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Stock Take – Crypto crash and the comfortable facet of research

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Host:     Gaurav Sodhi

Guest:  John Addis (JA)

              Nick Cummings (NC)

 

FULL TRANSCRIPT

The data on this podcast is present on the day of recording.  It is common recommendation solely and doesn’t take your private state of affairs into consideration.  It might not be appropriate for you. 

[Music]

Welcome to Stock Take, my title’s Gaurav Sodhi, becoming a member of me right now is John Addis.  G’day, John.  

JA:  Morning, Gaurav.

Looking very good the place you’re, you’re within the Melbourne in the intervening time, aren’t you?

JA:  You haven’t seen my backside half.

I by no means wish to see your backside half.

JA:  [Laughs]

Let’s hope that sentence all the time stays true.  Now, we’ve additionally received Nick.  G’day, Nick.  Welcome, suppose that is solely your second, perhaps your third, podcast and positively your first utilizing the video, so welcome aboard.

NC:  Thanks, Gaurav, thanks for having me.

JA:  I additionally wish to clarify that that’s not a fridge within the background of Nick’s…  It’s not a beer fridge, proper?

NC:  It’s a cupboard.

JA:  It’s a submitting cupboard.

It does look quite a bit like a fridge although.

JA:  A beer fridge, yeah.

A beer fridge, I didn’t wish to say it however that’s what all of us suspected.

JA:  He’s preparing for the Denmark recreation tomorrow, I believe.

NC:  The perks of working from residence.

JA:  [Laughs]

Taken over all our conferences now…  I do know nothing about that sport, I’ve zero curiosity in that recreation, I don’t get it.  John, everybody falls over on a regular basis and pretends they’re injured, it’s an embarrassing recreation to look at.  I don’t even like watching with my son as a result of he’s like, “Oh, why did they fall?  Why did they fall?”

JA:  This wasn’t on the working order, I don’t bear in mind agreeing to debate this.

To bash the world recreation.

JA:  You’re proper, that’s why they’re including 10 or quarter-hour to harm time, due to on a regular basis losing that goes on with folks rolling round on the ground.  It doesn’t appear to be working in the intervening time although.

No, it’s worse than ever.  Listen, let’s transfer to a different catastrophe that’s in all probability worse than ever and that’s crypto.  John, we don’t discuss it very a lot in public, however privately I believe we’ve all been…  

JA:  [Laughs] There’s a motive for that.

Well, yeah, I imply we’ve all been scathing about it, privately, and I believe considerably bamboozled by it, might be the fitting phrase.  You’ve in all probability carried out extra work than anybody than the crew on crypto, what’s your response…?

JA:  Yeah, which isn’t saying a lot.

[Laughs] That’s in all probability true, truly, yeah.  What’s your response although?

JA:  Well, in whole, we’ve written one story on crypto since this entire bubble blew up – properly, inflated after which blew up, and that was actually simply to elucidate the know-how behind it.  I drew a parallel with the dot-com bubble.  In retrospect, I believe that that is in all probability a extra apparent bubble than the dot-com bubble in our view and that’s why we didn’t write about it, as a result of it did appear so apparent and it did appear an effective way to lose some huge cash.

Despite the very many requests we received.

JA:  We received a great deal of requests for it, completely hundreds, and you may see why, as a result of numerous folks have been making some huge cash throughout that point.  The story that I wrote was a results of me interviewing the son of a good friend of mine who was, on the time, I believe he was 20 and he had over $400,000 within the financial institution which he’d made on crypto and was completely adamant that he wasn’t actually going to take any off the desk, he was all in and all the way in which.  And his cohort of buddies, which my sons have been in the identical cohort, all of them began buying and selling the identical factor, it simply appeared to me like the obvious bubble. 

I believe the parallel with the dot-com bubble is right by way of the market psychology, I’m simply unsure that the know-how itself is as helpful as what I first thought and the ASX expertise with their CHESS alternative means that, you understand, perhaps the actual world makes use of aren’t as nice as we thought, whereas within the dot-com bubble, the actual world makes use of have been pretty apparent, it was apparent, I believe, on the time that the web was going to be a giant factor.  Whether crypto’s going to be a giant factor sooner or later, I nonetheless doubt, to be sincere.

There’s quite a bit to unpack there.  Let’s simply stick to that comparability between crypto and the ’99 dot-com bubble.  I truly suppose that understates the extent of the crypto bubble.  The comparability I’d use is with a few of these historic bubbles that all of us have examine.  

JA:  Biggest bubble since tulips.

Yep, tulips – all these manias that folks write books about, I believe crypto deserves a chapter in a type of books.  I believe that is going to go down as one of the crucial gorgeous manias and broadly accepted, deeply held manias of the final 100 years.  It’s unbelievable.  I’m actually proud that we had the sense and perhaps the foolishness to keep away from it and to see it for what it was.  To me, that actually comes all the way down to studying quite a bit and recognising what a mania seems like and it books like Tulipmania and Panics, Crashes and – what’s that known as?  Manias, Panics and Crashes, I believe it’s known as.

JA:  The Madness of Crowds.

The Madness of Crowds.  If you will have some type of understanding of what’s come earlier than it, I believe you simply make your self much less inclined to future manias.  So, this entire episode for me, is an commercial for huge studying.  It teaches you a lot and I’m happy – as a result of I’m fairly inclined to manias…  

JA:  We all are.

15 years in the past, I’m satisfied I’d have been into crypto, I’m satisfied of it, and it was due to monetary schooling studying that all of us noticed this very early for what it was.  Nick, can I get a fast response from you earlier than John deep-dives into why the tech is crap?

JA:  [Laughs]

NC:  Yeah, for me it looks like it’s simply been an terrible lot of rubbish from the beginning, but in addition simply so many various fraudulent issues alongside the way in which and everybody type of dismisses that as, oh that’s simply another person, after which there’s one other massive one with FTX.  Quite just a few years in the past when Bitcoin was actually beginning to take off and the particular person on the information saying they have been a trillionaire as a result of they created a coin that had a trillion cash they usually offered one to their good friend for a greenback…

JA:  [Laughs]

NC:  I believe that type of sums all of it up for me, it’s simply – yeah…

JA:  That wasn’t FTX, was it?

NC:  No, it wasn’t, it was another person.

So, I believe all of us agree and I believe best folks with an thought of historical past would agree that the cash themselves are a part of the mania.  John, you’ve been extra open-minded concerning the underlying know-how.  Has all this episode modified the way in which you’re eager about that?  You type of hinted that maybe it has?

