Amerco: An Effective Monopoly To Hold For The Next Decade

Aug. 26, 2022 5:09 AM ETU-Haul Holding Company (UHAL)11 Comments
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  • AMERCO has built itself into a powerful monopoly in the self-moving segment. This advantage, in my opinion, will be nearly impossible to overcome for competitors.
  • The valuation of the company is quite reasonable and when looking at the massive and underappreciated storage business, the future looks very bright indeed.
  • The self-storage business, one of the largest in the country, is basically a throw in at current valuation levels and is nearing the critical mass of generating free cash flow.

A fleet U-Haul cargo vans

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We all know the brand that is U-Haul. Each of us at some point in our lives have likely slid onto a seat of an uncomfortably big truck that we are not at all qualified to



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