Colour in ShareAnalysis

ShareAnalysis’s colours are based on the principle of traffic lights: green is good, red is bad and amber implies proceed with caution.

ShareAnalysis uses colour as a visual representation of quality, performance, safety margin, growth and improvement and decline of fundamental metrics.

Quality Score

Performance Score

Mainstreet Score

Safety Margin

Historial Change in Value

Green and red topped columns

Quality Score

A company’s quality is rated A, B or C and represented by green, orange and red.

Rating

Meaning

Colour

Quality = A

High quality with a low risk of default. Typical fundamentals include:

• Positive earnings

• Very low debt (net debt / equity ratio typically less than 40%)

• Plenty of cash in the bank for a rainy day

• Rarely undertake capital raisings

Green

Quality = B

Adequate quality balance sheet and moderate risk of default. Typical fundamentals include:

• Positive earnings

• Geared balance sheet (net debt/equity ratio typically more than 40%)

• Some cash in the bank

• May undertake capital raisings

Orange

Quality = C

Poor quality balance sheet and a high risk of default. Typical fundamentals include:

• Very low or negative earnings

• High debt (net debt/equity typically more than 50%)

• Poor cash flows

 

Red

Performance Score

A company’s performance is rated 1 through 5 and represented by green, orange and red.

Rating

Meaning

Colour

Performance = 1

Excellent performance characterised by:

• Positive and rising earnings

• Positive and rising dividends

• Strong and rising return on equity (above 15%)

• Strong and rising cash flows

Green

Performance = 2

Good performance characterised by:

• Positive and rising earnings

• Positive and rising dividends

• Strong but stable return on equity

• Strong but stable cash flows

Green

Performance = 3

Average performance characterised by:

• Positive but declining earnings

• Average but flat or declining return on equity (around 10%)

• Declining cash flows

Orange

Performance = 4

Poor performance characterised by:

• Stable or declining earnings

• Flat or declining return on equity

• Poor cash flows

Red

Performance = 5

Very poor performance characterised by:

• Negative earnings

• Poor and declining or negative return on equity

• Poor cash flows

Red

Mainstreet Score

The Mainstreet Score combines the Quality Score and Performance Score.

Colour on the Aerial View and Value vs Price chart

Mainstreet Scores

What it means

A1 and A2

A1, A2

Excellent quality balance sheet and top notch business performance. ShareAnalysis’s preferred scores.

 

B1 and B2

B1, B2

Adequate quality balance sheet and top notch business performance. Also ShareAnalysis’s preferred scores.

B1, B2 and B3

A3, A4, A5

Excellent quality balance sheet and average, poor or very poor business performance. These companies aren’t at risk of going broke, but historically they haven’t shot the lights out either.

B3, B4, B5

B3, B4, B5

Adequate quality balance sheet and average, poor or very poor business performance. These stocks could go either way, however historically their performance has been less than desirable.

C1, C2, C3, C4, C5

C1, C2, C3, C4, C5

Poor quality balance sheet. Regardless of their economic performance, these businesses are considered high risk.

Safety Margin

Safety Margin is the difference between ShareAnalysis’s current intrinsic value and the market price. It represents the discount (or premium) of a company’s share price relative to the intrinsic value calculated by ShareAnalysis.

The Safety Margin may change daily as share prices move and/or ShareAnalysis’s intrinsic value estimate changes.

Colour

What it means

Positive Safety Margin

Positive (>0%)

Share price is less than ShareAnalysis’s forecast year 1 value estimate

Negative Safety Margin

Negative (<0%)

Share price is more than ShareAnalysis’s forecast year 1 value estimate

No Safety Margin

No Safety Margin (due to zero value)

Grey

Historical change in value (historical growth)

Historical Change in Value is the percentage of annual growth (or decline) in value for a company. Its calculated annually, following the release of a company’s annual results.

Colour

Meaning

Historical per annum growth > 15%.

