In its first earnings since the merger between United Technologies Corp. (UTX) and Raytheon Co. (RTN) and the dual Spinoff of Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS) in April 2020, new Parent Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX) proves its defense operations maintain their resilience in the ongoing pandemic environment. The recovery in the commercial aviation market will take a couple years to occur, but current levels provide an entry opportunity in RTX.
15 May 2020
Both Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS), the new Spinoff companies from Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX), beat expectations in their first earnings post-Spin (April 3, 2020) and saw stock price jumps on the days of their releases. CARR and OTIS are resilient in the face of the ongoing pandemic, with sales back to pre-pandemic levels for the former and the latter seeing increased domestic sales. Continue to hold for long-term value creation from these industry leaders.
13 May 2020
Resilient financials and liquidity as well as sustained bookings in the Americas highlighted the positives of Trane Technologies Plc's (TT) earnings that also saw the suspension of guidance and impacted operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Bookings were primarily hit in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, and the management has opted to not pursue share repurchases in order to conserve its liquidity going forward. We believe TT will see increased traction once the global lockdown eases.
07 May 2020
Following the completion of its simultaneous three-way Spinoff of Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS) and the merger with Raytheon Co. (RTN) to create Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX, Parent ex-Spins), the three newly separated companies provided strong returns on a down market day last Friday (April 3). All three entities have long-term value creation opportunities ahead, given their market-leading positions, higher margins and further potential upsides.
06 April 2020
Yesterday (April 1, 2020) marked the first day of regular trading for the newly-separated Howmet Aerospace, Inc. (HWM, formerly Arconic, Inc. - ARNC) and Arconic Corp. (ARNC, Spinoff). The Parent previously made the same move to give its 2016 Spinoff its name and ticker (Alcoa Corp. - AA), resulting in significant market confusion, now being replicated with this new split. We are positive on HWM post-Spin's potential, and recommend looking for lower levels for entry into either entity.
02 April 2020
To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our position in Trane Technologies Plc (TT). Our fundamentals remain intact for this company, and the market conditions allow for a lower increase level.
24 March 2020
With the upcoming three-way Large Cap Spinoffs at United Technologies Corp. (UTX) on April 3, the new companies Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS) have now listed in the when-issued market and are worth watching at current levels. We've adjusted our post-Spin target prices accordingly given their lower listing prices.
20 March 2020
To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our positions in Trane Technologies Plc (TT), Ingersoll Rand, Inc. (IR) and United Technologies Corp. (UTX). Our fundamentals remain intact for these companies, and the market conditions allow for lower increase levels.
12 March 2020
To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our positions in IAC/InterActiveCorp. (IAC), The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) and United Technologies Corp. (UTX) ahead of their respective Spinoffs. Our fundamentals for these break-ups remain intact (and we are in the process of updating our MSG analysis with the recent Form 10), and warrant increases to their Model Portfolio positions. See the links below for more details and respective analyses/alerts.
10 March 2020
Arconic, Inc. (ARNC) is performing another split of its industrial operations with the Spinoff of its Global Rolled Aluminum Products segment on April 1, 2020. Arconic Corp. (ARNC, Spinoff) will take with it significant liabilities related to employee pensions and the fallout from the terrible 2017 Grenfell fire in London. With these liabilities offloaded onto the low-margin Spin, Howmet Aerospace, Inc. (HWM) becomes a pure-play aerospace player with key positives ahead.
04 March 2020