Goodheart-Willcox Company (GWOX) Tender Offer Results Are In!

Back in March we posted about the tender offer by the Goodheart-Willcox Company Employees' Profit Sharing and Stock Ownership Plan and Trust of $150 per share for up to 124,000 shares (which is 27.8% of the outstanding stock) of GWOX.

The company has announced the results of the tender offer:
52,557 shares of The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc. common stock were tendered by shareholders at the price of $150.00 per share, for a total transaction amounting to $7,883,550 and representing 11.7834% of the total outstanding shares of the Company’s outstanding stock.

The shares were redeemed by The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc. Employees’ Profit Sharing and Stock Ownership Plan and Trust. By having the benefit plan acquire the shares, it allowed tendering shareholders to take advantage of certain provisions of the tax code called Section 1042 which allowed them to reinvest in U.S. qualified securities without incurring capital gains taxes.

The President of Goodheart-Willcox stated the optional tender offer provided two advantages to the shareholders ---liquidity for their shares as well as tax advantages for reinvesting the proceeds.

The shares added to the Employees’ Profit Sharing and Stock Ownership Plan and Trust will be used to attract and retain talent in order to grow the Company into the future.
So the tender offer was "undersubscribed" - they did not receive as many tenders as they had been willing to buy. The last trade of GWOX was for $150 per share at the end of April. This has always been pretty illiquid and now will probably be even more so.

We will have a discussion of this - and many, many other developments from Oddball annual report season - in the upcoming June Issue of the Oddball Stocks Newsletter, due to drop later this month.

Also, make sure you see Nate's post on the failure of Enloe State Bank in Texas. Watch how he uses CompleteBankData tools to delve into what was going on at that bank.

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