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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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Issue 13 – Savaria is Digesting

Savaria Corporation (TSX: SIS) is a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes equipment that helps with the mobility of people with special needs. The company makes vertical lifts, inclined lifts, stairlifts, and many other products that help with mobility. I believe that SIS is well positioned to help the growing aging population with mobility. SIS […]

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Issue 11 – K-Bro Is Executing on the Plan

K-Bro Linen Inc. (TSX: KBL) owns and operates laundry and linen processing facilities in Canada. On March 14th , 2019, KBL announced its 2018 fourth quarter results. The company’s 4Q revenue came in at $59.4 million. They benefited from their strategic acquisition in late 2018 and from organic growth. However, as expected, margins continued to […]

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Issue 10 – Lundin Mining Getting Punished by Headlines

On March 06, 2019, BioBio, a Chilean media company, published an article stating that Lundin (TSX: LUN) is being investigated for an alleged $23.6 million bribe to Tierra Amarilla Town Hall in September of 2015. The article claims that the bribe was to avoid legal action that could hinder the approval of the Environmental Impact […]

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Issue 9 – InterRent’s Interesting Growth

On Monday night InterRent REIT (TSX: IIP-U) announced its fourth quarter results and they were impressive. The company’s operating revenue for Q4, increased by 15% and the net operating Income (NOI) increased by 16.2%. The larger than expected NOI growth came from better revenue and operating expenses. This is bringing IIP-U 2018 organic growth to […]

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Issue 7 – Amazon & GM!!! Electric Pickup?

According to Reuters news, Amazon & GM are in talks to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian Automotive LLC. If the big boys move forward with this investment, it will give them a minority stake in the company. However, the big winner will be Rivian as it brings credibility to the company as well […]

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