3 Recent Buys – BAM, FB, MSFT

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A quick update on a couple of recent buys in the portfolio.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO) @ CAD$44.00 with the recent weakness in stock price. There are still a lot of overhanging questions on the impact of BPY (Brookfield Real Estate subsidiary) on the parent company and how the commercial real estate market will play out, but I decided to incrementally add to my position here.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in Facebook Inc (FB) @ $209.70. The recent backlash against FB from companies to pull ads was a good buying opportunity imo. Some of these companies have stated that this is a pause for just one month, while others have left it open-ended. Regardless, the revenue source is diversified with third party analytics showing that FB’s top 10 advertisers make only 1.5% of total revenue.
  • Third purchase: I continued building on my new position of Microsoft Corp (MSFT) @ $193.50. Recently I decided to go up the risk curve a bit and sold off most of my bond allocation & decided moving those funds to one of the two AAA rated companies with a long road of growth ahead. I am close to a full position now, but may add more in the future as my overall portfolio grows and sizing automatically changes.

Full Disclosure: Long BAM.A.TO, FB, MSFT. Our full list of holdings is available here.

2 Recent Buys – MSFT, V

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A quick update on a couple of recent buys in my portfolio.

  • First purchase: I initiated a new position in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) @ $187.00. This has been long overdue. After missing this gem hiding in plain sight, I decided to pay up and initiate a position in MSFT. The company has executed brilliantly over the years and continues growing market share quarter after quarter.
  • Second purchase: I added to my position in Visa Inc (V) @ $190.00. I am slowly building this position as we move further towards a cashless society. This company continues to execute and plenty of growth runway ahead.

Full Disclosure: Long MSFT, V. Our full list of holdings is available here.

3 Recent Buys – FNV, BIPC, ADYYF

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A quick update on a couple of recent buys in my portfolio.

  • First purchase: Last week, I added to my position in Franco Nevada Corp (FNV.TO) @ $181.00. The recent pullback provides what I believe is a decent place to add in a marketplace where everything else seems overpriced & overextended.
  • Second purchase: This was a swap of my shares in Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. After the recent split between the LP units (BIP/BIP.UN.to) and C-corp (BIPC/BIPC.to), it seems like there is much higher investor appetite for the C-corp shares — likely due to simpler tax filing system for the US investors & fund flows. I decided to sell my BIP.UN.TO shares and buy the BIPC.TO shares instead.
  • Third purchase: I added to my position in Adyen NV (ADDYF) @ $1,190.00. Continuing to build on this position that I recently initiated a couple of weeks ago. See original post on my reasoning for going long Adyen here.

What are your thoughts on these purchases. Share a comment below.

Full Disclosure: Long FNV.TO, BIPC.TO. Our full list of holdings is available here.

Recent Buy – ADYEN

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A quick update on a recent buy in my portfolio.

I initiated a new starter position in Adyen NV (ADYEN.AS) (ADYYF). I bought the OTC ticker ADYYF @ $1,076.48. Adyen is a high quality, high growth payment solutions company based in Netherlands. Last few weeks I’ve become very interested in learning about the fintech space and Adyen stands out as a great company that has grown a lot since it was founded in 2006, but still growing at a remarkable rate (top line growth rate expected around 30%) as the TAM is huge. Some quick highlights that I like about Adyen:

  • Founder-led by Pieter van der Does, a great leader
  • Timeline: Founded in 2006; has been profitable since 2011; went public in 2018
  • Customers are merchants. Won high profile global leaders early in life such as Facebook, Microsoft, Booking, eBay, Spotify, Uber, KLM etc. (ICONIQ, Mark Zukerberg’s investment arm, was an early investor when co was still private)
  • Global omnichannel processing: global availability & can process almost every currency.
  • Develops a modern full stack and maintains full control to make payment processing seamless & minimize failures. Does not plan on buying other companies and dealing with problems on integrating different systems.
  • Pace of innovation – new software release every week
  • Q1 2020 financials stand at: Processed vol of €67B (+38% YoY), Net Revenue of €135M (34% YoY), EBITDA €63M (47% margin & +16% YoY), FCF conversion 93%.

I have been capturing data about Adyen in this Twitter thread:

Full Disclosure: Long ADYYF. Our full list of holdings is available here.

3 Recent Buys – GOOGL, FB, BABA

A quick update on recent buys in my portfolio. A lot of high profile investors are coming out of the woodworks to warn that the stock market is overvalued, but I’ve continued investing over the week.

  • First purchase: I added to my position in Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) @ $1,345.00. Alphabet has shown a lot of resilience with the ad market facing headwinds, thanks to the great balance sheet & continued buybacks putting a floor on the stock price.
  • Second purchase: I initiated a new position in Facebook Inc (FB) @ $203.00. I missed out on buying FB when it was trading around $170 & missed it by $1 and the stock ran away from me. Like GOOGL, FB is facing some headwinds thanks to the recession & everyone cutting their ad budgets. I believe FB (like GOOGL) provides a lot of optionality thanks to the innovation on a fronts such as AI, AR/VR, Libra/payments etc.
  • Third purchase: I initiated a new position in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) @ $196.96. Alibaba is a behemoth in the e-commerce space and provides plenty of exposure to the Asian market. In addition to the e-commerce, BABA provides good growth opportunities in fintech space (via their stake in Ant Financial), cloud offerings, entertainment (streaming services), and lots of other strategic initiatives.

What are your thoughts on these purchases. Share a comment below.

Full Disclosure: Long BABA, FB, GOOGL. Our full list of holdings is available here.