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All German Shares – Part 11 (Nr. 176-200)

New year, same series. This time the 25 stocks contain 5 watch list candidates. At 200 stocks I have managed now to cover already 25% of the universe.

176. Puma SE

Puma SE, the iconic German sportswear brand founded by the brother of Adi Dassler (Adidas) is a very interesting case. The now 10 bn EUR market company was one of the real hot growth stocks in the 90ies early 2000s, then nothing happened for a long time as we can see in the chart:

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German Startups Group KGaA – Where Deep Value meets Venture Capital

Disclaimer: This is not investment advice. Please do your own research !!!

Management summary:

Despite many issues in the past, I do think that German Startups Group, a stock listed VC investment vehicle, represents an interesting “deep value” situation, where one can buy 1 EUR of underlying value for less than 50 cents. A lot of things have changed into the right direction and there is the chance for some (soft) catalysts in the relatively near future. On the other hand, the unusual corporate structure in combination with a small market cap (EUR 15mn) and relatively illiquid trading also clearly makes it a risky investment.

“Never say never”

Some of my readers will ask: What did make my opinion change on this ?

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All German Shares – Part 9 (Nr. 101-125)

And another 25 stock batch with some very interesting companies. At some point in time I will release a table with all the stocks and a link to the respective posts.

Nr. 101: Baumot Group AG

36 mn market cap company that calls itself the “clean air” company. According to the company huge potential if hardware exhaust filtering for problematic Diesel cars would kick in which the company is manufacturing. However, currently the company is in deep trouble, sales tanking and huge losses. Several capital increases and debt equity swap. “pass”.

Nr. 102: BHS Tabletop AG – ISIN: DE0006102007

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All German shares part 8 (Nr. 76-100)

As I am making good progress, I included this time 25 stocks. The first 100 are done, another 700 or so to go 😉

Nr. 76: Uniwheels AG – ISIN DE000A13STW4

Uniwheels is a 800 mn EUR market cap car supplier. Interestingly the German company floated its shares in Poland in 2015. Their main products are  aluminium rims / wheels for cars.  In 2017, the founders of Uniwheels sold their majority to US based Superior. Maybe a squeeze out opportunity, but I know little on how this works in Poland. “Pass”

Nr 77: Foris AG

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Uber – Business model and “sum of parts” valuation attempt

Health and safety warning: This is not investment advice. Please do your own research !!!!!

Following my book review of “Super Pumped” a few days ago I felt motivated (or “pumped up”) to look a little bit into Uber as a stock.

Uber is interesting in my opinion for a couple of reasons:

  • They really disrupted the taxi market with their app and even managed to create a new verb “Ubering”.
  • They managed to earn a dominent market share in many countries in a short time
  • In the markets where they failed, they ended up with significant stakes in the leading players (Chine/Didi. Russia/Yandex, SE Asia Grab)
  • The stock is extremely controversial
  • the lock-up for old investors has just expired
  • the stock price has been tanking for some time now
  • the company is not easy to understand

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