Thursday, January 25, 2007

Premier Exhibitions, Inc.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (PRXI) has been on quite a tear lately, surging close to 70% since the beginning of 2007. Their Q3 conference call (1/10/07) announced another great quarter, and I especially appreciated the fact that written transcripts were available. Key takeaways:

  • Revenues of $7.9M
  • Titanic exhibits are fully booked.
  • Considering three options for monetization of Titanic assets.
  • Two Bodies exhibits to be added late spring.
  • Scrims (fabric walls) should save $1M annually, (5 exhibits * $100K / exhbit * 2 setups / year)
  • Growing cash of $10.2M and no debt.
  • $3.3 M revenues during the week of 12/26/06 to 1/2/07, which promises an excellent Q4.
Just a week ago, they announced plans to open new Bodies Exhibits in Pittsburgh, and Sao Paulo, the 5th most populous city in the world.

As a side note, value investors generally don't try to time the market. I've held this stock for under a year, with little substantial movement until the past few weeks. It's hard enough to be right about a stock. I doubt there's any way I could've predicted the timing of this action. When time permits, will post my updated writeup.

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