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Valens Equity Insights and Inflections - 2022 05 10

nVent Electric plc (NVT) has been rolling up the protected enclosure business to become a key vendor to the “electrification of everything” trend related to the modernization of American corporate infrastructure. Uniform Accounting highlights that the market is missing nVent's improving competitive position and its massive upcoming tailwinds, indicating equity upside.

nVent is looking to become a one-stop shop for all types of enclosures, fastenings, and
thermal management solutions for electrical components. Coming out of the pandemic,
corporations are in desperate need to reinvest in their infrastructure, which is a massive
tailwind for nVent. The company's Uniform ROA has consistently been above 25%, and as it is able to more efficiently use its existing distribution to gain share as demand accelerates, returns could continue expanding.

nVent's management is closely aligned to focus on metrics that will incentivize revenue growth, asset efficiency, and margin expansion margins, all of which should drive profitability and growth higher than the market expects.

Management confidence in the Q4 earnings call about acquisitions, growth, free cash flow generation and momentum in their product portfolio, suggesting they are executing in the
right areas to meet their strategic goals.

TTC Q1 2022 Embedded Expectations Analysis – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to compress, but management is confident about the Revolution product line, capacity, and shareholder returns

UPS Q2 2022 Embedded Expectations Analysis – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to remain stable, and management sentiment was positive about capital expenditures, profitability, and revenues

CIEN Q1 2022 Embedded Expectations Analysis – Market expectations are for Uniform ROA to fade, and management may have concerns about the demand environment, revenue growth, and supply chain constraints

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. Class A

AMC Entertainment Holdings is a theatrical exhibition company. Through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including American Multi-Cinema, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the company is principally involved in theatrical exhibition business and owns, operates or has interests in theatres primarily located in the U.S. and Europe. The company provides consumers a range of entertainment alternatives including film programming, independent and foreign films, performing arts, music and sports. The company also provides food and beverage alternatives such as made-to-order meals, customized coffee, snacks, beer, wine, cocktails and dine-in theatre options.

Ciena Corporation

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company, providing solutions that enable a range of network operators to deploy and manage networks that deliver services to businesses and consumers. The company provides hardware, software and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery and management of video, data and voice traffic on communications networks. The company's solutions are used by communications service providers, cable and multiservice operators, Web-scale providers, submarine network operators, governments, enterprises, research and education institutions and other network operators.

Delta Air Lines Inc.

Delta Air Lines provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The company serves the Transatlantic, Transpacific and Latin America markets directly on the company and through joint ventures with airline partners. Internationally, the company has hubs and market presence in Amsterdam, London-Heathrow, Mexico City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seoul-Incheon. These arrangements are commercial joint ventures that include joint sales and marketing coordination, co-location of airport facilities and other commercial cooperation arrangements. The company has other businesses arising from its airline operations, including providing maintenance and engineering support for its regional aircraft.

Dropbox Inc. Class A

Dropbox is a global collaboration platform that centralizes the flow of information between the products and services its users prefer. Dropbox allows individuals, teams, and organizations to collaborate. Anyone can sign up for free via the company's website or app, and upgrade to a paid subscription plan for additional features. Dropbox is a digital workspace where individuals and teams can create content, access it from anywhere, and share it with collaborators. The company also utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS), for the remainder of its users' storage needs and to help deliver its services. These AWS datacenters are in the United States and Europe, which allows the company to localize where content is stored.

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Toro Company

Toro designs, manufactures, and markets turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural irrigation systems, rental and underground construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products. The company's segments include: Professional, which markets its products worldwide through a network of distributors and dealers, as well as directly to government customers, rental companies, and retailers; and Residential, which markets its products to homeowners through outdoor power equipment distributors and dealers, mass retailers, hardware retailers, home centers, as well as online.

United Parcel Service Inc. Class B

United Parcel Service provides transportation services, primarily domestic and international letter and package delivery. The company reports its operations in three segments: United States Domestic Package, which includes the time-definite delivery of letters, documents and packages throughout the United States; International Package, which includes delivery to several countries and territories worldwide, including shipments wholly outside the United States, as well as shipments with either origin or destination outside the United States; and Supply Chain & Freight, which includes the company's Forwarding, Logistics, Coyote, Marken, UPS Mail Innovations, UPS Freight and other aggregated business units.

Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon Communications is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. The company has two reportable segments, Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business). The company's Consumer segment provides consumer-focused wireless and wireline communications services and products under the Verizon brand and through wholesale and other arrangements. The company's Business segment provides, among others, wireless and wireline communications services and products, video and data services, corporate networking solutions, security and managed network services.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is a hotel franchisor, licensing its hotel brands to hotel owners around the world. The company operates in the following segments: Hotel franchising, which licenses the company's lodging brands and provides related services to third-party hotel owners and others; and Hotel management, which provides hotel management services for full-service and limited-service hotels as well as several hotels that are owned by the company

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