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.