JA:  Yeah, perhaps.  The thought is that – and for this reason I believe it attracted so many libertarians and so many individuals who have been sort of early-20s, younger males, who have been sort of disenchanted with their monetary prospects for his or her 20s and 30s.  The concept that you possibly can have this sort of libertarian free-range system the place belief was not delivered by an impartial third occasion, however was delivered systemically by means of intelligent programming, actually.  And as an alternative of getting one supply of fact, you will have a number of sources of fact and you utilize these a number of sources of fact to confirm transactions.  It’s fairly an interesting thought to individuals who really feel as if the system has failed them.  I’m simply unsure that that has actual world business functions which can be even widespread.  There in all probability are some use circumstances, I believe Dubai’s received its land registry on a blockchain, perhaps the Ethereum community which appears to be fairly helpful with good contracts, perhaps that’s received some business functions.  It simply doesn’t appear that apparent to me.  There are clearly issues with the vitality consumption, prefer it’s vastly vitality intensive and I believe Ethereum have tried to work on that, so as an alternative of doing proof of labor, they’re doing proof of one thing else – I can’t bear in mind what the time period is – but it surely’s 90 per cent much less vitality intensive.  But even so, it looks like lots of work simply to keep away from a central supply of fact, when central sources of fact have labored out fairly properly for society over the previous few hundred years, they served us fairly properly.  They fail each every so often like all human programs fail, however usually they’ve carried out a fairly good job and I don’t actually see the necessity to type of abandon these sources of fact.  So, I doubt whether or not this know-how goes to vary the world and the way in which that the web has modified the world, perhaps it should but it surely appears a query that’s open to doubt proper now.  

I suppose we’re about to see how a lot of the keenness for crypto was constructed on the underlying know-how and the way a lot of it was extra of a conventional monetary bubble.  It’s straightforward to be enthused when the cash are going up and also you’ve made a whole lot of hundreds, hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, then it’s straightforward to say that the tech is effective.  But that is the actual take a look at, you understand?  I believe we’re about to search out out, John, and I believe it’s proper to lift questions and be extra sceptical now, however we’re about to search out out if there’s a actual use case for these applied sciences, which sound attention-grabbing however, such as you, they’re simply past me.  I don’t fairly get it and I don’t fairly see the use case for it, though loads of folks do.

JA:  If you’re taking, say, the unique use case of Bitcoin is sort of a gold alternative, restricted provide, a retailer of worth, that each one makes lots of sense.  But that hasn’t labored in Bitcoin’s case, it hasn’t labored.  That was a very good use case, I believed, for crypto and it doesn’t appear to have labored.  In this setting, that ought to be going up, but it surely’s not.  So, whether or not that emerges…  

A retailer of worth must be secure as properly and the wild volatility of the value, I believe it renders it ineffective.

JA:  It does, and even the secure cash, which has intelligent maths behind them, they’ve failed.  And I believe the large inform in all of that is that a few of the massive crypto gamers who’re nonetheless in there are actually calling for regulation.

Yes, that’s proper.

JA:  I believed the entire level of this was to not have regulators concerned.  You know, if we’d like regulators to make this work, why don’t we simply stick to the system that we’ve received?

My ideas precisely.  Nick, something so as to add?

NC:  No, simply that just a few of the massive banks abroad and the ASX has simply blown up 1 / 4 of a billion {dollars}, I believe, attempting to construct an analogous know-how as John alluded to.  But there are gamers attempting to do stuff with this know-how, so there is likely to be one thing there.  As you mentioned, as a medium of alternate, it’s laborious to see that you just’re going to go down and purchase a espresso with Bitcoin.  

Yeah.  I assume Bitcoin has additionally been linked to different increase time behaviours that we’ve seen during the last 10 years or so and, John, amongst these is one other one among your favourites and I believe one thing that pursuits all of us, is the levitation of Tesla.  That share value…

JA:  Levitation!  [Laughs]

[Laughs] That share value appears to defy all logic and most of the people are stunned by the place it has gotten and the place it stayed.  Do you see it that manner as properly?  Is Tesla the following dominant fall within the crash of 2022 or is there one thing completely different about Tesla that stands it aside?

JA:  I believe Tesla’s completely different, yeah.  I’m not suggesting that we should always all rush out and purchase, I actually don’t suppose that.  We’ve received half two of that story popping out on Friday, however why don’t I make the bull case for Tesla and then you definitely guys can have a crack at it?

We like destroying stuff, so, Nick, that will be good.

JA:  Yeah, yeah, you’re each superb at pulling aside concepts.  So, the bull case for Tesla is that the mission assertion that Musk got here out with when he began Tesla was that he wished to radically rework the change to renewable vitality automobiles and transportation, in order that’s predicated on turning into a giant producer.  Key to that, was it’s an Apple sort of argument, which is the mixing of {hardware} and software program, which essentially delivers a significantly better person expertise.  That’s the primary level to grasp, is that I’d take into consideration Tesla in that manner, as the mixing of {hardware} and software program.  Traditional automotive producers have simply been horrible at software program, completely appalling, and Tesla appears to have gotten that proper and that offers it some distinct benefits by way of self-driving and effectivity and person expertise.  So I believe that’s one thing that they’ve established a lead in. 

The second level to grasp, is that automotive manufacturing has historically been a horizontally built-in trade, so eats a part of the way in which from gear suppliers to automotive makers to logistics firms to dealerships, everyone takes their lower alongside the way in which.  Tesla’s sort of inverted that and established a vertical integration mannequin which permits it to ship what appeared to be trade main revenue margins.  So, Tesla’s now making more cash per automobile than a few of the elite producers like BMW and Mercedes.  They’re actually doing a really, superb job of that.  They produced 300,000 automobiles final Q, so that they made that massive leap from zero to one million automobiles a yr.  I’d counsel that could be a more durable factor to do than to go from one to 5 million a yr.

Toyota, for instance, makes about eight million automobiles a yr, so if Tesla is to make that transition, speed up the transition to EVs, it’s going to wish to provide five-six million automobiles a yr.  To me, they appear seemingly as if they may truly do this, they’ve built-in the availability chain as properly, they’ve secured battery assets, they’ve established a fantastic international model and the factor is buying and selling, I believe, on a PER of round 70 now, which is half what it was.  So, in the event you can go from one million automobiles a yr to 2 or three million automobiles a yr and preserve these margins that they’re presently making, then theoretically, they need to truly improve as scale will increase as a result of there’s huge economies of scale in automotive making, that PER may come down very, in a short time.  So, that, I believe, is the bull case for Tesla.

