For the fourth quarter ended March thirty first, 2022, KVF gained $0.74 per share, growing the worth of every share to $42.65. This pre-tax 3% return was shut that of the S&P/TSX over the interval, and higher than the -5% and -8% returns of the S&P 500 and Russell 2000, respectively.
Returns would have been greater however for the sturdy Canadian greenback over the quarter, which decreased returns by $0.45 per share. Forex fluctuations are prone to considerably affect quarterly outcomes, however over the long-term their results are anticipated to stay muted.
Taxes for the full-year 2021 had been greater than initially estimated, and the distinction between the precise cost and the estimated cost was expensed on this quarter. This tax adjustment decreased this quarter’s earnings by $0.14 per share.
KVF’s features within the quarter had been helped by an increase within the share worth of Servotronics, which KVF has owned since December of 2020 at a value of $7.50. Just lately, KVF offered all its shares at simply over $13. After the acquisition, a lawsuit in opposition to the corporate revealed allegations of CEO misconduct. For the reason that buy, the corporate has not turned in a worthwhile quarter. And but, as we speak the worth of the corporate sits virtually twice as excessive because it did in 2020. Generally, if you happen to purchase with an enormous margin of security as a result of others are panicking, issues can go poorly and nonetheless by some means work out.
It was an eventful quarter for a lot of shares, because the market took some growth-y corporations’ shares to the woodshed. When the market throws a tantrum, small-cap worth shares often take a giant beating. However not this time, as KVF’s shares managed to get by comparatively unscathed.
The unhealthy information, nonetheless, is that there weren’t numerous alternatives to choose up shares at a reduction both. If a development inventory falls from 20x income to 10x income, that hurts the index nevertheless it does not create a shopping for alternative for us.
Relaxation assured, KVF will take its fair proportion of beatings sooner or later; that is simply the character of the enterprise we’re in.
KVF’s earnings assertion and steadiness sheet are included beneath (click on to enlarge). Be aware that securities are marked to market worth, and quantities are in 1000’s of $CAD: