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Sears Holdings Corporation Message Board

  • rn1.golfer rn1.golfer Jan 19, 2012 6:28 AM Flag

    Beware: Longs Have Been Set Up in a Trap!

    This is a long way from OK will test 20 shortly!

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    • So I take it that you didn't cover yet.

    • There are no longs here, only shorts. Eddie and Berko are the only longs, and I can gurantee you a) they are not enamored with this message board, and b) they have more firepower than all the shorts on this board combined (times 100)

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      • Anyone shorting should be sure they understand the bankruptcy remote subsidiary which carries the majority of the value in SHLD. Here is a good article from 2007 in Bloomberg:

        Below is an excerpt from the 2006 10K where KCD IP appeared for the first time. As you can see, it ALSO shows that the REAL ESTATE is in a bankruptcy remote subsidiary. I would be very scared to be shorting SHLD right now, multiple different ways the shorts get squeezed here.

        From 2006 10K:
        Wholly-owned Insurance Subsidiary and Inter-company Notes

        "The Company has transferred certain domestic real estate and intellectual property (i.e. trademarks) into separate wholly-owned, bankruptcy remote subsidiaries. These bankruptcy remote subsidiaries lease the real estate property to Sears and license the use of the trademarks to Sears and Kmart. Further, the bankruptcy remote subsidiaries have issued asset-backed notes that are collateralized by the aforementioned real estate rental streams and intellectual property licensing fee streams. Cash flows received from rental streams and licensing fees streams paid by Sears, Kmart and, potentially in the future, other affiliates or third parties will be used for the payment of fees, interest and principal on the asset-backed notes issued. Since the inception of these subsidiaries, the debt securities have been entirely held by wholly-owned consolidated subsidiaries of the Company in support of the Company’s insurance activities. The net book value of the securitized intellectual property assets was approximately $1.0 billion and $0.0 billion at February 3, 2007 and January 28, 2006, respectively. The net book value of the securitized real estate assets was approximately $1.0 billion and $1.1 billion at February 3, 2007 and January 28, 2006, respectively. "

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