Historical per annum growth > 15%. Column is full height with green top.

Historical per annum growth > 5%.

Historical per annum growth > 5%. Column is half height with orange top.

Historical per annum growth < 5%.

Historical per annum growth < 5%. Column is low height with red top.

Green and red-topped columns

Green and red-topped columns

On a company’s Earnings and Dividends Evaluate screens:

• A green-topped columns indicate a metric, such as earnings or dividends, has improved since the previous corresponding period.

• A red-topped column indicates a decline.

Data in ShareAnalysis

Fundamental and forecast data is crunched through ShareAnalysis, automatically and every day.

ShareAnalysis’s automated engine interprets key financials and forecasts into image-rich visuals.

The application is entirely automated and updated daily using information sourced from top-tier financial institutions. Every night more than 120 pieces of data for every company, for each financial year, is run through over 730 calculations.

Price data

Pricing data in ShareAnalysis is as at the previous day’s market close.

Historical fundamental data

Historical fundamental data is added to ShareAnalysis up to four times a year, when company’s release interim and annual results. ShareAnalysis Scores are derived from historical fundamental data.

In Australia, most companies release their interim results in February and full year results in August.

Here’s how company results flow through ShareAnalysis during reporting seasons.

Step 1. Company releases results

Step 1. Company releases results

In Australia, companies are required to lodge their accounts twice a year. Full year financials are known as Appendix 4E and half year or interim results as Appendix 4D. Results announcements are generally classified as price sensitive.

They’re available at asx.com.au (or the equivalent exchange) and can usually be found in the Corporate/Investor section of the company’s website. Within ShareAnalysis, you can access announcements on the News tab of Fast Facts or at the bottom of the company’s Summary Evaluate screen.

Step 2. Share Analysis's data provider, Thomson Reuters, inputs the results

Step 2. ShareAnalysis’s data provider, FACTSET

Upon receiving the results, FACTSET analysts input the latest financials into a database. FACTSET aims to input new data on the day its released to the ASX, however on particularly busy days companies with the largest market capitalisations will be prioritised over smaller cap companies.

FACTSET database releases the latest figures to ShareAnalysis’s automated engine. From the FACTSET’S website, it is clear that FactSet provides streaming real-time data to deep historical information nd gives the access to timely and accurate data. As FactSet has FactSet-sourced and third-party databases integrated in one flexible analytics platform, it offers standard and custom data solutions that combine global coverage, deep history, and unparalleled transparency.

Step 3. Share Analysis updates, every day

Step 3. ShareAnalysis updates, every day

At around 2am each morning, Sydney time, ShareAnalysis’s automated engine pulls in the latest data for every ASX company. Hong Kong will update from 10:00pm, Singapore 11:00pm, Europe 8:30am, and London and Switzerland 9:30am Sydney time. The US and Canada will update from 2pm Sydney time for the day prior.

120 pieces of financial information for every listed business are automatically run through over 730 automated (many of them patent-pending) calculations, every day, and published to ShareAnalysis. ShareAnalysis’s Scores, intrinsic value estimates and company evaluations are completely objective. There is no human intervention.

Forecast data

ShareAnalysis sources up to three years of forecast data for over 500 ASX-listed companies and thousands of global stocks. Forecast data includes earnings per share, dividends per share, profit and equity figures. Theoretically, forecast data can change daily. In reality, forecasts typically change when companies release new information to the market.

Following the release of a company’s interim or full year results, which generally includes management’s outlook and guidance for the next 12 months, industry analysts covering a stock will update their forecasts estimates of earnings, dividends and profit figures. This usually occurs in the two or three weeks following the interim or full year results announcement. Here’s how new forecast data flows through ShareAnalysis:

1. Company releases earnings guidance, a half yearly report, annual report or other price-sensitive information.

2. Analysts covering the stock receive the information. They will spend time digesting the announcement. They may ring the company or arrange a meeting with its CEO and CFO to gain further insights. After undertaking further research, the analyst may update their financial model. The time between which an analyst receives information to the time they submit their revised estimates to ShareAnalysis’s data provider may be as long as five business days. Maybe they’re still on holidays!

