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itconsultant posted to the Falling Knives board. 2 hours ago

FKA : My entire portfolio

WDC bought at $95-$100. Down 20% in a month. Trades at 7x EV/FCF (trailing ), high ROE, high FCF as % of sales, 40-42% market share, 50% cap return in dividends and buybacks with a potential catalyst

STX : down with rest of PC guys. similar [more]

Wed Jul 1

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itconsultant replied to the Falling Knives board. 2:19 AM

Re: STX...Seagate again.

industry has consolidated over last 3 years so i would not go by that metric. see the FCF, margins, stable profits annually for last 3 years for WDC and STX.

i own wdc and stx both. i thought they were cheap 15% ago.

ex cash WDC is [more]

Sun May 17

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 5:57 PM

Re: Anchors Aweigh

Every quarter when i update my notes on a position, the first thing i write down is Date, Current stock price (move after earnings), market cap, Net cash, EV. then the quarters numbers. Then the ttm valuation metrics. That helps me look at where the [more]

Fri May 15

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itconsultant replied to the Last RoundUp board. 7:34 PM

Re: Importance of Checklists

then just buy OUTR at 5x FCF :)

Tue May 5

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itconsultant replied to the Last RoundUp board. 8:02 PM

Re: Bought FAST

what is expected EPS growth next 3-5 years?

Mon Apr 27

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itconsultant replied to the Last RoundUp board. 8:20 PM

Re: Bought MNDO $2.69

thats a pretty good purchase price. 7.5x FCF ex cash.

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itconsultant posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 2:55 PM

MNDO Q1 2015

Mind CTI, small little company i mentioned a while back is selling off today down 12% after Q1 results. Revenues and Earnings were flat yoy. Revenue down sequentially. Company said it could not close some deals but they should close soon. has won [more]

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itconsultant posted to the Last RoundUp board. 2:55 PM

MNDO Q1 2015

Mind CTI, small little company i mentioned a while back is selling off today down 12% after Q1 results. Revenues and Earnings were flat yoy. Revenue down sequentially. Company said it could not close some deals but they should close soon. has won [more]

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itconsultant replied to the Last RoundUp board. 2:15 PM

Re: Plan to leave Last RoundUp

you can control and edit your blog. A wordpress blog is easy to use. you can install it on your domain or a free one as well and you can leave it anonymous too..

Sun Apr 26

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itconsultant replied to the Last RoundUp board. 1:10 AM

Re: Plan to leave Last RoundUp

i read all posts here. i post if i have something to say. I posted my wdc/stx ideas and MNDO. I own all 3. Bought in q1. I posted my letter.

I think a BLOG is a great idea for Martian. he will get feedback and will be a popular blog. Martian [more]

Fri Apr 24

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:01 AM

Re: Syntel miss

I know the cash flow statement is not out yet but comparing net cash last q v/s this q, it barely went up $2m. Is that your understanding as well. Last year Q they generated $23m+. and this is a cash generative biz.

I usually use FCF to come [more]

Thu Apr 23

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:21 PM

Re: Syntel miss

So why the sell on a largish decline. Is it because story has changed that you sized it down now? Anyways it was reduced in size due to drop.. why not sell before earnings then?

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 6:29 PM

Re: Computing cumlative returns and CAGR

I am using portfolio analyst. It does a good job of giving you cumulative returns across multiple years / quarters using TWR. It can also be used for annual returns.

However it does not provide CAGR. So i am using each years TWR to calculate [more]

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:27 PM

Re: Syntel miss

thanks for update. did u sell after the drop today?

i am looking for an entry point since a year... keep missing it.. i had $45 or so as the entry point.

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itconsultant posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 12:16 AM

Q1 2015 letter

My q1 letter is here.

http://goo.gl/mTx3Gp

feedback on ideas, etc welcome

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itconsultant posted to the Last RoundUp board. 12:16 AM

Q1 2015 letter

My letter for q1 is out.

http://goo.gl/mTx3Gp

Wed Apr 22

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itconsultant replied to the Last RoundUp board. 11:07 PM

Re: A learning

Congrats on the successful migration to this approach. I have used rebalance tool from day 1 almost. i asked IB when i was starting as i thought of this issue. got lucky to get good advice.

I still do not migrate new clients into allocation [more]

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:03 PM

Re: Computing cumlative returns and CAGR

yes. but i am using the TWR for each year which accounts for that.

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itconsultant posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 7:24 PM

Computing cumlative returns and CAGR

I use IB and it does not provide cumulative return or CAGR. I was thinking of taking the annual returns across my accounts and calculating using the following method. I also have a partial year in 2011.

2011 Starting Value $100
End Value [more]

Fri Apr 17

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itconsultant replied to the Value Hounds board. 10:59 PM

Re: SDRL/NADL: Another delay

seems like a big contract would move the stock..till then it just moves around with oil and random noise. just own in my PA now.

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