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Automodular Corp – Special situation investment: 25% expected return

Summary Special situation uncorrelated with market fluctuation. 25-30% upside in 9-12 months via a liquidation scenario. Further potential upside in GM litigation. THESIS Automodular Corporation (OTCPK:AMZKF) shares are worth C$2.71-$2.86. Market price is $2.15 CAN, a 24.5-30.7% margin of safety … Continue reading

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JOE’S JEANS – Small Cap Valuation

Investment Thesis: Joe’s Jeans (114m cap on 6/7/2013) may want to model itself after 7forallmankind and True religion (TR), which were bought out by VF Corp and a private equity firm for $773m and $826m respectively. The problem is, the competition … Continue reading

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European Union & banks are married at the hip

European Union & Banks The banks act as natural intermediaries facilitating the flow of funds in open economies of the Euro zone. Some countries like Belgium have a structural surplus and are thus net exporters and some countries like Netherlands have … Continue reading

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Santander Bank – a little scuttlebutt & different point of view

BANK SANTANDER (Spring 2013) Santander is safer than you may think. Here’s an unconventional way of looking at 9 major banks and their earnings in the past 10 years. Based on the following table, Santander seems to be one of … Continue reading

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Noble Corp. Valuation Report from my Stanford GSB alphanomics team.

Spring 2012  Alphanomics Final Project Denis Teplyakov, Pratik Budhdev, Juan Carlos Toro, Mike Kelley, Mark Williams, Alec Mazo [Noble Corporation] Valuation Report Final Group Project – Detailed Analysis of Noble Corporation (Oil Driller) Recent Statistics Recent Price       … Continue reading

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Investment Ideas – published in the Stanford GSB Reporter

-by Alec Mazo In the last edition of GSB Reporter I provided a quick value investment thesis for two companies: Cummins and Baidu. This time I want to build on those companies to demonstrate two more ideas that could begin … Continue reading

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Portfolio Construction – published in the Stanford GSB Reporter

Portfolio Construction by Alec Mazo After spending some time brainstorming various topics of interest relating the Sloan class to the GSB, I knew that I could highlight any one of my classmates and tell their unique stories in this column. … Continue reading

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