Yesterday was quite a dramatic day for Craven House Capital ($CRV.L), the company announced it would delist from AIM and join the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange, along with securing funding for $150m of new capital priced at 1.25p per share. The stock exploded from around 1p to a high of 1.8p and has now stabilised at 1.4p.
I haven’t look at CRV for a while, and it was recently covered by another blogger, Expecting Value, which takes the count now to two bloggers that have been skeptical of CRV. I thought I would write a post setting out my thesis again and particularly addressing the issue raised that CRV could be inflating the valuation of its balance sheet.
My biggest portfolio holding is Craven House Capital (AIM:CRV), which today has a 30% weighting. It is a tiny nano-cap flying beneath the radar of most investors that I have held since 0.28p up to the current 0.47p. I still think this could double from here though and it’s been a while since I went over the stock so here is an up to date look.
An update on some recent changes to the portfolio. Novus Energy (TSX:NVS) has been taken over, I have initiated a position in Clear Leisure (AIM:CLP), and have a good old rant about foreign currencies!
For those that aren’t aware, Craven House Capital is far and away my largest holding, and sat at 22% of my portfolio yesterday. I have no other holdings above 10% which should give you an idea of how much I like this stock.
In my previous post I spoke of how management issuing new shares at 1.25p (a premium to today’s share price) was beneficial for existing shareholders and that I expected management to drastically increase the size of the balance sheet. Well today has confirmed that assumption was correct, as they have just announced a new deal which I calculate has increased my adjusted book value from £2.6m to £3.8m, a 45% increase.
I read a really interesting piece on oil prices, it was contained within a fund report, but I recommend people…
Craven House Capital presents an almost unbelievable special situation. Selling at only 64% of its net assets, it is issuing new shares for almost 5 times the current share price, benefiting shareholders.