Thursday, October 23, 2014
What are the shares of the future, the ones that should find a place in every share investor's portfolio?
The Sydey Morning Herald asked five leading share analysts to nominate five shares each.
The picks have to be suitable for conservative investors who intend to invest for the long term.
Naturally, those requirements lead to the larger companies that tend to pay higher dividends than other companies and often, but not always, have high levels of franking credits.
With interest rates at a 50-year low, investors have been chasing yield on the sharemarket.
As a consequence, share prices of the big dividend payers, such as most of the big banks and Telstra, have, until recently, risen strongly over the past two years.
Much of the sell-off on the Australian sharemarket over the past few weeks has simply followed selling on Wall Street.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
With the low growth environment likely to continue for some time, investors chasing double-digit growth need to look beyond cyclicals wired to the struggling Australian economy, and refocus on sectors displaying what are known as ‘secular growth opportunities’. For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘secular’ refers to companies with growth upside that’s less reliant on macroeconomic drivers and more hitched to company or sector-specific dynamics.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Problems occur when the managers of your businesses overexpose their balance sheet to too much debt and don’t produce sufficient cash flow to support the interest payments. Failure to develop, and implement, a clear growth strategy can also unravel a highly geared balance sheet.
As crazy as it sounds, prior to the GFC some companies borrowed the funds necessary to pay their dividend. Suffice to say none remain in business today. Ten years ago management of ‘under-geared’ companies – those with little to no debt – were accused of running ‘lazy’ balance sheets. Today they’re lauded for good financial management.
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, August 26, 2013
Is a trend appearing amongst casino and entertainment stocks?
Over the weekend full year results for Echo Entertainment Group (EGP), Tatts Group (TTS) and Crown Limited (CWN) flowed through Skaffold. Echo’s Skaffold Score improved from B3 (based on the company’s interim results) to B2. B2 is one of Skaffold’s preferred scores. Tatts Group (TTS) rose from C4 to B3 and Crown’s improving business performance lifted its Skaffold Score from A4 to A3.
TTS and EGP are trading at premiums of more than 60% to Skaffold’s 2014 intrinsic value estimates. CWN is trading at a 40% premium. Whilst the intrinsic value of all three businesses is forecast to rise at an impressive rate over the next two years, looking at the Skaffold Line chart of each stock it appears the market has already factored in this future growth.
What’s driving the improving performance of gambling-related stocks? Is the increasing accessibility of internet gambling driving this trend. And what does this mean for the wider community?
Friday, July 12, 2013
August reporting season is the busiest time of year for stock market investors. More than 60% of ASX-listed companies will release their full year results in August, with the smaller mining stocks reporting by 13 September 2013.
Skaffold’s reporting season calendar is now live and will be updated daily over the next few months. The calendar lists the most popular ASX-listed companies and their expected report date. Click here to view the calendar now.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Over the weekend more than 70 companies updated in Skaffold. The number of A1-rated companies fell to 39, and A2-rated companies to 81 companies.
Companies to update based on their recent interim or full year results include include Breville Group (BRG), mining services business Sedgman (SDM), for casino operators Crown Group (CWN) and Echo Entertainment Group (EGP), BHP Billition (BHP), Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Iluka Resources (ILU), Cabcharge (CAB), Fleetwood (FWD), Fantastic Holdings (FAN), Village Roadshow (VRL), Adelaide Brighton (ABC), Alumina (AWC), Goodman Group (GMG), APN News and Media (APN), Tatts Group (TTS), Infomedia (IFM), Data#3 (DTL), Ausenco (AAX), Magellan Financial Group (MFG), Insurance Australia Group (IAG), AMP Limited (AMP), Seven West Media (SWM), iiNet (IIN), Macquarie Radio Network (MRN), Fairfax Media (FXJ), Envestra (ENV), Brambles (BXB), Chandler Macleod Group (CMG), Austin Engineering (ANG), Codan (CDA), The Reject Shop (TRS) and NRW Holdings (NWH), Platinum Asset Management (PTM), Mermaid Marine (MRM), Australian Share Registry (ASW), Super Retail Group (SUL), Amalgamated Holdings (AHC), TCT Tomlinson (RCR), Servcorp (SRV), SEEK (SEK), ASX Limited (ASX) and Origin Energy (ORG).
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.