Wesfarmers Ltd. engages in the operation of supermarkets; department stores; home improvement and office supplies; coal production and export; chemicals, energy and fertilizers; industrial and safety products. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Department Store, Industrial and Other. The Retail segment engages in supermarket, liquor retailer including a hotel portfolio; retail of fuel and operation of convenience stores; retailer of building material and home and garden improvement products; and retailer & supplier of office products and solutions for home, small-to-medium size businesses and education. The Department Stores segment includes retailer of apparel and general merchandise, including toys, leisure, entertainment, home and consumables; and retailer of apparel, homewares and general merchandise, including accessories, electricals and toys. The Industrial segment engages in coal mining and development; supplier and distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products; specialized supplier and distributor of industrial safety products and services; and manufacturer and marketing of chemicals for industry, mining and mineral processing. The Other segment engages in forest products, property, investment banking, private equity investment, and corporate. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
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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.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
With a 25 year streak since our last recession, Australia is on track to break a 26 year record held by the Netherlands. But has this translated to better market conditions in comparison to the rest of the world? Watch the webinar highlights to find out.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Where can investors get affordable industry and sector analysis? Which ‘Big 4’ bank should be in your portfolio? The supermarket battle: Can Woolies and Coles withstand Aldi and Costco? Why is Roger less positive on US listed Qualcomm? Watch this video to hear insights from Roger Montgomery and Chris Batchelor.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Much like online shopping, the fine art of stock filtering is all about screening against a myriad of personal factors to find your perfect fit. But beware, if the stock doesn’t fit you won’t be able to return it for a refund.
For investors chasing growht stocks, ss useful as historical and current metrics are at identifying a company’s past performance, they won’t indicate what will happen in the future. That’s why stock-picking outfit, Skaffold, overlays historical and current filters with forecast metrics designed to try and predict future performance.
Friday, December 19, 2014
We’ve been working on something very special. It will be ready in early 2015.
Like a child that gets up at 4am on Christmas morning in the hope they’ll catch Santa, we simply can’t wait until next year to share this awesome new feature with you.
Check out the new way of comparing stocks side-by-side in Skaffold.
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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Today when you login to Skaffold we’ll take you straight into the members area of the website.
Your personalised homepage is filled with our latest news bites. In the left menu hover over the SKAFFOLD menu to uncover alerts, votes and our neat portfolio import tool.
The button to open Skaffold hasn’t moved; we’ve just renamed it to ‘Open App’.
If you’re new to Skaffold, or haven’t logged in recently, you may have missed these great new features. Check them out.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Australia’s top 10 stocks by market capitalisation – BHP Billiton (BHP), Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Rio Tinto (RIO), Westpac (WBC), ANZ, NAB, Telstra (TLS), Wesfarmers (WES), Woolworths (WOW) and CSL – are a solid group of companies that have, on balance, delivered strong returns for shareholders.
Are they positioned to continue delivering growth or do their global counterparts represent more attractive opportunities? We went inside Skaffold Global to find out.
Also consider this: you won’t find any global tech companies in the ASX 10. Pharmaceuticals, big oil and household products also fail to feature in our local market. To gain exposure to these global industries, you must expand your universe to the US and Europe.
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…
Monday, August 19, 2013
Despite strong earnings growth from Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks and Kmart, Wesfarmers Skaffold Score has remained stable at B3. Since 2009 WES has generated a return on its equity of around 8%. Skaffold considers this average business performance. Less than 5% is considered poor.
The latest financial results for CSL, Nick Scali (NCK), Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Primary Healthcare (PRY), Carsales.com (CRZ), Mineral Resources (MIN), AMP, Santos (STO), Stockland (SGP), Leighton Holdings (LEI), GPT Group (GPT), DUET Group (DUE), OZ Minerals (OZL), UGL Limited (UGL), Southern Cross Media Group (SXL), Tox Free Solutions (TOX), Chandler Macleod Group (CMG), APN News and Media (APN) and ITL Limited (ITD), among others, also flowed through Skaffold.