Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The IELTS exam is one of the gates hundreds of thousands of people must pass through in order to enter Australia. Next time you talk to anyone from a non-english speaking country who has recently applied for Australian residency or enrolled to study a course here, ask them about their IELTS exam.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
When you buy shares in top quality companies with solid balance sheets, good cash flows and a business model that is not susceptible to market fluctuations, it doesn’t really matter if the market drops $55 billion in a day.
That’s because investors who own shares in top-notch companies don’t panic. If you’ve done your research with Skaffold, and you’re confident that the shares in your portfolio are more likely than not to be worth significantly more in two, five or tens years time, then what happens in the market is incidental.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Using New Digital Skaffold, Shepherd from our member experience team simulates how a SMSF investor in pension phase would use Skaffold to build a filter and find opportunities, review their portfolio and evaluate stocks in detail.
Watch this video to discover how you can compare two or more companies using Skaffold’s world-first, easy to read visuals and tables.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Investing in top stocks – businesses with solid balance sheets, good cash flow, impressive profitability and the capacity to drive future growth – will build a portfolio with an impressive mix of businesses and, over the long run, deliver returns that should outperform the market.
Skaffold interprets a company’s key fundamentals and economic indicators into image-rich visuals, making it easy to spot the best stocks and avoid those with a track record of disappointing shareholders
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011 Flight Centre (FLT) achieved Skaffold's second highest score for business quality and performance, A2. Since 2012 Skaffold has rated Flight Centre (FLT) A1, and for good reason. So today when the company released its updated market guidance, at Skaffold we weren’t surprised. Failing another GFC or September 11, Flight Centre will continue to dominate its industry.
FLT’s earnings per share, dividends per share and profits have increased more than 10% per annum since 2003. Return on equity has averaged 22% and aside from 2009, Cash Flow Generated from Operations has consistently exceeded Reported Net Profit After Taxes. There aren’t too many other Aussie businesses that can boast such impressive business performance.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The big news to flow through Skaffold overnight is JB Hi-Fi’s (JBH) interim results. The company reported store sales up 3.1%, NPAT up 3.0% and an interim fully franked dividend of 50 cents per share. News Corp (NWS), AMP Limited (AMP), Australand Property Group (ALZ), DWS Ltd (DWS), Hills Holdings (HIL), MGM Wireless (MWR), Carnavale Resources (CAV), Global Health (GLH), Aquarius Platinum (AQP), BPH Energy (BPH), Coffey International (COF) and Mesoblast (MSB) have also updated to reflect their latest financial results.