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Hey All! I’ve started a second show completely devoted to the field of Ontology which is another huge passion of mine. Please check out The Eric Scheien Podcast which is an ontological podcast where I break down distinctions of human consciousness as an access to enhancing performance.

NET NET HUNTER

This episode is sponsored by Net Net Hunter. If you’re interested in finding high-quality stocks trading at fractions of liquidation value – this research service is for you. I personally use this service at my firm to help me research tiny and obscure net-net stocks all around the world. Using Net Net Hunter comes out to way less money than hiring an analyst to do the exact same thing manually. It’s a service I love and I am proud to be able to offer this service to my listeners. If this is something you’re interested in, please click here.

Summary

Evan Bleker is a professional investor who has built his track record by buying high quality net net stocks. When not researching stocks, he focuses his time on helping small investors learn the strategy so they can earn great returns.

Evan manages two investing websites: Net Net Hunter and Broken Leg Investing.

Evan discussed Warren Buffett’s net net investing practice during his partnership. Further resources available here:

You can follow Evan’s portfolio performance here:

You can sign up for his free newsletter on the Net Net Hunter home page.

 

Show Notes

  • 1:06 - What is Westell (WSTL)?
  • 2:24 - Estimating liquidation value
  • 3:07 - A simplified approach to finding high quality net-net stocks
  • 3:55 - The 5G rollout
  • 5:10 - Potential catalyst
  • 5:26 - Dark Companies; The new SEC rule
  • 8:57 - Westell quarterly update

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Disclosure: Eric Schleien and some SMA clients of Eric Schleien through GSCM own shares of WSTL. Nothing here is investment advice. Do your own due diligence.  

 

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NEW PODCAST

Hey All! I’ve started a second show completely devoted to the field of Ontology which is another huge passion of mine. Please check out The Eric Scheien Podcast which is an ontological podcast where I break down distinctions of human consciousness as an access to enhancing performance.

NET NET HUNTER

This episode is sponsored by Net Net Hunter. If you’re interested in finding high-quality stocks trading at fractions of liquidation value – this research service is for you. I personally use this service at my firm to help me research tiny and obscure net-net stocks all around the world. Using Net Net Hunter comes out to way less money than hiring an analyst to do the exact same thing manually. It’s a service I love and I am proud to be able to offer this service to my listeners. If this is something you’re interested in, please click here.

Summary

Today’s interview guest is Trey Henninger where discuss a recent update on Solitron Devices (SODI)

Trey Henninger runs the blog and podcast, DIY Investing. Trey is a private value investor focused on microcap and dark stocks in the United States. His focus is on high-quality companies with predictable durable earnings where management has skin-in-the-game. Trey runs a concentrated portfolio. By focusing on small companies, Trey hopes to find overlooked compounders at value prices. His favorite opportunities have a market cap below $50 million.

 

RESOURCES

Connect With Trey Henninger

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Disclosure: Eric Schleien and some SMA clients of Eric Schleien through GSCM own shares of SODI. Nothing here is investment advice. Do your own due diligence.  

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In this episode, I sit down with Vitaliy Katsenelson of IMA to discuss Uber's business model. We ended up chatting for about an hour and went pretty deep into the weeds around ride-sharing, Uber, and also what the future holds for the industry both in the United States and globally.

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More About Vitaliy Katsenelson

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson, CFA, is CEO at Investment Management Associates in Denver, Colo.  He is the author of Active Value Investing (Wiley, 2007) and the The Little Book of Sideways Markets (Wiley, December 2010). He runs the blog ContrarianEdge.com.  He writes monthly for Institutional Investor.

More About Eric Schleien

To learn more about me, Eric Schleien, check out my personal website and business website. You can also reach out to me on TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

If you'd like to read my book, you can find it on Amazon. Reviews are appreciated.

New Podcast

Hey All! I’ve started a second show completely devoted to the field of Ontology which is another huge passion of mine. Please check out The Eric Schleien Podcast which is an ontological podcast where I break down distinctions of human consciousness as an access to enhancing performance. To learn more about Eric's work, check out his ontological coaching firm, Transformational Leadership Associates.

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Eric Schleien hosts the September Roundtable for Finance Podcast Week. Join Eric Schleien, host of the Intelligent Investing Podcast, with Andrew Sather and Jason Rivera for a jam packed hour long finance roundtable. 

Eric Schleien Discusses Real Estate Stocks

In this episode, Eric Schleien sits down with Andrew Sather and Jason Rivera to discuss two real estate stocks.

  1. Laaco Ltd (LAACZ), which owns the Los Angeles Athletic Club and has a Self-Storage Business.
  2. Cedar Realty Trust (CDR), which owns grocery anchored retail outlets across the United States.

