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December 17, 2020
KSS – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to stabilize near historical lows, but management is confident about their portfolio, customers, and the holidays
Kohl's Corporation (KSS:USA) currently trades at a historical high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 39.2x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market is pricing in expectations for profitability to stabilize near historical lows, but management is confident about their portfolio, servicing customers, and the holiday season
December 16, 2020
MPWR – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to expand, but management may have concerns about a market slowdown, their margin guidance, and inventory levels
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPWR:USA) currently trades at a historical high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 72.7x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm, but management may have concerns about a market slowdown, their gross margin guidance, and inventory levels
December 15, 2020
Valens Equity Weekly Insights and Inflections for December 15, 2020
Each week, the Valens Research team highlights our most interesting insights from across our tools and our analysis, including individual company, industry, and macro insights. Top Highlight: COF – Capital One Financial Corporation Other Highlights: APH, CLF, LULU
December 14, 2020
KBH – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to fade, but management is confident about the business model, lot supply, and absorption
KB Home (KBH:USA) currently trades below corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with an 11.3x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bearish expectations for the firm
December 11, 2020
TMO – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to remain stable, but management may have concerns about demand, revenue growth, and their OmniPath ELISA test
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO:USA) currently trades near historical highs relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 23.1x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has expectations for profitability to remain stable
December 10, 2020
CLF – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to fade, and management may be concerned about free cash flow, HBI, and the automotive industry
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF:USA) currently trades below recent averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) assets, with a 2.0x Uniform P/B. At these levels, the market has bearish expectations for the firm, and management may be concerned about free cash flow, HBI’s advantages, and automotive demand
December 9, 2020
APH – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA recovery, and management is optimistic about their outlook, growth, and performance
Amphenol Corporation (APH:USA) currently trades at a historical high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 29.2x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has somewhat bullish expectations for the firm
December 8, 2020
LULU – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to reach new peaks, but management appears concerned about MIRROR, sales, and North America
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU:USA) currently trades at a historical high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings with a 67.7x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm
December 8, 2020
Valens Equity Weekly Insights and Inflections for December 8, 2020
Each week, the Valens Research team highlights our most interesting insights from across our tools and our analysis, including individual company, industry, and macro insights. Top Highlight: DLTR – Dollar Tree, Inc. Other Highlights: ABT, AMD, AMKR
December 7, 2020
IRBT – Markets expect significant Uniform ROA declines, and management may have concerns about their products, margins, and customer relationships
iRobot Corporation (IRBT:USA) currently trades below corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings with an 18.8x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bearish expectations for the firm
December 2, 2020
BF.B – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to expand to new peaks, but management may be concerned about e-commerce, down-trading, and Jack Daniel’s
Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B:USA) currently trades at a historical high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 45.7x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm, but management may be concerned about the e-commerce channel, their ability to mitigate down-trading in their portfolio, and their Jack Daniel’s brand
December 1, 2020
ESTC – Market expectations are for a positive Uniform ROA inflection, but management may have concerns about Elastic Cloud, Observation solution, and free cash flow margin
Elastic N.V. (ESTC:USA) currently trades near historical highs relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) assets, with a 21.5x Uniform P/B. At these levels, the market has expectations for profitability to positively inflect, but management may have concerns about Elastic Cloud, Observation solution, and free cash flow margin guidance
December 1, 2020
Valens Equity Weekly Insights and Inflections for December 1, 2020
Each week, the Valens Research team highlights our most interesting insights from across our tools and our analysis, including individual company, industry, and macro insights. Top Highlight: CTSH – Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Other Highlights: CHWY, CTAS, TCOM
November 30, 2020
CHWY – Market expectations are for material Uniform ROA expansion, but management may be concerned about sales, margins, and customers
Chewy, Inc. (CHWY:USA) currently trades at a historical high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) assets, with a 22.2x Uniform P/B. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm, but management may be concerned about sales growth, margins, and customer behavior
November 25, 2020
Valens Credit Weekly: AMKR, DAL, KIM, CSTM, FCX mis-priced/mis-rated. Also, XO iCDS diverging from XO CDS showing distress in credit markets
Highlighted Top Ideas: AMKR – Amkor Technology, Inc., DAL – Delta Air Lines, Inc., KIM – Kimco Realty Corporation
November 25, 2020
TCOM – Market expectations are for continued Uniform ROA declines, but management is confident about ROI and market gains
Trip.com Group Limited (TCOM:USA) currently trades at a historical low relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) assets, with a 3.3x Uniform P/B.
November 24, 2020
Valens Equity Weekly Insights and Inflections for November 24, 2020
Each week, the Valens Research team highlights our most interesting insights from across our tools and our analysis, including individual company, industry, and macro insights. Top Highlight: WDAY – Workday, Inc. Other Highlights: KMX, NKE, WHR
November 24, 2020
SSNC – Although management has concerns about their outlook and other near-term headwinds, market expectations are far too bearish and equity upside is likely
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SSNC:USA) currently trades below corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 16.2x Uniform P/E, implying bearish expectations for the firm.
November 23, 2020
WHR – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to flatten, and management may be concerned about supply chain headwinds, margins, and the housing market
Whirlpool Corporation (WHR:USA) trades below corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 14.3x Uniform P/E. At these levels, markets have expectations for profitability to flatten, and management
November 20, 2020
KMX – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to improve, but management may be concerned about pricing, their used car sales, and their general value proposition
CarMax, Inc. (KMX:USA) currently trades above corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 35.4x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm