Daily Market Blog: Aspen still hot
"That is what Aspen has become, a massive business operating on all the continents, of course most companies do not have a business in Antarctica. What is interesting about the local business is that when the currency had weakened, Aspen maintained their ARV contract with government even though they were losing money, it is/was part of their social contract with the country. Feels not so great as a shareholder, but as Saad said in the interview, they will get it back in time, when/if the currency goes the other way, so it feels good as a shareholder in that a public company is committed to greater society. And that part ties into what we said about companies able to reach a size and scale (thanks to the free market system) in that they are in a position to operate a low margin business."