11/30/2014

Convincing MTD November Insider Purchases


Ideas below were selected based on the aggregate shares purchased to the shares in float. This hurdle was used to measure conviction.


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Barrett Business Services Inc. (BBSI)














BBSI:"Barrett Business Services Inc offers human resource management services to small and medium-sized businesses in managing the increasing costs and complexities and employment-related issues". Source Morningstar


Market Cap: 155.27M , Enterprise Value:  73.65M
Price/Sales (ttm):  0.27 , Price/Book (mrq): 4.70
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):18.20% , Gross Profit (ttm): 86.52M
Total Cash (mrq): 86.75M ,  Cash Per Share (mrq): 12.19
Total Debt (mrq): 5.11M ,  Total Debt/Equity (mrq):  14.85
Current Ratio (mrq): 1.26 , Book Value Per Share (mrq): 4.80
Operating Cash Flow (ttm):  56.54M , Levered Free Cash Flow (ttm): 1.65M
52-Week Change:        -74.06%
52-Week High:   102.20 , 52-Week Low: 18.25
Shares Outstanding: 7.12M , Float: 6.54M
% Held by Insiders: 2.01% , % Held by Institutions:  88.50%
Short % of Float: 14.90%
Trailing Annual Dividend Yield: 3.40%




International Baler Corp. (IBAL)












IBAL:"International Baler Corp is a manufacturer of baling equipment which utilizes technical, hydraulic and electrical mechanisms to compress a variety of materials into bales for easier handling, shipping, disposal, storage, and for recycling". Source Morningstar


Market Cap: 10.78M , Enterprise Value: 11.32M
Price/Sales (ttm): 0.58 , Price/Book (mrq):  1.39
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm): 0.60
Enterprise Value/EBITDA: 5.90
Revenue (ttm):  18.88M , Revenue Per Share (ttm):   3.64
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):  91.50%
Gross Profit (ttm):  3.04M , EBITDA (ttm):  1.92M
Total Cash (mrq):   1.15M  Total Cash Per Share (mrq):  0.22
Book Value Per Share (mrq):   1.51
52-Week Change:    30.00%
52-Week High (Sep 11, 2014):   2.48 , 52-Week Low (Dec 23, 2013):    1.26
Shares Outstanding:  5.18M  Float:  776.13K



Electro-Sensors Inc. (ELSE)









ELSE:"Electro-Sensors Inc is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial production monitoring and process control systems. It has two operating segments: Production Monitoring and Investments". Source Morningstar

Market Cap: 13.41M , Enterprise Value:   5.50M
Price/Sales (ttm):  1.92 , Price/Book (mrq):   1.20
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm):  0.77 , Enterprise Value/EBITDA (ttm): 7.57
Revenue (ttm):  7.11M , Revenue Per Share (ttm):        2.09
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):  12.20%
Gross Profit (ttm):  3.74M , EBITDA (ttm):  727.00K
Total Cash (mrq):  8.68M , Total Cash Per Share (mrq):  2.56
Current Ratio(mrq):10.06 , Book Value Per Share (mrq):3.34
52-Week Change:   -3.42%
52-Week High: 4.44 , 52-Week Low: 3.09
Shares Outstanding: 3.40M , Float:  1.46M
% Held by Insiders: 56.25% , % Held by Institutions:  8.70%
Short % of Float : 0.50% , 5 Year Average Dividend Yield: 4.00%


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The First Marblehead Corporation (FMD)









FMD:“The First Marblehead Corp is a specialty finance company engaged in the education financing marketplace in the United States. It provides education loan programs for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students and for college graduates”. Source Morningstar


Note: FMD is high risk. Weak financial position with low Z score (-.50) indicates a high chance of default. 



Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERII)
















ERRI: Energy Recovery, Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, and manufacturing of energy recovery devices that transform untapped energy into reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles. Source Morningstar


Market Cap: 246.41M , Enterprise Value:    215.24M
Price/Sales (ttm): 6.54 , Price/Book (mrq):   3.41
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm):5.54
Revenue (ttm):  38.88M , Revenue Per Share (ttm):        0.76
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):  9.70% , Gross Profit(ttm):25.72M
Total Cash (mrq):31.17M , Total Cash Per Share (mrq):     0.60
Total Debt (mrq):    0.00 , Current Ratio (mrq):    6.24
Book Value Per Share (mrq):  1.44
52-Week Change: -5.19%
52-Week High: 6.98 , 52-Week Low :  3.30
Shares Outstanding:  51.88M , Float:  47.44M
% Held by Insiders:  35.09% , % Held by Institutions:  37.20%
Short % of Float (as of Nov 14, 2014): 17.90%




Ikanos Communications, Inc. (IKAN)















IKAN: Ikanos Communications, Inc., is a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and integrated firmware products for digital home. Source Morningstar


Note: IKAN is high risk. Weak financial position with low Z score (-.68) indicates a high chance of default. 


