Maple Leaf Green World CEO Raymond Lai on Growing Cannabis in the U.S.
Maple Leaf Green World Inc (CVE:MGW)(OTCMKTS:MGWFF)(FRA:4HV) has a different approach to participating in the exploding cannabis industry: its going to grow in both the United States and Canada. CEO Raymond Lai joins us to explain.
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James West: Raymond, thank you so much for joining us today.
Raymond Lai: You’re welcome, James.
Enterprise Group’s Subsidiary Calgary Tunneling Taking Infrastructure National
The media is becoming fixated on the repair/rebuilding of just about every public piece of infrastructure in the known universe. And that’s a good thing.Not to mention replacing pipes of all varieties (oil, water, gas etc.) and the attendant support structures. Infrastructure bellwethers such as SNC Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is trading near it’s 52-week high at C$56, up from C$40 on Jan 1, 2016. Others and US peers have experienced comparable growth.
Not so for some juniors.
A Pure Infrastructure Play and More: Only C$0.30 a Share…
Enterprise Group Named Lead Sponsor for Let's Toke Business: The Commerce of Cannabis.
by Ted Ohashi MBA, CFA
January 15, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) On January 8th Enterprise Group, Inc. ("Enterprise," or "the Company") [TSX: E], a consolidator of services to the energy sector announced that it had secured a one-year rental equipment supply and services agreement valued at C$9.1 million with one of Canada's largest energy producers, focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays.
Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) Valued at 277335
Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) presently has an EV or Enterprise Value of 277335. The EV helps show how the market assigns value to a company as a whole. EV is a modification of market cap, as it incorporates debt and cash for assessing a firm’s valuation. Watching a firm’s EV may be useful when comparing companies with different capital structures. EV can help investors gain a truer sense of whether a company is undervalued or not.
Coming up with a viable and solid stock investment plan might be on the minds of many individual investors. A solid plan might entail defining the overall objective and recognizing tangible restraints. Figuring out these details may help the investor focus on the most important aspects of investing in the stock market. Following strategies set forth by others may work, but they may also leave the investor in a quandary. What worked in the past for one person may not work in the future for another. Investors may need to craft the plan keeping in mind the long-term goals. Although some investors and traders focus on the short-term, many investors are more interested in making the grade over a number of years, and not a number of days or months. Plans may need to be set up so that they are flexible and have the ability to withstand unforeseen shifts and rapidly changing stock market scenarios. Flexibility may end up being the key to a successful plan down the road. Investors may also want to do regular check-ins on portfolio performance in order to keep tabs on how well the plan is working.
Currently, Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW)’s ROIC is -0.417079. The ROIC 5 year average is -1.548861 and the ROIC Quality ratio is -0.441521. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a company is at turning capital into profits. ROIC may be a good measure to view when examining whether or not a company is able to invest wisely. ROIC may also be an important metric for the value investor who is trying to determine the company’s moat. Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) has a current Value Composite Score of 89. Using a scale from 0 to 100, a lower score would represent an undervalued company and a higher score would indicate an expensive or overvalued company. This ranking was developed by James O’Shaughnessy using six different valuation ratios including price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, price to earnings, and shareholder yield.
Investors seeking value in the stock market may be eyeing the Magic Formula Rank or MF Rank for Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW). Presently, the company has a MF Rank of 13270. The Magic Formula was devised and made popular by Joel Greenblatt in his book “The Little Book That Beats the Market”. Greenblatt’s formula helps find stocks that are priced attractively with a high earnings yield, or strong reported profits in comparison to the market value of the company. To spot opportunities in the market, investors may be searching for stocks that have the lowest combined MF Rank.
Market watchers may also be following some quality ratios for Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW). Currently, the company has a Gross Margin (Marx) ratio of -0.031053. This calculation is based on the research by University of Rochester professor Robert Novy-Marx. Marx believed that a high gross income ratio was a sign of a quality company. Looking further, Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) has a Gross Margin score of 71.00000. This score is based on the Gross Margin (Marx) metric using a scale from 1 to 100 where a 1 would be seen as positive, and a 100 would be viewed as negative.
