Veeva's Economic Moats Switching Costs Imagine a pharma company trying to change platforms…Data migration from old to new. Carries risks. May be time consuming. Interrupt workflow.Customization of the new solution to the business.Training of staff.This is both expensive and risky. Meaning once a pharma business has installed Veeva into their business, they need extremely compelling … Continue reading Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV)
Surgery as a means to investigate and treat pathology dates back many millennia and continues to be an essential branch of medicine. There is widespread agreement on the benefits of robot-assisted surgery (RAS), driving a growing demand from hospitals worldwide. RAS’s complex and life-critical nature yields a winner-take-most landscape. The clear leader in this space is Intuitive Surgical - and has been over the past two decades.
MasterCard is the second-largest e-payment network company helping to authorize, clear and settle a transaction. It is the middle-man, moving money to and fro from one bank to the other. MasterCard itself does not loan the money to the consumer to buy goods on credit, nor does it physically sell the credit cards.
At $23.50, PETS is undervalued and we recommend a BUY. A combination of short-term guidance misfires and PetSmart’s acquisition of Chewy has caused market-wide panic, float short % to skyrocket, and PETS’ market cap to halve over the past 9 months. A price correction was deserved but the market has overreacted. PETS’ price-implied-expectations (discussed later in detail) indicate a contraction in sales growth and margins that defy rationality.
At $1,692, Booking Holdings is undervalued and a BUY. The company is expected to continue being a significant participant in the growth of online gross bookings. Building on an extensive network and a unique business model, BKNG is likely to grow revenue between 9-11% over the next 10 years, maintaining a 35% EBIT margin. Given its uncertainty profile, a 25% margin-of-safety is recommended.
At $27.71, L Brands, Inc. (LB) is fairly priced and a NO-BUY. Victoria’s Secret, LB’s flagship retail brand, is past its prime. LB’s body-care retail segment, Bath & Body Works, will maintain its high profitability and will grow at the same rate as the industry.
Leejam Sports Company is a Saudi joint stock company established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Company operates the largest network of fitness centres in the Middle East and North Africa region under the Fitness Time brand with 112 operational fitness centres in 23 cities in the Kingdom and three cities in UAE. Additionally, 31 fitness centres are under development as of 31 December 2017.
Multiple scenarios under Price-implied-Expectations analysis show that COO is overvalued today and would make an unattractive investment. We recommend a NO BUY.
At AED 4.13, ARMX is fairly priced and we recommend a NO-BUY. Even upon assuming a 9% y-o-y growth in revenues for the next five years, this is an unremarkable albeit well-run business and we would not recommend buying unless a significant mispricing occurs.
Investigate First, explore the stock as a business. Then ask: Has it created economic value? Is it likely to continue creating this in the future? Value creation in the past: Unpack 10-years of financial history. a) Did ROIC meaningfully exceed WACC? b) Did the ROIC-WACC spread apply to an increasing Capital base? (aka. Economic Value … Continue reading Moat Investing – A KIP Process