Nick, I’ll allow you to go first, the place do you see holes in that argument, or are there any or do you agree?

JA:  I’m simply going to depart now and are available again in about 20 minutes, alright?

[Laughs]

NC:  Well, I would begin with governance.  I believe a part of the bull case is Elon Musk and the way a lot he’s a visionary chief and carried out superb already, as John described, upending the automotive trade.  But there’s one other facet of that too and I imply, this can be a firm that has been fined $20 million {dollars} from the SEC for faking a takeover supply on Twitter.  It’s an organization who renamed their CFO, ‘The Master of Coin’.

[Laughs]  I inform you what, he’s received an excellent sense of humour although, Elon, doesn’t he?

NC:  He does.

I admire that about him, he’s a humorous man.

NC:  He does.  The different one too, they earn – and I believe John alluded to it – they earn near 30 per cent gross margins on their automobiles and that’s a lot larger than another automotive firm, I believe double another automotive firms and even triple…   

JA:  Yeah, it’s.

NC:  And that’s as a result of they personal lots of that provide chain.  But if somebody got here in and actually tried to have a go at it, perhaps it’s too far gone now, but it surely’s all the time been a capital intensive trade and it’s nonetheless at – for Tesla, they need to spend billions of {dollars} rolling out these – I believe they name them gigafactories or these giant factories the place they produce tens of hundreds of automobiles.  So, I assume, in the event you have a look at a few of the historical past of a few of the greatest companies in the intervening time, just like the Googles and Microsofts of the world, they’re sometimes capital mild companies, capital intense companies which can be fairly laborious and folks normally come again in.  Whether that continues, it’s laborious to know.  The different one danger is 25 per cent of the gross sales come from China and lots of the manufacturing comes from China now, I take into consideration a 3rd of the manufacturing, so there’s that US-China danger as a result of it’s nonetheless a US firm.  

It’s attention-grabbing although, proper?  So we’re not speaking a couple of massive blow up, we’re speaking about very conventional standard working dangers that apply to, I’d say, nearly any automotive maker.  It’s a distinct argument now than what it was, say, 5 years in the past, the place I believe myself included would have argued that Tesla was a time bomb ready to go off and that actually hasn’t been the case.  I believe what everybody has missed is simply how completely different and distinctive EV design and manufacture is to conventional design and manufacture.  As a automotive man, I truly am not a fan of EVs, I don’t like them, I don’t like driving them. 

I’m extremely sceptical concerning the environmental profit – not simply sceptical, I believe that really everybody’s received this fallacious, nobody fairly appreciates how mineral intensive the batteries are, they solely final for a short while and it’s a must to substitute the entire thing once more, the power to recycle these minerals is admittedly troublesome and it’s not clear that we’ve got these sheer assets to transform the complete international fleet over.  Then, on the finish of the day, after you end driving in your boring, silent, soul-less automotive, you’ve received to plug it into the facility grid the place fossil fuels recharge it.  It doesn’t work, I don’t perceive why we expect that is the salvation for local weather change.

If the issue you’re confronting is there’s an excessive amount of air pollution, there are an excessive amount of carbon emissions, the stupidest thought I can consider is let’s simply substitute emissions on the tailpipe with emission on the generator web site and put a mineral intensive, vitality intensive battery within the place of a mechanical engine, it is senseless.  Why not make the vehicles smaller, lighter and extra environment friendly? 

JA:  That’s true.

Why not work on the technology facet, you understand, cleansing up the technology, moderately than cleansing up the engine?  We’re fixing the fallacious downside.  But that being mentioned…  

JA:  Let me take that on.

Yeah, go on, John.

JA:  So there’s two issues I believe you raised.  Firstly, this level about China is totally right.  Tesla may very well be actually wrapped up in a commerce struggle in the identical manner that Apple will be and that would utterly stuff the expansion prospects of that firm so I believe we’ve got to simply accept that as a danger.  Just by way of the governance points, which is mainly a pleasant manner of claiming that Elon’s a nutter, I’d say that that could be a characteristic, not a bug…

[Laughs]

JA:  And I believe it’s a must to be sort of mad to suppose that you are able to do the sort of issues that he’s carried out.  Like, the concept of constructing a rocket that goes up into our ambiance after which comes again down and lands in a single piece…

Now, that’s genuinely extraordinary.

JA:  That is an astonishing factor to suppose that he may clear up or he may construct a enterprise that solves that downside.  So I believe persons are getting manner too carried away with all this Twitter stuff, Twitter is quantifiably completely different.  In phrases of programming, by way of engineering issues, it’s actually not a difficulty in any respect.  Twitter’s downside is its customers and the way these customers collaborate and work together on Twitter is a wholly completely different downside to what Telstra is attempting to resolve, is a wholly completely different downside to Space X.  So, I don’t suppose Musk is in any respect suited to fixing the issues at Twitter, however I believe he’s suited to fixing engineering based mostly issues at Space X and Tesla. 

You can have a look at all of his stuff concerning the kitchen sink and placing Trump again on and all of that sort of stuff, however I don’t suppose that’s the problem, I believe that these two companies that he’s already established, and SolarCity, have proven that when he’s established the ideas, he does truly construct a workforce that’s fairly loyal and needs to resolve these issues and can do nearly something to work on these issues as a result of they’re so attention-grabbing to them they usually’re ready to forgive him all of his type of character traits that may in any other case wind folks up.

It was the identical at Apple with Steve Jobs, who was additionally sort of bizarre, like he spent six weeks consuming carrots and his pores and skin went orange.  These have a tendency to not be regular sort of folks, they’re on the sting and that’s why they do that attention-grabbing stuff.  So, I’m ready to present him, not a move, as a result of a few of the stuff he does is sort of mad, however in the event you’re eager about investing in Tesla, which I’m not, I’d separate Musk and the reporting and the stuff that he is getting concerned in in Twitter from the opposite companies that he’s doing as a result of he’s constructed a brand new automotive trade and is producing now a million automobiles a yr from nothing. 

