CAFOM: Corporate restructuring special situation

CAFOM is the largest electronics and furniture retailer in France’s overseas islands in Caribbean (“Outre-Mer"). It's operator of BUT furniture and DARTY electronics brands under franchise agreements. It also has 59% ownership in growing and profitable online only furniture retailer operating across Europe (“Vente-Unique”). Main owners are long time entrepreneurs. They have excellent track in … Continue reading CAFOM: Corporate restructuring special situation

Investment journal 17.10.2019: Telia LT Q3 update & exit

Quite disappointed. Revenue is up quite a bit, 3,5 % ex. voice. But this has come with cost of margin. Gross margin was 57,6% vs. 61% %ish average before that. I was expecting profit growth but due to discounting it's really not materializing. EBT has been declining for 4 quarters in a row. My thesis … Continue reading Investment journal 17.10.2019: Telia LT Q3 update & exit

Ferronordic Machines: All loud on the Western front

Bought more Ferronordic Machines shares today for 143.5-147 SEK. Position is now <8% of my portfolio. The purchase was reaction to Ferro's acquisition of "certain parts" of Volvo's and Renault's truck dealerships in Germany. With the deal, Ferro moves to West-European markets from its home-base on the Eastern front, Russia and Kazakshatan. Transaction is part … Continue reading Ferronordic Machines: All loud on the Western front

Investment journal 16.8.2019: Glaston exit

6.8.2019 Sold all Glaston @ 1.19-1.275 I sold half of my position, which was originally quite big 9 %, already few weeks ago @ 1,275 eur because I lost conviction on the trade. I had just realized 50% loss on CAFOM, and decided to haircut positions across the board as I lost some confidence. Now … Continue reading Investment journal 16.8.2019: Glaston exit

Investment journal 16.8.2019: Apetit house keeping H119

Mixed feelings of the H1/19 report. Frozen Food segment improved operative EBIT by 1 MEUR to 1 MEUR. H2/18 the comparable EBIT was 2,3 MEUR. If H2/19 also improves by 1 MEUR then run rate frozen operative EBIT would be 4,3 MEUR or higher range of my estimate in the last Apetit journal. So Frozen … Continue reading Investment journal 16.8.2019: Apetit house keeping H119

Investment journal 2.7.2019: Vostok New Ventures exit

I exited Vostok New Ventures (VNV), portfolio of VC investments, today @ 61 SEK share because upside to the CEO bonus adjusted NAV dimished to 3%. I originally bought 5% position in last Christmas during the market panic when the upside to adjusted NAV was 40-70 % so this one played out nicely. My original … Continue reading Investment journal 2.7.2019: Vostok New Ventures exit