Eric Schleien believes that both of these are cheap real estate stocks that would be some of the best picks for 2021. Both of these stocks are special situations as it is likely that both of these will be selling core assets for a higher price than the current market value. In Cedar’s case, they may sell the entire company. With Laaco, they may sell their self-storage business at what would almost certainly be a higher price than the current market price if they were to get a fair valuation on the assets.

 

Eric Schleien Discusses Modern Value Investing

One of the things that Eric points out during the roundtable is that modern GAAP accounting isn’t always appropriate for companies such as Amazon (AMZN) or Trupanion (TRUP) to show true value of the business. For example, Amazon’s R&D expense he believes is an asset even though it gets run through the income statement as an expense. 

To learn more about Eric Schleien, check out his personal website and business website. You can also reach out to him on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

If you'd like to read his book, you can find it on Amazon.

 

Jason Rivera Discusses Altria Stock

During the episode Jason Rivera discusses Altria (MO) as a potential value investment due to the stability of the business mixed with a high dividend yield. Jason believes that Altria is a better inflation hedge than buying TIPS.

To learn more about Jason Rivera, check out his website: Value Investing Journey

 

Andrew Sather Discusses Defense Contractors

Andrew believes that defense contractors offer good value in this market. As a value investor, he is always looking for sectors and companies that are being mispriced by the market for various reasons.

To learn more about Andrew Sather, check out his website: Investing For Beginners

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I had a blast chatting with Evan Bleker who runs Net-Net Hunter. We discussed an interesting little company that many of you may be familiar with called ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (AEY).

Show Notes

[00:35] Overview of ADDvantage

[1:23] The 5G Rollout

[2:05] How 5G Cell Towers Work

[4:13] The Impact of COVID on ADDvantage

[5:15] What it will take for the company to breakeven

[6:18] The Delta COVID strain & Telecom Companies

[7:52] The company may go bankrupt

[9:53] Large upside in stock if they don't go to 0

[11:41] Brief discussion on American Tower (AMT)

 

 

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New Podcast

Hey All! I’ve started a second show completely devoted to the field of Ontology which is another huge passion of mine. Please check out The Eric Scheien Podcast which is an ontological podcast where I break down distinctions of human consciousness as an access to enhancing performance.

Podbean

This podcast is sponsored by Podbean.  Podbean is probably the easiest way to create your own podcast. We use Podbean to host the Intelligent Investing Podcast and my new podcast, The Eric Schleien Podcast.  Download the free Podbean Podcast App, to start, record, and publish your very own podcast in minutes.  Podbean provides everything you need to run your podcast and you can record and publish episodes directly from the app on your phone. Check it out!

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This episode is brought to you by TIKR.com. This is a product I personally use for researching stocks at my firm. TIKR.com is focused on bringing institutional-quality investment research tools to individual investors. TIKR.com is powered by S&P Global CapitalIQ and has coverage of 50k+ stocks globally with financials, estimates, valuation metrics, ownership, transcripts, news, filings, and more. Join TIKR.com‘s free beta today with tikr.com/intelligent

NET NET HUNTER

This episode is sponsored by Net Net Hunter. If you’re interested in finding high-quality stocks trading at fractions of liquidation value – this research service is for you. I personally use this service at my firm to help me research tiny and obscure net-net stocks all around the world. Using Net Net Hunter comes out to way less money than hiring an analyst to do the exact same thing manually. It’s a service I love and I am proud to be able to offer this service to my listeners. If this is something you’re interested in, please click here.

Summary

On today's episode, I sit down with Andrew Sather who is a self-taught investor since 2012. He specializes in identifying value traps and avoiding stock market bankruptcies. You can also listen to his podcast - Investing For Beginners.

Show Notes

[2:29] Infrastructure Bill

[3:34] Not a typical minding company - economic moat

[4:32] Long-term industry tailwinds

[5:27] 125 year quarry rights

[7:56] Valuing the business

[9:47] Discussing $MLM's competitor Vulcan Materials $VMC

 

Resources

 

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Email: IntelligentInvesting@gmail.com

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NEW PODCAST

Hey All! I’ve started a second show completely devoted to the field of Ontology which is another huge passion of mine. Please check out The Eric Scheien Podcast which is an ontological podcast where I break down distinctions of human consciousness as an access to enhancing performance.

Podbean

This podcast is sponsored by Podbean.  Podbean is probably the easiest way to create your own podcast. We use Podbean to host the Intelligent Investing Podcast and my new podcast, The Eric Schleien Podcast.  Download the free Podbean Podcast App, to start, record, and publish your very own podcast in minutes.  Podbean provides everything you need to run your podcast and you can record and publish episodes directly from the app on your phone. Check it out!

