Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Net/Nets Becoming Rarer than a Blue Moon

Just when you think that the ranks of net/nets can't get any smaller, they do just that. This site was originally dedicated to the identification and research of companies trading below net current asset value, and at the time of launch in 2003, was the only site, at least that we were aware of, that covered net/nets.

Since then, interest has grown, and there are several websites that now cover net/nets. All of this coverage has brought the concept more into the mainstream. Ten years ago, net/net was a foreign term, even to some value investors. That's not so much the case any longer.

We believe that all of the additional coverage along with rising markets, have acted in tandem to reduce the universe of net/nets.

At ths writing, we can only identify 2 net/nets with market caps above $100 million, ADPT Corp (ADPT) and perennial net/net Audiovoxx (VOXX).

It's not much better between $50 million and $100 million. There, we find Myrexis (MYRX), Gencor Industries (GENC), Parlux Fragrances (PARL), Heely's (HLYS), Integrated Electrical Services (IESC), Trans World Entertainment (TWMC), and Planar Systems (PLNR).

We are starting to sound like a broken record, but that's the fewest number of net/nets we ever seen above $50 million in market cap. This will change. When? We don't know.

*The author has no position in the companies mentioned. This is neither a recommendation to buy or sell any securities. All information provided believed to be reliable and presented for information purposes only.

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