Alexander Roepers of Atlantic Investment Management has made a
lot of money for clients over the last two decades.
In the last 21 years, Roepers has earned his clients an
astonishing compounded annual return of 19.2%. Roepers' basic
investing principles include Warren Buffett's "buy what you know"
rule, waiting for the right opportunity, and sticking to a
predetermined valuation level. Roepers also has tremendous focus
in his investments, investing only in his favorite six or seven
Atlantic Investment works with management of it's the
companies it invests in behind the scenes to help enhance and
accelerate shareholder value while retaining liquidity.
Today, at the Value Investing Congress, he's here to share
five new stock picks.
Baker Hughes (
Third-largest energy service company in the world. Current
stock price: $50. Target price: $73. Pressure pumping business
has zero margins - that should improve. Talking to management
to help improve margins, pay down debt, execute a sizeable
share repurchase in 2014.
Faurecia (EO FP):
$24 billion automotive parts company based in France. Guilt by
association - 57%-owned by Peugeot, one of the most heavily
shorted stocks in Europe. Fifth-largest parts seller in the
U.S. Has a large backlog with strong earnings growth. Stock has
a 41% upside. Price target of 31 euros (currently at 22
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions (4739 JP):
A Japanese technology company with 65% upside. It's the third
largest IT service provider in Japan. Japanese companies
starting to spend more on IT, which should help growth.
Lanxess (LXS GY):
A German manufacturing company that produces performance
chemicals and performance polymers for car tires. Roepers
thinks the stock has 45% upside. Catalysts include a new $400
million plant in Singapore, which should fuel growth in Asia.
Improving demand for replacement tires should also benefit
Harman International (
A U.S. company that creates parts for car speakers. Roepers
believes the stock, currently trading around $66, has 26%
upside ($84 target). Provides "infotainment" for the nine
largest car companies in the world. It currently has a 22%
market share. Margins are going up, giving the company a chance
to double earnings in the next few years. Atlantic is pushing
the company to initiate $700 million in share repurchases over
the next two to three years.