PM Jim Stoeffel Makes the Case for a Micro-Cap Holding on
article 12-29-2022

PM Jim Stoeffel Makes the Case for a Micro-Cap Holding on

Jim talked about the prospects for Imax Corporation, the large-screen theater chain, in an article on


Jim Stoeffel was one of three investment professionals who offered their view of Imax Corporation in a 12/14/22 piece penned by Ryan Vlasterlica, “Avatar Sequel Helps Imax Bulls Make the Case That Cinema’s Not Dead.”

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In making the case for his own positive take, Jim said, “The biggest movies are going to find an outlet, and Imax is the best venue for that. Its position in the industry is pretty secure, and I’m hard pressed to think of what might end that.”

He went on to tout the company’s positive valuation. Imax recently traded for 19.3x its estimated earnings and 2.4x forward sales, both metrics lower than its 10-year average multiple.

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Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2022 (%)

NET               GROSS
Pennsylvania Mutual -4.47 -19.50 4.44 4.50 8.16 N/A N/A  0.92  0.92
Capital Micro-Cap -3.58 -26.08 7.20 3.67 4.60 8.86 12/27/96  1.08  1.12
Micro-Cap -3.73 -25.65 8.44 4.26 4.79 9.87 12/31/91  1.20  1.20
Small-Cap Opportunity -5.28 -21.95 10.33 5.35 9.99 11.23 11/19/96  1.21  1.21
Russell 2000
-2.19 -23.50 4.29 3.55 8.55 N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
Russell Microcap
-0.48 -27.46 6.86 3.11 8.37 N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
Russell 2000 Value
-4.61 -17.69 4.72 2.87 7.94 N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
1 Not annualized.

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Percentage of Fund Holdings As of 9/30/22 (%)

  Pennsylvania Mutual Capital Micro-Cap Micro-Cap Small-Cap Opportunity

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