Thursday, July 07, 2016
Sirtex Medical is a biotechnology stock that is focused on developing solutions to treat people with liver cancer. With a market capitalisation of $1.5 billion, it is considered a small-cap stock but it is by no means tiny. Unlike many biotech companies, Sirtex is already a very profitable company. In 2015 it generated a profit of $40 million, which represented growth of 70% on the previous year.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Before their share prices started to skyrocket, what was it about REA Group (CODE:REA), Technology One (CODE:TNE) and Slater & Gordon (CODE:SGH) that made fund managers fall head over heels in love?
If you take a fundamental approach to uncovering top growth stocks, you’re more likely to find businesses that have built the foundation that will catapult them to the top of a growth investor’s wish list.
Following this approach, you want to see three key features to make you confident that the business can deliver on its future growth forecasts: top management, strong profitability and a top-notch balance sheet.
Friday, February 13, 2015
If you have Stock Alerts set up to check when new financial results flow through Skaffold, Skaffold Scores update and companies in your portfolio release new ASX announcements, you're already saving yourself a bucket load of time.
If you haven’t set up our suggested Stock Alert for reporting seasona yet, here’s a quick recap of what has changed in Skaffold over the last week or so.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
In a webinar hosted at Skaffold in October 2014, financial Journalist Trevor Hoey gave his view on which sectors and stocks have the best growth prospects for Financial Year 2015. Check out the stocks and sectors trevor thinks will deliver impressive growth over the next 12 months.
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.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
IPOs have the potential to give your portfolio entry-level access to quality stocks well positioned for a profitable future.
Unfortunately the share market has no shortage of IPOs that bombed, and relatively recent newcomers like Collins Foods and Myer have both struggled to trade above their float price. If Boart Longyear is any proxy, there’s no guarantee these stocks will rally any time soon. Since floating in 2007 BLY’s share price has fallen more than 97%.
So don’t get sucked into buying overpriced and overspruiked companies wired to uninspiring sectors with questionable growth projections destined to lose you money.
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.
Monday, September 03, 2012
This week Flight Centre (FLT) rose to A1 whilst Decmil (DCG) and Woolworths (WOW) maintained their A2 Skaffold Scores. Other companies to report include Ramsay Healthcare (RHC), Transpacific Industries (TPI), Fortescue Metals (FMG), Mortgage Choice (MOC), Macquarie Radio Network (MRN), Village Roadshow (VRL), Billabong (BBG), Slater & Gordon (SGH, Warrambool Cheese & Butter Factory (WCB), Capilano Honey (CZZ), Jetset Travelworld (JET and Vocus Communication (VOC).