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Hey guys, thanks for your valuable input! For shy newcomers, could you describe the things you look for when investing in a company that's situated outside the US? (What additional factors do the "international" part bring into the equation?)

The process I use to evaluate a domestic company versus an international one isn't very different. I'm still looking at the company's financials, its management, how capital is allocated, etc. It's more a question of how does a company being international start to change how you look at a company's growth and risk profile and if developments in the markets it does business in offer any interesting advantages/disadvantages. This is particularly important if there is a long-term development or trend that should play out. Of course, currency exchange rates also come into play a bit, but generally that's a case where going outside the U.S. is likely to work to your benefit at the moment. In the end all these assumptions allow for various valuations and ideas about what might come to pass.


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