Photo by Siddhartha

Photo by Siddhartha

United Food Holdings

Mistakes are mistakes, no matter how they are packaged. United Food Holdings is one of the most spectacular value destructing business on my portfolio. Starting with a huge cash horde which translates into a large cash per share, it can easily qualify as one of my best cigar butt. But as time go one, the management demostrated outstanding capability to drain it with seemingly failed but huge investments (land, soya beans).

Ocean Sky International

Unlike United Food Holdings, I did not classify Ocean Sky as a cigar butt in the beginning. However, just like any typical manufacturers hit hard by the falling orders due to the ongoing economic recession, they are driven into quarterly losses. Read more…