So that’s the governance points, sure, there’s an issue with him, however I believe that’s half and parcel of the issues he’s attempting to resolve.  Now, by way of your level, Gaurav, about this being the fallacious strategy to clear up emissions, there’s clearly lots of fact to that.  There’s no level plugging – properly, there’s a level, but it surely’s not pretty much as good to have an electrical automobile and plug it right into a coal fired energy station, successfully.  But all of the equipment is there for customers to not have to do this and I by no means thought I’d be on a podcast the place I’d discuss my brother, who as soon as flew to Stockholm to have a look at a set of faucets, however he’s completely obsessive about being emissions free.  He lives within the UK, he’s received a load of photo voltaic panels on his roof and he’s received two electrical automobiles and he now thinks with three extra panels he will be utterly off-grid, having carried out what we name a thermal improve on the home, with a battery, with two electrical vehicles and all of those photo voltaic panels.  Now, you should purchase all of that stuff from Tesla, you understand, they’re organising in a manner the place you’ll be able to successfully go off-grid and never use any energy from the electrical energy community in any respect simply with batteries and panels.  And my brother’s proof that you are able to do that now, it’s not low cost to do however the people who find themselves shopping for Tesla vehicles are in all probability the viewers that may do it in the event that they wish to. 

So, I believe this can be a proof of idea factor and no person’s saying that Musk on his personal goes to resolve this, no person on their very own goes to resolve this difficulty, however the quicker we get to a degree the place there are extra electrical automobiles on the street, the extra seemingly we’re to construct an electrical energy community that’s cleaner, far cleaner than what it’s now, I believe.  Because when you get an electrical automotive, in the event you’re shopping for it for environmental causes, you don’t wish to be utilizing coal fired energy, you need different sources.  So, I believe it creates its personal demand to assist with that transition.  

Toyota, after all, has a big EV program, however they’ve truly been engaged on hydrogen vehicles for about 20 years and…

JA:  They’ve simply launched the primary one, haven’t they?

Yeah, the Mirai, and apparently it will get affordable evaluations.  It’s a totally completely different method to fixing that downside and I assume we haven’t actually seen – the standard competitors, usually you get a brand new trade and the incumbents struggle, there’s new entrants which can be combating – we haven’t actually seen an efficient tussle in EVs.  The conventional automotive makers, they’re not going to be there, it’s not them as a result of they will’t get their head across the full distinction in design and producer relating to EVs and engine vehicles.  I’ve seen most designs for EVs, they only take their conventional platforms after which as an alternative of placing an engine in, they’ve received a battery beneath the hood, which is simply fairly foolish actually, it’s a foolish strategy to do it.

JA:  But isn’t VW constructing its personal…?

Yeah.  So, even now, take VW, for instance, they’ve stopped doing that they usually’ve now received particularly designed platforms for EVs, which do a few of the stuff that Teslas have been doing for type of 10 years.  But even then, they outsource someplace between 80 and 40 per cent of their software program to 3rd events, so that they’re probably not doing the software program integration.  All the standard auto firms try to rent builders and do the software program factor.  But they’re not doing it to the extent that Tesla has carried out it from the start and it’s not clear that they’re doing it very successfully. 

We’re simply beginning to see the emergence of true Tesla opponents, you understand, and corporations like Lucid who begin from the very starting as an EV enterprise and have totally built-in software program and {hardware}, these merchandise are superb and we’ll have to attend for them to type of problem Tesla to see how sturdy that enterprise actually is.  But look, I’m truly actually impressed with Tesla as properly.  I’m not going to poke too many holes in it.  I believe how they’ve mastered the economics has been superb they usually’ve simply been actually good at recognising tips on how to benefit from a totally new know-how in the way in which that the standard automotive makers have utterly missed.  

JA:  All the present automotive producers face now what Clay Christensen known as ‘the innovator’s dilemma’.  

The innovator’s dilemma, that’s it, yeah.

JA:  They need to re-engineer their complete thought processes and method to creating vehicles which have served them properly for 100 years and in so doing, they need to sacrifice what they’re presently making from their present automobiles in an effort to simply take the chance of being an excellent competitor to Tesla and perhaps a few of the different EV firms.  There’s a lot type of legacy pondering in these industries that I believe you’re proper, they’re going to wrestle to do it properly.  But there’s a sort of survival crucial I believe down the observe for them as properly.

Yeah, no, it’s an attention-grabbing case research. 

JA:  What do you consider the aggressive response, Nick?  Do you’re feeling as if a few of these firms are going to have the ability to make this transition?  Like, VW appears to be doing one thing, Hyundai appears to be making progress as properly, they’re all speaking about EVs, is that going to crunch Tesla’s margins down the observe or do you suppose that perhaps they’ve already secured their spot and now it’s only a case of taking market share off everyone?  

NC:  I imply, doubtlessly I believe you’ve type of alluded to it too that Apple solely promote, I believe, one in 5 smartphones world wide, however they take 95 per cent of the earnings, so you’ll be able to see perhaps an analogous state of affairs like that happening.  Some of Tesla’s margins are their very own doing.  Like, for all Elon Musk’s governance and bravado, there’s a motive they spend no gross sales and advertising and marketing {dollars}, as a result of he’s all the time within the information, you understand, attempting to save lots of boys in a collapse Thailand…

JA:  Doing a humanitarian piece however truly calling them paedophiles…

NC:  Yeah, precisely.  So, in comparison with different automotive firms that really have billions of {dollars} in gross sales and advertising and marketing budgets, Tesla has nothing which is sort of exceptional that they’ve been in a position to do this.  But yeah, I believe one of many greatest threats – and that is longer, longer-term and whether or not we will do it’s a large query, however autonomous automobiles, it might probably actually change the entire trade, the place there’s a world the place we don’t personal vehicles anymore as a result of vehicles are 95 per cent idled they usually sit parked and we don’t want as many.  I believe Tesla’s clearly touting its personal autonomous automobile know-how, however there are different gamers in that as properly.  I believe that’s a authentic risk additional down the observe, however in between, I believe you’re going to have this type of electrical automobile transition and it seems like they’re by far and away forward.

JA:  One different risk, although – and also you spoke of this, Gaurav – is that that is sort of just like the aviation trade in these early days, the place you’ll be able to see that that is going to be massive however you don’t know during which course it’s going to journey.  You know, you’re going to have single engine plane, you’re going to have a number of engine plane, there’s going to be bi-planed and mono-winged… You don’t actually know, it’s potential that Tesla is sort of too early – and that is the place the distinction with Apple is, the parallel sort of breaks down, Apple likes being second or third and watching everyone else stuff it up after which is available in one thing that really solves that downside.  Tesla has been first and which means they need to decide to applied sciences that may not be those that we actually need long-term, and hydrogen is an effective instance of that.  

Even the very particular battery applied sciences, I imply the chemistry is all the time altering and evolving and it’s not clear which battery chemistry goes to take the lead, however they’ve sunk capital in these gigafactories they usually’re caught.  Like, if the battery chemistry evolves and will get higher, they’re caught with a know-how.  I believe that’s a danger for them as properly.

