Iron Mountain (IRM), mcap=$15.5bn, price $53.03 vs $55.41

Short Pitch: Asymmetric large-cap short. Leader in physical document storage and related services – a melting ice cube with high leverage trading at all-time highs. The core business is in secular decline, so further pricing increases are unlikely (already 2-3x more expensive than private comps), with limited additional cost-cutting opportunities. New Data Centers business is unlikely to move the needle.

Valuation: IRM trades at peak 16xEBITDA multiple. Wth 12x 2022E core storage business EBITDA (roughly where the business traded pre-DC) and 5x the Data Center business EBITDA (2-3 turn discount to comps due to smaller scale, balance sheet risk, lower margins) would be at $30/share.

Exp.gain: 35% to $30/share.

Full IRM write-up (free guest account required):
https://www.valueinvestorsclub.com/idea/IRON_MOUNTAIN_INC/7601882020

Published on: May 17, 2022  •  Published by:
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