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ACLN Ltd (NASD:ACLNF)
An SI Board Since September 1999
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Emcee:  Frank McVerry Type:  Unmoderated
Ever dreamed of that ideal stock ? You know, the one with
the perfect profile...no long term debt, low PE (much lower
than the 5 year earnings growth), huge ROA/E, textbook bullish
technical chart etc, etc. Doing a Lynch-style search through
the profiles of many dozens of stocks, I think I found the one
he said I might find. What is it ? Symbol ACLNF, this is a sea
transporter of used cars from Belgium to various countries
in North and West Africa and the Middle-East. ACLN Ltd
has been in business since 1994 and traded on NASDAQ
since 1998. Stepping through the fundamentals...
(Note: 'industry' refers to the water transportation industry
within the transportation sector)

PE ratio 6.3
Annualized 5year eps growth 29% (the industry high !)
Price/book 2.4
Price/sales 1.3
Current ratio 17.1 !! (not a misprint - this is the industry high )
Long-term debt is zero
Total cash/share $7.02 (from latest earnings release)
Profit margin 21% (the industry high)
Return on Equity 44% (the industry high)
Return on Assets 41.7% (the industry high)
(Data Sources: Provestor, Yahoo Profiles and Company
Press Releases).

I've been in touch with Investor Relations at ACLN,
(recently set-up in Los Angeles to give US location
and English-speaking contact) and like what I hear. In
later posts, I'll present more information on valuations,
future prospects/expansion and more on why I like
the story here and why I think there is significant
upside.

Comments ? Let me know what you think, for or against
(Even if it's just 'Wake-up, Frank, you ARE dreaming' !!).

Frank McV
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41A.C.L.N. consent to orders A.C.L.N., CEO ABDERRAZAK LABIAD AND SCANDINAVIAN CARRay Rueb-9/22/2004
40I haven't seen any news on ACLN since the most recent flurry in October of lArcane Lore-5/19/2003
39Is any progress being made in the ACLNF matter? I see it still trades in the PinDELT1970-5/15/2003
38From the NY Times: A Car Shipper Sold Shares; S.E.C. Implies It Sold Illusions Arcane Lore-10/9/2002
37From the SEC site: <i>U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WashingtoArcane Lore-10/8/2002
36In theory, the Yahoo message board should no longer exist since they don't sArcane Lore-10/8/2002
35There was a very active thread on Yahoo! Finance. I don't if it's discusMarc Fortier-10/5/2002
34Is this stock being discussed anywhere on the web?DELT1970-9/16/2002
33A.C.L.N. chief financial officer resigns amid SEC probe By Pat Maio, AssociatedArcane Lore-4/2/2002
32Here is what started the dump: Through the Looking GlaYorikke-12/28/2001
31more problems, a raft of suits.... siliconinvestor.com The Complaint alleges Yorikke-12/28/2001
30They just cancelled a large ship order. Claim the vessels are now to small for Yorikke-12/21/2001
29Still strong buy?Terry D-12/20/2001
28Move your office to MogadishuBen Wa-10/16/2001
27Upgrade of ASW Rating to Strong Buy [32.25] October 16, 2001: Axxel Knutson, PAxxel-10/16/2001
26Reduction in rating-AXXel to Buy-FYI August 20, 2001:: Axxel Knutson, PresidAxxel-8/22/2001
25Thoughts on the NYSE listing For no particular reason, it gives me a warm/fuFrank McVerry-7/20/2001
24A.C.L.N. Limited to List on the New York Stock Exchange LOS ANGELES, Jul 11, 20drirak-7/11/2001
23A.C.L.N. Limited Ships 16,610 Cars in April as Demand in Africa Continues To Incdrirak-6/4/2001
22Griffin Securities (NYC & UK) wrote up ACLNF on March 14, 2001, saying, &quoDELT1970-5/24/2001
21Well, another great earnings report - the story just seems to get better. I didnFrank McVerry-5/21/2001
20And News: 05/15 4:16P (DJ) =DJ A.C.L.N. Ltd Reports 1Q Profits Up 57%, Revenue Ddrirak-5/15/2001
19We've got a technical breakout here.DELT1970-5/12/2001
18Thanks for your response. The company is hiring a new IR guy who is supposedly vdrirak-1/16/2001
17ira, Excuses first - I went on vacation just when you posted and only recentlyFrank McVerry-1/12/2001
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