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2023.03.25 03:02 Narthleke Designing a carnival as an organization?
So I'm making a carnival, but I want it to be more of a recurring thing than a one-time collection of minigames for the players (which is pretty much what the majority of the carnival posts are). The impetus of this decision is one of my players who thought it could be cool if they worked for a circus in their backstory, and they thought the idea of the ringmaster being their warlock patron was interesting.
The Ringmaster is an archfey. Their carnival has two fronts. One front is basic, clean, fun-for-all-ages sort of standard carnival stuff. The other front of the carnival is much darker, aimed toward vices, sin, and borderline reckless endangerment. The Ringmaster isn't outright evil, but they definitely enjoy watching the suffering that their darker attractions bring to those who choose to partake of them, and they are very
intrigued by the feats of strength, skill, and wit displayed by individuals who manage to come out on top. This post will focus on the latter front.
Given that this organization is mobile, and that it will be making somehwat regular appearances in the game (over half of the party has decided to be associated with The Carnival [hereby TC] at the outset of the game), I want to make sure things make as much sense as possible, rather than handwaving everything I can. That said, I also don't own Wild Beyond the Witchlight, but if you think/know that the contents of the book will be a great help to me, please let me know, and I'll strongly consider picking up a copy this weekend.
This part was initially written at the end (and is still there too), but I wanted to move it up, so the general questions regarding the details (however vague they currently are) could be more clear:
Are there any glaring holes in the operation that I'm missing that I need to be considering? Are there glaring plotholes that I'm too close to see? "If they are capable of X, they wouldn't need to have Y done at all, they'd just skip it and go for....." Are there aspects of the organization that are completely absent that would serve me well to think about while I flesh things out and make them more concrete? Travel- Being an archfey, The Ringmaster is a powerful magic being. They know the locations of portals to and from the Feywild, which they use to enable TC to traverse large distances quickly, including across continents and oceans. In a pinch, with great exertion, they likely have some ability or item that allows them to planeshift TC in its entirety, likely based on some special sigil inscribed on the goods, structures, and staff (or their clothes)?
Dark front- My first inclination is that at night, the entire carnival ground appears more or less defunct, as a result of a powerful illusion of some sort. The secrecy of the darker side of the organization would be maintained by a clause in the (notably fey) employment contract, and new guests to the nighttime attractions are permitted by invitation only from another guest (or employee with express permission to divulge the information) in good standing. Whether that means all employees are aware of the alternate front, or if some are just bound to remain in their quarters from sunset to sunrise, I haven't decided.
Some of the potential attractions include:
Ashi Anastasia's Amazingly Atypical Amorous Affairs, A brothel that charges 50gp+/night for strange courtesans, many of whom come with magical aftereffects
"Tiwani's Circus of the Macabre", https://www.reddit.com/DMAcademy/comments/v5ejh9/comment/ib99gt0/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
Essentially what amounts to gladiatorial combat against various monsters for thrill-seekers
Death-defying (or, in the case of utter failure: embracing) stunts for adrenalin junkies
Gambling, of course
If anyone wants to put forth more suggestions, I'm all eyes.
Logistics- Where this whole post is essentially me asking if I'm missing any vital parts of design, or any details that don't make sense, the logistics part needs the most work. For the carnival-employed PCs, their job is essentially to go collect attractions for TC. In-play this means they can gather interesting creatures/plants/objects as they see fit, giving them to TC's recieving team for a commission of some sort. It also means occassionally being given a list of specific needs for TC, or even a single big-ticket, time-sensitive requisition for something that can be rewarded handsomely.
The "main player" involved (i.e. the one who's getting less money and more warlock powers than the others) thinks the most interesting way of going about this would be to collect actual, physical creatures/plants/whatever, rather than magic-hubbub-astral-soul-projection-whatsit-spirit-essence of the targets, and I agree with them. They also think that as a base assumption, handing these things over physically to TC sounds better than automatically being able to teleport things when they get them, however, in the case of more sensitive items, an option for more immediate transport would be necessary.
All that said, I've got some rough ideas for how to handle it with homebrew magic items (or perhaps I should make them spells that the warlock learns for free), but I also need to make sure that I'm not blundering into adding some broken interactions that I'm not familiar with. Item/Spell could be used on an unconscious creature/plant/etc to shrink it down and put it into essentially some sort of stasis. I think it/they would essentially function like a pokeball. Players could have a physical case to store these shrunken specimens (which also opens up the possibility of them getting lost/stolen). Would it be too much to require multiple players to be involved in the capture of the attractions?
