TBS International Limited (NASDAQ:TBSI)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

An ocean transportation services company that offers worldwide shipping solutions through liner, parcel, bulk and vessel chartering services.

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Member Avatar Garlicwurst (66.04) Submitted: 4/11/2011 10:05:49 AM : Underperform Start Price: $1.59 TBSI Score: +144.83

tbsi

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Member Avatar joaquingrech (98.50) Submitted: 4/7/2011 10:38:11 AM : Underperform Start Price: $1.53 TBSI Score: +143.51

I was majorly hurted by this purchase. I went into it without even reading the 10k just based on what other people was saying. Biggest mistake of the year, i'm down 50% on real $. I took the time to pull out the 10k and analyze it in detail before deciding to sell/buy it and this is my conclusion:

This company is burning cash, way too fast. The issue is that due to a slowdown in the sector they are not generating cash flow. To finance themselves they've pulled a bunch of loans but what they used to be long-term debt are not short-term debt. To give you an idea they ended 2010 with $332mm debt due this year and only with $18mm cash and total current assets of $80mm. Basically the only way to raise the cash with their income is to begin selling assets quick. You know that's not a good sign already.

If they are able to raise some cash to survive this year, they might be able to not go kaput, but as an investment that's highly speculative. Looking at the debt, assets and market cap, the company is worth more dead than alive, and I don't feel it can beat the market at this moment.

I'm flipping my outperform (wihout analysis) to underpeform (after looking at it myself). Conclusion, do your own reseach so at least when you get burned you learn something from your mistake.

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Member Avatar solublefish (< 20) Submitted: 2/28/2011 8:54:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.77 TBSI Score: -147.14

First pick, based entirely on CAPS. I know nothing about the stock itself.
High-rated stock, relatively many picks (1203/1255), recent picks by high-rated players.

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Member Avatar rockynicky (< 20) Submitted: 1/5/2011 8:59:13 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.96 TBSI Score: -154.65

Good growth and earnings ahead.

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Member Avatar franktejon (< 20) Submitted: 12/17/2010 2:58:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.84 TBSI Score: -157.26

strong buy

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Member Avatar StonedToTheBone (< 20) Submitted: 10/8/2010 4:12:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.19 TBSI Score: -169.54

oceans beckon better times... step in while the tide is low

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Member Avatar kayceygirl (84.86) Submitted: 8/14/2010 1:41:49 AM : Outperform Start Price: $5.82 TBSI Score: -184.35

This is one of my STARZ.
Here is the thought process on this STAR:
a) Divided rate over Zero
b) 3 Year Beta between -5 & +3
c) 15% + Insider ownership
d) No greater than -50% Growth rate for the last 3 years (tough last couple of years so good that insiders are still owning the stocks)
e) Current CAPS rating between 3 Stars & 5 Stars
Open to all Industries and Sectors screened this down to just 250 stocks. I like round numbers. 12 of them I already own through other screening tools. I tend to be somewhat conservative but looking for 3 things at this point in my investing:
1. Stability & Strength
2. Yield and Modest Growth
3. Strong Position within a sector regardless of whether the
entire sector is strong or not. Each sector has to perform to some degree for the whole world economy to function. I am looking for 5 or more years down the road, ROI, and Growth. Not looking for rockets, just stars. This is a Star!!

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Member Avatar ExploitTopFools (91.97) Submitted: 7/6/2010 6:06:18 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.19 TBSI Score: -191.52

shippers: free,tbsi,ocnf,drys,sblk,ultr,egle

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Member Avatar valunvesthere (< 20) Submitted: 4/4/2010 9:33:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.46 TBSI Score: -167.94

Betting on a global economic recovery within 2010. Demand for resources and energy will first feel the effect than manufacturing and construction.

LIST OF DRY BULK COMMODITIES:

*coal

*grain (wheat, maize, rice, barley, oats, rye, sorghum, soybeans, etc.)

*iron (ferrous & non-ferrous ores, ferroalloys, pig iron, scrap metal, pelletized taconite), etc.)

*bauxite

*wood chips

*cement

*chemicals (fertilizer, plastic granules & pellets, resin powder, synthetic fiber, etc.)

*dry edibles (for animals or humans: alfalfa pellets, citrus pellets, livestock feed, flour, peanuts, raw or refined sugar, seeds, starches, etc.)

*bulk minerals (sand & gravel, copper, limestone, salt, etc.)

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Member Avatar 1Landmark (< 20) Submitted: 3/12/2010 3:15:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.97 TBSI Score: -172.20

As the economy begins to pick up, the shipping stocks will follow.

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Member Avatar ByTheNumbers (95.01) Submitted: 2/24/2010 3:02:04 PM : Underperform Start Price: $5.96 TBSI Score: +177.75

major supply/demand imbalance working against this one

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Member Avatar alabama4606 (28.02) Submitted: 2/5/2010 9:53:11 AM : Outperform Start Price: $5.43 TBSI Score: -186.98

I feel that shipping industry has been hit hard due to this economic crisis, and now is a good time to pick up the top companies at a bargain. Although I don't believe that this is one the very best in the industry, I don't think anyone can disagree that this stock is undervalued.

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Member Avatar golfer121501 (< 20) Submitted: 2/2/2010 4:11:35 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.92 TBSI Score: -180.47

Lots of all stars, low price to book: .32, high Insider ownership 53%, near 52 week low.

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Member Avatar keegan67 (< 20) Submitted: 1/22/2010 1:35:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.64 TBSI Score: -179.25

may be bought by value investor at a nice premium. growth outside of U.S. plays into TBS hands.

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Member Avatar ElginBaylorkt (< 20) Submitted: 1/6/2010 8:42:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.56 TBSI Score: -175.04

Oh snap that's cheap.

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Member Avatar randomvariable (84.54) Submitted: 10/29/2009 3:50:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.64 TBSI Score: -186.53

Second round. Dipped in price, but still seems solid.

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Member Avatar west375 (< 20) Submitted: 10/23/2009 11:19:45 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.31 TBSI Score: -183.95

The upcoming merger with "TBS-Ireland" will ensure better days ahead for the patient shareholder.

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Member Avatar LynneKnapp (< 20) Submitted: 10/18/2009 3:59:03 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.40 TBSI Score: -182.48

The Baltic Dry Index has established a bottom. The only question is the pace of global recovery, when and not if. Select Bulk Shipping stocks will show 500% to 1,500%, returning to previous price levels.

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Member Avatar Bojac3728 (29.25) Submitted: 10/5/2009 8:29:03 AM : Outperform Start Price: $8.64 TBSI Score: -193.39

Good growth and earnings.

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Member Avatar greenwave3 (45.01) Submitted: 8/18/2009 2:52:35 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.62 TBSI Score: -202.62

Well-managed company. Looks very cheap right now.

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