Brookfield Infrastructure LLP (BIP) Reports 1Q12

Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) today announced results for the 1Q12.  No surprises here; good solid performance with Australian railroad expansion underway and on schedule. We’ll see most of $150 million cash flow increase over the next four quarters. For income investors; the railroad cash flow increase itself over the upcoming year is about $.81/unit assuming all else […]

Continued Good news on AIG

On May 4 The Federal Reserve Bank of NY (FRBNY) announced it is seeking bids for additional Maiden Lane III assets, called Triaxx CDOs, in response to inquiries from interested buyers. Nine broker-dealers were invited to compete for the Triaxx CDOs held within the Maiden Lane III portfolio according to a statement on the FRBNY website. […]

American International Group (AIG) Report for 1Q12

American International Group (AIG) reported earnings after the market close 5/3/12. It is an excellent report as our investment thesis remains on track complimented with strong support from a significant improvement in ongoing core insurance operations. Our thesis is AIG’s management is showing significant progress recapitalizing the company.  We estimate an intrinsic value of about […]

American International Group, Inc. Thesis

American International Group, Inc. (AIG): American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance company serving customers in more than 130 countries. AIG serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through extensive worldwide property casualty networks. They are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed […]

American International Group (AIG) Investment Thesis Posted

AIG’s management has shown significant progress since the financial and credit crises. The path forward seems to be clear for AIG.  Events of the past few months shed additional light on overcoming the remaining hurdles including the; the ability to source significant cash to conclude restructuring; U.S. Treasury sales indicate a rationale approach to the disposition […]

Brookfield Infrastructure LP (BIP)

Brookfield Infrastructure L.P. (BIP) operates infrastructure assets located in North and South America, Australasia, and Europe providing essential products and services for the global economy. The cash flow is stable with approximately 80% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) supported by regulated or contracted revenues. The long life assets require relatively minimal […]

Brookfield Asset Management Reports 4Q11

Brookfield Asset Management reported impressive financial and operational performance during 2011. They are well positioned to increase cash flow further and generate increase value through both organic expansion and new initiatives. Our investment thesis remains intact. Some specifics: BAM’s estimated intrinsic value of the business increased to $40.99/share year end 2011 from $37.93/ share the […]

Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) Reports Solid Performance

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P (BIP) (a spinoff of Brookfield Asset Management BAM) reported earnings today. It was a solid performance. You may recall BAM owns 30% of BIP and this performance should have a positive impact on BAM’s earnings to be released on 2/17/2012. BIP Profile (per filings): Brookfield Infrastructure owns and operates high quality, […]

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM)

The current worldwide macroeconomic malaise tends to create opportunities for the contrarian and value investment approach used by Brookfield Asset Management. The investment offers: real assets at a good value; shareholder friendly management; proven performance during challenging times; a strong balance sheet and stable cash flows; asset, geographic and currency diversification. The case can be made for downside protection […]