This month the model initiated a position in Hong Kong company Cheung Kong Holdings (CHEUY). The company trades at a moderate discount to book value and at a reasonable ratio to expected earnings.
More interestingly their recent decision to spin off hotel unit Horizon Hospitality in a similar structure to a listed business trust should realize full value for the properties and benefit existing shareholders.
Whilst macro concerns would appear to be currently dictating the share price of Hong Kong developers, Cheung Kong looks conservatively run with a strong balance sheet in our opinion and is a long time holding of the Third Avenue Funds.
We are happy to be in such company, particularly when events at the corporate level have the capacity to create value.
The models other holdings remain unchanged and the model continues to seek attractive opportunities to deploy its remaining capital.
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