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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Probing Foundations: Balance Sheet Basics

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This article “Probing Foundations: Balance Sheet Basics” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 04 Apr 2016 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Investors will be well served to do a detailed study of a company’s balance sheet
Beginner investors often think they can divine …

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Looking Beyond Dividends

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This article “Looking Beyond Dividends” by Jason Low was first published in The Business Times on 26 May 2008 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

The higher the payout ratio, the more likely it is the dividend may not be sustained. The lower the payout ratio, the greater the …

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Cash Me If You Can

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This article “Cash Me If You Can” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 24 Jun 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The cash-flow statement will tell you what’s actually happening on the ground in a company
CASH is king. This adage …

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Understanding Balance Sheets

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Understanding Balance Sheets” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 17 Jun 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The balance sheet statement is key to understanding a business and whether it makes for a good investment, writes CAI HAOXIANG
LEARNING how …

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A Fundamental Look At Value

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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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Leverage Is A Risky Game

Debt is part and parcel of life. It means you owe other people money and you have to pay them back. Every month when you open your post box, you will see little pieces of paper asking you for money. If you bought a house with a loan from a …

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