3M has a track record of 120 years of innovation. That sounds very impressive, but a share price chart over the past two decades tells a far less appealing story. This lumbering giant of a conglomerate has underperformed for years. Are there any catalysts for positive change?
Lovesac is the bestselling couch in America, according to the company at least. It’s the fast-growing furniture business that you’ve never heard of. Lovesac have doubled both revenue and net income between 2021 and 2023, currently trading on a forward P/E in the mid-teens after a major stock price correction in the past 12 months.
At Tupperware, the party is nearly over. With a sales strategy that simply didn't move with the times, Tupperware is the perfect example of Ernest Hemingway's concept of going bankrupt gradually and then suddenly. Is there anything left here for equity holders?
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Generac and its Q4'22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 23 February 2023) Generac has been at it for more than half a century, providing businesses and homes with alternative power solutions like generators. Fuelled by liquid propane, natural gas or diesel fuel, generators have unfortunately become a reality for most South African businesses. The South African distributor is Bundu Power, which is being acquired by JSE-listed group Ellies. But with Generac, you can go right to the top and invest in the products themselves, giving [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Caterpillar and its Q2’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 8 September 2022) When it comes to iconic brands in the real economy, Caterpillar is right up there. You’ll even find it at your local toy store, getting kids excited with all kinds of yellow machinery. There’s more to the business than just diggers and trucks, as Caterpillar even plays in the marine industry. With a core business focusing on mining, energy and infrastructure, Caterpillar is exposed to the nuts and bolts of the economy. This [...]
Natale Labia is a South African living in Italy (Milan, to be exact) and so he brings a European perspective to the show. As an ex-South African banker, Natale is familiar with our market. He applies that expertise in his role as a partner at Lionhead Capital, where he is Head of Macro Strategy and Economics. You can read more about Natale's background at this link. Some listeners may recognise his name from his regular contributions to Daily Maverick, a publication which Magic Markets co-host The Finance Ghost also contributes to on a weekly basis. In this show, we discussed a macro [...]