Wednesday, February 01, 2017
It’s reporting season, that time of year when Skaffold re-rates company fundamentals. New companies will rise to A1, and some top-rated companies will fall from grace.
Skaffold’s free reporting season calendar is your go-to place for ASX company reporting dates.
G.U.D. Holdings, Downer EDI and Tabcorp Holdings kick off the season this week. The bulk of companies will report in February.
Check out Skaffold’s 2017 Interim Reporting Season Calendar now and find out when your companies are scheduled to report.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Companies with a strong competitive advantage can share a few distinguishing characteristics: advanced technology, market dominance within sectors with high barriers to entry, scalability, great prospects for sales and profits, untapped global target markets, top management.
As a smart investor it’s your job to identify companies with a competitive advantage that’s sufficiently sustainable. That means it won’t ‘crash and burn’, leaving you with a potential value-trap with all its best days behind it.
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…
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Since April 2011 Newcrest Mining (NCM) shareholders have been punished with a falling share price that has declined from more than $42.50 to $9.30. NCM released its full year results on 12 August. Revenues decreased 15% and the company reported Net Profit After Taxes of $5.78 billion. These poor results and less than impressive business performance resulted in NCM’s Skaffold’s Score falling from B3 to C4. A company rated C4 is not considered investment grade by Skaffold.
Financial results for Cochlear (COH), JB Hi-Fi (JBH), Tabcorp (TAH) and Coffey International (COF) are now available in Skaffold.
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, June 11, 2013
While often overlooked by investors when analysing fundamentals, there’s no better insight into what’s left for you as a shareholder in a business once it’s paid all its bills than an analysis of cash flow. When it comes to assessing the investment quality of a company's cash flow, you should be attracted to those with sufficient money in the bank to fund their operations and produce an ongoing Funding Surplus. The greater a company’s Funding Surplus the more likely it is to avoid excessive borrowing, expand its business, pay dividends and withstand any economic downturns.
You need to be wary of well-known large-caps with unhealthy cash positions which may still attract uninformed investors due to their size. High profile stocks with large debt and poor cash flow – which contributes to poor Skaffold Scores - include: Sonic Healthcare (SHL), Seven Group Holdings (SVW), James Hardie Industries (JHX), Toll Holdings (TOL), Oil Search (OSH), Woodside Petroleum (WPL), Leighton Holdings (LEI), Asciano (AIO), Duet Group (DUE), Tabcorp Holdings (TAH), Transurban (TCL), Brambles (BXB), Origin Energy (ORG), SP AusNet (SPN), APA Group (APA) and Sydney Airport Holdings (SYD).
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.
Monday, July 02, 2012
More than 50% of the companies listed on the ASX will report their full-year results next month. You can review your portfolio by checking the cash position of the ones you hold and removing those that don’t display high-quality economics. Skaffold has put together a list of large, well-known companies with unhealthy cash positions. Despite having market caps of at least $2 billion, their generally high debt and poor cash flow contribute to Skaffold Scores of B4, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5.