How to realize big benefits from a holding company discount

How to realize big benefits from a holding company discount

A holding company discount represents a great hidden opportunity for investor profit.
Even in 2017, a holding company discount is a little-understood phenomenon in finance. It represents a special kind of hidden asset and source of potential profit for investors in holding companies.

A holding company is… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, December 12, 2014

TIM HORTONS INC., $99.00, Toronto symbol THI, has completed its merger with U.S.-based BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC., $35.50, New York symbol BKW.

On Monday, December 15, 2014, the combined company, called Restaurant Brands International Inc., will begin trading on the Toronto and New York exchanges under… Read More

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $19 – Toronto symbol MFI

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $19 (Toronto symbol MFI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 142.1 million; Market cap: $2.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 0.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mapleleaf.ca) is Canada’s largest food processing company. It mainly sells its products, including fresh and… Read More

Buy Maple Leaf as it finishes shakeup

Maple Leaf Foods is nearing the end of its multi-year plan to unload less profitable businesses and modernize its meat-processing plants. The plan’s costs have depressed the company’s earnings, but it greatly improves its prospects.

We also have a high opinion of Saputo (see box),… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, September 26, 2014

TIM HORTONS INC., $88.38, Toronto symbol THI, still plans to merge with Miami-based Burger King Worldwide (New York symbol BKW), even though the U.S. government is now clamping down on “tax inversion” deals like this one.

The combined firm will be based in Oakville, Ontario, which… Read More

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $19 – Toronto symbol MFI

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $19 (www.mapleleaffoods.com) owned 90.0% of Canada Bread (see above), so it received $1.66 billion for its shares. That’s equal to 64% of Maple Leaf’s $2.6-billion market cap. The company will use the cash to pay for its ongoing plan to make… Read More