JA:  Yeah, properly in an effort to make the long run, it’s a must to decide to some sort of know-how, it’s a must to commit in any other case you’re not going to have the ability to get to one million vehicles a yr.  But in so doing, since you’re so early into it, it doubtlessly closes off different avenues that is likely to be extra profitable for the trade at giant.

Yep.  Let’s shut off Tesla at that time, we’ve had a giant dialog, we higher discuss some Aussie shares.  But, John, wanting ahead to that half two, that’s popping out this week, is that proper?  

JA:  Yeah, on Friday, yeah.

Okay, so it ought to be out by Friday, good one.  Nick, let’s go to you for a second, you’ve picked up a few of the companies on the ASX and because the final one by means of the door at I-I, you’ve been caught with the businesses which can be too difficult or too laborious or too uninteresting…

JA:  Or too costly.

Or too costly for the remainder of us to try, however that’s truly saddled you with some actually attention-grabbing shares and also you’ve began writing them up.  I used to be notably fascinated by Goodman Group, which is an organization that I really feel as if we’ve got missed through the years. 

JA:  I believe that’s understating it.

It is, I’m attempting to be understated right here, John.  [Laughs] Not solely has it carried out very well by way of share value, however the way in which that enterprise has been constructed up, the way in which it’s run, the way in which it dominates its area of interest, definitely in Australia, it has all of the hallmarks of a enterprise that we genuinely wish to get to know and wish to spend money on.  After taking a detailed have a look at it, do you agree that is the type of enterprise that we wish to take a extra lively curiosity in?

NC:  Yeah, completely.  So, we’ve kicked it off with a maintain advice.  I believe the enterprise high quality is nearly unquestionable, they’ve carried out a very good job out of the GFC the place they nearly did go broke.  They’ve decreased debt on the steadiness sheet and actually transitioned the mannequin to much less of an actual property funding belief and extra in the direction of a worldwide fund supervisor and even personal fairness like enterprise, specializing in trade property.

Let’s simply break down the enterprise mannequin, as a result of I believe that is fairly distinctive and complicated.  It’s categorised as a REIT, however as you say, it’s probably not a REIT, it’s extra of a fund supervisor.  Just clarify to us how a REIT morphs right into a fund supervisor?  What are these actions that Goodman does and the way does it make a lot cash?

NC:  So, there’s three prongs to the mannequin.  There’s rental earnings, which is your conventional actual property funding belief, incomes cash from properties, incomes lease from tenants; then there’s fund administration and growth, they usually’re type of in the identical boat collectively.  So, what Goodman does, is that they’ll put up sometimes one-fifth of the capital and go to massive abroad, usually pension funds like The Canadian Pension Board, there’s a Chinese pension fund as properly concerned, and create these partnerships in every geography and go and purchase logistics properties or industrial properties. 

Then they’ll cost the partnership a administration price, the identical as a Magellan would earn a administration price, they’ll cost the partnership efficiency charges on any outperformance above agreed upon benchmark, that are primarily saved personal.  For instance, the New Zealand partnership is the one one which’s listed, so their hurdle fee or their efficiency price that they’ve received to beat is the New Zealand REIT Index, basically, or Property Index.  Then they’ll go and use the capital that companions present to not solely purchase properties, however purchase land and develop it, or they’ll eliminate property, it’s this whole mannequin round industrial property they usually type of take a clip in each little nook.  So, in the event that they’re growing a challenge, they’ll cost the partnership a challenge administration price, they’ll take a price on any extra returns they may earn.  So they’re similar to Macquarie, there’s simply charges on charges on charges all through these partnerships.  And there’s been an enormous want for the capital to search out extra funding in property during the last, I assume, decade, with rates of interest going so low that the Canadian Pension Fund’s received to fulfill necessities they usually’ve received to search out returns someplace and industrial property’s been an enormous winner, as has all property, however the place Goodman focuses quite a bit is industrial, it’s nearly solely industrial.

So, in comparison with workplace and retail which has perhaps suffered during the last – notably since COVID, industrial’s taken off as a result of the demand’s primarily coming from e-commerce gamers that have to be in type of client centric areas in main cities, near the patron.  

One factor I by no means actually received my head round, Nick, is simply the extent of the charges, and also you talked about Macquarie, I’d say that’s one other enterprise that’s all the time stunned me simply how a lot charges they will extract from a deal.  It has been sustainable for Macquarie, is it sustainable for Goodman?  Do you suppose their companions are all the time going to be keen to pay these charges as a result of the developments are that worthwhile?

NC:  Well, I believe that’s it, these partnerships have been incomes 15 to twenty per cent returns…

Geez, actually?

NC:  Yeah, and for quite a lot of years.  So in the intervening time, they’re joyful to pay it, but it surely’s one factor I believe we talked about within the article too that may flip, notably in a recession prefer it did within the GFC, is that growth earnings can actually fall as a result of they only don’t full as a lot work, they don’t begin any new tasks, the work in progress falls and developments now make up 50 per cent of the earnings, in order that’s in all probability why we’re not a purchase on the inventory, is as a result of that quantity can actually fall if issues get tight.  

John, did you wish to say one thing?

JA:  I don’t know a lot about Goodman, but it surely simply appears to be extraordinary, the sum of money it might probably make for what it actually does.  Is it that tough to construct massive bins?  Where’s the ability in that?  Or is all of it simply monetary engineering?

NC:  There is a few monetary engineering there as properly.  Two of the issues that Goodman have that, I assume, lots of different managers world wide don’t have is, one, they’ve a worldwide presence.  So, lots of the opponents are extra native, even Prologis within the US is especially a US enterprise with partnerships within the US, they do have some outdoors.  But Goodman are one of many solely firms that really concentrate on industrial property and have carried out for twenty years in nearly each continent on earth, other than Africa.  And so, the characteristic to those massive pension funds, is they will go to only one supervisor and get international publicity. 

The second characteristic, once more, it’s not that nobody else can do that, however they’ve been actually good at designing properties.  I believe within the article, we had the Interlink property in Hong Kong which is 24 storeys, 15 storeys are accessible by vehicles, and it’s not that nobody else may do that, however there appears to be truly a little bit of IP in that design work they usually’ve additionally been forward of the sport in offering or growing environmentally pleasant buildings and buildings are one of many foremost contributors to emissions, so tenants like Amazon which is, I believe, 8 per cent of earnings, actually need that as a result of they’ve received their very own ESG goals that they should hit or they’ve talked about them of their annual stories earlier than web zero by a sure yr and their constructing footprints are a giant a part of that.  They’re in all probability the 2 issues I’d say that Goodman has carried out higher than the competitors, but it surely’s not that nobody else can do that, they’ve simply been one of the best.  The different one is simply the returns, which have simply been excellent, so there’s no actual motive to depart in the intervening time.  

