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

With Geely Auto, Opportunity Comes Ugly

Sometimes there are good reasons that a stock looks undervalued. In the case of Geely Automobile Holdings (OTCPK:GELYY), you can take you pick as to why analysts or investors may not like the company. The company has a reputation as a low-end manufacturer of cheap cars with dodgy quality, its tie-up with Volvo doesn't really offer much brand value in China, and its earnings quality is definitely lacking.

All of those are, I believe, fair points to flag. What is just as important is to look at what could go right. The company has been investing considerable resources into R&D and has not only closed the quality gap on its domestic peers, it's closing in on foreign JVs....

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