Shinoken update: the story keeps getting better, still a double and more

I wrote up Shinoken (8909.JT, listed in Tokyo) here about 6 months ago. At the time the stock was trading at <4x earnings, <3x EV/EBIT and at a considerable discount to replacement cost, due to the overhang of a number of scandals in the build-to-let apartment industry in Japan and a misunderstanding of the company's … Continue reading Shinoken update: the story keeps getting better, still a double and more

Podcast debut – my investment philosophy, Japanese stocks, AER, Shinoken, GAN, NIO and more with Eric Schleien

I was recently on The Intelligent Investing Podcast with Eric Schleien. Eric is the founder of Granite State Capital Management and a fellow value investor. You can listen to the full episode here. We covered many of the names I think are of most interest at the moment (Aercap, Shinoken, Gan Plc, Nio, etc) as well as my … Continue reading Podcast debut – my investment philosophy, Japanese stocks, AER, Shinoken, GAN, NIO and more with Eric Schleien

Taking stock of 2019: idea performance and thesis updates

Its close enough to year end to check in on how the ideas I've presented during the year have performed, and to update where we stand on the various theses presented. The below table summarizes the overall performance of each idea since publishing, along with benchmark performance, and alpha (outperformance vs the benchmark). Note, this … Continue reading Taking stock of 2019: idea performance and thesis updates

Shinoken: this is what value looks like

You have to be prepared to look in some strange places to find cheap stocks these days, and one of them is small-cap Japan. This can be a pain for a number of reasons (language, filings/disclosures, liquidity, etc) but what's a guy to do? The S&P chart looks like this: Meanwhile the Topix 1000 (broad-based … Continue reading Shinoken: this is what value looks like