It jogs my memory a bit bit, I assume, of Westfield, within the sense that anybody can construct a procuring centre, it’s not unattainable, however they did it a bit bit higher and since they did it a bit bit higher, the rewards they received have been quite a bit, lot higher.  I believe that’s true on this trade as properly, that a bit little bit of enchancment can result in drastically out scaled outperformance as properly.  I’m aware of Goodman as a result of they’re a three way partnership accomplice for a enterprise I cowl, Brickworks, and Brickworks administration is continually singing the praises of Goodman, saying that the situation of the properties is admittedly, actually necessary as a result of when you will have, basically, a logistics warehouse, it has to straddle foremost roads, it needs to be near prospects, being near port and rail assets are actually necessary as properly.

There’s solely a restricted provide of that type of property and when you construct up a handful of warehouses, all of the vehicles and all of the logistics already result in that space, so you find yourself type of creating your individual community.  I believe locking up lots of good property and proudly owning these networks already is a big benefit for Goodman and it makes it a lot, a lot more durable for another person to return in and attempt to compete.

NC:  Yeah, I assume that’s all right.  The different one I’d say, in all probability going again to the earlier query, is additionally they have long-dated capital which is an actual distinction in comparison with Magellan, let’s say.  So, as a result of it’s property and its illiquid, let’s say the Canadian Pension Board – they will’t simply promote all their stakes tomorrow, that is locked in for a number of years and so, basically, by locking in these companions, the property develop, they only construct they usually’ve received pre-commitments similar to personal fairness has pre-commitments from capital companions.  So, they’ve a contract that they should contribute x, y, z every year and that type of simply continues to develop.  Then, over time, notably the place rates of interest fall, valuations go up, so it simply feeds into this entire mannequin after which they allocate more cash as a result of that’s the place the returns are and that’s just about what’s occurred for the reason that GFC. 

As you mentioned, they’ve had lots of these properties in one of the best areas, they’ve additionally de-risked the steadiness sheet by promoting all of the worst properties.  All the worst properties they held on their steadiness sheet, they’ve simply removed and actually specializing in simply the properties with one of the best logistics networks and one of the best entry to roads, ports, infrastructure, as you mentioned.

JA:  There was a good friend of mine who works in industrial property saying that your level concerning the areas that Goodman has received is fairly correct and that lots of the rise within the cap fee and that impact on valuation is being offset by rental development as a result of they do personal all the finest – not all of them, however one of the best properties.  And in the event you’re taking a look at land that’s near the shopper, you’re usually taking a look at inner-city land or land that’s briefly provide and lots of that has already gone in lots of the main cities and you find yourself constructing 16-storey warehouses in Hong Kong and there’s solely so a lot of people who you are able to do.  So, they do appear to have carved out a distinct segment for themselves, the place these excessive worth city areas are actually desired by tenants. 

Just to play satan’s advocate for a second, the three of us, I believe, are in settlement that this can be a top quality enterprise, it’s one we’re fascinated by, however one other manner of approaching Goodman is to think about that lots of its success got here put up the GFC in an setting the place rates of interest have collapsed.  They’ve been zero for 10 years, unprecedented and in that setting, if a property enterprise can’t make bucketloads of cash, particularly one with large growth earnings, there’s one thing fallacious.  So, I believe we must be a bit extra cautious – it’s an argument to be a bit extra cautious in a rising fee setting, the place the event pool is doubtlessly smaller or much less worthwhile and the enterprise will get examined in a manner it actually hasn’t been examined during the last 10 and even 15 years.  Is that in all probability a bit harsh?

NC:  No, I believe that’s 100 per cent proper.  I imply, in the event you have a look at it in comparison with simply your typical actual property funding belief, the revaluations that’ve come by means of are simply an accounting type of entry, it doesn’t actually matter, it doesn’t come by means of in money move, however that is completely different with Goodman.  When a partnership re-values a property, they cost an asset administration price of about 75 foundation factors based mostly on that revalued worth, so if it goes down, if it goes the opposite manner, then the property beneath administration falls and the precise earnings for Goodman fall as properly, the precise money earnings, and the identical with the event enterprise.

So, during the last 10 years or since 2011, they began with $12 billion property beneath administration, now I believe it’s near $80 billion, however in the event you simply take the $70 billion that they’d beneath administration on the finish of final monetary yr, half of that achieve or a bit bit over half that achieve has come from revaluation of property, which is capitalisation charges falling wherever from 9 per cent to 4 per cent of what they’re right now.  So, lots of Goodman’s good points have come from the revaluation of property and earnings which have flowed by means of.  Then on high of that, they’ve simply been in one of the best space of property which has been industrial property, as a result of e-commerce has taken off during the last decade. 

So they’ve undoubtedly benefitted and importantly, the earnings assertion, the money move assertion, in addition to the steadiness sheet has benefitted.  It’s not only a revaluation like a typical actual property funding belief.  I believe you’ve talked about it earlier than with Brickworks, that they are saying, “Oh, those profits may reverse at some stage.”

Yep, utterly completely different view.  That’s in all probability the one most necessary level to grasp concerning the enterprise and also you’re proper, Brickworks is a good instance as a result of the administration who I actually fee at Brickworks, all the way in which all through the increase they gave warning that, “Look, we’ve got these revaluations coming through, they’re not real profits, we don’t count them as real profits…” they usually mentioned that because the asset costs have been rising they usually’re saying the identical issues now as asset costs are falling.  They’re saying that, look, these weren’t actual earnings, they didn’t profit us and they also’re not going to harm us on the way in which down.  I utterly agree with that, I believe that’s true, that’s accounting remedy affecting the underside line, however your level’s properly made. 

Goodman is totally completely different, you’ve truly received actual money flows coming from their accounting remedy, so issues are going to get actually nasty if they will’t compensate for that falling FUM if they will’t do one thing to offset that, then earnings are going to fall.

NC:  John’s level that he’s made about industrial property is totally right as properly.  Even although most individuals count on capitalisation charges to rise, so from 4 per cent to perhaps 5 or 6, rental development of their properties is offsetting lots of valuation fall.  Some of their properties within the US, Goodman have mentioned they’re 40 per cent under-rented or they will improve rents about 40 per cent.  So, yeah, the 2 foremost inputs in valuation for them are the precise capitalisation fee and the rental ranges.  So, there ought to be some offset even when capitalisation charges do rise.

