Thursday, June 12, 2014
This morning recently-listed (May 2013) legal services firm Shine Corporate (SHJ) announced an entitlement offer seeking to raise $30 million.
SHJ is a micro cap stock, so it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. That probably explains why it’s only on the radar of a handful of Skaffold members.
Four Skaffold members ‘Like’, and three ‘Dislike’ SHJ. If you hold the stock, what’s your view of their latest strategic move? Will you participate in the entitlement offer?
Thursday, March 13, 2014
With the valuations of ASX-listed companies looking increasingly stretched, it’s more important than ever to use Skaffold’s filters to flag which stocks to avoid in 2014. The filters built into Skaffold stock research software help to remove stocks from your radar that aren’t regarded as investment grade – which by Skaffold’s measure is limited to stocks with an A1, A2 or B1 and B2 rating of balance sheet quality and business performance.
Removing ratings that don’t make the grade culls the stocks you should be seriously looking at down to around 160, which is only 10% of the 1,770 ASX-listed entities rated and evaluated by Skaffold’s automated algorithms.
Remember, even good stocks can and do lose their investment grade status for a myriad reasons, which surface following the release of interim and full year results.
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
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
JB Hi-Fi’s impressive results flowed through Skaffold overnight, resulting in the company retaining its premium A1 Skaffold Score for balance sheet quality and business performance.
CEO Terry Smart cited positive comparable sales across the majority of JBH’s categories, the successful introduction of home appliances (JB Hi-Fi Home) and improvements in gross margins, combined with the company’s “ability to continually leverage the power of the brand and adapt to the ever changing retail landscape” as key drivers of the results. Online sales were up 15.4 % in HY14.
Click here to take a closer look at JBH in Skaffold.
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.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Buying top-notch stocks at below their true value is the hallmark of successful value investors.
For the past two years Money magazine has asked Skaffold.com to name the Top 50 undervalued stocks, including five standouts.
Skaffold’s 2013 top stocks produced exceptional results and outperformed the All Ords Accumulation Index, as our 2012 portfolio had done the previous year. Assuming you invested $50,000 equally across the 2012 Top 5 stocks on 10 January 2012, sold on 11 January 2013, then purchased the 2013 Top 5 stocks, and sold on 10 January 2014, your 2 year return, including capital gains and income, would be 21.3% p.a.. Over the same period the All Ords Accumulation Index returned 17.5% p.a.. Skaffold’s Top Stocks outperformed the Index by 3.8% p.a.. That equates to $4,560 more profit in your pocket.
On 6 February 2014 Money magazine will hit the newsstands, unveiling Skaffold’s top stocks for 2014, which for the first time includes global shares.
Until then, here is a rundown on Skaffold’s 2012 and 2013 Money portfolios, and how the stocks stack up in Skaffold today.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
During Skaffold’s recent webinar, How to invest in 2014, Roger Montgomery answered a number of questions asked by stock market investors.
Do you think we are in a pessimistic phase for analysts’ forecasts? Does Skaffold take into account the historically low provisioning for non-performing loans that the Big 4 banks are currently allowing for? Does Skaffold rate MTU as a Buy?
Read Roger’s answers and watch a video for more valuable insights.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
For the last two years Skaffold has graced the cover of Money magazine with our Top 5 stocks.
Skaffold’s Top 5 stocks for 2012 were ARB Corporation (ARP), Codan (CDA), ThinkSmart (TSM), Seymour Whyte (SWL) and M2 Telecommunications (MTU). These businesses operate in the consumer financial services, communications equipment, construction services and motor vehicle parts industry groups. Including capital growth and dividends, $50,000 invested equally across the five stocks has returned 45.5% in the period 10 January 2012 to close of trade on 23 September 2013. Add franking credits and the return is 48.6%.
The Top 5 stocks for 2013, based upon Skaffold Score, value for money, future forecast value growth, forecast yield, future earnings per share growth and the highest forecast return on equity were property developer Cedar Woods Properties (CWP), oil and gas sector services provider Clough (CLO), mining services business Decmil Group (DCG), travel retailer Flight Centre (FLT) and coal field service provider Mastermyne (MYE).
Including capital growth and dividends, $50,000 invested equally across the five stocks has returned 28.3% in the period 11 January 2013 to close of trade on 23 September 2013. Add franking credits and the return is 29.7%.
Over the same period the All Ords Accumulation Index (AXJO) has returned 15.5%.
Which stocks continue to be well positioned to deliver value to shareholders over the next few years? Click read more to find out.
Friday, January 11, 2013
In late 2010 Money magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Pam Walkley and Editor Effie Zahos asked the team at Skaffold to identify 50 top-quality stocks that were below their true worth. Including capital growth and dividends, an equally weighted portfolio invested across the fifty stocks has returned 12.8% in 12 months. Had you invested only in the 28 stocks that were forecast to offer growth AND yield, your return would be 20.0%. $50,000 invested equally across the Top 5 has returned 18.6%. Skaffold’s Top 50 stocks for 2013 will be published in the February edition of Money magazine, on sale Wednesday 6 February 2013.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Buying great quality companies for less than they’re worth is a time-proven strategy adopted by many of the world’s most successful investors. How do you find top quality stocks that also offer value-for-money? Fund manager and Skaffold's Chairman, Roger Montgomery, explains the concepts of intrinsic value and safety margin. He also shows you why its crucial to estimate the intrinsic value of listed businesses and acquire shares when their share price is less than the underlying value.