For the bigger-ticket items, I imagine The Ringmaster would want them right away. My thought is that the warlock has a sending stone they can use to contact The Ringmaster, letting them know that the item is ready. Ringmaster can teleport a scroll to the group to allow them to teleport the item back? But this can also open up the potential for the scroll to fail if it's too high of a level, which I definitely don't want.
Upon arrival, the stasis creatures would be restored to their full forms, likely subdued by a magic circle (or similar), nursed back into fighting shape, then put back in stasis until they are needed for use. Fair chance all of this (aside from the initial reception of the capsules) takes place in a demiplane/pocket dimension of sorts, to avoid prying eyes during the day, as well as to save on space. Creatures being nursed would need to be fed and cared for, which is something that can also be covered by the stasis capsule solution, just gather deceased creatures for meat and/or edible plants, then deliver them alongside the living specimens.
Are there any glaring holes in the operation that I'm missing that I need to be considering? Are there glaring plotholes that I'm too close to see? "If they are capable of X, they wouldn't need to have Y done at all, they'd just skip it and go for....." Are there aspects of the organization that are completely absent that would serve me well to think about while I flesh things out and make them more concrete?
This is the first solid piece of worldbuilding that I've started in a few years, so I'm second-guessing myself, but I'm also really into the idea. If you're one of maybe three people who made it to the end of this post, thank you.
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2023.03.25 03:00 DavidDawnDeluxe Persistence can be attractive, but chasing a person is not. Here's the critical difference between the two..
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When a pursuer gets angry, upset, aggressive, or forceful in anyway, then their persistence will make the other person feel uncomfortable. Their neediness, obsession and desperation will chase and/or scare the other person away.
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2023.03.25 03:00 Burnnoticelover Accountants ruin everything
2023.03.25 03:00 queendemi Supporting neurodiverse teachers
I'm a preschool teacher and am almost done with my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. My final project is on how to support neurodiverse teachers within Early Childhood Centers. I realized that I'm AuDHD a few years ago, and while there's a lot about early learning that is great for neurodiverse folx (our predictable routines, movement opportunities, outside time, creativity, getting to read the best kids books, etc), I can see how we need support from our school communities (help with paperwork, organization, sensory issues, etc). I'm just starting my research, but I'm mostly seeing how to support neurodiversity with children. Does anyone know of resources I could check out or want to share supports they have or would like?
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2023.03.25 03:00 Gabe0212 [WTS] A little Bit of Gold, wide variety of silver rounds and Bars, vintage Bars, Junk Silver, Platinum 1/10th Eagles, and so much more!
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2023.03.25 03:00 sammarsmce Dad starting to make rude comments about my age 27f
Hi, so I have this issue. I just turned 27. My mum has been making comments about my age since I turned 25, like sneak diss here and there to undermine my self esteem. My dad for the most part has been very nice to me. For the past couple of years I have been very depressed because of a SA experience I had and finally this year I have been getting better. I have been in the process of starting a career in mental health with children (starting soon) and volunteering for extra experience. But what I have dreamed of since I was a child has been art: specifically music, dance, performing. I was a bullied child and my parents emotionally neglected me and didn’t help when I was being abused. I didn’t flourish at all as a teen and was too shy to do any of these things. So for the past year I have been writing an album and a book (I studied English at Uni) and felt I needed to hone my skills. So I have been looking into starting lessons in ballet, gymnastics, singing and Muay Thai to fit into my artistic vision and be the best I can be. The dance/gym is to also help me feel strong and centred in my body after SA and depression making me inactive. It’s all been making me very very happy to enjoy a passion, something for me you know. So yesterday I was very excited (I would never dream of telling my parents about my love of performance and art the response would be brutal and they would call it cruelty to be kind) but I did tell him that I was starting gymnastics but obviously in an adult class. To which he said “it would be strange seeing an old, lumbering thing” I was shocked and said that was unkind to which he said well yeah in comparison to them. I quietly left and took care of my feelings upstairs. The next day he was very jovial a bit over the top tbh, but I decided to forget about the verbally abusive thing he said. I had had a great day one of the best, I woke up really early putting a wrench on my insomnia I’ve had since SA, productive and peaceful. I’m in bed this evening and he comes upstairs and we talk about my cat having dreams. I say “what do you think she is dreaming about” to which he says “being a little young cat I imagine.” I’m just shocked again, he deliberately took a stab at me again. Now, I am insecure about my age but more than anything I consider myself to be in my prime not to mention I look 10 years younger and have a graceful, agile body so this is all very strange to me like he wants me to put myself down. I’m so glad I never mentioned my artistic pursuits I do sing in the house sometimes and my mother has sneered at me and said it sounds shit (it doesn’t). So that’s why I hide a lot from them. I blocked him right after he said that and have been brainstorming boundaries. It’s funny because in February I blocked my mother because she was bullying me, he was kind then as I had a very bad panic attack but it seems I have to have the strength to fight his assaults on my confidence. I can’t move out for two reasons. In order to move to London I need more experience in the mental health field so working at this place for several months, not to mention I need the money, also one of my cats died two weeks ago( they are 20) and I don’t want to leave my little one alone just yet. I’m just very upset and shaken up and need to tell someone how I feel and hopefully feel reassured. I just want to be happy and reach my full potential, after all the horrors I have been through it’s what I deserve.