The Price Index is a ratio that indicates the return of a share price over a past period. The price index of Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) for last month was 3.18333. This is calculated by taking the current share price and dividing by the share price one month ago. If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. If the ratio is less than 1, then we can determine that there has been a decrease in price. Similarly, investors look up the share price over 12 month periods. The Price Index 12m for Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) is 3.35088.
Price Range 52 Weeks
Stock market investing can sometimes cause investors heads to spin. Following stocks on a daily basis, it is plain to see the amount of coverage that follows certain companies. This non-stop barrage of information may eventually become overwhelming for the novice investor. Filtering through all the data may involve taking a look at a company or stock from multiple angles. There are many investors out there that preach strictly following fundamental data. There are others that swear by the technical analysis. Many investors will opt to employ a research strategy that involves pieces of the two approaches. Knowing every little detail about a company may not be overly necessary, but it may help provide a bit more direction when navigating the stock market maze. Investors who put in the time to study all the fundamentals may want to also start watching the charts on stock that they are thinking about adding to the portfolio. Making sure that no stone is left unturned when examining a stock may end up being the difference between a big winner and a big loser.
Some of the best financial predictions are formed by using a variety of financial tools. The Price Range 52 Weeks is one of the tools that investors use to determine the lowest and highest price at which a stock has traded in the previous 52 weeks. The Price Range of Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) over the past 52 weeks is 1.000000. The 52-week range can be found in the stock’s quote summary.
Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) is 73.490500. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) is 154.951600. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 119.581500.
Traders may be using technical analysis to help spot ideal entry and exit points. One idea behind technical analysis is that historical price movement trends have the ability to repeat themselves. Technical analysis involves the use of chart patterns to examine market movements and to help define trends. Trends in the stock market are not always easy to spot. Many chartists will strive to determine whether the trend is up, down, or sideways. After defining a trend, the technical analyst may look to see what type of timeframe the trend encompasses. Some traders will look to identify whether the trend is major or long-term, short-term, or intermediate. Being able to decipher what the data is saying may assist the trader with finding potential entry and exit points on a particular trade. There are many different indicators that can be employed when undertaking technical analysis. Many traders will do numerous chart studies to find out which indicator or indicators tend to project the most relevant trading assistance. Learning how to spot these trends might help the trader develop specific charting skills that will hopefully lead to future market success.
The C-Score is a system developed by James Montier that helps determine whether a company is involved in falsifying their financial statements. The C-Score is calculated by a variety of items, including a growing difference in net income verse cash flow, increasing days outstanding, growing days sales of inventory, increasing assets to sales, declines in depreciation, and high total asset growth. The C-Score of Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (TSXV:MGW) is -1.00000. The score ranges on a scale of -1 to 6. If the score is -1, then there is not enough information to determine the C-Score. If the number is at zero (0) then there is no evidence of fraudulent book cooking, whereas a number of 6 indicates a high likelihood of fraudulent activity. The C-Score assists investors in assessing the likelihood of a company cheating in the books.
Once the individual investor has done all the fundamental homework and found a few stocks that they think are poised to be future winners, they may want to figure out when to best get into the market. Many investors will turn towards technical analysis to accomplish this. Technical analysis can help identify entry and exit points by studying price trends and movements over time. Some technical indicators are very complex and others are very simple. One goal of focusing on technical indicators is to help make confusing price information easier to interpret and understand. Many investors will find signals that they like to follow, but focusing on just one indicator may not provide the full picture of what is really going on. Many investors will combine technical indicators to help round out the spectrum. Although technical analysis can be a very useful tool for the investor, it is important to remember that stock prices are inherently unpredictable. Even the most seasoned investors may have to adjust their charts occasionally if trades are not working out as planned.