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HOLD
HOLD
October 11, 2017

This has lagged the market and its industrial peers. They have gone through a lot of change, getting out of their financial services in order to grow their industrial segment. Have a new CEO and there will be a new CFO coming in. Earnings target for next year was set by the previous CEO, but that is probably not going to be made and the stock has been coming up. The dividend yield is over 4%. Even high quality industrial companies tend to have a yield of around 2.5%, so the company may reset the dividend.

General Electric (GE-N)
October 11, 2017

This has lagged the market and its industrial peers. They have gone through a lot of change, getting out of their financial services in order to grow their industrial segment. Have a new CEO and there will be a new CFO coming in. Earnings target for next year was set by the previous CEO, but that is probably not going to be made and the stock has been coming up. The dividend yield is over 4%. Even high quality industrial companies tend to have a yield of around 2.5%, so the company may reset the dividend.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$23.070
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 11, 2017

She wouldn’t be buying this now, even though the stock price has come down dramatically from what it was a few years ago. This has only been public for about 4-5 years, and they’ve been buying assets. There is a lot of pricing pressure on the drugs they bought and paid a lot for. Has a lot of debt on their balance sheet. Debt to Enterprise EBITDA is over 11X. There is a big question as to how they are going to repay the debt when it comes due. Based on what they have now, it doesn’t seem sufficient.

She wouldn’t be buying this now, even though the stock price has come down dramatically from what it was a few years ago. This has only been public for about 4-5 years, and they’ve been buying assets. There is a lot of pricing pressure on the drugs they bought and paid a lot for. Has a lot of debt on their balance sheet. Debt to Enterprise EBITDA is over 11X. There is a big question as to how they are going to repay the debt when it comes due. Based on what they have now, it doesn’t seem sufficient.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$1.490
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 11, 2017

She is buying this for her new clients. The media sector as a whole has had an overhang, in terms of how people are consuming media and how it is going to be priced going forward. What they have going for them is their content and the type of content. ESPN is a big overhang, because people are streaming and not buying the big cable packages. Sports is a type of medium that people generally want to watch live. They announced they’re going to launch a consumer product for ESPN next year. Eventually they see it as a “pick and pay” where you can choose specific shows. They’ve also announced a consumer product for 2019 for their Disney content. For a long-term investment, this is an attractive entry point.

Walt Disney (DIS-N)
October 11, 2017

She is buying this for her new clients. The media sector as a whole has had an overhang, in terms of how people are consuming media and how it is going to be priced going forward. What they have going for them is their content and the type of content. ESPN is a big overhang, because people are streaming and not buying the big cable packages. Sports is a type of medium that people generally want to watch live. They announced they’re going to launch a consumer product for ESPN next year. Eventually they see it as a “pick and pay” where you can choose specific shows. They’ve also announced a consumer product for 2019 for their Disney content. For a long-term investment, this is an attractive entry point.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$98.550
Owned
Yes
WATCH
WATCH
October 11, 2017

The stock has recovered from when they had the problems with their bribery charges. Have new management now. Earnings have been relatively flat for the last year, so they’ve done some acquisitions this past year, with the larger one being in the UK. The Atkins acquisition makes them much more global. Wait to see how the integration goes with the acquisition.

The stock has recovered from when they had the problems with their bribery charges. Have new management now. Earnings have been relatively flat for the last year, so they’ve done some acquisitions this past year, with the larger one being in the UK. The Atkins acquisition makes them much more global. Wait to see how the integration goes with the acquisition.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$56.960
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 11, 2017

This grows by acquisitions as well as some organic growth. A relatively well managed company. A lot of their earnings come from outside of Canada. This is one she watches, but it always trades at a premium. Would take a closer look if there was a pullback in the stock.

This grows by acquisitions as well as some organic growth. A relatively well managed company. A lot of their earnings come from outside of Canada. This is one she watches, but it always trades at a premium. Would take a closer look if there was a pullback in the stock.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$63.940
Owned
No
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
October 11, 2017

Fell back on a weak quarter because of a weak slate of movies. The next quarter will also be weak. For new clients, she buys a half a position, and slowly eases into it. There is nothing structurally wrong with the company, so doesn’t think the stock price will drop much further. It always trades at a premium to its US peers because of the large market share they have in Canada, over 80%. They have other revenue streams that are diversifying and growing, such as their rec rooms which have been doing quite well. Bringing E gaming into their theatres, and that sport seems to be gaining momentum. In a few years, those extras will make them less reliant on the movie slate.

Cineplex Inc (CGX-T)
October 11, 2017

Fell back on a weak quarter because of a weak slate of movies. The next quarter will also be weak. For new clients, she buys a half a position, and slowly eases into it. There is nothing structurally wrong with the company, so doesn’t think the stock price will drop much further. It always trades at a premium to its US peers because of the large market share they have in Canada, over 80%. They have other revenue streams that are diversifying and growing, such as their rec rooms which have been doing quite well. Bringing E gaming into their theatres, and that sport seems to be gaining momentum. In a few years, those extras will make them less reliant on the movie slate.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$38.650
Owned
Yes
PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
October 11, 2017

This has done very well. Growth through acquisitions. They’ve benefited from a lot of big oil companies getting out of retail. Have also bought assets overseas. They tend to integrate assets quite well. Because they are gas stations, there is a question about traffic weakening or electric cars, and what is going to happen to gas stations. Expects the company will make some moves to address that. The stock has never been priced inexpensively, and the multiple is quite full. If you’ve done well on this, it probably would be prudent to take some money off the table.

This has done very well. Growth through acquisitions. They’ve benefited from a lot of big oil companies getting out of retail. Have also bought assets overseas. They tend to integrate assets quite well. Because they are gas stations, there is a question about traffic weakening or electric cars, and what is going to happen to gas stations. Expects the company will make some moves to address that. The stock has never been priced inexpensively, and the multiple is quite full. If you’ve done well on this, it probably would be prudent to take some money off the table.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$58.940
Owned
Unknown