Category Archives: Mountview Estates

Mountview Estates: Bumper H2 Rescues 2017 Performance And Pushes Potential NAV To £206 Per Share

20 June 2017
By Maynard Paton

Quick update on Mountview Estates (MTVW).

Event: Preliminary results for the twelve months to 31 March 2017 published 15 June 2017

Summary: These figures were somewhat better than I had expected. The regulated-tenancy property trader produced a record level of revenue during the second half to counterbalance a rather disappointing first half, and the end result was not far off the very strong numbers delivered for the previous year. I was also pleased net asset value advanced further to a new high while borrowings were reduced to a fresh low. My updated sums now point to a possible NAV of £206 per share based on the firm’s previous gains on sold properties. I continue to hold. Continue reading

Year In Review 2016

01 January 2017
By Maynard Paton

Happy New Year!

I trust you enjoyed the festive break and are now raring to do battle with the market for another twelve months!

This first Blog post of 2017 provides a ‘year-in-review’ of my current portfolio holdings. I recap how each of the underlying businesses performed during 2016, as well as provide a few remarks about valuation.

As I mentioned this time last year, I find writing such reviews extremely useful — not least because it encourages me to double-check my investment logic to ensure I am still invested for all the right reasons! Continue reading

Mountview Estates: £83 Per Share NAV Could One Day Be Worth £200 Per Share

24 November 2016
By Maynard Paton

Quick update on Mountview Estates (MTVW).

Event: Interim results for the six months to 30 September 2016 published 24 November 2016

Summary: These were not the bumper results I had become accustomed to from MTVW. The residential-property trader owned up to lower earnings due to rising stamp duty, although the all-important net asset value did march higher as debt was reduced to a new low. My latest sums point to a possible net asset value of £200 per share based on the firm’s previous mark-ups on sold properties. I continue to hold. Continue reading

Mountview Estates: NAV Could Be £140 Per Share Right Now And £192 Per Share Long Term

16 June 2016
By Maynard Paton

Quick update on Mountview Estates (MTVW).

Event: Annual results for the twelve months to 31 March 2016 published 16 June 2016

Summary: Another record annual performance from the property-trading specialist — although you would never know that from the sparse management narrative. Gross margins remain high, debt continues to be paid off while the share price still languishes well below my assessment of possible net asset value. I continue to hold.  Continue reading

My Portfolio: Year In Review 2015

01 January 2016
By Maynard Paton

Happy New Year!

I trust you enjoyed the festive break and are now raring to do battle with the market for another twelve months!

This first Blog post of 2016 provides a short ‘year-in-review’ of each of my current portfolio holdings.

As I mentioned at the start of 2015, I find writing such reviews extremely useful — not least because it encourages me to double-check my investment logic to ensure I am still invested for all the right reasons!

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Mountview Estates: I’ve Lifted My NAV Guess To £188 Per Share

26 November 2015
By Maynard Paton

Quick update on Mountview Estates (MTVW).

Event: Interim results published 26 November

Summary: Another set of bumper results from this residential-property trader. Once again gross margins held up very well while management’s outlook continues to be positive. My latest sums point to a possible NAV of £188 per share based on the firm’s previous mark-ups on sold units. I continue to hold.

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Mountview Estates: My NAV Guess Is £180 Per Share

26 June 2015
By Maynard Paton

Quick update on Mountview Estates (MTVW).

Event: Preliminary results published 25 June

Summary: MTVW’s best-ever results, albeit they included what looks to have been quite a weak finish to the year. Importantly, gross margins were high and management’s outlook continues to be positive. Furthermore, the dividend marched upwards once again. My sums point to a possible NAV of £180-plus per share based on the firm’s previous gains from its sold properties. I continue to hold.

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Mountview Estates plc: Why I’m Up 70% In 3 Years

18 April 2014
By Maynard Paton

I always like to buy valuable assets at a steep discount. Today I’m delighted to showcase how I spotted one such investment, Mountview Estates (LON: MTVW), back in 2011 — and how it has since delivered very handsome gains.

At the time of my purchase, I calculated the potential value of Mountview’s balance sheet could have been more than twice its then market cap.

The shares have subsequently rallied 70% as the valuation discount narrowed and the underliying business performed well.

Add in conservative leadership and a terrific dividend history, and I’m convinced this sturdy £273m small-cap can continue to provide me with dependable, long-term returns. Continue reading