In April GuruFocus hosted its third Value Idea Contest. This is the announcement of the winners.
We received 8 submissions for the April contest. This is the list:
|Tesco PLC (TSCDY) Business and Value Analysis||graemew||TSCDY|
|Meritage Hospitality (MHGU) — A Substantially Undervalued Microcap||whopper investments||MHGU|
|General Maritime Corp.||inqosi||GMR|
|Johnson & Johnson: Medicine for Your Portfolio||Alex Morris||JNJ|
|CVS Caremark||Rishi Gosalia||CVS|
|Rio Tinto Plc — Minerals to Make Your Portfolio Grow||Dr. Paul Price||RIO|
|Premier Exhibitions: An Undervalued Stock with a Clear Near Term Catalyst||Jacob Wolinsky||PRXI|
|Syms Corp. - A Deeply Discounted Retail Real Estate Opportunity||Michael Glickstein||SYMS|
These are the comments from our judges:
Tesco PLC (TSCDY) Business and Value Analysis
Thorough analysis with the company. Discussion of the margins, cashflow, and debt coverages. It does not seem to be wise to diversify into mobile business. The performance in this area is appreciated. Future growth rate? Comparison with WMT, TGT, etc.?
Meritage Hospitality (MHGU) — A Substantially Undervalued Microcap
Excellent writeup for a small company. Extremely undervalued. Valuation is the strongest part of this article. Multiple approaches that clearly point to a value proposition. Price targets and methodologies are clear. More discussions of the history and the management will be appreciated.
General Maritime Corp.
The investment idea seems to carry a lot of risk. The company's financial condition is not strong enough to eliminate the possibility of permanent loss of capital. The analysis is weak in convincing readers that it is undervalued.
Johnson & Johnson: Medicine for Your Portfolio
In-depth discussions on the company. Covered many areas. While the reverse DCF is nice, the valuation part can be improved if other matrices are used too. A comparison with other big pharmas will be helpful in convincing readers that JNJ is a better investment.
This is a very detailed analysis where the author touched on everything. There is a clear thesis, good valuation work, price target, etc. He addresses competition and industry dynamics.
Rio Tinto Plc — Minerals to Make Your Portfolio Grow
The analysis will be deeper if discussions and analyses on management, competitions, potential risks, etc. are added. The author should not rely on third parties for valuations. The valuations should be based on the business of the underlying company.
Premier Exhibitions: An Undervalued Stock with a Clear Near Term Catalyst
An investing idea of special situation. The company is losing money but the asset that might be received through a lawsuit might be valuable. The analysis is clear and straightforward. There are uncertainties with the valuations and outcomes. Maybe the stock is undervalued. The situation is not what we are looking for in this contest.
Syms Corp. - A Deeply Discounted Retail Real Estate Opportunity
An activist investing idea, which requires the company sell its real estate assets. Not for average investors.
These are the overall ratings:
|Analyst||Company (Symbol)||Business Quality||Financial Strength||Proven Management Capability||Depth of Analysis||Undervalued?||Presentation||Readers' Rating and Comments||Total|
|Dr. Paul Price||RIO||4||5||3||2||3||3||3||23|
Therefore the winners are:
The First Place ($500): CVS Caremark by Rishi Gosalia
The Second Place ($200): Meritage Hospitality (MHGU) — A Substantially Undervalued Microcap by whopper investments
Please contact us to claim your prizes. Other participates, please also contact us to claim your $50 award for submissions. We pay by check or PayPal. If you have not done so, a Free Lance Agreement needs to be signed, scanned and emailed to [email protected] You can download it here.
With this announcement, we also open our May Value Idea Contest. The payment to each qualified submission to $50. The first place will win $500, and the second place will win $200.
Submit your value ideas now!