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February 06, 2013 – Comments (13) | RELATED TICKERS: GNW

Greetings, and welcome to the inagural edition of The FoxForceJournal. In the coming months before contest end I would hope to have all 42 picks analyzed and disected. Please feel free to add to the discussion in the comments section.

Order of blog post will be based on rank in the contest, of course this will be completley random as the leaderboard changes every day, we'll just start with the leader and move on down the line until all picks are covered.

First pick- Genworth Financial Inc. GNW

Picked by megashort on 8/20/12 with a start price of $5.25.

As of today GNW sits at $9.17 for a tidy stock gain of +74.67%

"Genworth Financial, Inc., a financial security company, provides insurance, wealth management, investment, and financial solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers various insurance and fixed annuity products, including life and long-term care insurance products; payment protection insurance products for consumers primarily to meet specified payment obligations; and wealth management products, such as managed account programs with advisor support and financial planning services. It also provides mortgage insurance products and related services to insure prime-based, individually underwritten residential mortgage loans or flow mortgage insurance; and mortgage insurance on a structured or bulk basis, as well as offers services, analytical tools, and technology that enable lenders to operate and manage risk. In addition, the company provides institutional products consisting of funding agreements, funding agreements backing notes, and guaranteed investment contracts. Genworth Financial, Inc. distributes its products and services through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors, affinity groups, and sales specialists. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia."

Valuation Measures

Market Cap (intraday)4.51B

Enterprise Value (Feb 6, 2013)8.44B

Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday):12.15

Forward P/E (fye Dec 31, 2013)7.28

PEG Ratio (5 yr expected)2.58

Price/Sales (ttm):0.45

Price/Book (mrq):0.27

Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm)0.84

Enterprise Value/EBITDA (ttm)6.00

Total assets- $114,302,000

Total liabilities- $97,761,000

Dividend and Yeild- 0.00$ (NA) 0.00% (NA)


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13 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 06, 2013 at 1:44 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (61.33) wrote:

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#2) On February 06, 2013 at 11:09 AM, constructive (99.96) wrote:

I really dislike disclosures/disclaimers on CAPS. It's just a public message board, it seems awfully egotistical to think that your few shares and opinions are legally or functionally important.

Genworth is a turnaround story. They just hired a new CEO with a good track record, and are making progress on shedding non-core assets including the Australian mortgage insurance unit. At 0.3x tangible book value they are one of the cheapest life insurers in the world, so even small improvement in the business can have a big impact on the stock price.

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#3) On February 06, 2013 at 11:58 AM, constructive (99.96) wrote:

I'm probably going to the 2013 shareholder's meeting in May. If anyone else attends you'll be able to identify me by my Berkshire Hathaway baseball cap.

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#4) On February 06, 2013 at 5:36 PM, awallejr (51.92) wrote:

Sheesh Harry that is one heck of a disclaimer heheh.

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#5) On February 06, 2013 at 9:44 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (61.33) wrote:

@MegaShort I hear ya' on the disclaimer thing. I actually found that one on some pump N' dump site and thought it was so over the top funny that I had to put it on Caps You got the honor by being the first blog of the series.

Wish I could attend the Berkshire meeting, (I do have an invitation, but alas it was not meant to be this year).

Not sure if your a Futurama fan or not but if I were called on to ask a question it would be this-

I own one share of company bejiggers, and as a shareholder I have my say. Why don't any of you come to my apartment and pet my cats?

It would be awesome if Warren or Charlie came back with the response, but I suspect the more likely outcome would be me being escorted out of the building:)

@awallejr Glad you liked it :)

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#6) On February 06, 2013 at 9:56 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (61.33) wrote:

Just a reminder to all players and onlookers that our esteemed CFO blesto does a top ten every Wedneday on the Randomness board.  Bonus if you hit the prev tab you can find all the information on Kippers that you need:)

Good stuff.

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#7) On February 06, 2013 at 10:15 PM, awallejr (51.92) wrote:

Glad you liked it :)

You would make a lawyer proud.  Take that comment as you please heheh.

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#8) On February 06, 2013 at 10:39 PM, rd80 (96.69) wrote:

Did your cats like the kippers?

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#9) On February 07, 2013 at 12:20 AM, constructive (99.96) wrote:

Oh, I'm not going to the Berkshire meeting. Just the Genworth meeting, I live in Virginia so it will be a short drive.

Yep, I probably own as many shares as Scruffy the janitor. 

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#10) On February 07, 2013 at 1:29 AM, scruffy4life (88.91) wrote:

Scruffy believes in this Company.

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#11) On February 07, 2013 at 9:08 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (61.33) wrote:

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#12) On February 07, 2013 at 10:16 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (61.33) wrote:

@rd80 you would have to ask Hattie McDoogal aout that, as I'm currently Catless, I repeat Catless. (hopefully a cat owner will do the experiment, betcha they would go nut's for that stuff)

(geez, can I throw in any more pop culture referances in one blog :)

Almost forgot that I mentioned in the the first blog that I would calculate the gains based on a $1,000 purchase so here goes-

$1,000 invested at $5.25

Would be worth $1,691 today (I didn't factor in commissions since that could be random).

Now Scuffy's 40,000 shares purchased for $210,000 would be worth $355,200.

Congrats MegaShort  

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#13) On February 13, 2013 at 6:30 PM, AltData (32.04) wrote:

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