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A Couple Of Double Digit Yielders From Bill Miller

|About: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (CBL), WPG

Dear Superinvestor Bulletin Follower,

Bill Miller's 2Q commentary for his income fund was just released.  Here it is in all of its glory:

Out Of Jail And Into Malls - Bill Miller Income Strategy 2Q 2017 Commentary

In the commentary he introduces a couple of new positions that have low teen dividend yields:

The proceeds of the GEO sale went into a handful of new positions, the most controversial of which are probably our shopping center REITs (real estate investment trusts), Washington Prime Group (WPG) and CBL & Associates (CBL).

The ongoing narrative is that Amazon is fundamentally changing the retail business as we know it and killing many traditional retailers in the process, which is true. However, we think the narrative reflected in current prices has outpaced reality. The stocks now trade near a low-teens dividend yield, and the ample free cash flow coverage of the dividends, combined with what we think is the most likely path for the cash flow, means the dividends are likely safe for the foreseeable future.

Seasoned management teams run these companies, and this is not the first time consumer preferences have changed. The firms are using the excess cash flow above and beyond the dividends to redevelop their properties, and such investments thus far appear to generate compelling incremental rates of return.

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