Recently, I uploaded a new article on Seeking Alpha about the BT Group (BT). The undervalued stock trades for a P/E of 6.5x, and is one of the most strategic, defensive and stable companies. For more details, see the full article on Seeking Alpha here. Read More
by Dimitrios Koutsoubos
From time to time, I have presented investing ideas that have proven to be extremely successful. In addition, my personal portfolio has significantly outperformed the Greek market, as the newsletter subscribers better know. So, the story of FF Group (ATH:FFGRP) with the Chinese accounting fraud and the collapse of the stock looks like a dark spot. However, this is an opportunity for highlighting the fact that even a good investing course is not without mistakes or failures. Conversely, failures are gifts and elements for the long-term success and progress.
By Dimitrios Koutsoubos
In Athinon Avenue—where Athens Stock Exchange is located—, prices have gone up this year, bringing even the small and micro cap stocks higher. Thus, finding profit making and growth firms in low prices has become difficult now, despite intense research. Only very few, abandoned by investors and little known stocks, meet those criteria. Occasionally, this happens when the growth of such stocks lack the growth of their fundamental figures, as retail investors do not recheck and evaluate. Karatzis SA (KARTZ), seems to be one of them. Read More
by Dimitrios Koutsoubos
Stock-market media have been focusing in aquaculture, now that Nireus (NIR:ATH) & Selonda (SELO:ATH) are about to be sold to new bosses. On the contrary, small Perseus (PERS:ATH), indirectly related to the sector, by producing fish feed, is unexplored and in low valuation. Below, we will see that the company is cheap due to some factors that lead to uncertainty and risk for investors. Though, undervaluation seems to be extreme, compensating for those dangers, making Perseus an interesting alternative option in the broader industry of aquaculture.
People not keen on the greek stock market, namely most Greeks, and the Greek micro-investors who are mostly used to buy only banks, both think that the greek stock market has been totally destroyed. They probably ignore that a small group of greek companies which have turned their attention abroad, are growing and produce more and more earnings. They do global sales either by choice, or due to their nature. This is a fortunate fact for their employees, the greek economy, the society and state’s income. But unfortunately for value hunters, this “fishing ground” is getting better and better known among investors, so larger extroverted companies are no longer cheap. Now, undervalued and extorverted are only found in Small Caps. It is very interesting that Thrace Plastics (PLAT), which is somewhat larger -especially for the greek stock market standards-, has ratios that show undervaluation.
Two weeks ago, I was in Mytilineos (MYTIL) AGM (Annual General Meeting of Shareholders). That was not the first time for me being in an AGM, but this time I was there as a member of the board of directors of the Greek Shareholders’ Association (SED) and a program that it organizes. In cooperation with universities and the Athens Stock Exchange, SED has organized the observation of AGMs’ by students. In Mytilineos, once again, it was confirmed that AGMs consist a big shcool, as SED’s President, Mr. Egglezos is used to saying.