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2023.03.25 03:00 StepwiseUndrape574 Alledged GTA 6 Beta Tester Dishes A Ton Of Details In Latest Leak
Time sure flies, doesn't it? We are about to ring in a brand new year, and as we do so, the release of Grand Theft Auto V is now more than six years old (and is fast approaching five years on PC). Given the time that has elapsed, it is certainly possible (maybe even plausible) that Rockstar Games is deep in development on Grand Theft Auto VI. To that end, a supposed QA tester claims to have the skinny on the next installment.
We should preface this information with a disclaimer. There is no way of knowing if the supposed QA tester is what the person claims to be, or if any of the leaked details are accurate. All we know is that it's been a long time since the last Grand Theft Auto gaming (though Grand Theft Auto Online has been receiving continued updates and support).
What is interesting about the situation, though, is the anonymous source first posted the leak on Reddit, and it was removed by the moderators. It's not clear if perhaps Rockstar Games pressured the mods to take down the content. All that said, let's jump into it.
The folks at Dexerto managed to preserve the post. According to the original poster, the map in GTA VI is "huge" and covers to major cities, those being Carcer City and Vice City. Carcer City is based on Boston, and Vice City is based on Miami.
According to the leaker, GTA V is a "schoolyard playground" compared to the massive map in GTA VI. The leakers says Rockstar Games improved the weather effects and polished things up, borrowing from its experience on Red Dead Redemption 2.
"The map is huge, like stupendously huge, hence the game's emphasis on air travel. It makes GTA 5 look like a schoolyard playground. There is an array of atmospheric effects that bring out the life in everything. Light pollution, hurricane winds, morning fog, etc. I've never seen an open world game this realistic before," the leaker wrote.
Grand Theft Auto V Plane and Traine
Assuming all that is accurate, it would be a good opportunity to inject real-time ray tracing into the mix, though there is no mention of that. Instead, the focus is on the size of the map. The leaker says it's so big that it's "a little awkward traveling from Boston to Miami," in part because there are no other major cities in between them, in the game. Expect a lot of air travel, if that's the case.
The leaker also says GTA VI will again put players in control of multiple characters, just like in GTA V. One of the protagonists is said to be "an undercover cop or something," and other might possibly be a sibling. In addition, the leaker says Rockstar Games "complete revamped" the mission design.
"You can permanently abandon some missions or take different routes that sprout different consequences," the leaker says.
For more supposed details, you can check out this screen capture on Imgur, uploaded by another Reddit user (Colonize-Mars).
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2023.03.25 02:59 Crazzach Goolock valadin build advice
I’m making a great old one warlock as a character and was wondering about multiclass and evocation advice. I’m thinking vengeance paladin would be good for the attack, I wanna make a battle paladin (he’s starting with a magic sword) and doing it with pact of blade, I’m just trying to find a good way to support that style of playing being upfront like that. I’d say the paladin subclass is malleable (vengeance works best for my concept) but goolock is a hard necessity. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated
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2023.03.25 02:59 tdinut Disappointed with Pilot Prera nib …
I’m a big Pilot fan. All the reviews I’ve seen on the Prera, especially with the CM nib, have been great. I cleaned it well before its first inking. But it’s still not smooth like every other Pilot I own. It drags across the paper. Horizontal lines are virtually nonexistent while vertical lines are nice and juicy.
