Gunns Limited in voluntary administration

Today, we received the news that Tasmanian timber company Gunns Limited (ASX:GNS) announced it is going into voluntary administration. In its statement today, Gunns said it had been in talks with lenders seeking support for its plans for a capital…

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Separating the wheat from the chaff

With reporting season in full swing, we have been in full swing too at Edge7. We are trawling through the annual company reports and noting a clear divergence between quality businesses and those that are not so great. This time…

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Earnings Per Share or Dividend Yield?

A company’s profitability is generally measured by the Earnings Per Share (EPS) for a 12-month period divided by the company’s equity at the beginning of that period.  This is what is referred to as the Return on Equity or profitability…

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Where do things look the worst?

The sentiment of Mr Market is a powerful force.  It can contain great companies with bright long-term futures due to a short-term negative perception.  It can also see poor quality companies rise to dizzying heights because they are winning the…

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Reporting Season starts next week

Reporting season kicks off next week which makes for a busy time of year.  It’s good to see what has happened with companies I hold shares in and also prospective companies I am considering acquiring a part of. It’s an…

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“Can you turn that down?”

As a parent of a couple of teenagers and another son getting close to that age, in my home, I find myself constantly asking the question “Can you turn that down?”. Music blaring from three bedrooms, plus the eldest is…

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Keeping it Real

A hindrance to successful investment outcomes is letting the daily movements of the stocks you own and the market determine your emotions.  Personal emotions are arguably the single biggest determinant of your investment performance. Making investment decisions when your emotions…

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Cash flow is King

When running a business, income and profits are wonderful.  However, positive cash flow is better. The share market gives us examples seemingly each week of businesses raising capital to either: Fund the operation of the existing business Pay down debts…

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