Friday, August 26, 2016
This week many companies released their 2016 reports. We focus in on two big movers. Sirtex Medical gained 12% following a strong result and regained its A1 status. Blackmores fell 23% despite a strong result also retaining its A1 score. Read more to understand why.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Have you ever wondered what stocks your fellow members are researching?
Do other investors love Skaffold’s Summary page as much as you do?
Here are the highlights of what you loved to use in Skaffold in 2014, and what stocks were on your radar.
Monday, March 24, 2014
If you take the 170-odd stocks that Skaffold currents rates as investment grade (A1, A2, B1 and B2) and then filter those with both a positive safety margin – trading at a discount to their intrinsic value – that are also forecast to grow their intrinsic value, we’re left with only a handful of stock to invest in. All things considered, these are the best quality companies that value investors could justifiably contemplate buying at current levels.
However, it’s important to remember that the share market is a constantly moving feast, and that companies can move in and out of investment grade status, as measured by the Skaffold Score, each reporting season due to any number of macro influences and company specific dynamics.
So with that in mind, we decided to go in search of companies that could potentially be knocking on the door of investment grade status if their fortunes continue to improve.
Friday, February 28, 2014
We’ve just finished the last week of February and the majority of ASX stocks have reported their interim or full year results.
We’ve just finished the last week of February and the majority of ASX stocks have reported their interim or full year results. A few to watch over the coming days is 2012 Money magazine top stock and Skaffold favourite Seymour Whyte (ASX:SWL), who released a positive sounding report recently, as did Flight Centre (ASX: FLT) and Blackmores (ASX:BKL).
A few to watch over the coming days is 2012 Money magazine top stock and Skaffold favourite Seymour Whyte (ASX:SWL), who released a positive sounding report recently, as did Flight Centre (ASX: FLT) and Blackmores (ASX:BKL).
Monday, December 02, 2013
If the recent share market antics experienced by mining services company Forge Group (FGE) and salary packing specialist McMillan Shakespeare (MMS) have taught you anything, it’s A) the unprecedented windfalls that trading halts can afford astute value investors and B) the pain it can inflict on those who misread the tea leaves.
Stocks don’t enter a trading halt without good reason and when they do, it’s rarely a sign that anything good is happening. But that doesn’t mean you, as a value investor can’t capitalise on them.
For value investors who’d really been paying attention, the trading halt on MMS threw up a golden opportunity to acquire the stock cheap, and some bought it 50%-plus below its true value. Meanwhile, it left shareholders who hadn’t acknowledged Forge’s long-term declining future valuations seriously out of the money.
Friday, September 06, 2013
With reporting season now complete (except for the very small mining companies), let’s take a look at what opportunities Skaffold identified over the last four weeks, and how those stocks have performed.
The three standout stocks this reporting season, which we wrote about in blog posts and weekly reporting season update emails, are Titan Energy Services (TTN), RCR Tomilson (RCR) and MGM Wireless (MWR). TTN’s share price is up 32%, RCR 19% and MGM Wireless 37%.
As a wrap up to a successful reporting season, here’s a summary of the stocks that came to our attention over the past month. Aside from TTN, RCR and MWR, at the time of initial writing all the stocks listed below were trading at a premium to Skaffold’s intrinsic value estimate.
In order of appearance, and with previously published comments, this year’s interesting stocks were…
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Seek Limited (SEK) has ended the 2013 financial year with more than $184 million cash in bank, improving the quality of its balance sheet and lifting its Skaffold Quality Score from B to A. Unfortunately the increase in total shareholders equity, coupled with higher debt, did not result in a material uplift in NPAT and SEK’s return on equity fell from close to 40% in 2012 to 24%, as at 30 June 2013. SEK is now rated A2 by Skaffold.
Companies to report improving business performance over the last six months include vitamin developer Blackmores (BKL), wealth management business SFG Australia (SFW), software developers Objective Corporation (OCL) and Prophecy International Holdings (PRO).
Monday, March 04, 2013
Cedar Woods Properties (CWP), one of Skaffold’s Top 5 stocks for 2013, has risen to A1. CWP was identified as a stock to watch in 2013 on 8 January. In the period 8 January to 1 March 2013 CWP’s share price has risen 12%. Woolworth’s (WOW) performance also improved over the past six months, whilst Blackmores (BKL), IMF (Australia) Limited (IMF), GR Engineering Services (GNG) and Grange Resources (GRR) are the latest companies to lose their A1 Skaffold Scores.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Integrated Research (ITI) and Objective Corporation (OCL) lost their A1 Skaffold Scores overnight. Macquarie Telecom (MAQ), Resource Equipment (RQL) and Coventry Group (CYG) fell from A2 to A3, and Blue Sky Alternative Investments (BLA) and Pro Medicus (PME) from A2 to A4. Yesterday 87 companies achieved Skaffold’s A2 Score for quality and performance. Today that number stands at 82.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Stroll down the personal care isle of your local supermarket and you’d be hard pressed to not catch a glimpse of Blackmores distinctive colour-coded packaging. BKL has been rated A1 by Skaffold for 8 of the past 10 years. It’s a great Australian healthcare business that should remain on any serious investor’s watch list.