Maybe I was expecting too much. I love the lines it makes but it feels like I struggle to write with it. From my Kakunos, E95s, Custom Heritage 912 and a couple other Lamy Safari and Al Star pens, this Prera is nothing like them. It feels like it sticks and drags to the paper. Not sure how best to describe it. Horizontal lines look like the pen is running out of ink.
I’m tempted to swap the nib with a Kakuno M nib (if it fits).
I may also try and smooth out the nib with micro mesh and Mylar sheets but I think that’s a last resort.
Thoughts? Is it me?
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2023.03.25 02:59 Maximum_Roll_2412 Stuck and too afraid to ask for help from anyone because im a disappointment
I feel like all I do is go in circles nothing ever changes nor will it, I feel as though i make progress and I think I feel happy for an amount of time and then I get sent back into the hole. Hopeless, worthless, a failure and dissapointment to everyone around me who has tried to help and may think that I'm fine not knowing what is going on in my head for fear of criticism or pity, I hate myself. I've fully accepted death although this is not a suicide note or an indication of one, I have previously attempted and for awhile felt no remorse or regret from doing so. And even now I wish I would've given it 100% as I feel I have no use or purpose and all I ever do is dissappint both myself and others, I am worthless. Nothing I jave ever done is fulfilling past the honeymoon phase of finding a new hobby, I never have the drive or discipline to keep at it I see the mountain I have to climb and it all seems so pointless to me. And I am left a failure again until I decide to do something else and fail once again. I don't deserve anything I have or anyone that is friends with me. I don't understand what other people see in me I wish even for a mpment I could see myself through their eyes because my own only hat and loath me. I have tried so many times to change how I see myself how I think about myself but it all cokes back to the same place, self hate, hopelessness, and despair. Sorry for this wall of text I know this doesn't help anyone and im questioning if its even wirth saying anything. I really just don't know what to do.
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2023.03.25 02:59 MrNoodleIncident Working on this room - add an area rug or no?
Wife and I disagree on whether or not an area rug under the table is a good idea.
A few points: - I know this isn’t an interior decoration sub, but it’s more active and I think people here will have good opinions - this will not primarily be an eating area. Not saying we will never eat here, but it’s rare and it’s more for other family/friend activities (homework, hanging out, etc). - for some reason the pics make the table seem too small for the room. In reality it fills it nicely. - the paint color is going to change, most likely to a beige/tan to match the rest of the first floor. - I know the back wall is bare. That will be fixed.
Thanks for any thoughts!
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2023.03.25 02:59 noonecaresabtulol What do we think 1 year on (1 year anniversary)
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2023.03.25 02:58 ChaosReignUnderUs [Flower City Union] 🖊 RE-SIGNED: We are excited to bring back our guy Noah Cavanaugh as a member of the 2023 squad!💥 *Pending @NISALeague and USSF Approval
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2023.03.25 02:58 bludgeonedcurmudgeon How to setup a secondary vintage amp for music
I have a Denon AVRX4200W for our home theater setup and it works great for that, everything runs out of a dedicated HTPC into the receiver. But for music, if I want to send the signal thru a vintage amplifier how would that work? Does the Denon have a raw signal that could be sent to the vintage amp untouched/unmodified? I hope that is understandable, I've no experience with this kinda thing but would like to set it up, thanks!
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2023.03.25 02:58 Thegingersystem Nowhere to Turn - A Semi-Lit Zombie RP! (18+)
Come celebrate a year with us!!
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That was almost two years ago. Now, those who are left wonder the county looking for food or anything that could pass as. Raider groups terrorize those who are caught alone. While wondering survivors whisper of groups forming in different cities. Make shift signs along the roadways for a safe haven give the starving and lonely hope of finding their home.
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2023.03.25 02:58 owengrulez [LFA] The Wight Commander, The Champion of The 30th Floor
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2023.03.25 02:58 Creepy_Stranger_1727 How did you get over your first love?
