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5 observations on Sapphire’s results (10 Mar 17)

Sapphire’s share price slumped 8% from $0.335 on 27 Feb 2017 (before their results on 27 Feb, after market) to close $0.310 on 10 Mar 2017. Are their FY16 results bad? If yes, why does Mr Teh, CEO of Sapphire, record his first purchase since Sep 2015 now? Below are my five observations on Sapphire’s results. Click HERE for the press release. Table 1: Snapshot of Sapphire’s results Source: Company   5 observations on Sapphire’s results 1.Disposed loss making Mancala to be a focused infrastructure play Sapphire has divested the bulk of Mancala. Based on most industry experts, it is […]

Can $ComfortDelGro(C52) regain its customers of taxi service? (1 Mar 17)

Can $ComfortDelGro(C52) regain its customers of taxi service? (guest post) Brief Background of ComfortDelGro: ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited is a Singapore-based investment holding and management services company. It operates in eight segments: 1) Bus & bus station 2) Rail 3) Taxi 4) car rental and leasing 5) automotive engineering services 6) inspection and testing service 7) driving centre and 8) insurance broking services and outdoor advertising.   Summary of ComfortDelGro’s recent financial performance:  The group maintains a steady growth of net profit despite a slight revenue decline caused by unfavourable currency translation this year. With the entrance and fierce competition brought by Uber […]

Ernest’s market outlook (24 Feb 17)

Dear all, Dow has hit daily highs for 11 consecutive sessions, its longest streak of records since 1987! What’s next for our markets?   S&P500 Just to recap what I have mentioned on 10 Feb 2017 (see HERE), I wrote “various indicators such as RSI, MACD, OBV and MFI continue to exhibit bearish divergences. ADX has slid from 41 in Dec 2016 to close at around 18 on 10 Feb 2017, which is indicative of a trendless market. RSI closed at 70 on 10 Feb 2017. Given the various chart indications, although S&P500 continues to be on an uptrend amid […]

Midas issued positive profit alert! (24 Feb 17)

Dear all, Midas issued a positive profit alert yesterday. It cited “…based on the Board’s preliminary review of the unaudited management accounts of the Group for the year ended 31 December 2016, the Group expects to record a substantial increase by over 70% in its profit attributable to owners of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2016 as compared to the same period of previous year. Such increase was mainly attributable to the contribution from our Aluminium Stretched Plates Division which we completed the acquisition on 27 July 2016.” What does this mean?   My personal take on […]