Saturday, March 18, 2017

Retail REIT Companies Offering Reasonable Entry Point

GGP Inc. (GGP) and Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) are offering a reasonable entry price at $22.80 and $169 respectively due to the pullback due to market focus on Fed Rate Increase and Death of Retail. The rise of Amazon and E-Commerce is not a fad but I think the rumors of Death of Retail are highly exaggerated. Class A Premium mall owners can continue to earn reasonable returns over the next 8 years to earn back the cash and malls can be re-purposed and locations in city centers will remain a valuable asset.

Update on Berkshire Hathaway Inc

On 01 Mar 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.B) at $177.50 traded close to full (fair) value after a long time.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Select Top Picks for 2017

Select Top Picks for 2017 are:

  1. BAM (Brookfield Asset Management Inc)
  2. BX (Blackstone Group L.P.)
  3. BPY (Brookfield Property Partners L.P.)

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Best Performing Picks for 2016

Best Performing Picks for 2016 from Mritik Capital Equity Advisor Portfolio were:

  1. CNI (Canadian National Railway) - UP 30%
  2. APO (Apollo Global Management, LLC) - UP 29%
  3. BRK.B (Berkshire Hatheway Inc) - UP 25%
  4. BAM (Brookfield Asset Management) - UP 17%

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Media Stocks Shakeout of 2015

There has been a shakeout in the media sector in 2015. The media stocks have been investor darlings over the last few years but finally the valuations across the sector are attractive and reflect the risks in the industry related to disruption due to streaming, chord-cutting and shift in TV advertising. 

Top ideas include Buy DIS @ $90, TWX @ $70, FOX @ 25, DISCA @ $24, LGF @ $32.

Buy BRK-B (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) @ $125 to $132 in Aug to Nov 2015

BRK-B (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) recommended Buy @ $125 to $132 in Aug to Nov 2015.
BRK is cheap on a sum of the parts basis. Market is focused on the under-performing stock portfolio with IBM, AXP, KO, WMT facing challenges.Although Insurance is in a down cycle many of the businesses in the housing and manufacturing industries, BNSF Railway and BH Energy have great growth prospects. Also Banking (WFC, BAC, USB), Insurance are poised to grow profit once interest rates rise and investments in partnership with 3G Capital (KHC, QSR) in slow evolving industries have good prospects.

Warren Buffett's capital allocation track record from 2011 to 2015 has been not that great. Investment in IBM where he strayed from his circle of competence, TSCDY, WMT inspite of prior bad experience in Retail, buying and selling XOM and the high multiple paid for PCP raise questions.
Even though Heinz and KHC has done well his decision to sell Kraft before split in 2012 due to disagreements with management may have been a mistake.
Investment track records of Todd Combs and Ted Weschler also have been a mixed bag. BNSF purchase in 2009/2010, BAC investment in 2011, purchase of Heinz and Kraft in partnership with 3G Capital, investment in WFC has been notable wins.

Although capital allocation has been mixed the strength of the Berkshire franchise is as strong as ever and BRK at @ 125-$132 which is likely 1.2 times 2016 end book value is a good risk-reward.

Buy BAM (Brookfield Asset Management) @ $31.00 in Nov 2015

BAM (Brookfield Asset Management) recommended Buy @ $31.00 in Nov 2015.
Market is valuing BAM only based on current Management Fee Income and discounting prospects of further growth in Fee Generating AUM which can double over next 7 years.
Also market is discounting value of unrecognized carry, incentive income stream and Balance Sheet assets including BIP, BPY, BEP which all seem undervaued at this time.

BAM is well positioned for current downturn in Emerging Markets including Brazil and Commodity Industries and can quickly raise and deploy funds in infrastructure, property, power and other real asets.
Also BAM plans to spin off BBP to create further avenues for growth.

Another option is to sell $35 Jan2017 Puts to lock in price below $30.