David Sylvain

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Musings On Markets: June 2021

In fact, they very fact that they are turning against the unique boutique may be a positive indicator. In fact, I followed up my intrinsic valuation with a simulation, where I looked at the distribution of intrinsic value, allowing revenue growth, margins and cost of capital to vary. The earnings report was a disappointment to markets, revealing less revenue growth than anticipated and an operating loss, largely as a result of share compensation expenses that were recognized when restricted stock units owned by employees were recognized at the time of the IPO. For widely followed companies like Apple, the obsession with what the next earnings report will deliver overwhelms any sensible assessment of what it means for the company. The earnings season is upon us and each company’s earnings announcement is eagerly awaited, traded upon and talked about. Playing the IPO pop game (February 2012): In response to a wave of articles that seemed to suggest that investing in the Facebook IPO (at the offering price) would be a sure road to profit, I tried to provide some history on the IPO game in my second post on Facebook, noting that while it was was true that investing in the average IPO does generate a pop for investors, this pop is not guaranteed and that the IPO game can be a loser’s game.


Emotions such as greed, fear, panic, nervousness, and worry all affect your investing decisions adversely. 2. Management is not going to change: The corporate governance issue is the one that I have the most trouble overcoming. Facebook remains a company with vast potential (their user base has not shrunk), no clear business plan (is it going to be advertising, product sales or something else) and poor corporate governance. There has been much talk lately about Coca-Cola and its potential as a value stock – as it now spots a dividend yield of 2.6% (which is the highest dividend yield since the late 1980s) and a P/E or less than 21 – right at the bottom of its five-year low. The structure of the voting rights in the company ensure that there is little that stockholders can do to influence how this company is run and that can be a potential problem if it locks itself into a self-destructive path. Before we move on to the next part, the Income Statement, let’s do some calculations on whether there will be enough demand to support some of the high-level sales predictions I’ve made for the M3 and MY. Has there been enough information that has come out about the firm that could have caused the intrinsic value (at least as I measure it) to drop below $19?


It is hard to keep up with eating tasty, healthy, gluten free food recipes all the time at home and those who can’t eat gluten, like to eat out just as much as anyone else. Put in stark terms, it is entirely possible that my valuation of Facebook could be right but that the stock price could continue to keep dropping as investors bail out. 12) Well managed firms will always seek to transfer as much risk as possible. There are several possible reasons. While healthcare stocks are generally thought to be relatively stable and defensive, there is one growth industry within the sector: Biotechnology (sorry, Janet Yellen). Based on my assumptions, there is an 80% chance that the stock is under valued at $19 a share and an almost 85% chance that it is under valued at $18 a share. Now that the stock is at $19, about $5 below my estimate of intrinsic value, would I buy?