800 Super in Focus

800 Super in Focus

800 Super (20 July 2017) close: S$1.300 Mean Target price: S$1.570 1.) Sector: Environment/Sanitation 2.) Core business structure: Waste disposal and cleaning services 3.) Segment that generates the highest revenue: Waste Management 4.) Countries that the business operates: Singapore, Batam 5.) Challenges: Increase of costs due to the rise in foreign worker levies, and maintenance of added motor vehicles due to the rise in commercial activities (Financial Performance) 6.) Strengths: Expenditures were resourcefully managed through various production initiatives- namely, refining their resources management, and service team education with relevant equipment….

3 Methods For Idea Sourcing

3 Methods For Idea Sourcing

How do we search for ideas? I believe this is the million dollar question everyone frets about when first starting out investing. How do we find potential investments to research on? How do we know if this is a good enough idea? And the list goes on. In the search, we adopt the same attitude one might find appropriate in looking for a spouse:  It pays to be active, interested and open-minded, but it does not pay to be in a hurry. Warren Buffett We all prefer some characteristics we wish to see…

3Cnergy in Focus

3Cnergy in Focus

3Cnergy in focus (502.SI) (14 July 2017) close: S$0.052 Mean Target price: S$- (No research houses covering; No consensus estimates are available) 1.) Sector: Investment holding. 2.) Core business structure: Property development. 3.) Segment that generates the highest revenue: Real estate and property development consultancy. 4.) Countries that the business operates: Singapore and Malaysia. 5.) Challenges: Lacklustre property demand in Johor; high supply of properties in the last 2 to 3 years; tightening of mortgage loan approvals. 6.) Strengths: Affordably priced and unique property products that cater to market segments…

6 affordable ways to invest for the average Singaporean

6 affordable ways to invest for the average Singaporean

We get it, not everyone has $100,000 to sink into a well-diversified portfolio. But you have to start somewhere, or you’ll never be in that position. The good news is that you live in one of the world’s biggest financial hubs, and there are products that cater even to those on modest incomes. Here are a few things to look at: 1. Blue chip investment programmes There are two participating banks we know of (OCBC and POSB) that offer blue chip investment programmes. For a minimum monthly sum of just $100,…

Enterprise versus Equity Multiples

Enterprise versus Equity Multiples

There are two basic types of multiple that an investor has at his disposal – enterprise and equity multiples. Definitions From the UBS Warburg report: Enterprise multiples express the value of an entire enterprise. That is the value of all claims on a business – relative to a statistic that relates to the entire enterprise, such as sales or EBIT. Equity multiples, express the value of shareholders’ claims on the assets and cash flow of the business. An equity multiple therefore expresses the value of this claim relative to a statistic…

4 reasons why you must invest – especially if you’re so darn lazy!

4 reasons why you must invest – especially if you’re so darn lazy!

Well, you don’t. Actually. That is if you don’t mind working for the rest of your life, wondering if you’ll ever escape the rat race and struggle with rising costs and inflation for the rest of your life. But if you’re like most regular people who value financial security, freedom and independence, then investing is vitally important to you achieving your financial goals. Here are 4 core reasons why you need to invest (besides the fact that you might be an evil megalomaniac intent on taking over the world —…