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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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Issue 23 – The Month of May brings Volatility

The month of May has been volatile as the markets have been whiplashed by yet another wave of trade fears and tariffs. The China & US trade deal is taking longer than expected and has turned into a blame game. However, it is in the interest of both nations to find a common resolution on […]

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Issue 22 – A Premium Holding

On Wednesday May 29, we had the chance to sit down with George Paleologou, the CEO of Premium Brands Holdings Corp (TSX: PBH). PBH is a food processing company that is renowned for its sandwich, meat, protein and seafood products. As the name implies, they pride themselves on having a collection of premium brands, with […]

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Issue 21 – The Handcuffs are Off

On May 17, 2019, the Canadian and US governments announced their decision to eliminate steel and aluminum tariffs. A company that I believe will significantly benefit from this phenomenon is Stelco (TSX: STLC). The elimination of tariffs should increase the company’s annual EBITDA by approximately $60 million.  When the tariffs were initially introduced on May 31, […]

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Issue 20 – Keyera Is Looking Forward

On May 15, 2019 Keyera Corp (TSX:KEY) announced it’s Q1 2019 results. The results by themselves were not spectacular because of their marketing business. The company encountered an unplanned 17-day outage at Alberta EnviroFuels, which resulted in lower ISO-octane contribution. Disclaimer: Palos Funds are shareholders of KEY. Continue Reading in PDF By Charles Marleau, CIM […]

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Issue 19 – The Strong gets Stronger

The portfolio is invested in what we believe to be the strongest Canadian E&P in the TSX. Our approach for the past few years has been sticking to companies with strong management teams, strong balance sheets, low decline rates, and with controlled production growth. I continue to stay away from the highly levered, high oil […]

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Issue 18 – InterRent Has Another Very Impressive Quarter

On April 29, 2019, InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:IIP-U) announced its 2019 Q1 results and they were impressive. The company continues to deliver double digit organic growth. The REIT has now delivered this kind of growth for six consecutive quarters. The company delivered 12% NOI growth and its revenue increased by 8% QoQ . […]

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Issue 17 – Horizon North Should Not be Ignored

Horizon North Logistics Inc (TSX:HNL) is no longer a one trick pony. Its industrial service business provides many services in camps and accommodation. However, their business is no longer at the mercy of oil sands development. The industrial services business has diversified into non-energy, liquid rich plays, and Westcoast LNG. HNL is now the largest […]

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Issue 16 – Lundin Defies the Skeptics

Lundin Mining Corp (TSX: LUN) has been on the prowl for acquisitions for a few years now. If you recall, LUN tried to acquire Nevsun Resources Ltd. in July 2018. However, a competitive offer came from Zijin mining of China. Analysts and investors became very skeptic about LUN executing on any acquisition. I always appreciated […]

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Issue 15 – NFI Group Strong Fundamentals

NFI Group (TSX: NFI) is North America’s leading bus manufacturer with facilities across Canada and the U.S. The company pays a dividend yield of 5%, has a free cash flow yield of 12%, has 2.5 years of revenue in backlog, and has a strong balance sheet. Despite all of this, the company is down 37.5% […]

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Issue 14 – Zinc Is Running Dry

Zinc storage at the London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouse reached 12-year low in March 2019. The storage is at approximately 59,000 tones – which is only two days of global consumption. The price of zinc is up 22% since the beginning of the year. I’m of the opinion that the prices could move to last […]

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