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

Why 2020 should be a good year for iFAST

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

iFAST Q219 results: Record AUA, Singapore digital bank license bid but lower net profit

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

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

iFAST update: Moat growing wider

iFAST has published their 2018 annual report with the company reporting the highest growth in client accounts since it was listed. These statistics were previously released in their February 2019 results presentation but they jumped out at me when I was reading their annual report. As of end 2018, the number of client accounts grew … Continue reading iFAST update: Moat growing wider

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

iFAST: A fast-growing company

iFAST: A fast-growing company Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft are the 3 largest companies in the world by market capitalisation as of the first quarter of 2018. What do these three companies have in common? They are all platform companies – companies that combine demand and supply and benefit from network effects. Platform companies typically see … Continue reading iFAST: A fast-growing company