I wasn't able to publish this on substack because it kept crashing when I tried to publish. So here we go with the two deep values! I recently ran a screen looking for a particular kind of deep value stock. I was looking for either sub net tangible asset value or net current asset value. I screened out Chinese, semi’s, and biotech as these in my opinion tend to be less reliable as investments in the small-cap range.
One of the more interesting I found was Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. (CWGL). I’ve never seen many beverage companies below net tangible or NCAV before. A couple good ones that come to mind from years ago were Caribou Coffee and Coffee Holding when they were briefly below net tangible asset value. I’ve never seen a wine company near deep value level.
Crimson Wine is currently trading for 59% of net tangible asset value. It is a wine wholesaler and direct to customer. From the most recent SEC EDGAR filings we have net tangible asset value of $221.4 million and market cap of just $133 million. Net current asset value is not far away at $72 million. They haven’t diluted with any recent offerings the past couple years as shares outstanding has been stable and slightly down. Cash has been stable on the balance sheet also. Cash is slightly up over the past couple years.
The company has had a slightly profitable quarter in the last year. The share price has been up and down. The stock had a good run from fall of 2020 to summer 2021 and has been down since. I always like to see a stock price that has had some kind of history of share price appreciation. So many small and micro-cap companies never have any history of stock appreciation so it is always nice to see the market can indeed react to positive performance. The company had positive free cash flow for the trailing 12 months ending Q3 last year of $8 million.
The second stock is Save Foods, Inc. (SVFD). It develops and sells eco-friendly green treatments for the food industry to enhance food safety and shelf life of fresh produce. This one is a small micro-cap with a market cap of $5.3 million. Net current asset value is $6.63 million. They grew revenue a whopping 88% from 2020 to 2021 although there is not an annual net profit in the last three years. Cash has been stable the last three years, however, shares outstanding has been diluted. From the second to third quarter of 2022 share count went from 2.8 million to 4.5 million.
I have no position in either of these stocks.