3. The analysts’ revised estimates are submitted to ShareAnalysis’s data provider, FactSet.

4. FactSet reviews the research and figures to ensure the data is comparable to the consensus and then releases the updated data to ShareAnalysis’s automated database.

5. Every day ShareAnalysis’s automated engine pulls in a data file that contains the latest financial information, runs the necessary calculations and publishes the results to ShareAnalysis’s patent-pending interface. The Mainstreet Investment Research team then ensures data integrity and accurate analysis through a series of screens and observations, maintaining the quality of outputs.

If, for example, 10 analysts contribute forecasts for a company, it can take a week or so for every analyst to update their forecasts. As each analyst updates his or her EPS estimates), ShareAnalysis’s forecast intrinsic values and ‘Forecast Change in IV’ will also update. Changes to intrinsic values are tracked on a company’s Forecast Updates chart.

ShareAnalysis’s Earnings Evaluate screen displays the number of analysts covering a stock, and the minimum and maximum earnings per share estimates. Bullish and Bearish intrinsic valuations are also available on a company’s Value vs Price chart.

ShareAnalysis data source and FACTSET

The financial data in ShareAnalysis is sourced from top-tier international data providers.

Automated calculations are run daily by ShareAnalysis’s automated engine. The calculations are completely objective. There is no human intervention excluding that of data integrity operations and accuracy testing which ensure the ongoing delivery of top tier information.

ShareAnalysis does not take into account personal opinion when valuing or rating companies.

From 02 August 2017 ShareAnalysis is sourcing data from Factset data (Listed in the US: Ticker FSD).

Who or what is Factset?

Factset Research Systems Inc. is engaged in providing integrated financial information and big data analytical applications for the global investment community. The Company delivers insight and information to investment professionals through its analytics, service, content, and technology. Its offerings include a complete services solution focused on verifying, cleaning and loading data across asset classes, and an execution management system. The Company offers third-party content through desktop, wireless and off-platform solutions.

For more than 35 years, the world?s investment professionals have trusted FactSet, across teams, across asset classes, and at every stage of the investment process. FactSet integrates thousands of datasets in their desktop and mobile solutions, giving the accuracy and transparency needed to perform innovative analysis and present it clearly. Factset was voted Best Overall Data/Service Provider in 2016 (Inside Market Data Awards) and Best Market Data Provider (Vendor).

Why use Factset?

  • Wider coverage (# of stocks increase)
  • Cleaner data (more current consensus forecasts)
  • Wider analyst coverage (# of stocks with forecasts increase)
  • Individual company regional and business revenue information

Disclaimer:

ShareAnalysis accepts no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in the data contained within ShareAnalysis, however we will endeavour to resolve any errors or inaccuracies in a timely manner.

Factset Data

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Reporting Seasons at ShareAnalysis

Find out why February and August are the most exciting times of the year to check out stocks in ShareAnalysis!

ShareAnalysis’s historical data for ASX-listed companies – earningsdividendscapital history (the balance sheet), cash flow, the ShareAnalysis Scores and historical intrinsic valuations – typically update every six months (a few companies report quarterly so they update every three months).

Forecast data changes when companies release market updates, or analysts change their opinion on the future earnings of a stock.

During reporting seasons, which in Australia is every February and August, the market becomes flooded with the new financial results and earnings forecasts. During this time lots of things change in ShareAnalysis, including updated Mainstreet Scores and new forecast valuations.

ShareAnalysis’s academically derived algorithms and powerful automation ensures every company is analysed, rated, valued and evaluated daily. Every morning during reporting season ShareAnalysis members can login and to access the latest available information about every ASX-listed company, plus thousands of global stocks.

