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Wondering about QAF Limited (Updated).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

7 October 2017

Hi AK, thanks for the session (i.e. Evening with AK and friends). 

QAF has received shareholders approval to list it's primary production on the ASX. 

Since management has not indicated that the proceeds from listing will likely not translate to special dividend for shareholders, hopefully they can put the money to good use to expand their operations in the Philippines. 

Wonder when the share price will be appreciated by investors and truly appreciate upwards.

I dunno if the share price will move up or not. One off gains are one off. So, don't place too much emphasis on that. 

Although QAF has a good track record, we could see lower share price if the pork oversupply situation in Australia is prolonged and lasts for several quarters. Earnings will continue to suffer then.

Off the top of my head, in such a situation, we could see $1.00 - $1.10 a share then. 

As QAF should be able to maintain its dividend, I am staying invested and getting paid while waiting.

Reader #1:

I wonder if any of your readers have written to you recently about the longer term aspects of QAF- both in dividend yield and share price?

Reader #2:
Hi AK, I know you are an investor in QAF Limited. Any reason why the share price is plunging? I know a long time director just stepped down last year. Do you think that has an effect?

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Don't ask me about share price. Ask Mr. Market. There is no way I can tell how prices might move now or in the future (with certainty). Past prices, I can tell you easily.

Dividend yield? That partly depends on share prices. Refer to what I said above. ;)

There will always be challenges in business. I will say that QAF's track record is a good one and I can only hope that they continue to bring home the bacon (and bread). ;p

Of course, QAF is not just about Gardenia bread although that is what most of us know them for. QAF is also in the business of pork production in Australia (i.e. Rivalea) which is doing very well. 

It was only a few years ago that Rivalea's viability was still a big question mark and some readers might remember that I blogged about it too. 

Now, Rivalea stands shoulder to shoulder with Gardenia in importance to QAF.

Of course, with the strategic review to improve value for shareholders still underway, it is difficult to say what will happen in future but it is reasonable to assume that any action taken will probably result in value being created.

The "worst" thing that could happen from the review is for QAF to maintain the status quo. To an investor for income, this is probably not really a bad thing but to a speculator, it could be.

Know our motivations as investors and know our investments. Then, we will know if the investments are appropriate for us.

If they are appropriate investments for me, I will stay invested. The day they are no longer able to do what I think they should do for me is when I would probably let them go. Time will tell.

Que sera sera.

Slides presentation on Rivalea:
HERE (published in June 2017) 

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