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Jun 18, 2022
The Stock Market Is Nearing Technical Support Levels
Image: This year has been a difficult one for equity investors, but the selling pressure that has been common in the markets may start to slow as broader indices such as the S&P 500 begin to approach technical support levels. On the S&P 500, we think there is substantial technical support in the 3,200-3,500 range, which to us suggests that further near-term downside may be limited. The S&P 500 closed at 3,674.84 on Friday, June 17, and we think fair value is much higher. What might be a fair value for the S&P 500 today? Well, throwing the 10-year S&P 500 average multiple of 16.9x on 2023 expected earnings numbers of 251.76 gets to a 4,255 mark on the S&P 500, which is above the last closing level of 3,674.84 for the index. Benchmark Treasury rates remain low relative to history, and balance sheets of many S&P 500 companies are overflowing with net cash, supporting such a multiple, too. All told, investors might expect the stock market to hit technical support levels on the S&P 500 of 3,200-3,500 in the near term, but from where we stand, stocks remain an attractive proposition at the moment and a very attractive consideration over the long haul.
Jun 14, 2022
Prologis Buying Duke Realty as Logistical Real Estate Market Consolidates Further
Image Shown: Prologis Inc is merging with Duke Realty Corporation through an all-stock acquisition that will see Prologis cement itself as a logistical real estate powerhouse in the US and worldwide. Image Source: Duke Realty Corporation / Prologis Inc – June 2022 IR Presentation announcing the acquisition of Duke Realty by Prologis. On June 13, Prologis Inc announced it was buying Duke Realty Corporation through an all-stock transaction worth ~$26 billion when including the assumption of debt. In the wake of severe capital market volatility, some major deals in the real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) space are still getting done. Back in May 2022, Duke Realty rejected Prologis’ previous offer worth ~$24 billion as being “insufficient” which prompted Prologis to sweeten the pot to get a deal done.
Jun 10, 2022
Taiwan Semi Firing on All Cylinders
Image Source: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – First Quarter of 2022 IR Earnings Presentation. We are huge fans of Taiwan Semi which offers investors a combination of capital appreciation and income growth upside. Shares of TSM yield ~2.1% as of this writing. Taiwan Semi is included as an idea in our ESG Newsletter portfoliio. The firm is incredibly shareholder friendly with good governance practices, focuses on sustainable manufacturing practices where feasible (placing a great emphasis on effective resource management, limiting pollution, and utilizing green energy), and has a management team that comes from diverse backgrounds (keeping in mind Taiwan Semi is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan).
Apr 19, 2022
AT&T and Warner Bros. Discovery Go Their Separate Ways
Image Shown: AT&T Inc is spending heavily to grow its 5G wireless network while expanding the reach of its broadband footprint. Image Source: AT&T Inc – March 2022 Analyst & Investor Day Event Presentation. On April 8, AT&T Inc closed the merger of the WarnerMedia business with Discovery to create a powerhouse in the media and entertainment industry after then-Discovery shareholders voted to approve the deal on March 11. The new entity, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc, is home to various streaming services (HBO Max, discovery+, CNN+) along with linear and premium TV channels (Discovery Channel, HBO, TNT, HGTV, CNN, Animal Planet, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network). Warner Bros. Discovery began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange on April 11 with shareholders of AT&T receiving 0.241917 shares of WBD for each share of T they held at closing. Part of this process involved Discovery, now Warner Bros. Discovery, consolidating its share class structure. In return for spinning off its WarnerMedia unit, AT&T received $40.4 billion in cash and the retention of certain WarnerMedia debt. Let's dig more into this separation in this note.
Apr 14, 2022
We're Still Bullish; GDP Continues To March Ever Higher!
Image: "Gross domestic product (GDP), the featured measure of U.S. output, is the market value of the goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States." Image Source: BEA. We believe there will be continued strength in the equity markets during the back half of this year and into 2023. There are myriad headwinds to this bullish underlying thesis, but big-cap company fundamentals remain strong, and we think this will become evident during first-quarter 2022 earnings season, which is already upon us.