TIKR.COM

This episode is brought to you by TIKR.com. This is a product I personally use for researching stocks at my firm. TIKR.com is focused on bringing institutional-quality investment research tools to individual investors. TIKR.com is powered by S&P Global CapitalIQ and has coverage of 50k+ stocks globally with financials, estimates, valuation metrics, ownership, transcripts, news, filings, and more. Join TIKR.com‘s free beta today with tikr.com/intelligent

NET NET HUNTER

This episode is sponsored by Net Net Hunter. If you’re interested in finding high-quality stocks trading at fractions of liquidation value – this research service is for you. I personally use this service at my firm to help me research tiny and obscure net-net stocks all around the world. Using Net Net Hunter comes out to way less money than hiring an analyst to do the exact same thing manually. It’s a service I love and I am proud to be able to offer this service to my listeners. If this is something you’re interested in, please click here.

Summary

Today’s interview guest is Trey Henninger where we discuss the multi-bagger potential in Solitron Devices as well as do a recap on Entercom (now known as Audacy), and Northfield Precision.

You can listen to the former Northfield Precision podcast here, and the Entercom podcast episode, here.

Trey Henninger runs the blog and podcast, DIY Investing. Trey is a private value investor focused on microcap and dark stocks in the United States. His focus is on high-quality companies with predictable durable earnings where management has skin-in-the-game. Trey runs a concentrated portfolio. By focusing on small companies, Trey hopes to find overlooked compounders at value prices. His favorite opportunities have a market cap below $50 million.

Show Notes

[00:02:50] What is Solitron?

[00:03:42] "I interviewed the CEO on my podcast" 

[00:04:29] This was at the time a $5 million market cap company. And they looked like they were going to earn something like half a million dollars to a million dollars ...

[00:05:58]  "I think the best way to  value the company is using an earnings analysis"

[00:09:27] Consistently profitable with strong moat

[00:12:52] Bought a new facility

[00:14:18] Company hitting an inflection point

[00:15:09] Recap on Entercom (ETM)

[00:17:29] Recap on Northfield Precision (NFPC)

RESOURCES

Connect With Trey Henninger

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If you like The Intelligent Investing Podcast, please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 30 seconds to do and makes a huge difference! You can also join the Facebook page!      

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GET IN TOUCH WITH ERIC SCHLEIEN

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Email: IntelligentInvesting@gmail.com

Disclosure: Eric Schleien and some SMA clients of Eric Schleien through GSCM own shares of SODI & NFPC. Nothing here is investment advice. Do your own due diligence.  

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New Podcast

Hey All! I've started a second show completely devoted to the field of Ontology which is another huge passion of mine. Please check out The Eric Scheien Podcast which is an ontological podcast where I break down distinctions of human consciousness as an access to enhancing performance.

TIKR.com

This episode is brought to you by TIKR.com. This is a product I personally use for researching stocks at my firm. TIKR.com is focused on bringing institutional-quality investment research tools to individual investors. TIKR.com is powered by S&P Global CapitalIQ and has coverage of 50k+ stocks globally with financials, estimates, valuation metrics, ownership, transcripts, news, filings, and more. Join TIKR.com's free beta today with tikr.com/intelligent

Net Net Hunter

This episode is sponsored by Net Net Hunter. If you're interested in finding high-quality stocks trading at fractions of liquidation value - this research service is for you. I personally use this service at my firm to help me research tiny and obscure net-net stocks all around the world. Using Net Net Hunter comes out to way less money than hiring an analyst to do the exact same thing manually. It's a service I love and I am proud to be able to offer this service to my listeners. If this is something you're interested in, please click here.

Summary

Today I'm discussing the merger between Discovery Communications & WarnerMedia. I believe this situation provides an asymmetric risk profile. In the episode I outline the situation, valuation, and how I'm thinking about the investment opportunity. 

Show Notes

[1:55] Overview

[2:11] Market doesn't like the deal

[3:01] Makeup of the deal

[3:53] Will be spending more on content than Netflix

[4:34] Why is the stock down?

[8:15] John Malone

[9:18] Intrinsic value of Discovery Communications

Resources

About Eric Schleien

Eric Schleien is the Founder/CEO of Granite State Capital Management, LLC. In addition to being a value investor, over the past decade, Eric has trained thousands of individuals, including board members of public companies as well as several Fortune 500 CEOs. Eric specializes in organizational culture and has become a leading authority on organizational culture in the investment industry.

Eric has been investing for 15 years and has been using breakthrough coaching methodologies for over a decade. Eric had the insight to combine proven coaching methodologies with shareholder activism techniques to create an entirely new model for shareholder activism that was more reliable and created greater sustainable results in a rapid period of time. On average, Tribal Leadership produces a 3-5x increase in profits of culturally troubled companies within an average of 24 months or less.