I am out of my first relationship and I am Christian. I was depressed in the relationship and realized I was never happy, in fact less happier than I am now. It’s been five months, he’s with another girl he found her on tinder s weeks after I worked with him left the job two months in. I was his first love, he lost his mother and I knew her, I went to the funeral. He will always be a part of my heart but he’s not right for me. I showed no pain at work even though I faked it now I finally feel true happiness. Hopefully god enters his heart since he’s Christian. He chose a girl that parties and shows her body off. I think she needs to love herself too in the end I don’t wanna compare my journey to me and have hate. In time I will forgive but he blamed me so many times for issues I had when he was emotionally unavailable and I admitted I had mine. We never argued he was there for me every step of the way I cried until he gave up since I cried almost everyday due to my depression. I don’t doubt a thing in my mind that man is not over me but I have grown so much. I never stepped in that gym for a month but I got myself back into that grove again, I truly believe I had a good influence on him. But he made the choice and he lost something great. Someone who loves to workout all the time, someone who paints, sings, intelligent in school and physically beautiful. See your beauty in and out then own it. God gave me a purpose and that is to spread his news that we are his creation and live for him. I hope my life experience helps others I can say I am not depressed but sometimes I cry because I still have patches of myself that aren’t repaired. My ex called me a little white boy because my voice was gone in front of everyone at work but I didn’t react to it. That’s what they want a reaction. Never react ladies you deserve better know that and own it.
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2023.03.25 02:58 lordTalos1stClaw Dead Space for PS5 , my Father-in-law loves it and I would like to connect. I mostly play fantasy setting RPG's
Skyrim, Oblivion, and recently most of fromsoft games Eldenring, Bloodborne, Demon Souls, Dark Souls 1-3. Also enjoyed Witcher 3, God of War 2018, and currently playing Ghost of Tsushima. My favorite book series is the Expanse so I love Sci-fi, especially gritty hard sci-fi with an engaging lived in story. We have alot of mutual interests from LoTR to Star Trek and Star Wars, and gaming just not any similar titles besides Fallout 4 before we me. Sorry for the wall of text but my first post was cut due to low word count. Last question I imagine the remakes graphics are good but is the gameplay smooth and mostly intuitive?
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2023.03.25 02:58 BadTakeBrian Enterprise Group ($E.TO, $ETOLF.OTC): Cash Flow Machine, Deep Value, Squeeze Potential
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I should start by saying that the search for a company like Enterprise began under the following pretense: I have a bearish view of where I think broad markets are going by the end of 2023 and wanted somewhere to hide out while still maintaining the potential to double my investment under any broad market scenario.
Enterprise Group fits that bill. The Company is a niche energy service company that provides site infrastructure services to remote western Canadian production sites for pipelines, construction and oil and gas sectors in western Canada. I believe Enterprise is a fantastic and deeply overlooked company fit for retail investors (like me) who have the ability to enter a position ahead of institutions catching hold of the name. The core thesis on Enterprise is: - Low correlation to broad markets - High growth and 30% cash flow yield - Healthy balance sheet providing ~$20M in dry powder for potential non-dilutive M&A - Share buyback in place to support stock - Unique low-emission fleet of equipment to grow market share - Structural market expansion
Enterprise was founded in 2004, though as it stands today, is a much leaner and higher growth business compared to what it was in the last bull market for energy in 2008-2014. Where many competitors went out of business during the bear market between 2014-2021, Enterprise wisely divested from lower margin business units, preserved its balance sheet and due to its unique fleet of equipment – was able to maintain cash flow positive during this time. M&A is part of the corporate DNA of Enterprise and has had a successful track record on that front.
While others were still reeling from previous years downturn or still trying to repair their balance sheets in 2020/2021, Enterprise was able to utilize the strength of its balance sheet and positive cash flows to countercyclically invest into new business units to position themselves for the eventual return of energy markets we are now experiencing. A great example of this is the launch of Evolution Power in 2022, which offers a fleet of low-emission microgrids that power the entire production site with natural gas, replacing diesel generators. In doing so, EP reduces CO2 emissions by 30%
, gives Enterprise higher margins, is safer and more efficient for the customer
. As one of the few “green options” in the energy sector, they are becoming the first choice for larger oil and gas clients subject to Canada’s “heavy emitter” penalties.
The large majority of Enterprise’s sales are derived from western Canadian energy producers, with a greater share of natural gas producers compared to oil producers within its book of clients. Though Enterprise profits have less commodity risk than their actual producing clients, the Company nevertheless is derivatively exposed to energy prices (though I believe there are some factors that reduce the correlation that I will get into later). After years of producers not investing into large exploration projects due to ESG mandates, regulations and low prices, the outlook on energy markets looks extremely promising for producers and has already begun to see a notable uptick in production levels that are expected to continue for a market that looks undersupplied in years ahead.
