KERRISDALE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ON QUINSTREET, INC.

According to a report (March 2018) by Kerrisdale Capital, a private investment manager owned by Sahm Adrangi, QuinStreet, Inc. a web 1.0 firm used unsavory methods to grow its capital base.

Kerrisdale Capital, founded in 2009 by Sahm Adrangi, its chief investment officer, went ahead to outline its findings in a report that scrutinized the quality and sustainability of QuinStreet as a middleman between online advertisers and niche websites.

 

Primarily, the legitimacy of the report is backed by Sahm Adrangi’s substantial background in matters concerning investment analysis. With a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Yale University in his repertoire, Sahm Adrangi has in the recent past served as investment analyst at Longacre Fund Management, LLC where he instructed creditors about in out-of-court and Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructurings and assignments. As a result, his organization’s opinion on the goings-on at QuinStreet possesses that much more weight.

 

Furthermore, Kerrisdale Capital laid down a sizable amount of arguments meant to make its position on the matter clearer. Kerrisdale capital in its report went on to state that QuinStreet’s recent burst in revenue growth could be traced exclusively to a single customer, secondly the report maintains that QuinStreet and her customers benefit from suspicious web traffic such as malware redirects and false leads from internet users looking to make a killing out of the process rather than genuine customers looking to purchase. In addition Kerrisdale also believes that the main online hub affiliated to QuinStreet, Insurance branch, is a fake site because it cannot be found in web searches.

Further arguments by Kerrisdale Capital against QuinStreet’s business model outlined in the report paints a picture of a business on the downside, the report claims the organization shows no signs of a turnaround, and that Kerrisdale top management including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Finance Officer have recently began selling their shares.

 

In summary, the report concluded that QuinStreet was a company whose business model hadn’t changed to accommodate the growth that has characterized modern online advertising. As such, QuinStreet, Inc. was sure to fail.

 

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The growth of OSI Industries

OSI Group is the biggest food processing company in the world. It was started in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. The company deals with supplying the best food products to the consumers. Its products are the safest in the industry and are produced after thorough research. OSI Group is currently supplying its products to over 17 countries and has over 65 plants in different parts of the globe. The company has in recent times been pushing its business operations to various parts of the world. The current management of this company is led by CEO Sheldon Lavin assisted by his President Donald McDonald.

OSI Industries has been through a number of transformations. It started as a butcher shop. In 1928 it was renamed, Otto & Sons. After rapid growth in the mid-20th century, it was renamed to Otto Industries in 1975. Its change to OSI Industries indicated that the company had decided to change its operations from a small family-owned business to a technologically advanced company that would produce foodstuff for a global market.

OSI Industries also had to go under transition in its management. Otto & Sons was being run by the members of the family but as time progressed things changed. The company was growing rapidly, and the sons of Otto were approaching retirement age, the company, therefore, needed to have a new partner who would lead the day-day operations of the company. This was when they brought in Sheldon Lavin as an equal partner. Sheldon was previously working in the banking sector and would help the business to deal with the capitalization needs of the company as it transitioned into a limited company.

OSI Industries would ramp up its production in the next few years to meet the demands that were coming from the rapid-growing McDonalds. There was pressure on the company to increase the production capacity so that they could meet the demand of the McDonalds. OSI Foods Industries built its first production plant so that it could meet the huge demand that was coming from the McDonalds. As McDonald’s broke into the international market, OSI Group was not left behind. It followed suit, and since then, it has never taken a step back. OSI Food Solutions UK awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.

Due to the role that Sheldon Lavin played in the growth of the business, he was made the CEO of the company. His experience in the banking sector proved vital to the growth of the business. He took the business expansion to a higher level by making sure that OSI Industries was not only following the steps taken by the McDonalds but also finding its own path of development.

Contact OSI Industries: www.kununu.com/us/osi-industries