Author: VALUE INVEST ASIA

3 Key Takeaways From iFast Corporation’s AGM

iFast Corporation Ltd held its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Carlton Hotel this Wednesday. The event was attended by more than a hundred of investors. Both iFast Corporation Ltd CEO, Mr. Lim and CFO Mr. Leung spent more than 4 hours talking to shareholders about the company’s current status and future prospect. iFast Corp is a financial company focusing on providing the technical tools for both individual and institutions to manage their investing and financial needs. We are invited to cover the event and here are 3 key takeaways from the AGM. Singapore Is Still The Bread And...

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#1 The Asian Entrepreneur – Gary Loh (Sunmoon Food Company)

Video [embedded content] Podcast Our newest show is finally here! Every Month, we will bring you an exclusive interview with entrepreneurs, business leaders and great investors of Asia. To show you the hidden stories behind their success. This is episode #1! Mr. Gary Loh is the Vice Chairman of Sunmoon Food Co Ltd (SGX:AAJ). He invested in Sunmoon Food Co. Ltd through his investment fund, First Alverstone. Unfortunately, the investment turned bad and he has to jump into rough sea and turn Sunmoon Food Co around. Today, Sunmoon Food has successfully turned around and attracted a large investment from...

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Is Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust Still Worth Buying After The New Tax Reform?

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) is presently the only SGX-listed REIT that specifically invests in retail malls and spaces across Indonesia. The REIT has received a downgrade in credit rating from Baa3 to Ba1 on 7 March 2018 by Moody’s. Its impact, however, was felt two months earlier after news of LMIRT’s drop in credit rating was released on 21 December 2017. Ever since LMIRT’s stock price had dropped from S$ 0.41 to S$ 0.38 presently. The management, to its credit, has responded candidly by issuing press releases to state its debt levels in an attempt to restore...

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Is Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust Still Worth Buying After The New Tax Reform?

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) is presently the only SGX-listed REIT that specifically invests in retail malls and spaces across Indonesia. The REIT has received a downgrade in credit rating from Baa3 to Ba1 on 7 March 2018 by Moody’s. Its impact, however, was felt two months earlier after news of LMIRT’s drop in credit rating was released on 21 December 2017. Ever since LMIRT’s stock price had dropped from S$ 0.41 to S$ 0.38 presently. The management, to its credit, has responded candidly by issuing press releases to state its debt levels in an attempt to restore...

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Is APAC Realty Limited A Good Investment?

The property market has been an important pillar of the local economy due to a buoyant job market, small land area, and affluent population. Show flats of new property launches are a common sight even during the past few years when the property market was in a doldrum. In each show flat, we can find smartly-dressed property agents guiding prospective home buyers around, highlighting the unique selling points ranging from home features, amenities to good locations. The common real estate agencies found in Singapore include ERA, Propnex, Huttons, Orangetee etc. Among these companies, there is one that is a...

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9 Things To Know About Micro-Mechanics (Holdings) Ltd

Micro-Mechanics achieved its record revenue and net profit for the 12 months ended 30 June 2017 (“FY2017”). In FY2017, the Group’s net profit increased 24.2% to S$14.8 million as a result of revenue growing 11.7% to S$57.2 million. It was an exciting year for Micro-Mechanics in 2017. Its share price rallied from S$ 0.86 to S$ 2.11 from the beginning to the end of 2017. It was a 245% return on capital gain alone, excluding dividend pay-out. Is there any growth left in the company for us to take a ride on? Let’s have a look further. 1. Stock...

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Is ComfortDelgro Corporation Ltd A Good Buy Or A Goodbye?

By: Kong Soon Lee ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd (CDG) is one of the largest land transport companies in the world with a global workforce, a global shareholder base, and a global prospect. The Group was formed on 29 March 2003 through the merger of two land transport companies – Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation. Both had started out in the 1970s and had, by the time of the merger, grown to become successful listed land transport companies. In this article, I’ll list down 10 key things that you need to know about CDG before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker...

