HRnet 1H21 results: Still anti-fragile

HRnet reported great results for the first half of 2021. HRnet’s revenue, gross profit and net profit reached a record high in the first half of 2021 because of a big jump in flexible staffing and professional recruitment revenue. Source: HRnet 1H21 results presentation Here are the key points for HRnet’s 1H21 results: Revenue was … Continue reading HRnet 1H21 results: Still anti-fragile

Why I’m holding Fiverr

Fiverr’s share price crashed 30% this week after releasing second quarter 2021 results. Second quarter 2021 results were great with revenue (up 60% year on year) and free cash flow (up 215% y/y) growing nicely. However, Fiverr shocked the market by cutting guidance for 2021 revenue. From Fiverr’s CEO: When COVID restrictions were lifted in … Continue reading Why I’m holding Fiverr

iFAST 2Q21: Good but not great

iFAST second 2021 results were decent but not good enough for the company’s high valuation. Most of the company’s key metrics including net revenue and profit were up year on year but down quarter on quarter because of lower stockbroking commissions. This sequential decline in net profit broke the company’s winning streak where net profit … Continue reading iFAST 2Q21: Good but not great

Why iFAST has a 50% chance to be a Malaysia digital bank

iFAST is bidding with Koperasi Tentera, THZ Alliance and Mr Lee Thiam Wah, founder and major shareholder of 99 Speed Mart for one of the five Malaysia digital bank licences. The iFAST-led consortium will be known as iFAST Bank with iFAST owning a 40% stake in the digital bank. From iFAST.  “The Malaysian consortium partners … Continue reading Why iFAST has a 50% chance to be a Malaysia digital bank

Fiverr vs Upwork: 3 takeaways from my 1st gig purchase

After receiving my first Fiverr deliverable, I'm convinced that Fiverr has a strong moat and a long growth runway. I was having WordPress problems for my website and decided to try Fiverr and Upwork. Three things stood out: First, Fiverr is way ahead of Upwork in terms of buyer experience and ease of use. Fiverr … Continue reading Fiverr vs Upwork: 3 takeaways from my 1st gig purchase

iFAST: Why iFAST can afford free SGX trades

Why is iFAST cutting their SGX stockbroking fee to SGD8.80 fee for even a SGD1 million trade?  First, stockbroking is not the main business model of iFAST. Stockbroking transaction fees only made up 12.8% of their 2020 net revenue. iFAST is a diversified wealth management platform offering unit trusts, bonds and insurance products and they … Continue reading iFAST: Why iFAST can afford free SGX trades