Mark Lin

Mark Lin


Mark is a private value investor and is the author of website which uses a systematic quantitative screening approach to filter the global stock markets for cheap cigar-butts and wide-moat compounders.

Recent articles

Can This Consumer Goods Giant Continue to Grow?

Like other giants in their respective industries, Unilever faces challenges with growing its revenue from a large base. Does this mean investors should overlook Unilever?

3 Reasons Why This Retail IPO Is a Buy

This company's share price closed almost flat on its first day of trading. With lackluster investor sentiment, is this stock still a buy?

You Should Invest in This McDonald's Franchisee

Should you buy the franchiser or the franchisee? The financial numbers will you help you to decide between investing in McDonald's or its largest franchisee, Arcos Dorados.

1 Mom-Focused Online Retailer Is Primed for Growth

There is no denying the fact that bricks & mortar retailers are losing market share to their online counterparts. Among online retailers, Zulily stands apart from its peers.

This Movie Rental Company Will Survive

DVDs aren't going the way of the dinosaur yet. Even if they are, this doesn't make Outerwall, the owner of the largest physical movie rental business in the U.S., a bad investment.

This Retailer Shouldn’t Trade at Such Depressed Valuations

Investors should capitalize on bad quarterly financial performances to accumulate shares of good companies at attractive prices. One such opportunity has come in the form of leading home furnishings retailer Bed Bath & Beyond.

Is It Time to Buy Time?

If you are reading or buying fewer magazines and newspapers than you did a decade ago, you aren’t alone. Notwithstanding the secular decline in print media readership, Time, the country’s largest magazine publisher, remains an attractive investment choice.

Why Energizer Is Better Off As 2 Companies

Many investors view corporate actions with skepticism, as they aren’t usually convinced such actions are in the best interests of shareholders. Energizer’s decision to split itself into two separate companies is likely to be value-accretive.

Is Coach a Falling Knife?

A well-known company sees a sharp share price decline; it has every chance of being either a falling knife or a real bargain. Coach seems more likely to fall into the former category.

Is the Nation’s Largest Used Car Retailer a Buy?

Picking stocks is no easier than choosing cars. CarMax makes it easy for customers to buy cars with its no-haggle” pricing strategy, and it could be an equally good investment choice.

Why You Shouldn't Overlook This Floral Company

Despite technological advances disrupting many businesses, flowers are one of the few consumer products likely to stay relevant in the next decade. If you think likewise, FTD Companies is one investment opportunity you should examine.

Why This Company Is the Best Play on the Affordable Luxury Theme

An increasing number of luxury retailers are jumping on the affordable luxury bandwagon to widen their customer bases and increase their sales. Blue Nile, an online retailer of high-quality diamonds, is a good proxy for the growth in such demand.