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.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
It’s the last week of reporting season, and the upsets keep emerging. Regional airline Regional Express (REX) has held Skaffold’s second highest A2 Score for 5 of the past 10 years. REX has fallen to A3. So has Seymour Whyte. Other companies to update in Skaffold include Silver Lake Resources (SLR), Saracen Mineral Holdings (SAR), AV Jennings (AVJ), Corporate Travel Management (CTD), Global Construction Services (GCS), Harvey Norman (HVN), Challenger (CGF) and Perpetual (PPT).
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The biggest news this week is Harvey Norman’s decline from A3 to A4.
The company reported earnings that were 6 cents lower that the 2011 results. Return on equity also fell and debt increased to $779m, equating to a Net Debt / Equity ratio of 26%. In 2011 HVN’s Reported Net Profit After Taxes was $252.255m. This year reported NPAT fell to $172.411m.
HVN’s intrinsic value has been on a downward trend since 2006. Can management reignite HVN?