If you own 500,000+ shares, give me a call at 219-363-7485. This is an outrageous breach of fiduciary duty on the part of ANR management, and a BETRAYAL of obligations to shareholders. The company has 1 billion in cash, and a $100 Million payment due on August 1st. To CHOOSE to "default", in order to restructure the balance sheet, is an OUTRAGEOUS miscarriage of justice and fair play. Fore Motor built up a ton of liquidity, and made it THROUGH the 2009 recession. Alpha could do the same thing....but instead, management is selling their souls and being BRIBED by debt holders, to give away the company, in exchange for keeping their jobs. This is PURE CORRUPTION. The equityholders need to FIGHT. This thing could go for another 2 years or so, before running out of cash, and it should be the equityholders' to control until then. Management "forcing" a bankruptcy for their own selfish interest is a sleazy self interested betrayal.
Comment #26 on Seeking Alpha in my article. (They would not let me post an entirely new article.)
In the update, I upped my production guidance range for the year to 65,000-68,000 ounces....and maintained an EPS estimate for Claude of "up to 10 cents," Canadian, for this year.
I believe the stock can trade to $1+ Canadian, in about 6 months. That would be a 50%+ gain from here.
I want to emphasize to everyone, again, that Santoy Gap is truly a GAME CHANGER for Claude.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Just because you are thinking something...DOESN'T mean you should say it.
You are clogging up this message board with mostly garbage...and are eminently worthy of being ignored.
Deal likely to close in 2 months. Buy here and Capture 5 cents...which equates to a 50%+ annualized return. Everyone wants this deal to happen....company, creditors, and arbitrageurs....and a lot of stock is already in the hands of arbitrageurs.
People are assuming because the buyer is Chinese, that a "risk premium" needs to be priced in. But if you check the background of the buyer, you will see that this represents a high profile entry into the U.S. Marketplace. And the buyer is well heeled.
And as far as the lawyers go, good luck to them; This is clearly a fully shopped, full and fair auction, and any effort to hamstring the deal is totally foolhardy, in this shareholder's book. (I have "gone to appraisal" on other deals, where I felt I wasn't getting a fair price...but not this one.) I'm voting IN FAVOR.
Can anyone lay out your estimates of cash available ($171 million?), and how fast they will burn, going forward? And how much runway they theoretically have?
Also, can anyone discuss the range of penalties most likely on the FCPA thing?
Refi agreement looks good enough, all in all. Provides a decent amount of runway. Willing to roll the dice on the FCPA thing, since they intend to issue an internal report by end of June.
If FCPA is resolved, stock will probably go $3-4, but really have no idea how long the govt will take to do its thing on this.
Also, resolution of FCPA, in a favorable manner, probably turns KEG into an immediate buyout candidate.
Stick it ina drawer for a couple years, and you probably have a $6-10 stock.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I agree. Smacys is very useful and in "the 2%." He is one of the better, or even best, microcap value investors I have known. His only weakness is holding onto stocks too long for (primarily) "sentimental" reasons (not wanting to "miss out" on more momentum-based gains).....and razzing people on message boards, sometimes, for reasons that, to me, seem to exclusively relate to a personal psychological need. But, you are right, all in all, he deserves his due. You just need to look past his occassional desire to "drag other people down," or expose them as "frauds" or "hypocrites" or "charlatans"....in order to pump himself up.
Fair disclosure: you are right....i only made "peanuts" on my longstanding rec to short TUES....because i was not short when the plunge happened, but covered, instead, for a quick gain at $17, on the small short position i had.
Rouleau is like a DEER IN HEADLIGHTS, at this point. Shameless huckster.....with "low hanging fruit" abounding....2 1/2 years after he came on board. PURE flim flam. Delighted to see the stock is rightly punishing his FAILURES.
Yes, but you also fail to mention that you got into this stock BECAUSE OF ME. And blamed me for "the other ones" that didn't go up, but took the credit for the ones that did.
....of what kind of effect a, say, 200 basis point increase in interest rates would have on their accumulated comprehensive other income (attributed to pensions)?
Global cyclical recovery continuing. With increased pricing power across most or all of their segments. I believe the increased buyback is a mark of management's confidence in the future...despite recent disappointments.
In addition, the potential gains from higher interest rates, vis a vis their pension plan, are SIZABLE.
Finally, the company is a candidate for a takeover or breakup.
Of course, I could be wrong, and margins could continue to disappoint, in their core (declining) newsprint business. But to me, this is a great "cigar butt" Graham & Dodd style play.
i'm not necessarily shooting for the fences. $16-18 in 6-12 months would be good enough. But it could be $20-30 in the next 1-2 years.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This is a great entry point on a great value stock. I'm guessing the absolute bottom here will be no less than $11.25-11.45. Ride this for a 6-12 month gain of 50%+, imho.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
And loving every minute of it.
Where does this Credit Suisse idiot get off saying a violation on the line of credit will lead to a "liquidity crisis" in a year, when ANR carries NO balance on the line, has $1 billion+ in cash and securities, and is probably burning no moe than $400-450 million a year.
These analysts are DOLTS.
I am looking for other large shareholders (1+ million) to discuss this company's underperformance, and poor capital allocation decisions. Please contact me via my yahoo e-mail address.
I own 8 million shares and am very disheartened by the destruction of shareholder value here, and the running of this company for purposes that seem OTHER than a focus on securing the reputation of the management, the company, and earning the company respect on the Street. If you are a larger holder here, please contact me at 219-363-7485, to exchange notes.