Author: SmallCapAsia

A deep dive into QAF limited – the Maker of Gardenia Bread

As i am browsing through InvestingNote.com the past week, i noticed an interesting analysis on QAF. I asked the user “Layers” for permission to share with you and he agreed. So i decided to share with you all too… Invest in QAF to have free bread supply annually? QAF is having a bad bad period in their business owing to bad Forex, cynical pork price and divestment of 20% of Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd. (GBKL) QAF consist of 3 market segments: Bakery,      Primary production and      Trading & logistic. For bakery, Gardenia is a top selling brand in Singapore, Malaysia...

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How to Use Stock Intrinsic Value Calculator [Free Download]

Before you even get started, click the button below to download the FREE Stock Intrinsic Value Calculator. Edit with Thrive Architect Below is how it looks like: We will be teaching you how to utilize this Free Calculator to grab Undervalued Stocks! (Discounted Cash Flow Method) 1. Key in Stock name & symbol 2. Enter the Operating Cash Flow [This figure signifies the Free Cash Flow (FCF) for the company. You can obtain this figure from the Annual Report: Take the “Operating Cash Flow” minus “Capital Expenditure (usually used to purchase fixed assets)] You can see below pictures for example… 3. Cash flow growth rate is a bit troublesome… You need to...

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How to Use Stock Intrinsic Value Calculator [Include Download]

Before you even get started, click the button above to download the FREE Stock Intrinsic Value Calculator. After you signed up and clicked to download from the email, you can save the excel somewhere (see screenshot below): Open the Excel file and you should see an old example of Jumbo Group where i calculated its intrinsic value during Year 2016. In stocks investing world, we call it the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Method. Below is how it looks like: Moving on, we will go through the different fields step by step to make sure you understand the whole flow on how...

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Learn the 5 Golden Rules of Master Investors

Over the years, master investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch have served as role models and inspiration to people to invest wisely. And i can’t help but notice a few winning habits which are similar to different legendary investors out there. If you wish to emulate their success when it comes to investing, it pays attention to practise these 5 Golden Rules: Do Due Diligence Peter Lynch once said that “One should not invest in something that he/she does not fully understand.” Before pulling-out money from your pocket, you should do your homework on the company you are...

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Gadang Holdings is trading at its 52 Weeks Low; is it a Bargain?

Since the end of 2016, Gadang Holdings (KLSE: 9261) has undergone around 290% drop in its price. It is currently trading at MYR 0.9, as of 23 March 2018, its 52 week low. In spite of the low market sentiment and cheap price, its directors are keeping on purchasing the shares at a huge volume. This reminds me of a quote from Peter Lynch, “Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise” With such a huge drop and insiders buying, will it be a good...

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A Brief Guide to Investing

Guest Post by Dona Dimaculangan of Moneylenders Singapore, the top provider of customer reviews of legal money lenders as well as comparisons of personal loan offers in Singapore. Earning money has never been easy for anyone. It requires time and effort to achieve the desired gain. Successful people of all time have done utilization of the existing opportunities such as investing. They were able to share knowledge and techniques on how one would be successful in investing. What is Investing? Investing has been defined as allocating or committing capital or funds to an endeavor with the expectation of earning added...

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Is Design Studio (SGX:D11) a turnaround play?

I got a question from my reader a while back. I decided that it is with everyone’s best interests to learn together after soughting his permission so here goes: Question: Hi James, I wonder if I could have your thoughts on the following companies: 1) UMS holdings and its foray into aerospace 2) Design Studio and the recent poor results 3) Spindex and the recent poor results I have held DS and Spindex for some time now and am not sure whether the recent earnings misses constitute drops in fundamentals for the 2 companies. Answer In order to keep...

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5 Quick Things To Know About Riverstone Holdings Limited

Riverstone Holdings Limited was started in 1989. It manufactures healthcare gloves, nitrile gloves, finger cots, face masks, and packing bags. Most of its products are used in industries like healthcare, semiconductors, manufacturing, biotechnology and pharmaceutical. Its share price rose from SGD 0.225 per share in 2013 to about SGD 1.04 per share at the time of writing, a CAGR of 35.8% over 4 years. The share price has gone up substantially due to increase in the company’s net profit. Here are 5 Quick Things To Know About Riverstone Holdings. 1. Growth History The company earned a net profit of...

