Zero sales test

How long can a company survive with zero revenue?  The COVID-19 crisis has forced governments to restrict movement so  restaurants, hotels and travel companies are faced with a grim scenario where revenue drops to zero. The cyclical companies in my portfolio such as China Aviation  Oil, TripAdvisor and HRNet are vulnerable but I subjected all … Continue reading Zero sales test

2019 year in review and most popular posts

This year was a tough year for my portfolio with 4 out of 6 stocks in the portfolio posting negative returns since I wrote about them.   Date purchased Start Now Dividend return (%) Capital return (%) Total return iFAST 22-Apr-18 0.92 1.03 7% 12% 19% Kingsmen 29-Apr-18 0.59 0.45 8% -24% -15% SOG 3-Jun-18 … Continue reading 2019 year in review and most popular posts

Portfolio review: Q3 2019 review

The five SGX companies in my portfolio reported mixed Q3 2019 results and their share prices have been depressed.These five companies should deliver growth in the future so I'm happy to hold these companies. iFAST and SOG has been the most consistent performers in terms of revenue and net profit growth and it's a painful … Continue reading Portfolio review: Q3 2019 review

Portfolio review: Q1 2019 results

All five Evergreen stocks (iFAST, Kingsmen, SOG, China Aviation Oil and HRNet) reported poor results for the first quarter of 2019 but I'm sticking with them. These companies have a history of producing great results and I'm giving them 2-3 years more before I consider selling. iFAST Revenue and net profit declined because of "a … Continue reading Portfolio review: Q1 2019 results

Five Evergreen shares and one test

HRNet and Singapore O&G are the most profitable companies in my portfolio based on the gross profitability ratio. After reading Michael Mauboussin’s excellent Base Rate Book, I applied the gross profitability screen to my existing portfolio. Gross profitability or Gross Profits divided by Total Assets measures a company’s ability to make money and is used … Continue reading Five Evergreen shares and one test

CAO Q3 2018 update: Short term headwinds

CAO reported a weak set of results for the third quarter of 2018 with net profit falling 8% year on year. Weaker earnings from its largest associate, Shanghai Pudong (SPIA) and OKYC was the main cause. SPIA was hit with lower earnings despite higher refuelling volumes. SPIA is expanding its facilities (5th runway operational in 1H … Continue reading CAO Q3 2018 update: Short term headwinds