Friday, January 31, 2014

Enterprise Group, Inc. - E.t

Enterprise Group, Inc. - E.t provides services to the utility, energy and infrastructure construction sectors.

The company is an expert in specialized underground construction and rents heavy equipment and flameless heating units all over the three Western Canadian Provinces.

On January 13, 2014 the company released News

"Enterprise Group, Inc. (“Enterprise,” or “the Company”) (TSX:E) is pleased to provide an update on the integration of Hart Oilfield Rentals Ltd. (“Hart”). The Company acquired Hart, one of Western Canada’s most highly regarded oilfield service providers, for a cost of $22.6 million.

Enterprise completed its acquisition of Hart on January 3, 2014, and has already made significant advancements towards the integration of this highly complementary new business unit. Highlights include:

- Hart’s vendors and chief executives, Gordon and Bonnie Hart, have both signed two-year management agreements with Enterprise. Five other Hart executives have also signed five-year management agreements, completing the transition of Hart’s senior management.
- Work has begun on a new Enterprise location in Fort St. John, British Columbia. This office is expected to house not only a new Hart office, but also offices for Artic Therm and Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal Augering Ltd.(“CTHA”).
- Logistics are currently being streamlined to allow CTHA and Artic Thermto utilize Hart’s six existing locations – five in Alberta and one in British Columbia – resulting in both increased productivity and reduced transportation costs.
- Hart has commenced the utilization of inventory from Artic Therm in lieu of third party rentals, resulting in increases in operating margin.
- Enterprise is finalizing the purchase of new additions to Hart’s fleet of modular units. In total, Enterprise expects to deploy a total of$9.4 million towards developing this fleet. The Company’s work to date has confirmed its original estimate that a full year’s deployment of these new units could increase Hart’s annual revenue and EBITDA to $29.9 million and $12.0 million, respectively."




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Badger Daylighting Ltd. - BAD.t

Badger Daylighting Ltd. - BAD.t is North America’s leading provider of non-destructive hydrovac excavation services.

Key technology is the Badger Hydrovac System, a truck-mounted hydrovac excavation unit that is used primarily for digging safely in areas with buried pipes and cables. Unlike traditional mechanical excavation, the Badger Hydrovac uses a pressurized water stream to liquefy the soil cover, which is then removed with a powerful vacuum system and deposited into a storage tank housed on the truck.

On January 24, 2014 the company released News

"Badger Daylighting Ltd. (“Badger”) announces that its board of directors has approved the split of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Badger on a basis of three (3) common shares for every one (1) existing common share held. As a result of the split, Badger’s issued capital will triple from approximately 12.34 million to approximately 37.03 million common shares. Badger has determined to proceed with the share split in order to provide increased liquidity in its shares.

The record date for the share split will be the close of business on January 24, 2014. The payment date, being the date that additional common shares issuable as a result of the share split will be issued, will be on January 27, 2014. Ex-distribution trading in the common shares on split-adjusted basis will commence on January 28, 2014."




Monday, January 27, 2014

World's top supercars

Hennessey Venom GT - is manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering.

The Venom GT set an average 0–300 kilometres per hour (0–190 mph) acceleration time of 13.63 seconds. The car also set an unofficial record for 0–200 mph (0–320 km/h) acceleration at 14.51 seconds, making it the unofficial fastest accelerating car in the world.
Koenigsegg Agera R - is a mid-engined sports car made by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg. The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means "to act” or "to take action".

The Agera is powered by an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 940 hp at 6900 rpm and 810 lb·ft of torque at 4000 rpm.
SSC Ultimate Aero XT - is an American-built mid-engine sports car by SSC North America (formerly known as Shelby SuperCars). The higher-performance limited-production version formerly held the Guinness Book of World Records record for being the fastest production car in the world. The record is currently held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
McLaren F1 - may be the greatest supercar ever built. It has a 231-mph top speed, a central driving position, and extravagant price ($810,000). Revealed to the public in May 1992, it was on the road by 1994, and in the winner’s circle at LeMans by 1995. "Its performance and general ability simply defy imagination," wrote journalist Paul Frere, a former Formula 1 driver and LeMans winner.
Zenvo ST1 - is a high performance sports car manufactured by Danish company Zenvo. The Zenvo ST-1 has a turbocharged and supercharged 7-litre V8 engine that generates 1,250 hp at 6,900 rpm

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Accord Financial Corp. - ACD.t

Accord Financial Corp. - ACD.t is a leading provider of financing solutions for small and medium sized business in Canada and the USA.

Through its subsidiaries, the company provides asset-based financial services to industrial and commercial enterprises such as factoring, financing, credit protection, collection services, credit investigation, guarantees, and receivables collection, as well as supply chain financing.

On January 24, 2014 the media released News

"The Globe and Mail reports in its Friday edition the best stocks are those of companies that resemble private firms as much as possible. Globe columnist Fabrice Taylor writes Accord Financial ($8.59) is one such firm, and he thinks the stock is worth buying. Accord was founded about 35 years ago by Ken Hitzig, now chairman. Accord is a niche lender to smaller companies who need to finance inventory and accounts receivable.

It has paid a regular dividend for more than 20 years and has increased that dividend pretty much every year. The current yield is an attractive 4 per cent. Insiders and people close to them own about 60 per cent of the shares and have not been sellers recently. Accord lends its customers money to finance inventory or receivables. The lender aims to maximize the spread it earns. Mr. Hitzig also likes to be first in line for security on assets. In the first nine months of 2013, Accord earned 47 cents a share. Mr. Taylor figures Accord can earn $1 a share this year, meaning the stock is quoted at nine times earnings. Given what he expect to be an above-average growth rate, he believes the stock should trade at 12 times earnings. His numbers suggest a stock price of $12 plus dividend."