Luby’s (NYSE:LUB)

Elevator PitchAt the beginning of June 2020, Luby’s announced that post its strategic review, the Board had decided to sell off its operating divisions and assets and distribute the net proceeds to shareholders.Upon first glance, Luby’s does not look like an attractive investment proposition, however, it has a substantial Real Estate Portfolio that was recently … Continue reading Luby’s (NYSE:LUB)

Yixin Group Limited (SEHK:2858)

Situation overview On September 13th, 2019 Tencent made a non-binding "take-private" offer for Bitauto at US$16 per share/ADS. This deal looks to have a high probability of closing given Tencent already owns 7.8% of Bitauto and has secured votes from the largest shareholders adding a further 48.5% (JD.com, Li Bin, Cox). As Bitauto is incorporated … Continue reading Yixin Group Limited (SEHK:2858)

Connect Group plc (LSE:CNCT)

Connect Group plc Ticker:                         LSE:CNCT Price:                            30p Shares:                        247m      Market cap:         £74m   Net debt:                    £70m     EV:                           £145m   Core EBIT:                  £41m      EV/EBIT:                3.5X   Core FCF:                    £28m      FCF yield:              35%     Thesis Summary Connect Group is a classic GoodCo/BadCo. The GoodCo in this case is Smiths News, the … Continue reading Connect Group plc (LSE:CNCT)

The Local Shopping REIT – Part 2

Recap Last month I posted a short summary describing why I thought LSR represented an interesting short term, arbitrage bet. The short version was: LSR traded at a substantial discount to its NAV and the largest shareholder had announced they may make a bid for the remaining shares. At the time, the stock was trading around 27p … Continue reading The Local Shopping REIT – Part 2