Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Bob McWhirter on BNN: We think 2014 is the year of traction



FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. 
TSX Venture: FLY  
Shares Issued: 142.5 million  
Fully Diluted: 182.1 million
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If you missed it, last Friday afternoon on Canada’s Business News Network, Selective Asset Management Portfolio Manager Bob McWhirter took a question from a caller on FLYHT Aerospace. According to Mr. McWhirter, who personally owns the stock, he expects great things to happen for FLYHT in 2014. Amongst other things, he expects that FLYHT will be installing its technology on new Airbus planes, which he says is important because approximately 25% of the fleet in the world has the potential to use the product. But because of the roughly $100,000 per plane, per year in fuel savings, he thinks it has a greater chance to roll out to Airbus’ fleet of approximately 4,000 planes.   

See the full segment by clicking here.

About Robert McWhirter, FCSI, CFA
Mr. McWhirter has more than 30 years in the securities industry and is a top-ranked money manager in Canada. He uses a 12-factor stock selection methodology that has both growth and value characteristics, including: return on equity, earnings surprise, earnings estimate revision, price to book, and price to earnings ratios.

He managed the Northwest Specialty Innovations Fund, which was awarded the Science and Technology Equity Fund of the Year in Canada in 2004, 2005 and 2006 by the Canadian Investment Awards. Mr. McWhirter also managed funds on behalf of NexGen Financial, including: NexGen Canadian Dividend and Income, NexGen Canadian Growth, NexGen North American Small/Mid Cap and NexGen Canadian Growth and Income.

Prior to establishing SAMI, Mr. McWhirter was VP and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Investment Management Inc. where he managed approximately $2.25 billion in the Canadian High-Technology sector of the Royal Bank’s Canadian Equity Mutual Funds.

Mr. McWhirter is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). He has a diploma in Business Marketing and Logistics.