Washing our hands of Pental

It’s difficult to see what the future holds, so we’re selling up and saying goodbye to PTL.

Warren Buffett said that “turnarounds seldom turn”, but personal care product manufacturer Pental clearly missed the memo. We first identified its turnaround potential in Pental cleans up (January 2014) when the company was recovering from its 2012 near-death experience.

Two and a bit years later and Pental has rewarded shareholders with a 53 per cent total return, including dividends. In a market that has travelled sideways, that’s impressive, but it triggers a question: what now?



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