That’s why it’s so laborious.

JA:  Yeah.

I imply, the valuation is so troublesome, the rationale I believe we haven’t upgraded, I don’t suppose on the crew truly owns Goodman is as a result of you will have these two very highly effective forces working in opposing instructions.  I imply, we don’t actually know which manner that is going to land.  It may very well be doubtlessly very unhealthy or it may very well be fairly beneficial, it’s simply laborious.  

JA:  What’s a catastrophe situation for this enterprise, Nick?

NC:  I believe the catastrophe situation is actually what occurred within the GFC, you are available in over-leveraged into an enormous property bubble they usually had the one for one rights difficulty at 40 cents to save lots of the enterprise.  The inventory completely collapsed, I believe it fell 95 per cent plus, that’s the catastrophe situation.  I believe on this case, until we get some extraordinarily excessive rate of interest, which there’ll be many disasters in that case, that’s off the desk this time, simply because the steadiness sheet’s been repaired.  It was once about 50 per cent debt to fairness, it’s now 8 per cent, in the event you embody the partnership stakes then it’s about 19 per cent.  So it’s only a completely different ball recreation by way of how leveraged they’re.

Probably the worst situation I can envision is simply these growth earnings actually fall after which a few of the valuations – I believe the rental facet of the enterprise, they’ve received 99 per cent occupancy, the rental facet of the enterprise which is about 25 per cent of earnings, ought to proceed to develop earnings.  I imply, I don’t suppose Amazon’s pulling out of any warehouses they’ve received simply but and a lot of the different prospects are massive, like Australia Post, like industrial companies or logistics enterprise.  It’d be simply on the event facet of earnings and doubtlessly the property beneath administration or the FUM facet of earnings as properly. 

The undeniable fact that there’s a founder there simply gives a lot consolation, doesn’t it?  And a founder that’s truly proven himself to be fairly smart. 0

NC:  Yeah, completely, and it’s not simply the founder… The Founder, Greg Goodman, he owns, I believe, a stake price about $800 million {dollars}, however all of the senior executives personal inventory.  I believe the six folks they’ve of their key administration personnel report within the annual report, they’ve been there for 10 or 15 years plus, all of them.  The enterprise had 6 per cent worker turnover final yr, which is awfully low.  So, I believe it’s a tradition that he’s constructed from the highest, but it surely goes all over and most of the people personal shares within the enterprise that work for them.

JA:  Nick, I’ve received an uncomfortable query for you.  We clearly missed this, why do you suppose we missed it?

NC:  That is an uncomfortable query.  [Laughs]

JA:  [Laughs]

NC:  I believe Witcomb was the analyst for many of it.

JA:  Yeah, he was, however I simply ponder whether due to the expertise that we collectively went by means of Goodman with stopped us from seeing what it grew to become after that catastrophic occasion.

NC:  Yeah, I believe that’s a part of it, for certain.  I believe the opposite factor, to essentially envision again then what Goodman is right now, you’ll have needed to predict that e-commerce was going to be as massive as it’s right now, which lots of people didn’t.  I imply, we take it without any consideration how massive Amazon is or one thing like right now, however lots of people didn’t predict that in perhaps 2010, 2011.  The different factor you needed to predict was that capitalisation charges have been going to fall from 9 per cent to 4 per cent and rates of interest have been going to be zero, like at a central financial institution stage.  All these issues have helped not solely property firms, however specifically, Goodman Group due to the issues we spoke about earlier than of the revaluations and that type of factor, so I believe it was fairly laborious to see.  Maybe the factor was simply to again Greg Goodman they usually nonetheless saved lots of the partnership property beneath administration, the tenants – the precise occupancy of the buildings by no means, I believe, fell under 94 or 93 per cent, so their buildings have been occupied.  So there was legit enterprise beneath, however there was dangers again then too that they wanted to de-leverage the steadiness sheet and I assume they did fairly aggressively.  

I believe you’re being fairly sort there, Nick.  I believe we have been all conscious that the procuring factor was taking off and I believe John’s level is sort of proper, I imply we noticed this factor go nearly bust and to again it after watching it fall 95 per cent is admittedly laborious.  I truly had an analogous expertise with Lynas.  Lynas, the uncommon earth miner, was once an absolute basket case, poorly managed they usually couldn’t get the chemistry proper.  I noticed that factor wrestle and nearly go beneath a number of instances.  When new administration got here in and sorted that enterprise out, I used to be very late to see it as a result of I used to be scarred by what I’d seen concerning the enterprise earlier, it simply leaves you with this lingering scepticism. 

I don’t suppose anybody minds being fallacious on this trade, I imply, we’re all fallacious typically, it doesn’t trouble me one bit, however to be fallacious on the identical inventory, that will harm and I believe we attempt to keep away from that quite a bit.  

JA:  Wrong on the identical inventory twice.

Twice, yeah, you don’t need that.

JA:  That’s laborious.  It’s humorous, isn’t it, as a result of there’s this argument for expertise which I totally assist, however there’s a manner that have additionally takes your view, you understand, the way in which that historical past forces you to see issues in a selected manner or suggests that you just see issues in a selected manner when the long run may look very completely different from the previous, it’s simply laborious to see.  

I utterly agree.  Hey hear, we higher transfer on from this and rapidly end up on our final phase, which I truly simply deliberate to have a fast phrase about AGMs, which for the primary time I’ve been attending extra usually this yr, made an enormous effort to get to lots of AGMs, or not less than take heed to them and browse the transcripts after the actual fact…

JA:  I believed you’d placed on a little bit of weight.

All these sandwiches.  It is tempting… It’s truly nice, I used to suppose, oh, what a waste, all these sandwiches and simply go over the meals, however you’re sitting there for one and a half or two hours, the sandwiches are only a delight after they come out afterwards, it’s so good.  And some firms convey out some actually great things.  New Hope, which I anticipated to be actually stingy and convey out nothing and perhaps a little bit of chips.  I imply, I truly purchased my lunch beforehand as a result of I used to be telling the fellows that, “New Hope’s not going to provide any lunch, they’re not going to give you anything to eat, this is the Milners, come on!”  And they put a improbable unfold…

JA:  Their meals and beverage funds have to be fairly superior these days.

