Imation Corp (NYSE:IMN)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company is a provider of removable data storage media products designed to help its customers capture, create, protect, preserve and retrieve valuable digital assets.

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Member Avatar jcoach21 (< 20) Submitted: 1/2/2013 1:56:04 PM : Outperform Start Price: $4.53 IMN Score: -72.59

buying into the cloud storage for corporations is going to be a huge market in the next couple of years.

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Member Avatar thinleyw (29.14) Submitted: 11/5/2012 5:14:26 PM : Outperform Start Price: $4.45 IMN Score: -73.94

Mkt cap    171.66M

Cash & Equivalents    186.30
Accounts Receivable - Trade, Net    178.20    
Total Inventory    211.50
Other Current Assets, Total    61.00    

Total Current Liabilities    301.00    
Total Debt    -    
Total Liabilities    352.50    

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Member Avatar red1582 (22.58) Submitted: 10/25/2012 12:10:44 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.57 IMN Score: +77.11

Barchart

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Member Avatar btthus (< 20) Submitted: 8/7/2011 2:32:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.59 IMN Score: -132.22

Auguest Issue of Ben Graham Net Current Asset Bargains Newsletter. Gurufocus

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Member Avatar graffg (29.52) Submitted: 4/28/2011 6:03:11 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.14 IMN Score: -117.85

value now is 80% of stock price, and making changes in needed areas

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Member Avatar TMFRisingStars (< 20) Submitted: 11/30/2010 8:55:03 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.43 IMN Score: -138.33

Here's the buy rec:
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/11/29/rising-star-buy-imation.aspx

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Member Avatar jsgant13 (99.15) Submitted: 9/7/2010 5:39:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.68 IMN Score: -148.16

NCAV screen, spinoff, Deej

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Member Avatar 3ThreeDs (< 20) Submitted: 8/19/2010 9:47:17 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.27 IMN Score: -151.91

Current assets minus total debt is about $2.59 above where it is now. Potential takeover candidate. Deep value speculation.

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Member Avatar kpdobe (59.13) Submitted: 5/5/2010 8:52:14 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.59 IMN Score: -143.86

Chart play here for me. Extremely oversold. Earnings not too great lately, but it is owned by value oriented funds so they must see something worthy here. Haven't studied the stock in a while, but based on charts I think it is a good play here.

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Member Avatar WorldMoneyRFB53 (21.38) Submitted: 9/25/2009 4:49:15 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.52 IMN Score: -160.09

WorldMoneyRFB53
MYLNP & MYLNG ARE HOT STOCK

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Member Avatar Klog24 (55.65) Submitted: 6/18/2009 9:05:43 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.31 IMN Score: -181.83

Imation is a removable data storage media company the market has oversold due to an overreaction to unfavorable industry trends. Imation’s problem and the cause of the selling pressure is two-fold; Imation’s primary and highest margin products are proprietary and semi-proprietary magnetic tape products and the market for these products is slowly deteriorating due to the emergence of new storage formats. Secondly, although demand for data storage is dramatically increasing each year, removable media market size is expected to decline in terms of revenue. One reason for this is open format tape, or non-proprietary tape, continues to gain share against the proprietary legacy formats owned by companies like Imation. The result of this trend is fewer units will be shipped because the new non-proprietary storage formats have higher capacity cartridges, are typically more competitive with lower gross margins, and lead to greater price competition. So despite increased storage demand, revenues will likely decline.

Obviously these are unfavorable industry trends. However, Imation has a viable business model and is transforming their product mix. They are reducing their reliance on the only product they manufacture themselves, magnetic tape for data storage, and expanding their product offerings in optical, flash, and removable HDD. For a sense of the growth opportunity, the magnetic tape business is estimated to be a $1.8B industry, while the optical and flash media industries are estimated to be $3B and $11B, respectively, and removable HDD is still an emerging industry. I think this business is worth something, but the current valuation implies the product lines have almost zero value.

Imation trades at a 22% FCF yield on 2008 numbers and has consistently generated strong free cash flow for the past 10 years. On TTM it trades at a 15% FCF yield and EV/EBITDA is 2.6x using 2008 numbers. Even if EBITDA is cut in half, it will trade at only 5.2x EBITDA. They also have a very strong balance sheet and even when I am extremely conservative, I calculate a liquidation value of roughly $8.00 a share.

The average street estimates imply Imation will do $1.9B in sales in 2009 and $2.2B in sales in 2010. EBITDA margins peaked in 2002 at 13% and in 2008 they hit an all time low of 3.9%. My worst-case scenario estimate for 2009 leads me to believe the stock is too cheap to ignore.

Downside Scenario
- Revenues come in at roughly $1.5B, or 20% below the lowest street estimate out there of $1.87B.
- Margins decline to all time lows of 3%.
- 2009 EBITDA is roughly $45mm (3% EBITDA margin on $1.5B)
- End 2009 with EV/EBITDA multiple of roughly 5x.

That's cheap.

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Member Avatar jcmontano (56.30) Submitted: 1/28/2008 10:01:16 AM : Underperform Start Price: $39.59 IMN Score: +138.82

I´ve always like this company products, but it seems they lag behind the market developments of its industry... it´s also likely that they still have the 3M internal "mind set"... kind of a paquidermic structure.

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Member Avatar NeroSagetrade (88.46) Submitted: 10/11/2007 8:31:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.73 IMN Score: -123.06

If Im going to own SanDisk in the flash memory arena I might as well own the most undervalued removable data storage company. Imation is trading at nearly par to book value. They are growing revenues at 25-30% per year but are reeling from a slight reduction in EPS over the last two quarters. Still the company is trading at just 12 times forward earnings and they are clearly growing faster than nearly all other competitors. They are extremely cash heavy as well, with $6 per share in cash with no debt. I'd bet these oversold conditions don't hold for long and I'd be a buyer here.

Nero

Sagetrade

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Member Avatar rwmiller83 (92.58) Submitted: 11/28/2006 2:41:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.72 IMN Score: -146.73

Flash memory will make spinning hard drives in computers obsolete within 2-4 years, Imation and SanDisk and the premier companies in this business.

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