Thursday, July 16, 2015
In early January Alan shared his A1 investment plan with the Skaffold community. Alan’s disciplined and well thought-out rules were commended by his fellow members
Coming from an engineering background, Alan is probably a little more disciplined than the average investor. Nether less, Alan’s story is a timely reminder that to be a successful investor, one must have a strict set of investment rules. You must also have the emotional capacity to follow them.
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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
With 30 June just around the corner, we’re excited. Why? Because a new financial year means new safety margins.
All things being equal, stocks that appear ‘expensive’ today could be trading at a nice discount on 1 July.
How do you find these temporary under-the-radar opportunities? It’s really easy with Skaffold’s filter.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Now that the excitement of the reporting season has settled down and analysts have digested financial reports, we take a look inside Skaffold to discover well-positioned, top-quality stocks.
Of the 1767 ASX-listed stocks available for analysis in Skaffold, 163 achieve Skaffold’s preferred scores of A1, A2, B1 and B2. So less than 10 per cent are considered premium investment grade by Skaffold and analysis beyond top-line numbers is critical.
The services sector offers the largest choice of top-quality growth stocks, followed by technology, finance and capital goods.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Top stocks have five things in common: great management, impressive return on equity, low debt, strong earnings per share growth and positive intrinsic value growth.
Right now in Skaffold there are a handful of stocks that exhibit these characteristics. We first wrote about them at our blog on 22 October. Click here to read about these businesses and see their key performance ratios.
At our webinar, How to identify investment opportunities in an overpriced market, Skaffold’s General Manager Chris Batchelor CFA shared his insights on the opportunities and potential challenges for a handful of these businesses. Here are Chris’s insights.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We’ve trawled Skaffold to find a handful of top stocks that offer hidden value in an overpriced market.
Encompassing motion pictures and tv production, scientific instruments, energy auction procurement, retail, technology, and business, engineering and legal services, the 10 businesses uncovered in Skaffold have a demonstrated track record of improving performance, and for the majority, are trading at a discount to Skaffold’s current intrinsic value estimate.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, here’s a sneak peek of the stocks we discussed at our webinar titlede "How to find opportunities in an overpriced market". We've also included a brief discussion on why we believe these companies represent the best opportunities in a market that has rallied well beyond Skaffold’s intrinsic valuations for the majority of Australia’s Top 200 stocks.
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…
Friday, August 30, 2013
At the start of August 33 top stocks were rated A1 by Skaffold, and another 94 were rated A2. Fast forward to close of trade on 28 August and 30 companies achieved Skaffold’s premium A1 Score for balance sheet quality and business performance. 80 stocks are rated A2.
Running a quick filter in Skaffold for A1 top stocks, then switching to the Table View to find those forecast to increase in value over the next few years, 21 A1 stocks remain. After a closer look to determine which companies have updated in Skaffold based upon their latest financial results, we are left with 13.
Of the 80 stocks rated A2, Skaffold forecasts positive growth for 53.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
There have been a number of new reports released this week, some good, some bad and some ugly. ARP, EAX, ANN and BRG are amongst the good, QBE and FWD are amongst those with less than stellar results.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Overnight safety margins for more than 60% of ASX-listed companies updated. Why? For companies with a 30 June report date, Skaffold calculated the safety margin based on the 2013 intrinsic value forecast. Last night, as we moved into the 2014 financial year, the safety margin calculation switched over to the 2014 forecast intrinsic value estimate.
As at 28 June 2013 close of trade, 127 companies were trading at a discount to Skaffold’s intrinsic value estimate. Today 134 companies are trading at a discount. Of those, 96 are covered by analysts.