Cracking The Income Statement Code

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Cracking The Income Statement Code” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 21 Mar 2016 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
In our previous column on March 14, we discussed the process of stock research. Today, we continue with a basic reading …

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Are Those Assets . . . Real?

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Are Those Assets . . . Real?” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 04 May 2015 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

To avoid nasty – and possibly costly – surprises in your investing, don’t be afraid to look closer and …

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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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The Importance Of Ground Checks

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “The Importance Of Ground Checks” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 08 Sep 2014 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

Get a dose of reality by talking to customers, suppliers, rivals as well as fellow investors about the company
NUMBERS on …

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Analysing Revenues And Costs: A Starter

Foreword from ShareInvestor
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 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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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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