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.
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.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Full year results for Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DMP), REA Group (REA), Worleyparsons (WOR), Bradken (BKN) and Reckon (RKN) flowed through Skaffold overnight. All five companies delivered consistent performance over the past six months, retaining their previous interim Skaffold Scores.
Goodman Fielder is the latest business to deliver improving balance sheet quality and business performance. Its Skaffold Score rose from C3 to B2.
The biggest disappointment overnight was SAI Global (SAI), a provider of information, compliance and assurance services.
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.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The A$150 billion scaling back of expansion plans by Australian resources projects over the past year is having a devastating impact on mining services companies, and government projections suggest the mood of austerity sweeping the sector is here to stay. Official data released this week by government commodities forecaster, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE), suggests that investment in Australian resources projects could tumble by around 75 per cent over the next five years if the big miners continue to slash spending on new projects and expansions.
This outcome would see committed investment on resource projects fall from A$268 billion in 2012 to A$25 billion in 2018. BREE attributes much of this decline to too few high-value projects progressing through the investment pipeline to offset the completion of the LNG projects currently under construction. According to BREE’s research, austerity measures by mining heavyweight BHP Billiton (BHP) will see its spending fall by $4 billion over the next year, while rival Rio Tinto (RIO) has savings of $5 billion in its sights by late 2014.
What does this mean for mining services businesses?
Monday, February 18, 2013
Over the weekend more than 30 companies updated in Skaffold. Standout improvements include Leighton Holdings (LEI), Nick Scali (NCK) and Cash Converters (CCV). Results for Computershare (CPU), CSL Limited (CSL), 1300 Smiles (ONT), Worleyparsons (WOR), Mineral Resources (MIN), Domino’s Pizza (DMP) and Country Road (CTY), GPT Group (GPT), Sunland (SDG), Noni B (NBL), Downer EDI (DOW), Mirvac Group (MGR) and Zimplats Holdings (ZIM) also flowed through Skaffold.
Monday, October 01, 2012
This reporting season more than 60% of companies listed on the ASX announced their full year results.
Domino’s Pizza (DMP), Worleyparsons (WOR) and ANZ maintained their A2 Skaffold Scores, whilst CSL remained stable at A1.
New additions to the A1 club include Flight Centre (FLT), The Reject Shop (TRS) and Commonwealth Bank (CBA).
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.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
For investors, the two main places to put your money are shares and property. With both these markets well off their highs, 2012 is shaping as a good year to invest in either - or both. With this in mind, Money magazine enlisted experts to come up with a top 50 list for both shares and property.
Skaffold.com is an exciting new stock-selection application that rates all ASX-listed companies from A1 to C The Skaffold Score benchmark rating allows investors to focus on the best companies, avoiding those with doubtful fundamentals that may be wealth destroying. Skaffold.com has identified 50 value-for-money stocks for you to consider.