Market Cap: 46.84M , Enterprise Value:   45.62M
Price/Sales (ttm):   0.83 , Price/Book (mrq):   2.90
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm):   0.84
Revenue (ttm):  54.43M , Revenue Per Share (ttm):   0.57
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):  -34.40%
Gross Profit (ttm):  40.67M
Total Cash (mrq):6.68M , Total Cash Per Share (mrq):   0.05
Total Debt (mrq):4.94M , Total Debt/Equity (mrq):31.55
Current Ratio (mrq): 1.32,  Book Value Per Share (mrq):     0.11
52-Week Change: -74.63%
52-Week High: 1.36 , 52-Week Low: 0.28
Shares Outstanding: 139.33M  Float: 43.85M
% Held by Insiders: 39.50% , % Held by Institutions: 25.30%
Short % of Float: 0.60%



Command Center, Inc. (CCNI)









CCNI"Command Center, Inc., is a franchisor of on-demand labor businesses. It provides unskilled and semi-skilled workers to the light, industrial, construction, warehousing and transportation industries". Source Morningstar



Market Cap: 49.76M , Enterprise Value:    48.39M
Price/Sales (ttm):   0.55 , Price/Book (mrq):   2.91
Enterprise Value/Revenue:0.52,Enterprise Value/EBITDA: 7.13
Revenue (ttm):  92.46M , Revenue Per Share (ttm):  1.48
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):  6.90%
Gross Profit (ttm):  24.25M , EBITDA (ttm):  6.78M
Total Cash (mrq): 6.04M  Total Cash Per Share (mrq):    0.09
Total Debt (mrq):  4.67M , Total Debt/Equity (mrq):  26.97
Current Ratio (mrq):  2.38 , Book Value Per Share (mrq):  0.27
Operating Cash Flow: 6.34M ,levered Free Cash Flow: 2.59M
52-Week Change:   68.89%
52-Week High: 0.85 , 52-Week Low:     0.30
Shares Outstanding: 65.47M , Float:  49.23M
% Held by Insiders: 26.30% , % Held by Institutions:  0.10%



Cenveo Inc. (CVO)














CVO:"Cenveo, Inc. along with its subsidiaries is engaged in envelope converting, commercial printing, and the manufacturing of custom label and specialty packaging products in North America". Source Morningstar

Note: CVO is high risk. Weak financial position with low Z score (.56) indicates a high chance of default. 

Market Cap: 127.24M , Enterprise Value:   1.37B
Price/Sales:0.07 , Enterprise Value/Revenue:0.70
Enterprise Value/EBITDA:9.39
Revenue (ttm):  1.96B , Revenue Per Share (ttm):  29.44
Qtrly Revenue Growth:  8.50% , Gross Profit (ttm):   291.88M
EBITDA (ttm):  145.76M ,
Total Cash (mrq):11.05M , Total Cash Per Share (mrq):   0.16
Total Debt (mrq):1.25B , Current Ratio (mrq): 1.40
Book Value Per Share (mrq):-8.21
Operating Cash Flow (ttm): 3.18M , Free Cash Flow (ttm): 30.08M
52-Week Change:   -44.71%
52-Week High:   3.92 , 52-Week Low:    1.39
Shares Outstanding: 67.68M , Float:  47.55M
% Held by Insiders:30.72% , % Held by Institutions: 51.00%
Short % of Float : 14.50%




Koss Corporation (KOSS)











KOSS"Koss Corp is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of stereo headphones and related accessory products". Source Morningstar

Market Cap: 13.58M , Enterprise Value: 14.76M
Price/Sales:0.59 , Price/Book: 0.87
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm): 0.66
Revenue (ttm):22.49M  Revenue Per Share (ttm): 3.05
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):   -19.90%
Gross Profit (ttm):     -281.82K , EBITDA (ttm)6:  -9.59M
Total Cash (mrq): 125.40K , Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 0.02
Total Debt (mrq): 1.30M , Total Debt/Equity (mrq): 8.49
Current Ratio (mrq): 2.83 , Book Value Per Share (mrq): 2.07
52-Week Change: -62.75%
52-Week High:6.59 , 52-Week Low: 1.26
Shares Outstanding: 7.38M , Float:  2.42M
% Held by Insiders:69.22% , % Held by Institutions:  49.10%

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield:6.70% , 5 Year Average Dividend Yield: 5.00%



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