Friday, September 02, 2016
MaxiTRANS make truck trailers, parts and components. In addition to regular truck trailers, they make tipping trailers and are Australia’s largest supplier of refrigerated vans and trailers. 2014 and 2015 were challenging years for MaxiTRANS but in 2016 fortunes started to turn around. Revenue, whilst still well down on 2013 levels, grew by 3% from 2015 and normalised profits increased 27%.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Given the uncertainty over earnings growth in 2014/15, you understandably don’t want to pay any more than you need to for top stocks. But there are occasions when you shouldn’t be deterred from paying close to or indeed above intrinsic value (IV) for quality companies on a strong growth trajectory.
As a value investor, sometimes you’re better off buying a quality business with plenty of growth in front of it at a (slight) premium to its intrinsic value than trying to save money on a bad stock that’s languishing.
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.
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).
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.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
In the last two days three A1 stocks lost their premium Skaffold Scores, and another 10 have fallen out of the A2 club. Flight Centre (FLT) and Codan (CDA) once again delivered impressive results and retained their A1 Scores. Which stocks are you watching?