Sime Darby 2008 financials have now been updated in our database – their first set of numbers since the mega merger between Sime, Golden Hope and Kumpulan Guthrie. http://www.horizon.my/investor/details.php?counter=sime Their Net Cash pile has gone down a bit, but still sitting pretty at RM1.2 billion. As a side note, RHB Research has updated their Plantation [...]
Q: So how do you double your money every 5 years? A: Earn a compound return of 15% every year. Don’t believe? OK say you have $1 now. Take out your calculator and go 1 x 1.15 – that gives you $1.15 – this is the amount you have at the end of the first [...]
Taking a look at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2007 Annual Report, we see in page 2 that Warren Buffett has managed to grow Berkshire’s Book Value Per Share by an annual compound rate of 21.1% from 1964 to 2007. Doesn’t sound too impressive to you? Well think twice… 21.1% per annum compound means that if you had [...]
Looking to invest in property which are occupied by quality tenants? Want high yield and something you can get into with little capital? What’s the catch? Well you don’t get to manage it yourself but will need to rely on professional managers to manage your property portfolio. Well if you are looking for hassle-free exposure [...]
Asset prices have fallen tremendously since the recent stockmarket contagion. Deflation has set in across the globe. Let’s take a quick look at the global leader USA and how some top names are faring:
On 16 October 2008, the New York Times published an op-ed letter contributed by Warren Buffett. The message of the letter was clear–Buffett is a buyer of US stocks. In the letter, Buffett offers a few words of wisdom which has made him perhaps the greatest investor of all time. “A simple rule dictates my [...]
2008 Annual Report data now in our database (for YE 30-Jun-08). See: http://www.horizon.my/investor/profile.php?counter=ioicorp We note that Net Borrowings has increased from RM903 million to RM3.1 billion. Amounts Due from Jointly-Controlled Entities has jumped up to RM1.5 billion (from RM160 million previously). IOICORP’s explanation is as per below: Amounts due from jointly controlled entities represent outstanding amounts [...]
The current market climate is certainly not for the faint-hearted. It is during times like this that we would do well to remember the words of Warren Buffett: “As far as I am concerned, the stock market doesn’t exist. It is there only as a reference to see if anybody is offering to do something [...]
ROCE is a good indicator was to how well a company’s management is using its business assets to generate earnings. ROCE = EBIT / Average Capital Employed where EBIT is the Earnings Before Interest and Tax Example: Petronas Dagangan Bhd PETDAG’s earnings for the year ending 31-Mar-07 were reported as follows: As per the above, [...]
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