A-Sonic Aerospace Limited in Focus

A-Sonic Aerospace Limited in Focus

A-Sonic Aerospace Limited in Focus 16 August 2017 close: $0.230 Mean Target price: No research houses covering A-Sonic Aero. No consensus estimates is available. 1. Sector: Aviation and Logistics Businesses 2. Core business structure: Aviation business: Involved in vending, rental and obtaining aircraft and aircraft engines. Logistics business: Services in supply chain management, specialized in global and domestic “multi-modal transportation, warehousing, distribution, customs clearance, and airport ground services.” 3. Segments that generates the highest revenue: Logistics 4. Countries that the business operates:  Singapore         Sydney,             Toronto,            Beijing, Dalian,              Fuzhou,             Guangzhou,     Harbin,  …

Marketing lessons from the durian trade

Marketing lessons from the durian trade

By Christopher Quek Ahh.. durian… the lovely King of Fruits, according to South East Asians. Here in Singapore, durians are the rage. Mostly imported from neighbouring Malaysia, it has become a cultural activity to eat and buy a durian anywhere from US$5 to as expensive as US$30. This year, there was a bumper harvest and coupled with the Ramadan season in Malaysia, many durians came travelling to Singapore, in hope of getting eaten by food connoisseurs. With so many hybrids of durians, to the many famed places in Singapore selling them, it has gone…

These signs mean it’s time to let go of your startup (but moving on is never easy)

These signs mean it’s time to let go of your startup (but moving on is never easy)

“Hey John, it is good seeing you on social media and how your company X has progressed thus far these few months,” I said encouragingly during a regular meetup with an entrepreneur I had mentored for a year. John (not his real name) had posted about the developments of his company on social media and had recently raised a good seed round with quality VCs. “Yes, but I have something more exciting for you,” he smiled. “I got a new idea which I am thinking of starting off with some…

Sins of Investing – Part 1 (Lust)

Sins of Investing – Part 1 (Lust)

Having covered on the Seven Sins of Fund Management previously, I would be covering on the Seven Sins of Investing. Investors have been constantly making the same mistakes that have landed them in trouble for decades. They are either enticed by the latest trending company, crowd mentality, overlooking important details, etc. In this series of Seven Sins of Investing, I would be devoting each subsequent post on each sin. “When it comes to money, we are operating as if we were in the jungle, having to deal with predators like tigers,” says Brad Klontz, a…

8Telecom in Focus

8Telecom in Focus

8Telecom (2 Aug 2017) Close: S$0.064 Mean Target price: No research houses covering 8Telecom. No consensus estimates are available 1. Sector: Infrastructure 2. Core business structure: Telecommunication; Property 3. Segment that generates the highest revenue: Telecommunications and other Towers 4. Countries that the business operates: China 5. Challenges: Feeble Chinese economy; Chinese stock markets underwent key sell-offs. 6. Strengths: The group holds 128 patents and 73 registered trademarks; Managed to lower operating costs in 2015. 7. Significant events: More money was funneled into research to tap onto the 4G rollout;…

Mom, I’m going to be an entrepreneur

Mom, I’m going to be an entrepreneur

By Christopher Quek “You want to start your own business? Why are you so stupid?” cried Joe’s mother. It was five years ago when I remembered hearing the personal story of an entrepreneur during my pro-bono mentoring days at Angels Gate Advisory (AGA). Joe (not his real name), was then a recent graduate at a local Singapore university. “But mom, this is really what I want to do. I can make a change in people’s lives with my business,” pleaded Joe. His mother, who was a saleslady selling traditional medical products for…