We all know today will be pretty darned quiet as no one is doing much investment wise–except some of us that are addicted to some sort of market adrenalin fix.
Today we have to search a little harder for that ‘fix’. Maybe one of the most interesting items today is the B. Riley (RILY) baby bond ‘call’. The company is calling the RILYL 7.50% issue which is the only issue outstanding that is currently in the early redemption period.
B Riley has become a complicated company that operates in traditional financial markets as well as having ownership (or partial ownership) of various operating companies–sometimes to take advantage of operating losses. bebe Inc. , magicjack, themaven?? Do I smell an implosion if a recession ever comes??
We haven’t had the time to do a deep dive into B Rileys financials lately, but anytime I see a company that has debt of almost $800 million with total equity of $299 million I get highly suspicious – I am going to try to dissect this one sometime soon.
This weekend we will post the latest version of the Sortable Master Listing. Since we had originally posted an earlier version we have been tweaking some components and now will put out a version for readers to use if they so choose. This will require you make a copy for yourself–so you should have a google account if you want to use it.
I will then start working on the next version for everyone–I plan to post an updated version every month.