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Issue 38 – Northland Power Trading Opportunity

On September 9th, 2019, Northland Power Inc (TSX: NPI) announced that they are buying a Colombian power facility for $1.1 billion. NPI is funding the acquisition with equity and debt. The $315 million of equity was raised by a public offering of subscription receipts. This means that the subscription receipts will trade as receipts until […]

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Issue 37 – Boardwalk is back on The Monopoly Board

Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BEI-U) is a real estate company. The company acquires and manages multi-family residential projects throughout Canada. Multi-family residential REITS have been one of the best performing asset classes on the TSX this year. The two main reasons for this outperformance are low interest rates and population growth via record […]

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Issue 36- Travel Message

Charles and Joany were unable to write their commentary this week as Charles has been in meetings in Toronto while Joany was attending a conference. Their column will resume next week.   Charles et Joany ne rédigerons pas de commentaires cette semaine puisque Charles est en déplacement à Toronto et Joany en conférence. Vous pourrez […]

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Issue 35- Whitecap’s Dividend Just Got Stronger

Investors have been ignoring energy stocks for the past few years. This has created one of biggest buyer strikes in history. Energy stock prices have fallen to the point where companies are not able to access capital markets to fund their growth. This means that energy companies need to adapt to a new reality. Unfortunately, […]

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Issue 34- Pembina Makes the First Move

Canadian energy is ready for consolidation, as the first transaction was announced on August 21st,2019. Palos is expecting many more consolidations in the coming months, as evaluations have hit all time lows. I’m of the opinion that the stronger energy companies, pension plans, activists, and private equities are all looking at this space.   Disclaimer: […]

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Issue 33- Savaria Is Recovering from The Garaventa Indigestion

It has been almost 1 year since Savaria’s (TSX:SIS) acquisition Garaventa Lift took place. The business was acquired based on an annual $8.3 million EBITDA. In the first six months following the acquisition, Garaventa delivered $5.3 million EBITDA, also including a seasonally weak Q1. Their EBITDA margin also improved from 7.5% in 1Q19 to 9.5% […]

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Issue 32- Badger Slips on Wet Weather

Badger Daylighting Ltd. (TSX: BAD) reported a disappointing Q2. However, the miss can be blamed almost entirely on bad weather. The Great Lake, Midwest and Ohio Valley regions experienced higher than average precipitation levels. Unfortunately, it led to revenue and operating inefficiencies and scheduling issues. The good news is that this seems to be an […]

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Issue 31- Nutrien More Resilient

If you recall, spring weather in North America was awful. It felt like summer would never arrive. The cold wet weather led to the worst US planting season in history. Nitrogen and Potash ended up doing much better than the street anticipated. However, retail and phosphate lagged because of the delayed planting season.   Disclaimer: […]

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Issue 30- Magna Is Going Electric

On July 24, 2019, Magna International Inc (TSX: MG) announced the signing of its first complete vehicle manufacturing joint venture in China. The JV is significant as it has the capacity to assemble 180,000 vehicles per year. The initial production of electric vehicles is expected to start in late 2020. The JV is between MG […]

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Issue 29- Investing in Population Trends

The growth rate of the world population is accelerating at an incredible speed. It took thousands of years for the global population to hit 5 billion; this happened in 1987. However, it only took 32 years to reach close to 8 billion people. Another noteworthy stat is that globally, people over 65 years of age […]

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Issue 28- Alimentation Couche-Tard’s All Star Year

Alimentation Couche-Tard’s (TSX: ATD.B) year-end was on April 28th, 2019. On July 9th, they released their full year and Q4 results. ATD.B had a strong year with adjusted EBITDA growth of over 18%, and EPS growth of 27%. However, Q4 was a bit more difficult as the company’s EBITDA and EPS contracted, when compared year […]

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Issue 27- Dollarama Goes to Latin America

On July 2nd, 2019, Dollarama (TSX: DOL) announced that they exercised their option to acquire 50.1% of Dollarcity. This acquisition will establish the next growth era for DOL. The purchase price is approximately US$90M and is expected to close in August 2019. The transaction is immediately accretive to EPS. Dollarcity has lower margins, however I […]

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Issue 26- Tidewater is Moving Forward

On June 21, 2019, Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd (TSX: TWM) announced that it had completed the Pioneer Pipeline; a 50/50 joint venture with Transalta Corp (TSX: TA). The Pioneer project is significant for both companies, as it will transport natural gas from the TWM Brazeau River gas plant to TA’s electric generating units at […]

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Issue 25- Capital Power Keeping It Clean

Capital Power Corp (TSX: CPX) is a North American power producer that owns 6,300 megawatts (MW) of capacity, including announced acquisitions and projects under construction. They develop, own, and operate power generation facilities using many energy sources such as gas, coal, solar, and wind. They also own a highly contracted portfolio of assets with an […]

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Issue 24- Superior Plus Shifting Its Focus

On June 6th 2019, Superior Plus Corp (TSX:SPB) announced that they are looking to sell their specialty chemicals division. The chemical division manufactures sodium chlorate, caustic soda, and a few other chemicals. If the transaction gets completed, it would have a significant positive impact on SPB’s balance sheet. Disclaimer: Palos Funds are shareholders of SPB. […]

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