Are You Comparing Apple With Apple?

Foreword from ShareInvestor
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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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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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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