Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Titan Machinery - Is This Roll-Up Rolling Over?

I've had my doubts about Titan Machinery (NASDAQ:TITN) for a while now, as I've seen more than a few debt-funded equipment dealership roll-up stories in the past, and they often don't end well. To that end, the last year and two years have been pretty dicey for buy-and-hold investors, as concerns about the health of the agricultural equipment market and the potential for a rebound in construction equipment demand weigh on sentiment.

As it stands today, I have very mixed feelings about this business. I do have some concerns about the health of the ag equipment sector in the coming years, and I have real doubts about Titan's ability to leverage CNH Global (NYSE:CNH) construction equipment...

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