Mike Arnold
Long only, small-cap, tech, growth at reasonable price

First Pacific: Creating Long-Term Value In Asia

I might as well fess up: I lifted the title to this piece from the First Pacific Co. Ltd., (OTCPK:FPAFY) 2012 annual report. But I think it sums up succinctly the investment thesis: owning an opportunistic investor and value creator in emerging economies.

First Pacific is a Hong Kong listed investment holding company, owning significant stakes in four primary businesses (%'s):

  1. Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (NYSE:PHI) (25.6%)
  2. Indofood (OTCPK:PIFMY) (50.1%)
  3. Metro Pacific Investments (OTCPK:MPCIY) (55.9%)
  4. Philex Mining (OTC:PXMFF) (37.6%) [1]

What should get alpha seekers excited about First Pacific is that it trades at a significant discount to net asset value ("NAV") after a 30% slide in share...

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