For the first time since its listing, iFAST provided guidance for operating expenses during the third quarter of 2019. 3Q19 net revenue grew 9% but net profit fell 5% because of increased spending on the company's IT capabilities. More importantly, iFAST is guiding for slower expense growth in 2020. Overall operating expenses are expected to grow … Continue reading Why 2020 should be a good year for iFAST
Charles Schwab history and development hints at a bright future for iFAST, one of the larger positions in my portfolio. Both companies sell funds and stocks at a low price and succeeded in gathering more assets and clients. Take a look at how Charles Schwab has grown over the years. Charles Schwab disrupted the industry by … Continue reading iFAST and Charles Schwab
This post is a shorter version of my SOG report which was submitted for the InvestorOne challenge. You can vote for the Evergreen Investing report here. Note that you can vote for more than 1 report in the InvestorOne challenge and there’s a lucky draw prize (DJI drone) for voters! Singapore O&G (SOG) is a … Continue reading SOG: Delivering growth
Kingsmen's share price - SGD0.51 as of 16 August is trading below net tangible assets (SGD0.54) again which seems very cheap for a service company. Kingsmen reported mixed 2Q19 results - revenue up 12% year on year but net profit down 38% year on year mainly because of forex issues. The interim dividend has been … Continue reading Kingsmen: 2Q19 results, valuation and NERF
I have uploaded a 9 page SOG report here on InvestingNote and will be grateful if you can vote for me after you download the report. No one has voted for me yet so I'm hoping everyone can help... I'm planning to donate 100% of any cash prizes to charity and there's a lucky draw prize … Continue reading SOG 2Q19 results: Patience needed… and a 9 page SOG report!
iFAST, which is one of my major positions reported a mixed set of results for the second quarter of 2019 but there was some good news too. Assets under administration (AUA) grew 8.5% year on year to a record SGD9.0 billion despite weak unit trust subscriptions. The company's bond business is growing rapidly with bonds … Continue reading iFAST Q219 results: Record AUA, Singapore digital bank license bid but lower net profit
I wrote this note on InvestingNote last week. Pricing for the Nerf Marina Square attraction is out! My initial reactions: Average pricing $23 to $39 per entry Lower end is meant for off peak (Monday to Thursday sessions) and NERF groups who just need an obstacle course for their group games. Kingsmen is also catering … Continue reading Kingsmen: NERF Marina Square