Changes to data during full year and interim reporting season

ShareAnalysis updates in the days following the release of a company’s financial results.

Here’s a summary of the changes you can expect to see on ShareAnalysis’s company evaluation screens during the full year and interim reporting seasons. To understand how financial data is reported and subsequently flows through ShareAnalysis click here.

1. Summary

• ShareAnalysis Summary good and bad points

• Latest Financial Results

• Interim Business Measures (ShareAnalysis Score, Cash Flow Ratio and the company’s Net Debt / Equity ratio)

• Market Measures: the forecast year will switch over to become historical and the forecast years will update. The forecast data will typically update in the two weeks following the release of the company’s full year results

Interim results: ShareAnalysis will add a new (A) Interim column to Key Business Measures and include the latest Mainstreet Score, Cash Flow Ratio and Net Debt / Equity ratio (or Combined Ratio for insurance businesses and Return on Assets, Net Interest Margin, Cost to Income Ratio and Bad Debts for the banks) based on the latest interim financial data.

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Summary - interim results

Summary - full year results

2. Earnings

• The current forecast year will become a historical result, based on the full year report, and a new third forecast year will be added

• Earnings forecasts will typically update in the two weeks following the release of the company’s full year results

• Key Facts, the information at the top of the Earnings screen, will update

Interim results: No changes

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Earnings - interim results

Earnings - full year results

3. Dividends

• The current forecast year will convert to a historical result, based on the full year report, and franking (the blue ring on the column) for the financial year will be added. A new third forecast year will also be added

• Dividend forecasts will typically update in the two weeks following the release of the company’s full year results

• Key Facts, the information at the top of the Dividends screen, will update

Interim results: The interim dividend per shares will be visible. Hover your mouse over the forecast DPS column to see the interim dividend amount and date.

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Dividends - interim results

Dividends - full year results

4. Capital History

• Data in the first forecast year will switch over to become full year results, based up on the company’s financial report

• A new third forecast year will be added and the oldest historical year will be removed

• Key Facts, the information at the top of the Capital History screen, will update

Interim results: The Total Shareholders Equity and Total Debt (half width columns) will be added to the first forecast year. The Total Debt figure, as at the interim report, is available in the hover.

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Capital History - interim results

Capital History - full year results

5. Cash Flow

• Cash Flow data for the latest financial year will be added, and the oldest historical year will be removed. The ‘Total’ column in the data table (below the chart) will be updated to reflect the new historical data period

• Key Facts, the information at the top of the Cash Flow screen, will update to reflect the company’s latest full year financial results

Interim results: no change. You’ll find the company’s interim Cash Flow Ratio on the Summary page

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Cash Flow - interim results

Cash Flow - full year results

6. Mainstreet Score

• The latest interim Mainstreet Score will be replaced with the company’s Score based upon its full year financial results

• Key Facts, the information at the top of the Mainstreet Score screen, will update

Interim results: Companies reporting interim results will receive an Interim Mainstreet Score. Interim financial reports and Mainstreet Scores capture all relevant financial and business activities that occur since the last full year report and provide investors with up-to-date information on the state of the business.

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Share Analysis Score - interim results

Share Analysis Score - full year results

7. Value vs Price

• The current forecast valuation will switch over to be historical, and updated to reflect the company’s reported results. For the majority of companies where forecasts are available and the company has consistently updated the market on its financial position, the new historical value should not be too dissimilar from its former forecast.

• A new third forecast year will be added

• Forecast valuations will typically update in the two weeks following the release of the company’s full year results. Check how valuations have changed on the Forecast Updates page.

Interim results: No change.

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Value vs Price - interim results

Value vs Price - full year results

8. Forecast Updates

• The forecast years available will update to reflect the latest available forecast data.

Interim results: No change.

Before (interim results)

After (full year results)

Forecast Updates - interim results

Forecast Updates - full year results

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