Are You Comparing Apple With Apple?

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This article “Are You Comparing Apple With Apple?” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Business Times on 11 December 2004 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Whether a company capitalises or expenses an item can make a big difference to its balance sheet, income and cash flow statements, and its …

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Ratios To Judge A Firm’s Health

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This article “Ratios To Judge A Firm’s Health” by Chen HuiFen was first published in The Business Times on 19 Nov 2007 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Chen HuiFen looks at key financial ratios that can help to evaluate the comparative performance of companies
In our previous two …

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Some Tips To Investors To Spot Red Flags

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Some Tips To Investors To Spot Red Flags” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Business Times Weekend on 06-07 Feb 2010 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

Apart from the warning signs in financial statements, look at a firm’s reputation and its country …

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Analysing Revenues And Costs: A Starter

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This article “Analysing Revenues And Costs: A Starter” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 08 Sep 2014 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

Look at segmental revenues to understand how a company’s sales mix is changing, says CAI HAOXIANG
LAST week, we …

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A Fundamental Look At Value

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “A Fundamental Look At Value” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 15 April 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Calculations such as ROE, quick ratio and free cash flow can help an investor understand a company, says CAI …

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Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

A new addition to ShareInvestor’s feature offerings, CAGR measures the annually compounded rate of growth of an investment over a specified time period, assuming a steady rate of positive or negative growth over the period by reducing the volatility effect of sporadic returns thus smoothing out uneven returns from year …

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Return On Assets

Return on Assets (ROA) tells you how much money the company is able to generate from its total assets. Comparing different companies in the same industry, ROA can tell you which company’s management is more efficient at using its asset to generate returns for shareholders.
It is computed as follows:

Usually companies …

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Return Of The King

The Chinese believes that raising the young is a good hedge against old age. When their children grows up and enters the society, they are expected to take care of their parents, which often includes giving a monthly allowance to their retired parents. This is called filial piety.
Let’s use …

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