Author: VALUE INVEST ASIA

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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10 Key Things To Know About Frasers Centrepoint Trust

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) was listed on the SGX on 5 July 2006. FCT, at that time, had 3 retail properties valued at $ 915.0 million. Since then, the trust has expanded its portfolio to 6 retail properties worth S$ 2.67 billion as at 30 September 2017. In this article, I’ll list down 10 key things that you need to know about FCT before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX: J69UMarket Capitalization: S$ 4.45 billion (18 January 2018) Share Price: S$ 1.33 (20 January 2018) Industry: Reit #2: The Business FCT derives income from the following properties:...

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7 Key Things to Know About HRnetGroup Ltd

Every company or organisation would have a dedicated HR(Human resource) department overseeing the management and recruitment of employees. This is an important function because recruiting the right people to join the company is crucial in ensuring continued growth for the company. Very often, companies also work with professional recruitment and staffing firm to shortlist, identify and select suitable candidates to fill key positions. The higher and more critical the position, the more likely it is for companies to rely on the expertise, experience and the network of a recruitment firm to pick the right person for the job. HRnetGroup...

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7 Key Things To Know About Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited

Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited is a regional retail giant in Asia which operates a number of brands such as Cold Storage, 7-Eleven, Giant and Guardian. It also has a 50% interest in Maxim’s, Hong Kong’s leading restaurant chain. It owns more than 6,500 outlets and employs over 180,000 staff across the region. Dairy Farm is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, a US$ 47 billion dollar market cap company and one of the largest conglomerate listed on Singapore Exchange. Dairy Farm has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange as its primary listing, with secondary listings...

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7 Key Things To Know About 800 Super Holdings Ltd

The stock price of Singapore-listed 800 Super Holdings Ltd has gone up more than 5 times in the past 5 years. Recently, the company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, 800 Super Waste Management Pte Ltd, has been awarded a public waste collection licence by the National Environmental Agency (“NEA”) for the provision of refuse collection services in Pasir Ris – Bedok Sector in Singapore. The contract has an aggregate value of approximately S$193.5 million, which will take effect from 1 July 2018 to 31 October 2025. So, is it still a good time now to invest in the company?...

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Book Review On “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I came to know of The Alchemist through a Kobe Bryant interview where it was highlighted that The Alchemist was his favourite book. And if the 5x NBA Champion nicknamed the Black Mamba finds something interesting, well I thought to myself, why not read a fiction book for a change (Will Smith, Madonna and Pharrell Williams have also stood by The Alchemist). To start off, I don’t usually do fiction books; non-fiction books along the lines of autobiographies, investment...

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How To Invest In Risky Assets Like Cryptocurrencies Safely – Facebook Live (Feb 2018)

We explored into the world of cryptocurrencies with bloggers, learners and investors of the subject: Aaron from Mr-Stingy and Dawn from SG Budget Babe. Below is the transcript of our conversation. Enjoy. To keep up-to-date with our future Facebook Live event, remember to register for our mailing list here. Stanley:                                               Hi guys! Everybody, welcome to our first  ever Facebook live event, and today our  topic is going to be about, how to invest  in risky assets like cryptocurrency, but  in a safe manner. Of course, as you guys know, I’m not the expert of cryptocurrency. So, today I...

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