Mar 10, 2022
AT&T’s WarnerMedia Unit and Discovery Are Close to Finalizing Their Blockbuster Merger
Image Shown: Announced back in May 2021, the blockbuster merger of AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia unit with Discovery Inc is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. Image Source: AT&T Inc & Discovery Inc – May 2021 IR Presentation. The blockbuster merger of WarnerMedia, currently a part of AT&T Inc, with Discovery Inc. is getting closer to completion. On March 11, Discovery shareholders voted on whether to proceed with the transaction. AT&T does not need to secure shareholder approval through a vote to close the transaction. AT&T intends to reduce its annualized dividend to $1.11 per share ($0.2775 per share on a quarterly basis) down from $2.08 per share currently ($0.52 per share on a quarterly basis) after the merger closes. This pending payout cut has stung investors, as has AT&T’s deal making over the past decade. If everything goes as planned, WarnerMedia and Discovery are set to close their merger during the second quarter of 2022. Let's dig more into the details of this deal.
Mar 7, 2022
GoodRx’s Modest Q4 Miss, Slowing Revenue Growth Expectations Send Shares Tumbling
Image: Many speculative areas have faced tremendous pressure in recent months from new issues to entities tied to the trend of disruptive innovation. Image Source: TradingView. GoodRx reported weak fourth-quarter 2021 results and issued top-line guidance for 2022 that has reset the market’s long-term growth expectations for the firm much lower. The company’s EBITDA margin outlook also speaks to continued competitive pressures at the company that may only intensify with Amazon a key player in the online pharmacy space. Though GDRX’s free cash flow profile and balance sheet remain healthy, the company’s little to no expected GAAP profits, slowing expected revenue growth, and mounting competition speak to an uphill battle ahead. GDRX’s recently announced $250 million stock buyback program will eat into its healthy balance sheet and may only provide a dead-cat bounce from today’s levels (in the mid-teens per share).
Feb 10, 2022
Best Idea Disney Rebounding Nicely; Shares Look Cheap
Image Shown: Shares of The Walt Disney Company strengthened February 9 in the wake of the media and entertainment giant's latest earnings report. We include shares of DIS as an idea in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio. On February 9, The Walt Disney Company reported first-quarter fiscal 2022 earnings (period ended January 1, 2022) that smashed past both consensus top- and bottom-line estimates. A sharp rebound at its ‘Disney Parks, Experiences and Products’ unit impressed investors and shares of DIS are strengthening nicely in the wake of its latest earnings report. We are big fans of Disney and include shares of DIS as an idea in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio. Our fair value estimate stands at $179 per share of Disney with room for upside as the high end of our fair value estimate range sits at $219 per share. Shares are currently trading at ~$155 each at the time of this writing.
Feb 4, 2022
Undervalued PINS, SNAP Rallying; FB Incredibly Mispriced, and Refreshed Consumer Discretionary Reports
Image: Valuentum's Periodic Screener, February 4. Two of the most undervalued stocks in our coverage Pinterest, Inc. and Snap Inc. are indicated to rally hard February 4 after issuing positive earnings reports, providing further evidence of the importance of the discounted cash flow process and the magnet that intrinsic value estimates are to stock prices.
Jan 26, 2022
Capital Spending a Key Headwind to Broader Markets in 2022
One of the biggest themes in 2022 is the amount of money companies will spend in capex (“capital expenditures”). A key reduction to net cash flow from operations to arrive at traditional free cash flow is capital expenditures, and we’re seeing some of the largest companies spend aggressively to the detriment of internal free cash flow generation. Though such spending may be necessary, in most cases, to enhance long-term revenue and earnings growth, the higher spending this year is a notable trend that we think may be posing a headwind to the broader equity markets so far in 2022.


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