Reporting Season: the good, the bad and the ugly

With reporting season coming to a close, it’s worth doing a review of some of the standout performers (and disappointers) of reporting season with a focus on stocks Rivkin owns or recently owned....

Demystifying earnings season

In financial circles the time of year we are currently in is known as ‘earnings season’ when most listed companies release their full year results for the prior year. The full year report is the ...

Are banks creeping back into compelling value territory?

Stresses in the commodity space have contributed to the massive sell-down experienced by the global banking sector since April last year, with Australian banks down around...

Making sense of franking credits this reporting season

As off-balance sheet items in Australia, the size of franking credits – aka imputation credits – per listed company isn’t that easy to find out. But as a general rule, ...

REA Group wires future growth to global expansion: 1H net profit up 28%

Following the final rubber stamp for its $578 million takeover of listed portal small-cap business iProperty Group (ASX: IPP) earlier this week, News Corp majority-owned REA Group (ASX: REA) has ...

What to look for within the commentary & numbers this reporting season

Reporting season, that eight week period when listed companies fess-up’ their earnings – is upon us again. During this bi-annual ‘look-see’, you should get the ‘full Monty’ on how good, bad or othe...

How cash flow can be used to unearth value investments

With reporting season just around the corner, it’s important to understand how you can cut through the spin to find out what a stock’s result and balance sheet really looks like. The best stocks ...

What to look for within a company’s reported numbers

It’s no picnic trying to second-guess exactly what the numbers presented by an ASX-listed company are telling you as a shareholder or potential investor, so you need to understand...

How to play the fine art of ‘dividend stripping’

With reporting season finally out of the way, now’s a good time to contemplate the opportunity for dividend stripping that comes around twice annually when companies reward shareholders with surplu...

Corporate Travel’s offshore expansion to boost EBITDA by up to 30%

Not even last week’s nasty market sell-down, courtesy of China growth wobbles, could stop Corporate Travel Management’s (ASX: CTD) share price from being pushed 23c higher following what was arguab...

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