Latest Valuentum Commentary
Feb 27, 2017
Valuentum's Brian Nelson to Present at CFA Society of Houston
Valuentum's Brian Nelson has been invited to speak at the CFA Society of Houston in March of this year! Mr. Nelson will walk through his experiences in valuation and financial statement analysis within the stock selection process to help portfolio managers learn how to optimize the strength and resilience of client portfolios--those either built for capital appreciation or income, or both.
Feb 27, 2017
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending February 24
Let's take a look at companies raising/lowering their dividends this week.
Jan 11, 2017
MLPs: Williams’ Double Equity Raise
Image Source: Roy Luck. Yet another MLP has elected to simplify its corporate structure.
Nov 21, 2016
Trust the Numbers, Not Just Management
“How Simple Financial Statement Analysis Could Save You Big”
Oct 18, 2016
Are MLP Structures Phony?
Can an MLP stock value be created from nothing?
Sep 12, 2016
The Quiet Analyst Speaks
Image: Mailslot for Cantor Fitzgerald, on the top floors of the WTC. The mailslot was located in a post office near the WTC site. The mailslots are with the Smithsonian Institution. Travis Wise. Let's get caught up...
Aug 31, 2016
Nelson's Quick Thoughts on Midstream Energy MLPs
Image Source: Roy Luck. Let's get a quick update on Valuentum President of Investment Research Brian Nelson's thoughts on midstream energy MLPs.
Jul 8, 2016
The Castle Trumps the Moat
Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett has popularized the concept of an “economic moat,” perhaps best described in common language as sustainable competitive advantages. Whereas economic moat analysis focuses on the duration of a firm’s economic profit stream, as measured by return on invested capital less the costs of which to attain that capital, economic castle analysis focuses on the magnitude of economic profit creation over the realizable near term. Unlike the substantial duration risk inherent to predicting economic profits 20, 30 or more years into the future, the economic castle framework posits that the strongest performing companies during certain phases of the economic cycle will be those that generate the most economic value over the foreseeable future. The results in this paper showcase the aggregate outperformance of a select number of outsize economic-profit creators within the Valuentum Economic Castle Index relative to both S&P 500 firms and companies with “wide” economic moats.
Jul 1, 2016
Distributing Truth on MLPs
The near term outlook for many midstream MLPs has cleared up quite a bit, but our concerns with the long-term sustainability of the MLP business model remain.
May 11, 2016
Valuentum Applauds SEC’s Move To Evaluate Non-GAAP Reporting
Image Source: SEC. The Securities and Exchange Commission noted that it will be considering clamping down on adjusted earnings numbers. We’ve been calling for a reevaluation of what types of metrics management should be able to pass off to investors for some time. One of our biggest issues has had to do with the non-GAAP metric distributable cash flow within the context of the master limited partnership business model, and we’d be mighty pleased to see it abolished.
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