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January 31, 2014
Business is a Contact Sport

Business is a Contact Sport

Drama. Business is a “contact sport” (Ronald Coase, 1960) and doing business requires “contact” whether it’s just moving our lips on the telephone or moving people, supplies, raw materials and goods for sale.

Before we can seal the deal, buy the supplies, ship the product, we need to make “contact” and that thought causes us to examine “Transport Canada” to see if we’re just freezing in our tents and skating on our “oil patch” (The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2014, Canada an Emerging Market? Yes, for U.S. Oil Exports) or are we making contact with the same success as our friends south of the border. Please see Exhibit 1 below for the “fundamentals”.

Exhibit 1: S&P TSX “Transport Canada” – Fundamentals – January 2014

S&P TSX Transport Canada - Fundamentals - January 2014

S&P TSX Transport Canada – Fundamentals – January 2014

S&P TSX Undervalued Transport Canada - January 2014

S&P TSX Undervalued Transport Canada – January 2014

Now, that’s contact! An 18% return on the shareholders equity that most investors don’t know how to get with their own money and a 52% return of earnings for a dividend payout of $7.9 billion and aggregate yield of 3.4%.

In some cases, the payout rate is so high as to leave “blood on the tracks” in the service of the shareholders who have “rewarded” the companies with a paltry $2.5 billion so far this year against an aggregate market value of $236 billion.

But let the good times roll! Of the twenty-eight companies in our survey, all but five are in the Perpetual Bond™ and our estimate of the downside due to the demonstrated price volatility is minus (8%) and we’re still up +53% from last year. Please see Exhibit 2 below and click on the link for the “Portfolio & Cash Flow Summary“.

Exhibit 2: S&P TSX “Transport Canada” – Prices & Portfolio – January 2014

S&P TSX Transport Canada - Prices & Portfolio - January 2014

S&P TSX Transport Canada – Prices & Portfolio – January 2014

For more information on the chart elements and additional references to the theory, please see our Post, The RiskWerk Company Glossary.

And for more on what risk averse investing has done for us this year, please see our recent Posts on The S&P TSX “Hangdog” Market or The Wall Street Put or specialty markets such as The Dow Transports & Utilities or (B)(N) The Woods Are Burning, or for the real class actionLa Dolce Vita – Let’s Do Prada! and It’s For You, Dear on the smartphone business.

And for more stocks at high prices, The World’s Most Talked About Stocks or Earnings Don’t Matter – NASDAQ 100. And for more on what’s Working in AmericaBig OilShopping in America or Banking in America, to name just a few.


We are The RiskWerk Company and care not a jot for mutual funds, hedge funds, “alternative investments”, the “risk/reward equation” and every other unprovable artifact of investment lore. We have just one product

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