When Do You Average Down?

When Do You Average Down? 1

One point on the obsolescence issue: I think this is an incident where primary/agent issues are particularly rife, and though it might be foolish to double down as a trader, it could be smart to average in as an owner. If you are an investor, and by description a minority holder in the ongoing company, something similar to Kodak is likely to be a loser then.

If, instead, you can be an owner, then it’s a different story. You can stop attempting to invest in areas from the core business, intend to continue trimming costs and capacity to complement the demand for the legacy business, and effectively deal with the company down to liquidation while increasing cash flow.

This will definitely cost a lot of jobs, but they are likely jobs that would disappear just a couple of years later anyhow after a great deal of uneconomic investment. This seems to be one of the initial niche categories where private equity is a very important contributor, by tugging cash from less economic investments and pushing it to investors for reallocation.

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Shorter version: Cigar butts are only worth buying if you can take the last puffs yourself and throw it away once you’re done. But it does feature a (probably inescapable in the longer run) human cost. Well worth noting that is a difficult effort still, as you need to accurately evaluate the remaining lifespan and size of the legacy business revenues. And it’s a wrenching process to manage, since you’re up close and personal with forcing employees into a painful transition. Even Warren Buffett failed in the case of Berkshire Hathaway, which after all began as precisely this sort of control play for a declining legacy business.

• Claims that impact the ability to import product. When you put the risk into perspective, the management of dangers must be done in a genuine variety of ways in the partnership. First and foremost are the choice and qualification of the provider, you can do business with. That helps identify the inherent risks they will bring into the relationship and you need to recognize how you will best manage those risks.

The second key in managing dangers is to clearly define what you require. The clearer you are in terms of the thing you need, the lesser the need to make changes. The clearer you are the better ready a supplier will be in determining if they can satisfy your desires and what it will take to do that.

Third, in the Bid. Quote, Proposal Stage, Overview of Suppliers bid or proposal stage and Negotiation Planning / Preparation stage two things must take place. One is you will need to draft a contract that includes terms needed to either transfer these risks to the supplier or have the various tools and controls you need to manage the risks you assumed.

You also need to include tools to control performance. The second facet of this stage is you will need to ensure that the provider is both able and prepared to both manage and believe the risks you will need them to assume. If they can’t or won’t you may need a different supplier or you may want to change your agreement so you have significantly more control over the provider to help you manage the risks. Many suppliers want the freedom to act as they need however. If they want one to assume the potential risks of their actions, you need the capability to control what they can do as part of managing the chance.

In the negotiation stage you will need to ensure that the terms you consent upon offers you the desired protection against the perceived risks. Upon execution of the contract you move into the contract management stage where you use the tools you included in the contract to manage against risks that arise.