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UMS Holdings’ foray into Aerospace through JEP Holdings Limited

I got a question from my reader a while back. I decided that it is with everyone’s best interests to learn together after soughting his permission so here goes: Question: Hi James, I wonder if I could have your thoughts on the following companies: 1) UMS holdings and its foray into aerospace 2) Design Studio and the recent poor results 3) Spindex and the recent poor results I have held DS and Spindex for some time now and am not sure whether the recent earnings misses constitute drops in fundamentals for the 2 companies. Answer In order to keep...

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7 Things You should Know About Sasseur REIT IPO

According to the Sasseur REIT’s preliminary prospectus: “Sasseur REIT is the first outlet mall REIT to be listed in Asia with an Initial Portfolio comprising outlet malls located in the PRC. Unlike traditional retailing formats such as department stores and shopping malls, sales through outlet malls in the PRC are experiencing strong growth. Because of the strong growth momentum, the PRC’s outlet sector is expected to become the world’s largest outlet market by 2030.” The excerpt above sounds enticing. However, is it a really good investment? Without further ado, let’s dig more about the REIT’s information in this article....

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Step by Step Guide to Funding Societies: How To Use + FAQ

When it comes to investing, there are many investment options to choose from. Stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, you name it. However, there has been 1 very interesting investing option popping out recently and that is – P2P Lending. In the past, i have looked at P2P lending (or in fact, any P2P stuff) with skepticism because i personally feel that its too good to be true with the investment returns of 8% to even 15% annually! I decided to give Funding Societies a try due to the good feedback i heard from my friends and online reviews via...

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Q&A on these 2 stocks: Rowsley (SGX: A50) and Net Pacific Fin (SGX: 5QY)

Just a few days back, a reader sent in a question asking: “What are your thoughts for the following stocks?” I reckon’ed that it will be beneficial to share with everyone on my thoughts too. With his permission, here goes: 1. Rowsley (SGX: A50) Q1: This stock seem to be have big moves (up/down), what is the true value and growth of this stock? Looking at the recent results, it doesn’t make sense for us to look at the previous business since its not growing any longer. As for the future prospects, Rowsley announced that it had entered into a...

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10 Quick Things Investors Should Know About Creative (SGX: C76)

Unless you are stuck in a hole, you would have noticed how Creative (SGX: C76) have jumped more than 600% from just 2 weeks ago. *Slurps* So, what happened? Apparently, Creative Technology has released this game changer called Super X-Fi™ Headphone Holography. It won the won the prestigious AVS Forum ‘Best of CES 2018 Award’ at the world’s largest consumer electronics show. The new technology (they call it the “Holy Grail of Audio”) also garnered raving reviews of many Editors from Pcworld, Techhive etc. As a quick introduction, Creative Technology Ltd offers audio products such as sound blaster gaming headsets, speakers,...

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7 Red Flags to Spot a Stock in Trouble

“If we avoid the losers, the winners will take care of themselves.” Howard Marks Before investing our hard earned money in any stock, and thinking about how much we could potentially earn in an investment, we should first think about the potential downside of it. The good news is that we can easily spot companies that may be risky by just looking at their financial report. Here are the 7 red flags that all investors should be able to spot when looking at a company’s financial health. 1. Declining Earnings The business environment is full of uncertainties and competition....

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IOTEX ICO Review: What You need to know about IOTEX in 10 mins

1) What is IOTEX? IOT stands for Internet of Things. And IOTEX is a decentralized network for Internet of Things (IoT) powered by a privacy-centric blockchain. Problem Identified Despite its rapid evolution, IoT is still far from reaching mass adoption and lacks “killer applications” that would draw new users to the ecosystem. This is due to issues such as low scalability, high operating cost, privacy concerns and lack of functional values. Solution by IOTEX IoTeX is tackling this problem by introducing token economy into IoT spaces as the team strongly believe that crypto incentives as well as the community...

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