Silver Beech Makes Public Its Letter to ECN Highlighting Substantial Upside Opportunity in ECN's Shares
Silver Beech Capital Management LLC ("Silver Beech", "us" or "we"), a shareholder of ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN) (the "Company", "ECN Capital", or "ECN"), today makes public its letter sent to ECN's Management and Board of Directors urging the Company to remain mindful of ECN's intrinsic value while the Company undertakes its "review of strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value" detailed in the Company's press release dated March 7th, 2023.
Silver Beech's letter to ECN is available here.
"ECN is a high-quality, asset-light, high-margin business with substantial long-term growth potential. ECN provides its funding partners with superior access to market-leading consumer credit products," said Silver Beech Partner James Kovacs. "The Company is currently trading at a deep discount to its historical valuation following a downwards revision of earnings guidance for 2023 caused by softening demand for manufactured housing and recreational vehicles. However, we are optimistic that with the recently announced review of strategic alternatives and ECN's impressive track record of capital allocation, ECN will once again deliver for shareholders and unlock substantial value that is not currently appreciated by the public markets."
About Silver Beech
Silver Beech Capital Management LLC ("Silver Beech") is a value-oriented, fundamentals-driven investment firm. Silver Beech invests in durable and high quality but undervalued publicly traded North American copanies. Silver Beech is an engaged shareholder that combines concentrated public equity ownership with operational expertise to generate leading returns for its investors over the long term.www.silverbeechlp.com
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The information in this letter is based on publicly available information about ECN Capital Corp. (the "Company"). Except where otherwise indicated, the information in this letter speaks only as of the date set forth on the cover page, and no obligation is undertaken to update or correct this letter after the date hereof. Permission to quote third party reports in this letter has been neither sought nor obtained.
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