsidies. Not a company he would be looking to own at this time. A momentum play rather than an investment.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$373.910
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
September 20, 2017

An electrical utility company, generating electricity. You are not going to get a massive up-spike in that kind of company. You will get great and stable income as well as growth over the longer-term. Has been very successful in going into the US and buying assets. Extremely well-managed. They raise their dividend consistently.

Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
September 20, 2017

An electrical utility company, generating electricity. You are not going to get a massive up-spike in that kind of company. You will get great and stable income as well as growth over the longer-term. Has been very successful in going into the US and buying assets. Extremely well-managed. They raise their dividend consistently.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$44.960
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 20, 2017

A great name for exposure to infrastructure spending, which seems to be going on in every country globally. The concerns over the bribery, etc. is largely behind them. They could gain meaningfully out of some of the contracts going forward on infrastructure spending. He prefers Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.UN-T)

A great name for exposure to infrastructure spending, which seems to be going on in every country globally. The concerns over the bribery, etc. is largely behind them. They could gain meaningfully out of some of the contracts going forward on infrastructure spending. He prefers Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.UN-T)

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$55.200
Owned
No