Perry Capital's Investment Thesis on Iron Mountain (IRM) ~ market folly

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Perry Capital's Investment Thesis on Iron Mountain (IRM)

Hedge fund Perry Capital's recent letter to investors outlines why they added to their existing position in Iron Mountain (IRM) in the second quarter. We also posted up Perry's thoughts on credit in another post. Regarding their equity stake in IRM, Perry writes,

"The company’s main business is physical document and data tape storage where it has the #1 market share. In part due to the urging of a shareholder, the company is engaging in a series of changes that should unlock value and drive returns to shareholders. We believe management’s commitment to the shareholders, new board appointments, reductions in capital expenditures, the recent sale of its non-core digital business, rationalization of its international operations, and potential conversion to a REIT all bode well for shareholder value creation. Along with the defensive nature of the business model, management has committed to return $2.2bn of cash to shareholders by 2013 (equal to one third of its market capitalization). This should provide adequate downside protection in an uncertain market environment."

Perry Capital 767 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10153

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