More specifically to Enterprise’s western Canadian market, there are some very visible demand drivers on the horizon based on new pipeline capacity that provide a near certain increase in demand for services like Enterprise
. This demand is structured within tens of billions of dollars of sunk infrastructure capital to provide a roadmap of oil and gas (mostly gas) production expansion in western Canada. Beginning in 2023 with the completion of NGTL network expansion (gas) and TMX pipeline (oil), there will continue to be major new export capacity to come online nearly every year this decade
, with recent first nations LNG projects advancing on the west coast.
For Canadian gas producers, the pipelines will allow them to access higher priced Asian markets, where prices are often multiples of those received in Canada or the US. You can bet there is going to be prompt increases to production to ship whatever they can to those markets, given the preferred economics.
Enterprise just recently released their full year 2022 financials March 20, 2023, where they posted fantastic results. Rather than do a deep dive into financials today, will simply share some important highlights and suggest reviewing their financials below: (https://www.sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00020838
Additional items: - Bought back 1.8M shares in 2022 - Secured US OTC listing to increase access to US investors - Renewed buyback program - Available tax losses of $0.17/share - Purchased $5.6M of new equipment - Subsequently signed one of largest contracts in company history in Jan 2023
Enterprise currently has 50.3M shares outstanding
, with another 5M options exercisable at $0.45
. Notably, management/board were buyers in the open market over the last few years and now hold over 40% of all shares outstanding
This is where I think it gets uniquely attractive for us retail investors.
Since the last energy cycle, nearly all of the research analysts that covered the sector have moved on, meaning the few analysts left covering the space are focused on large-cap players and there are none covering companies the size of Enterprise. There is a window for retail to build a position in a hugely profitable company with a tight share structure subject to a potential squeeze before institutions begin to take notice.
Finally – and maybe most importantly – 2022 saw a unique trading dynamic occur due to a large shareholder selling down their position. This shareholder accidentally accumulated a >10% ownership position, unknowingly triggering a requirement to file any purchase/sale of stock
(see sedi filings to confirm). That shareholder then spent the entire year reducing their position below 10% but because there was not a large float of shares trading hands, effectively put a ceiling on the stock the entire year and single-handedly compressed the multiple
. This does not appear to have been done with ill intent but explains why the stock bounced between a floor of around $0.38 (supported by the buyback) and $0.42 (where the shareholder was selling) despite everything going right for the company operationally. In January, the company bought back the final tranche of shares needed to get that shareholder below the 10% threshold, thereby clearing the way for share price to better track the improving cash flow of the company.
Enterprise is currently trading at a deeply discounted valuation and historically low multiple, which is ironic considering this may be the best market they've ever operated in. As a particular point of reference, a comparison below for the 2020-2022 periods for EV/EBITDA and some other metrics that could influence the deserved multiple such as growth, profitability, and credit risk. I’ve also already listed a few reasons to be bullish on their future market (pipelines coming online beginning this year), which is consistent with management’s outlook from their MD&A that “…customers have indicated they will continue to operate at increased activities through the remainder of the year”.
Though a 10-11x multiple shouldn't be expected moving forward, you can see the impact of having a large shareholder exiting with a small float and how a lack of share price movement can lose investor attention. Over the course of a year, Enterprise added over $5M in EBITDA (+175%) and barely saw its valuation change at all! *2022 year using current share price
At a current 4.2x EV/EBITDA, Enterprise is trading far below the 6x it has traded in previous cycles and which seems very reasonable as a base case scenario. It would take very little notional buying for that re-rate to occur and for those able to establish a position at these prices, it would represent a 74% return.
Finally, if Enterprise is seen through a different valuation lens**, the company just released in their earnings that equity holders would be due $0.68/share ($0.39 current share price) if the company simply sold all of their equipment at book value.** Multiple arguments to show that Enterprise is undervalued.
Enterprise has a strong outlook on market fundamentals to support top line growth, increasing pricing power to maintain/increase margins and new revenue potential coming online with equipment additions.
Given history of M&A activity, balance sheet flexibility and the fact some targets are still not fully recovered from 2014-2021 period, it would be very surprising if the company did not make one or more acquisitions in the near-future
. Management has said as much on their recent twitter spaces interview.
