AMC’s Tale Of Two Shares Continues

Three weeks ago, we spoke about AMC’s shareholder vote, where roughly 90% voted in favor of two proposed actions. ๐Ÿ‘

  1. Converting existing APE units into AMC shares
  2. Performing a 1:10 reverse split of AMC common shares

In that article, we noted that were was still some legal overhang. A group of shareholders had sued the company, claiming management used the APE units to circumvent the will of investors who were afraid of further dilution. And while that lawsuit was scheduled for trial on April 27th, a settlement was announced today. ๐Ÿค

Although details of the settlement were not disclosed, it paves the way for the company to carry out the plans shareholders approved last month. It now just needs to ask the court to lift the order preventing it from doing so. ๐Ÿ“

If the market believes this path forward is the most likely one, then shares of $AMC and $APE should start to converge. And that’s precisely what we saw happening in the market today. The company’s common shares fell nearly 24%, while its APE units rose 14%. ๐Ÿ‘‡

As for what this mean’s for the company’s future, nobody knows exactly. On the one hand, this news means the company can raise cash to pay down its debt by issuing more equity. On the other, it means more dilution for existing shareholders.

As a result, shares will likely remain volatile as investors assess the movie-theatre chain’s future. ๐Ÿค”

Disney & Charter Come Back Online

After a roughly ten-day cable blackout, Charter Communications and Disney put aside their differences to bring football back to fifteen million households nationwide. ๐Ÿˆ

The deal’s terms can be summarized as:

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Another Chip Off The Ol’ Block

Last month, we discussed pain in payments landย with Dutch payments processor Adyen NV and U.S.-based PayPal treading water. ๐Ÿ’ณ

Today, the focus was on Jack Dorsey’s Block, previously known as Square, after its Square and Cash App services were reportedly down throughout Thursday. Its news sent shares of $SQ lower by about 5% as they continue to trade at a key technical level. ๐Ÿ“‰

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Europe’s New “Largest Company”

There’s a new king of the European content, with the title changing hands for the first time years. ๐Ÿ‘‘

We last talked about LVMH in June, when it became the first European company to pass a $500 billion valuation. Since then, it’s fallen on fears of a slower-than-anticipated recovery in China, allowing a competitor to catch up.ย 

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Citi Rebuilds After Lost Decade

Banks have had a tough time recovering above the pre-financial crisis peaks in their stock prices, though some have definitely fared better than others. ๐Ÿฆ

Unfortunately for Citigroup shareholders, the company has been among the worst performers across almost every timeframe. For example, let’s look at the last ten years. This total return chart shows that even with dividends, the stock experienced a “lost decade,” returning just 5%. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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