Dickson Pau, Tom Moore, and Bill Henry, three first years at Columbia Business School, discuss their investment thesis for Angi. The three pitched ANGI in the Pershing Stock Challenge (placing second!), and they go into the due diligence they did putting their investment thesis together, the potential upside they see at ANGI, and all of the different risk factors they thought about.
The first Yet Another Value Podcast on ANGI: https://youtu.be/J2trsM41DTU
Spring Graham and Doddsville (ANGI pitch on p. 24): https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/valueinvesting/sites/valueinvesting/files/Graham%20%20Doddsville_Issue%2042_v8.pdf
Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriarTom15
Dickson's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DicksonPau
0:00 Intro and backgrounds
2:40 Why they chose ANGI for their pitch
7:10 Dickson's DD booking ANGI projects
15:00 Takeaways from ANGI expert calls
22:20 Fixed price: the most exciting piece of ANGI
28:30 How the team views ANGI's new CEO
36:20 Why hasn't ANGI hit their merger targets?
40:40 Is ANGI's near term decline in service requests concerning?
45:50 ANGI's struggles with service providers
52:20 Competition risk
57:00 Laying out the long term case for ANGI
1:00:30 Closing thoughts