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August Value Idea Contest Winner Announcement

August 07, 2012 | About:

In order to encourage more idea sharing GuruFocus hosts a monthly value idea contest. We will reward qualified value idea submissions $1000 if the idea double in 12 months. Qualified authors will also receive $100 per submission. The submissions will be evaluated monthly. These are July’s submissions:

These are the scores that the submissions received in different areas:

author Contest Aug. 2012 Symbol Business Quality Financial Strength Management Analytical Depth Undervalued? Presentation Comments Total
kfh227 Time to Buy Research In Motion? RIMM 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 26
Invest E Gator Supervalu Is a Super Investment Value SVU 2 2 2 5 4 4 4 23
Gaffey Aflac - Value Idea Contest AFL 3 4 3 3 4 2 3 22
Chandan Dubey Applied Materials offers stability within the volatile tech sector AMAT 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 27
Jean-François Nobert RIM Success Lies in Paradox RIMM 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 27

Therefore, the performances of the top five qualified ideas (those will score of 26 or up) will be tracked. The authors will be paid $1000 if their ideas double. Each of them also received $100 for the submissions.

These are the comments on these submissions.

Time to Buy Research In Motion?

A contrarian view on RIMM. The valuation is conservative. There is a lot of uncertainty with the situation. At this price, it seems to be a higher upside, low downside position.

Supervalu Is a Super Investment Value

A poor-run company which is probably not as bad as it is. But the management is not trustworthy, the financial situation is bad, although it might be getting better. Overall risk is high.

Aflac - Value Idea Contest

Please follow the required format for contest submissions. Aspects such as financial strength, management, valuation needs to be covered. Preferred in sections.

Applied Materials offers stability within the volatile tech sector

An interesting idea in a tough business. The stock maybe undervalued.

RIM Success Lies in Paradox

A detailed review of a one-time hot company. The stock is now traded at liquidation value. The perception from the market is all negative. The downside risk seems to be small.

The performances of the contest submissions are tracked here.

Performance Review

Among the ideas submitted in April and June, QUAD (see A Great Company at a Wonderful Price in a Terrible Industry - QUAD) gained 27%. Leucadia (LUK) (see Value Contest Submission - Leucadia) has lost almost 8% since submitted in April. FLIR lost 4% and ONE lost 20%.

The contest is open for August. The deadline for each month’s submission is the end of the month. Please submit. If your submission doubled within 12 months of submission, you will win $1000.

Rating: 3.4/5 (9 votes)


Owen.bernard.ii - 5 years ago    Report SPAM
I submitted Iron Mountain for the contest on 12JUL2012. What did I miss to not be considered for the contest? Article below:

Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago

to qualify for the contest, you need to cover the areas that are evaluated for the contest, such as Financial Strength, business quality, management, valuation. It is preferred that you follow the sectioned format, too.

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