Fortunately for equity holders, management does not have to dilute shareholders while its equity remains undervalued. With $20M in unused credit at their disposal
(their current market cap), they would have the ability to make a material acquisition without needing any equity at all. Even if they were to make an even larger acquisition, their debt providers are Ninepoint Partners (via Waygar Capital)
, who are home to none other than Eric Nuttall, who is the largest and most bullish energy fund manager on earth.
You can bet that if the right target came along with the right assets/cash flow, Ninepoint would be more than happy to increase the size of that facility if they aren’t able to secure some seller's financing. If we assume a slight liquidity discount on a PrivateCo acquisition, $20M at 3x EV/EBITDA could buy around $6-7M of incremental EBITDA, effectively doubling the “cash flow” of the company before considering any synergies
. Prospect of cross-selling new rental equipment would be high.
If something like this came to pass and they grew to a $15M EBITDA business, there would undoubtedly be a whole new supply of small institutions that would be interested and could be an attractive buyout candidate for private equity, who they’re currently competing with for acquisitions.
Risk Commodity Risk:
This being the most obvious risk to the company. If we were to go back to the dark ages (2014-2021), there would be a material impact on Enterprise financials. I believe commodity risk for Enterprise is mitigated for 3 reasons:
- A decade of underinvestment in global energy supplies has the entire spectrum of energy prognosticators projecting supply deficits for oil and continued growth in global natural gas demand. Continued regulatory hurdles, ESG capital restrictions, end of US shale hypergrowth, and return-of-capital mandates by EnergyCo shareholders make it less likely we see reckless supply additions. Adding to that, we’ve now got China reopening, OPEC defending prices, and US supposedly refilling the SPR at some point (we’ll see).
- Infrastructure Developments: Canada has abundant reserves, with some of the cleanest and lowest-cost natural gas in the world with a painful lack of export capacity. A number of pipeline and LNG export facilities are set to come online, incentivizing a production increase to fill that pipeline. To me, this is the most powerful reason why I believe Enterprise has much lower commodity risk and has been repeated by recent research put out by RBC on the prospects of NE BC natural gas outlook.
- Tier 1 Client Book: Enterprise’s clients are some of the largest energy producers in North America, meaning they plan their development programs with a multi-year outlook that is less sensitive to short term price action. Further, many of its clients are actual providing the supply for LNG Canada (Sinopec, Petronas,
No doubt we are entering a period of uncertainty, with global liquidity being reduced and the risk of recession on the horizon. I think this should be viewed in two ways:
- Operations: Looking back, more often than not a significant global recession is more likely to reduce the rate of growth in oil demand rather than actually reducing demand. Natural gas is mostly used for heating and electricity generation, making it relatively inelastic as well. Global GDP is also more evenly spread between OECD and non-OECD, meaning growing countries like India will be less responsive to tightening financial conditions.
- Share Price: Enterprise is tracking towards a trailing 4x EV/EBITDA, with structural growth catalysts on the horizon (ie. pipelines) and excess cash flow available for buybacks. Even in a market panic, it is likely cash flows can continue to grow, providing continued support to the share price via buybacks.
- Recent meltdown in energy markets had almost no impact on Enterprise share price and would suspect that increased buybacks would be there for support if share price were to slide further.
It is the risk-adjusted
return with fundamentals to back it up that make Enterprise special within the micro-cap space.
- Operating conditions look very strong for the company based on energy cycle and the foundation of new pipeline-related production increases in western Canada.
- Enterprise is a pure-play on western Canada with major well-capitalized nat gas clients poised for growth.
- Small size and cap structure provide potential for significant torque in share price.
- Enterprise has debt flexibility such that they don’t need to dilute equity at these valuations if M&A opportunities arise.
- Extremely profitable with 30%+ cash flow yield and optionality for buybacks or further investment in expanding equipment fleet for evolution power.
- Significant selling pressure from large shareholder has now ended after tendering shares to treasury in January 2023.
- A single large new shareholder has potential to re-rate the stock to base case of 6x EV/EBITDA multiple.
- Equity re-rate and M&A could see this company become very large, very quickly – drawing further flows of capital to the name at sufficient scale or be a prime takeout candidate for PE.
I own shares in Enterprise. This is not financial advise. Please do your own due diligence.