Brookfield Renewable Power Partners (BEP, BREP)

Brookfield Renewable Power Partners (BREP) has the world’s largest publicly traded hydroelectric power generation portfolio with significant and durable competitive advantages. These advantages form a wide protective moat of natural barriers to entry including limitations on river availability, suitable locations with substantial water supplies and competing uses for those rivers. The moat supports the economic advantage […]

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP)

The next step in the valuation of Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) is to understand the components of the company starting with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP). Brookfield Infrastructure Partners is the first major entity spun off in Brookfield Asset Management’s transformation to a global asset manager. BIP was launched in 2008 and operates infrastructure assets in North […]

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Investment Thesis, Part I

Brookfield Asset Management is criticized at times as being a company too complex to understand. Well, it is diverse but not too complex to understand. Management helps us with levels of disclosures and clarity of communications that can only be considered outstanding when compared to others. In the upcoming posts we will break the company down […]

Genworth (GNW) Investment Thesis: Part I What went wrong?

Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW): Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) provides insurance and financial management in the United States and internationally including fixed annuity products, life and long-term care insurance; payment protection; and mortgage insurance to insure residential mortgage loans. With more than 15 million customers in 25 countries the company was spun off from General Electric, Inc. […]

Genworth (GNW) Investment Thesis: Part II Turnaround and Valuation

In Genworth (GNW) Investment Thesis: Part I we discussed what led to the collapse in the share price and why it is still trading at a huge discount to intrinsic value. The central question: is this deep discount justified or is it a value investing opportunity created by past worries, fear and excessive pessimism? To […]

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 […]

American Capital (ACAS) Reports 4Q11

American Capital LTD (ACAS) reported earnings after the market close 2/14/12. It was a good report and our investment thesis is on track but there is one disappointment. More on that later. Our Net Asset Value (NAV) estimates of $13.48/share by yearend 2012 was exceeded yearend 2011 as the company reported $13.87 NAV per share […]

American Capital Ltd (ACAS)

Summary: American Capital Ltd (ACAS) offers a unique opportunity for non-institutional investors to invest in private equity at a deep discount to its intrinsic value.  It is a company going through a restructuring and appears to be a good opportunity for investors looking for value ideas. It appears in the three valuation cases an acceptable […]