Billabong International (BBG)
Billabong International Ltd. engages in the marketing, distributing, wholesaling and retailing of apparel, accessories, eyewear, wetsuits and hardgoods in the boardsports sector. Its brands include Billabong, Element, RVCA, VonZipper, Sector 9, Xcel, Tigerlily, Kustom, Honolua and Palmers Surf. The company operates thorough the following geographical segments: Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe. Billabong International was founded by Gordon Stanley Merchant and Rena Merchant in 1973 and is headquartered in Gold Coast, Australia.
|Market Price at 17-11-2017
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Blog posts that reference Billabong International:
Monday, May 05, 2014
Companies with a strong competitive advantage can share a few distinguishing characteristics: advanced technology, market dominance within sectors with high barriers to entry, scalability, great prospects for sales and profits, untapped global target markets, top management.
As a smart investor it’s your job to identify companies with a competitive advantage that’s sufficiently sustainable. That means it won’t ‘crash and burn’, leaving you with a potential value-trap with all its best days behind it.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
It’s not rocket science. If you invest in the US and the A$ falls 10 per cent against the greenback, you’ll receive an extra 10 per cent return when you eventually bring your money home. The same can also be said for those investing locally in stocks that derive a good chunk of their income from foreign earnings.
Established healthcare businesses, many of which have substantial operations outside Australia, like CSL Ltd, and consumer discretionary stocks benefit from a weaker Aussie dollar, due partly to segmented pricing which makes local retailers more competitive relative to overseas online stores.
As a rule of thumb, a 10 per cent drop in the A$ adds around 3 per cent to corporate earnings.
To determine the A$ impact on earnings, find out the percentage of profits generated from the company’s international operations and apply the change in currency to this proportion of profits.
Friday, August 30, 2013
After a couple of weeks of relatively few new opportunities appearing in Skaffold, the flood gates have finally opened!
Vita Life Sciences (VSC) is the latest company to rise to A1 (from C2 no less!). The number of companies rated A2 was boosted overnight, to 83. Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX), Medusa Mining (MML) and Reverse Corp (REF) were a handful of companies that rose from A3 to A2.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
“For years surfwear company Billabong was an icon. Since 2006, a changed retailing environment has affected it - some say forever. Return on equity (ROE) measures profitability. Billabong’s ROE has fallen from just over 30% in 2006 to around 5% today. When a business loses its competitive advantage, ROE falls and cash flow worsens; it’s probably time to sell. Hanging on reduces the quality of your portfolio and its overall performance”, we wrote in Money magazine in September 2012.
The shares are now trading in the 50 to 60 cents range following a lengthy trading halt. Read more to discover how you could have avoided BBG using Skaffold.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
There were more movers than shakers to flow through Skaffold overnight. Big names to report pleasing results included Caltex Australia (CTX) and Mortgage Choice (MOC), which rose from A3 to A2. Owner of Donut King, bb’s café, Brumby’s Bakeries, Michel’s Patisserie, Esquires Coffee Houses and Pizza Capers, Retail Food Group (RFG) also reported, along with Santos (STO), Billabong Group (BBG), Clean Seas Tuna (CSS) and the owner and operator of Athlete’s Foot stores, RCG Corporation (RCG), among others.
Monday, September 03, 2012
This week Flight Centre (FLT) rose to A1 whilst Decmil (DCG) and Woolworths (WOW) maintained their A2 Skaffold Scores. Other companies to report include Ramsay Healthcare (RHC), Transpacific Industries (TPI), Fortescue Metals (FMG), Mortgage Choice (MOC), Macquarie Radio Network (MRN), Village Roadshow (VRL), Billabong (BBG), Slater & Gordon (SGH, Warrambool Cheese & Butter Factory (WCB), Capilano Honey (CZZ), Jetset Travelworld (JET and Vocus Communication (VOC).
Monday, August 27, 2012
Despite popular belief, there aren’t many companies worthy of buying and putting in your bottom drawer. Businesses are dynamic. Economic environments impact business models, consumer sentiment changes and businesses that fail to adapt can be left behind. Setting aside chronic poor performers, when then should you sell? At Skaffold, we advocate five reasons.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Over the next six weeks more than 60% of the companies listed on the ASX will report their full year results.
How will the results flow through Skaffold?
Throughout August Skaffold members will receive a weekly email highlighting a selection of companies that have reported.
Following are a few well-known companies scheduled to report their full year results over the next few weeks...
Telstra (TLS), Transurban Group (TCL), Stockland (SGP), Cochlear (COH), Credit Corp (CCP), Tabcorp (TAH), Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Newcrest Mining (NCM), Brambles (BXB), ASX Limited (ASX), Echo Entertainment (EGP), Duet Group (DUE), Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), UGL Limited (UGL), Ansell Limited (ANN), Wesfarmers (WES), Carsales.com (CRZ), Goodman Group (GMG), Monadelphous (MND), Boral (BLD), Super Retail Group (SUL), Fairfax Media (FXJ), Qantas (QAN), Cabcharge (CAB), Billabong International (BBG), BHP Billiton (BHP), Woolworths (WOW), CSL Ltd (CSL), Fortescue (FMG), Origin Energy (ORG), Amcor (AMC), AGL Energy (AGK), QR National (QRN), Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Crown (CWN), CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX), Sonic Healthcare (SHL), Ramsay Healthcare (RHC), Worleyparsons (WOR), Lend Lease (LLC), Transfield Services (TSE), Perpetual (PPT),
Click here to view a detailed reporting season calendar.