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How To Find Multi-Bagger Stocks In The Market!

We had a great chat with Ser Jing and Chin from The Motley Fool Singapore back on 4th April 2018 during our April Facebook Live Event. Here is the complete interview with transcript. Enjoy! To keep up-to-date with our future Facebook Live event, remember to register for our mailing list here. Stanley: Hello! Welcome everyone, this is Stanley from Value Invest Asia again. Welcome to our Facebook Live, April edition! Ask us anything; and today, we have two very special guests, Ser Jing and Chin from the Motley Fool Singapore. So, they are actually my ex-colleagues in Singapore, and we used to be...

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What Is Return On Equity and Why Is ROE Important?

If there is one single ratio that every share investor should know about analysing the profitability of a business, it should be none other than return on equity (ROE). Return on equity is arguably the most important formula in business finance. Even the richest stock investor in the world, Warren Buffett, uses it to assess the quality of a company as well. So, what does ROE actually means? How can we make use of it to improve our portfolio performance? We will find it out in this article. What actually Return on Equity (ROE) is? Return on equity (ROE)...

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5 Key Updates On VICOM Ltd’s 2017 Annual Report

VICOM Ltd has always been a well-liked stock among dividend investors. The company is a listed subsidiary of Straits Times Index’s constituent, ComfortDelgro Corporation Ltd. It is the leader in vehicle inspection in Singapore, controlling about 75% of the entire market. It also operates a non-vehicle inspection and testing division through Setsco Services. VICOM has been a consistent dividend payer throughout its history and tends to have a high dividend yield of more than 5%. However, from its latest annual report, we are seeing signs that its high dividend might not be as sustainable as we think. Here are...

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Here Our Review For 2017 And Outlook Of 2018

This Article was first published on 29th Dec 2017 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here. Asia-In-Focus Dec 2017 Edition Review For 2017, Outlook Of 2018Cheers to the end of 2017. What a year it has been. It seems to be a year where nothing seems to be able to go wrong. The stock markets are up. The property markets around Asia seems to be recovering. Random speculative assets like cryptocurrencies are up! Just focusing on the stock markets around the world. The S&P 500 Index is up 19% this year. Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq outshine that by shooting up 25%...

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9 Superfacts About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Established in the year 1984, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading media conglomerate in Singapore. It has been a long-time constituent of the Straits Times Index(STI) and is well-known to be a ‘Blue-Chip’ stock which has high dividend payouts to its shareholders. However, times are changing. There is a major shift in how we now consume content, from traditional media such as newspapers, radios and magazines to social media, mobile and the internet. SPH is mindful of these changes and is in need of a transformation to stay relevant. In this article, I’ll list down 9 key...

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10 Superfacts About ESR-REIT

ESR-REIT, formerly known as Cambridge Industrial Trust, was listed on the SGX on 25 July 2006. It invests in a portfolio of industrial properties located in Singapore. The year 2017 has been pivotal for ESR-REIT as the board has taken proactive measures to expand regionally. Here, I’ll bring a detailed account of its past achievements and pen down its recent developments that are material to its future. Therefore, these are the 10 things you need to know about ESR-REIT before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX: J91UMarket Capitalization: S$ 753.5 million (10 March 2018) Share Price: S$...

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9 Superfacts About Viva Industrial Trust

Viva Industrial Trust (VIT) is a SGX-listed REIT that invests in a portfolio of business parks and industrial properties in Singapore. On 4 November 2013, it was listed with an initial portfolio of 3 properties worth S$ 743.0 million. The trust has quickly enlarged its portfolio to 9 properties worth S$ 1.28 billion as at 31 December 2017. In this article, I’ll list down 9 main things that you need to know about VIT before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX: TB8Market Capitalization: S$ 863.5 million (10 March 2018) Share Price: S$ 0.885 (10 March 2018) Industry:...

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