[Laughs] Yes, that’s proper.  They had a fantastic unfold and it was superb.  My level is, actually, I wished to get your concepts about this as properly.  I credit score my good friend, Greg Hoffman, for getting me to extra AGMs, he’s been saying for fairly a while that in the event you go to at least one, you may not get that a lot out of it, however in the event you begin going to a number of you begin recognising issues and also you begin seeing issues that you just don’t all the time get to see, and it is the one time we get unguarded entry to administration.  When you ring up the administration as an analyst and wish to have a chat, I discover that utterly ineffective as a result of they’re on script they usually don’t assist you out.  But over a sandwich at an AGM and also you’re sporting denims, that may be completely different.  Is that your expertise as properly?  John, perhaps you go first.

JA:  The one which I bear in mind from AGMs, it was truly Greg at Brambles and Brambles had misplaced, I don’t know what number of pallets it was, but it surely was quite a bit and it impacted their outcomes they usually have been denying that they’d misplaced them, they mentioned, “We just don’t know where they are, but they are somewhere but they’re not lost.”  And I believe Greg went up and had a chat with the CEO and the Chair on the time, he mentioned, “Of course they’re F’ing lost.”  So there was this public and private persona that have been fairly completely different and he simply couldn’t convey himself to return out and say what everyone knew, as a result of that wasn’t the corporate line.  So you do get situations like that. 

I believe, for me – and I hoped to go to the Lovisa AGM final week, however I used to be bloody sick – however, usually you see the dynamic between the administration groups in actual life, how they work together, how usually they interrupt one another, who makes use of ‘I’ quite a bit, do they speak within the ‘we’, the collective, or the singular?  You know, is the CFO sitting there type of cowering earlier than the CEO, apprehensive that he’s going to say one thing misplaced, all of that sort of stuff…  

The relationship between the Chairman and the administration, the board and the administration, you get to see that relationship which is essential, completely essential…

JA:  That’s proper.

And that’s the one time you’ll see that.  Sorry, go on, John.

JA:  Well, that is the comfortable facet of research, you understand, usually it’s in all probability not that pertinent, however there are conditions the place, particularly in rising companies, the place the administration I believe is admittedly vital, they’re not simply type of custodians of a monopoly asset, they’re truly attempting to construct one thing.  That dynamic between the assorted members of the administration crew is admittedly, actually necessary and also you solely actually get to see that head to head to AGMs, so I believe that in itself is an effective motive to go.

Nick, what about you?

NC:  Yeah, I haven’t been to quite a bit, however I believe your level on getting administration and the board after they’re unguarded is extraordinarily necessary.  I imply, you’ll be able to sit in entrance of your laptop and browse the transcripts from an AGM, but it surely’s not the identical as going and truly assembly these folks head to head.  That dynamic between the board and the administration is one other good level.  I imply, what number of boards have we seen through the years that simply don’t care?  Yeah, you’ve seen it with AMP and then you definitely’ve seen, as you mentioned, with New Hope and Lovisa’s one other good one, that the board truly cares, they’re invested as properly lots of the time, notably lots of the time, the Chairman, and the way they incentivise administration is one other massive one as a result of lots of the time the board actually, I believe, simply doesn’t care, they’re simply there to get a pay examine.

I believe for me, what I realised, it’s an excellent likelihood to grasp the folks working the enterprise – I’m not pretending I can learn their physique language or get to know them after a 30-minute chat, however you do pickup bits and items.  An instance from the New Hope assembly, a gaggle of buddies and I went over earlier than to Muswellbrook and we’re having dinner at a pub in Muswellbrook and the complete New Hope government crew and a bunch of different folks have been on the pub they usually have been having dinner as properly…

JA:  And had been for the final three days, in all probability… [Laughs]

[Laughs] We ran into the identical folks so many instances over the course of the couple of days, it was fairly humorous.  A random woman simply got here as much as me and mentioned, “Geez, we’ve seen you boys everywhere, where are you going?  Why are you following me around?”  It’s only a small place and we’re strolling round and we simply saved on bumping into the identical folks.  But what I observed, was that Rob Milner, his son and the CEO and the CFO, the 4 most senior folks in that enterprise, have been the final ones to depart that evening when everybody else had gone, and people 4 people cleaned up after themselves. 

They introduced all of the plates and every part, massive armfuls of every part and introduced it to the counter and had a chat to the individuals who have been on the pub, they clearly knew one another moderately properly.  And you understand, this can be a billionaire, a bona fide billionaire cleansing up after himself and having a chat to the workers.  It’s in all probability not a giant deal, but it surely tells you, you understand, the truth that he cleans up after himself makes me really feel a bit higher about working a mine and cleansing up after himself on the mine web site.

JA:  Yeah, what would that say about rehabilitation of their mine websites?  Like, may you make the argument that their rehabilitation is healthier than anyone else’s within the trade?

Look, I believe it’s a protracted bow to hyperlink these two collectively, but it surely offers you an perception into the sort of people who find themselves working that enterprise and it’s no coincidence, I’d say, that your level is 100 per cent right, New Hope truly has perhaps one of the best report of mine rehabilitation in all of Australian mining.  They’ve rehabilitated a number of coal websites and now they’re truly working farms on these websites they usually personal cattle on the previous mine web site.  When you see photos of it – I’ve by no means gone in particular person to see the rehabilitated websites, one thing I wish to do at some point, however photos of it, you’ll by no means know there was a mine there, it seems similar to a farm and there are only a few miners who depart the bottom untouched the way in which New Hope do. 

And I don’t suppose it’s a coincidence that the kind of people that clear up after themselves and consider their very own id with humility, do this of their skilled life as properly.

JA:  Yeah.

So, there you go, go to the AGM and get to the pub, I believe that’s the lesson from right now’s podcast.

JA:  That feels like a full life to me.

That does, doesn’t it?  AGM and pubs, the that means of life proper there.  [Laughs]

JA:  [Laughs]

Listen, we higher get another stuff carried out as properly.  It was good chatting to each of you.  Nick, nice to have you ever right now, we’re going to need to seize you on for another shares as properly, so don’t go too far, we’ll see you quickly.  Thanks, Nick.  

NC:  Thanks, guys, thanks for having me.

And, John, large deal with to have you ever, we don’t get to talk to you usually sufficient, however I’m actually glad on your time right now, thanks.

JA:  No, that was good, I actually loved it, and benefit from the recreation tomorrow, Nick.

NC:  Oh, yeah, thanks, will do.

Soccer stuff, goodness me.

JA:  [Laughs]

All proper, for everybody else, regardless of the soccer, thanks for listening.

JA:  All proper, see you.

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