David Einhorn: Nice Q4 letter but E.On as a long pick ? Really ? C’mon !!!
As this has turned out to be a very long post, a quick “Executive Summary”:
David Einhorn has published that German utility E.ON is one of his major new long positions. Based on what I have written in the past about E.On, I do think his summary investment rational has some serious flaws, mainly:
- buying management’s “spin” that the recent share price decline was only caused by uncertainties about nuclear provisions
- assuming a quick and very benefitial (for E.ON) solution for nuclear liabilities
To me it looks like that he tries to come up with some short term, rather risky “bets” in order to make good on his horrible 2015 performance as quickly as possible.
As a new shareholder in Greenlight Re I have to seriously rethink if I want to stay invested, however as a German tax payer I might also be biased in this case.