Amerco: To Move Or Not To Move, That Is The Question

Oct. 16, 2021 5:16 AM ETU-Haul Holding Company (UHAL)2 Comments
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  • UHAL has benefited from recent pandemic-related moves, the migration away from big cities, and shifts to digital nomadic employment.
  • UHAL revenue and profitability surged during the pandemic.
  • They have strong operating cash flow ($1.99 B, TTM) and a pile of cash on their balance sheet ($1.5 B).
  • The strong tailwind is likely to continue for the next couple of years, but beyond that is highly uncertain.

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Investment Thesis

Amerco (NYSE:UHAL) is the largest "do-it-yourself" moving and storage company, more commonly known as U-Haul. I believe UHAL presents a great investment opportunity for a shorter-term timespan (~2 year), but is an uncertain bet over a long time horizon, because:

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