Eric currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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If you like The Intelligent Investing Podcast, please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 30 seconds to do and makes a huge difference! You can also join the Facebook page!      

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Email: intelligentInvesting@gmail.com

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This episode sponsored by Net Net Hunter. If you're interested in finding high-quality stocks trading at fractions of liquidation value - this research service is for you. I personally use this service at my firm to help me research tiny and obscure net-net stocks all around the world. Using Net Net Hunter comes out to way less money than hiring an analyst to do the exact same thing manually. It's a service I love and I am proud to be able to offer this service to my listeners. If this is something you're interested in, please click here.

Summary

Today I'm discussing some very brief thoughts on Liberated Syndication (LSYN). They filed an 8k which led some investors to be alarmed. I think the fears are overblown and briefly discuss my views on the company and the recent development. 

Show Notes

  • [01:15] About Liberated Syndication
  • [01:55] The Concern Over The 8k Filing
  • [02:27] Paying Low Multiple For Growth
  • [03:39] Free Call Option On Litigation Outcome

Resources

  • VIC Writeup on LSYN

About Eric Schleien

Eric Schleien is the Founder/CEO of Granite State Capital Management, LLC. In addition to being a value investor, over the past decade, Eric has trained thousands of individuals, including board members of public companies as well as several Fortune 500 CEOs. Eric specializes in organizational culture and has become a leading authority on organizational culture in the investment industry.

Eric has been investing for 15 years and has been using breakthrough coaching methodologies for over a decade. Eric had the insight to combine proven coaching methodologies with shareholder activism techniques to create an entirely new model for shareholder activism that was more reliable and created greater sustainable results in a rapid period of time. On average, Tribal Leadership produces a 3-5x increase in profits of culturally troubled companies within an average of 24 months or less.

Eric currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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Join Eric Schleien in this Q&A format as he answers questions on short positions, investment strategies, destroying your own conclusions on business and investments, and so much more. When asked about the mistakes he's made with investments and what can be learned from them, Eric expounds on what he thinks is a rear-view mirror thinking and on how he managed to lose more money to areas of omission than commission. 

Summary

While it's common for others to work on becoming large firms, Eric's unique gameplay is to stay boutique and manageable. For Eric, it's not necessarily rejecting growth. Instead, it's more about being able to hold control and balance on different elements. When you're running multiple large funds, it will reach a point where you start losing the competitive advantage by becoming too large, he explains.

In this episode, the group also brings up the relevance of Environmental and Social Trends in determining the long-term value of companies. Quoting from Brookfield Asset Management CEO Bruce Flatt, "It's not a good business to not be a good steward of the environment.", for Eric, if a business is taking steps to have an adaptable and inclusive culture – value is quickly elevated. Even though it's not the end-all-be-all, for Eric, when a business does good in proving its CSR, it helps contribute to building a competitive advantage and value in the long run.

Show Notes

  • [01:20] Podcasting is going to be bigger than radio; On Liberated Syndication/Libsyn (LSYN).
  • [06:26] How do you size your investments and know what to trim?
  • [10:38] The art form to portfolio management.
  • [14:00] On the threat inflation poses.
  • [19:50] The advantages of being a boutique firm.
  • [21:53] On not taking short positions.
  • [26:26] Has the pandemic changed investment strategies?
  • [28:22] Rear-view mirror thinking.
  • [34:05] How do you factor in ESTs on a business's long-term value?
  • [36:39] There's only so much you can control when you run large funds.
  • [42:06] When an investor insists on dividends…

Resources

Principles of Power - The Art & Wisdom of Badassery Book by Eric Schleien

About Eric Schleien

Over the past decade, Eric has trained thousands of individuals, including board members of public companies as well as several Fortune 500 CEOs. Eric specializes in organizational culture and has become a leading authority on organizational culture in the investment industry.

Eric has been investing for 15 years and has been using breakthrough coaching methodologies for over a decade. Eric had the insight to combine proven coaching methodologies with shareholder activism techniques to create an entirely new model for shareholder activism that was more reliable and created greater sustainable results in a rapid period of time. On average, Tribal Leadership produces a 3-5x increase in profits of culturally troubled companies within an average of 24 months or less.

Eric currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Help Out The Podcast

If you like The Intelligent Investing Podcast, please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 30 seconds to do and makes a huge difference! You can also join the Facebook page!      

You can subscribe to the podcast on the following platforms:

CONTACT ERIC SCHLEIEN

Facebook  |  LinkedIn  | Twitter  | YouTube | GSCM | Instagram

Email: intelligentInvesting@gmail.com

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