Ratios To Judge A Firm’s Health

Foreword from ShareInvestor
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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How To Read This Table

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “How To Read This Table” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 28 Jan 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The following table displays all 30 component stocks making up the Straits Times Index (STI), Singapore’s benchmark index..

These are the largest and …

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In Buying Low PE Stocks, Beware Of Value Trap

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “In Buying Low PE Stocks, Beware Of Value Trap” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Straits Times on 23 Dec 2012 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

While stocks with the lowest PEs generally offer the best returns, there are duds as well.
Last week, we …

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A Basic Guide To The Income Statement

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “A Basic Guide To The Income Statement” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 18 Mar 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Also known as the profit and loss statement, this helps you evaluate how a company is doing and if …

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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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How To Read A Firm Like A Book

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “How To Read A Firm Like A Book” by Alvin Foo was first published in The Sunday Times on 17 Mar 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Investors can glean valuable information about a company by learning what to
look for in its financial …

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Revenue Growth, Net Earnings Growth And Net Earnings Margin

Revenue Growth
(Also known as Sales Growth)

The annual Revenue Growth measures the year-on-year increment in top-line sales generated by the company from its business activities where the terms “revenue”, “sales” and “turnover” are used interchangeably. It thus serves as a gauge for the rate of expansion of the company’s business over …

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