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.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The fourth week of reporting season has seen a host of companies reporting including many of the big names. BHP Billiton’s (CODE:BHP) Skaffold score plunged from B3 to C4, as did Woodside Petroleum (CODE:WPL). Magellan Financial Group (CODE:MFG) fell from A1 to A2 as did 3P Learning (CODE:3PL). SG Fleet (SGF) fell from A1 to B3. Telstra (CODE:TLS) remained steady at B3 and Webjet (CODE:WEB) was steady at A2. Qantas (CODE:QAN) rose from C3 to C2. The latest stock to attain an A1 score is Medibank Private (MPL) which rose from A2 to A1.
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.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
It’s not rocket science. If you invest in the US and the A$ falls 10 per cent against the greenback, you’ll receive an extra 10 per cent return when you eventually bring your money home. The same can also be said for those investing locally in stocks that derive a good chunk of their income from foreign earnings.
Established healthcare businesses, many of which have substantial operations outside Australia, like CSL Ltd, and consumer discretionary stocks benefit from a weaker Aussie dollar, due partly to segmented pricing which makes local retailers more competitive relative to overseas online stores.
As a rule of thumb, a 10 per cent drop in the A$ adds around 3 per cent to corporate earnings.
To determine the A$ impact on earnings, find out the percentage of profits generated from the company’s international operations and apply the change in currency to this proportion of profits.
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, July 02, 2013
The Australian dollar dipped below US92¢ on June 24 – its lowest point since September 2010 – and mounting projections that it could fall to around US85¢ within two years heralds mixed blessings for stocks on either side of the currency divide.
So if you subscribe to the view that a falling Australian dollar is (among other things) the inevitable by-product of waning foreign investor appetite for $A assets, you also need to ask what this means for the stocks you currently own, and how you can profit from it.
The correlation between the Australian dollar and share price movements – and interest rates, for that matter – has declined somewhat in recent years. Nevertheless, when it comes to identifying the most likely winners and losers within a falling Australian dollar environment, there are some useful guiding principles that you as an investor should understand.
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).
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.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The intrinsic value of a company is based on its earnings and dividends, equity and debt. Declining intrinsic value is Skaffold’s second reason to sell. Of the 81 stocks listed on the ASX whose market capitalisation is at least $2b, 27 have exhibited declining intrinsic valuations - one third of Australia’s largest listed companies have disappointed shareholders.
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.