Monday, October 20, 2008

Bio-Treat - Treating Waste? And Yourself?

Look at this!
17/10/2008 - Shah Capital Management increases from 9.62% to 11.6%
14/10/2008 - UBS AG increases from 10.77% to 11.43%
10/10/2008 - Shah Capital Management increases from 8.69% to 9.62%
10/10/2008 - UBS AG increases from 8.86% to 10.06%
06/10/2008 - Shah Capital Management increases from 6.98% to 8.25%
30/09/2008 - Shah Capital Management increases from 6.66% to 6.98%

And now look at this! See below for the revised Auditor notes after they released the latest Financial Statements!

See definition of a Put Option: A put option gives the bond holder the ability to receive the principal of the bond whenever they want before maturity for whatever reason. If the bond holder feels that the prospects of the company are weakening, which could lower its ability to pay off its debts, they can simply force the issuerer to repurchase their bond through the put provision. It also could be a situation in which interest rates have risen since the bond was intially purchased, and the bond holder feels that they can get a better return now in other investments.

So has the interest rate risen or the company is weakening? ( Our pet monkey with a peabrain chooses the former.)

It's pretty strange that Shah Capital Management and UBS are increasing their share of this company. Take note that Shah Capital Management's philosophy is: "The two pillars of money management at SCM are investing for the intermediate to long term and a fundamental analysis towards security selection." Great, now where are the fundamentals, where is it???.....something we don't know perhaps?

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  1. I just want to thank you for your informative blog and often funny comments. Keep it up.

  2. Good blog and your creative writting.

    For Biotreat, the 'fundamental' is their treatment plant assets located at the so call 'first tier cities'.

    In my view, these assets are good on paper, but, when you have to sell it to raise fund, then it will worth a few public toilets only.

    Learn from FerroChina.

  3. haha...yeah...weird though that fund houses are buying into them.

    Hey anonymous and Invest SGX...thanks for the compliments :)


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