Friday, October 23, 2015
If you have children of school age, you’re probably familiar with the products developed and marketed by 3P Learning: Mathletics, Spellodrome, Reading Eggs and their latest product, IntoScience.
3P’s products are used by over 5.3 million students in over 17,000 schools on every continent around the world – 110 counties in total. Very few Aussie companies can boast such a wide reach around the globe.
Whilst 3PL’s share price hasn’t done much since listing on the ASX in July 2014, if the company continues its recent track record of rising earnings, profits and cash flows, then the future could look very different.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
After the S&P/ASX 200 has fallen just more than 5% in September, and with markets in sell-off mode, identifying growth stocks may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to Skaffold, it’s not that hard.
So what is the trick to finding top-notch stocks capable of future growth? Don’t just focus on the future. Stocks with growth projections of 20%, 30% or 50% may sound attractive but if management haven’t proven their ability, how can you be certain that forecast growth will be achieved?
That’s why, when hunting for growth stocks, you must check out the company’s recent track record to make sure it’s in a strong economic position to deliver on its forecasts.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
If you don’t know what to look for, picking the best stocks for your portfolio can be a daunting task. However with a few simple guidelines, finding the best stocks to invest in isn’t too hard. That’s because the very best companies - CSL, Flight Centre, Carsales.Com and REA Group, to name a few – have a few things in common.
Whether you’re investing for growth or income, or both, the first step is to identify historically sound businesses. Only then should you narrow the list to find the best growth and income stocks of the future.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Integrate your portfolio transactions into Skaffold and be notified when you need to review a company or make a trade.
Once you’ve exported your transactions from your online broking account, integrating them into Skaffold is easy.
We logged into our personal broking accounts to show you how.
With your transactions imported and portfolio set up, Skaffold can let you know when you need to review a company or place a trade.
Friday, August 30, 2013
After a couple of weeks of relatively few new opportunities appearing in Skaffold, the flood gates have finally opened!
Vita Life Sciences (VSC) is the latest company to rise to A1 (from C2 no less!). The number of companies rated A2 was boosted overnight, to 83. Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX), Medusa Mining (MML) and Reverse Corp (REF) were a handful of companies that rose from A3 to A2.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Flight Centre’s (FLT) results were published at ASX.com at 8:27am today. A quick check in my online broking account shows buyers are already lining up at $46.00. FLT shares closed yesterday at $44.60.
FLT announced a 20% increase in underlying NPAT, reporting a 2013 full year result of $240 million. This is slightly higher than Skaffold’s 2013 forecast of $238 million. Debt was lowered to $46.2 million (also in line with Skaffold’s forecast), and the company confirmed a full year dividend of $1.37 per share ($0.46 was paid at the interim report).
Flight Centre is currently rated A1 by Skaffold.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Contrary to popular belief, there are a handful of listed business that pay a dividend but shouldn’t. When hunting for high-yield stocks, you must have your priorities in the right order.
First priority is don’t lose money. You can avoid losing money by investing in companies with strong balance sheets and sustainable cash flows whose future growth is heading in the right direction.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Whilst dividends are desirable, focusing solely on yield will not guarantee the longevity of your share portfolio.
We’ve put together a simple checklist that you can use when hunting for income stocks. Our latest report, How to hunt for yield, also includes a selection of high yield companies that, according to Skaffold, are worth further investigation.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Over the weekend more than 70 companies updated in Skaffold. The number of A1-rated companies fell to 39, and A2-rated companies to 81 companies.
Companies to update based on their recent interim or full year results include include Breville Group (BRG), mining services business Sedgman (SDM), for casino operators Crown Group (CWN) and Echo Entertainment Group (EGP), BHP Billition (BHP), Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Iluka Resources (ILU), Cabcharge (CAB), Fleetwood (FWD), Fantastic Holdings (FAN), Village Roadshow (VRL), Adelaide Brighton (ABC), Alumina (AWC), Goodman Group (GMG), APN News and Media (APN), Tatts Group (TTS), Infomedia (IFM), Data#3 (DTL), Ausenco (AAX), Magellan Financial Group (MFG), Insurance Australia Group (IAG), AMP Limited (AMP), Seven West Media (SWM), iiNet (IIN), Macquarie Radio Network (MRN), Fairfax Media (FXJ), Envestra (ENV), Brambles (BXB), Chandler Macleod Group (CMG), Austin Engineering (ANG), Codan (CDA), The Reject Shop (TRS) and NRW Holdings (NWH), Platinum Asset Management (PTM), Mermaid Marine (MRM), Australian Share Registry (ASW), Super Retail Group (SUL), Amalgamated Holdings (AHC), TCT Tomlinson (RCR), Servcorp (SRV), SEEK (SEK), ASX Limited (ASX) and Origin Energy (ORG).
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Once you’ve narrowed down the 1800-odd stocks listed on the ASX to a handful that meet your investment criteria, how do you determine the appropriate time to add those shares to your portfolio? If you fill your share portfolio with Skaffold’s A1 and A2-rated companies, over time you will have much better chance of beating the broad indexes.