Darspal S Mann
Long/short equity, growth at reasonable price, special situations, deep value

TravelCenters Of America Is Turning Towards Growth And Profits

Even amid bad retail fuel sales, fundamentals suggest that Travel Centers Of America LLC (NYSEMKT:TA) is in a position to offer top line growth with margins improvement, while having minimum overhangs like the lease issue with Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) earlier. Even though improving fuel efficiency is capping truck fuel market growth, there are enough catalysts that can help the company grow its revenue profitably in the near future.

The company's efforts to expand revenues organically and inorganically are starting to bear fruit. Over the last few quarters, TA has made acquisitions, launched new services and refurbished existing stores, while improving on retail fuel margins, all of which are well placed to deliver for the shareholders....

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