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Invesco Ltd (IVZ) Extended Graph Analysis

June 17th, 2020 Posted by Extended Analysis No Comment yet

Company Profile

Invesco logo

Investco Ltd (NYSE:IVZ) is an investment management firm helping investors around the globe in achieving their goal profitably. They specialized in managing investment portfolios of $1.142 billion in assets on behalf of their clients worldwide. They have 8,000 employees in 25 countries which focus on their investment styles.

 

Invesco Ltd (IVZ) Extended Graph Analysis

 

1. IVZ CASH FLOW

IVZ CASH FLOW

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Net cash flow provided by operating activitIes 1,053,500,000 129,300,000 1,370,700,000 828,800,000 1,116,600,000 1,160,000,000
Net cash used for investing activities -664,800,000 -990,600,000 -961,100,000 -2,898,700,000 -1,425,400,000 -1,544,000,000
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities 23,300,000 470,100,000 169,000,000 1,540,000,000 201,300,000,000 384,600,000
Capital expenditure -124,500,000 -147,700,000 -111,700,000 -102,500,000 -124,300,000 -122,400,000
Free cash flow 929,000,000 -18,400,000 1,259,000,000 726,300,000 992,300,000 1,037,600,000
Working Capital 1,921,000,000 1,462,000,000 1,872,000,000 967,000,000 -10,463,000,000 -10,463,000,000

Facts:

  • Net cash flow provided by operating activities was $1.16 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Net cash used for investing activities was S-1.54 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities was $385 million in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Capital expenditure was $-122 million in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Free cash flow was $1 billion in the 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Working capital was $-10.46 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.

Explanation

  • Cash from operating activities was erratic in movement in the last five years due to unstable net income.
  • Cash used for investing activities were investment in property, plant and equipment and a significant amount on purchases of investment.
  • Cash provided by (used for) financing activities was debt issued.
  • Capital expenditure was investment in property, plant and equipment.
  • Free cash flow was erratic in movement in the last five years, however it grew 12 percent in five years.
  • Working capital was unstable and it suffered a negative amount in 2019, hence current liabilities are greater than that the current assets in significant amounts. However, the company managed to have a positive working capital from 2010 to 2018.  

Interpretation

The company was efficient in providing cash from operating activities in the last five years. There was free cash flow, however the company suffered negative working capital due to its current assets being lesser than the current liabilities. 

 

2. IVZ BALANCE SHEET

IVZ BALANCE SHEET

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total cash 2,533,800,000 2,070,200,000 2,517,700,000 1,805,400,000 1,701,200,000
Current Assets 9,974,400,000 11,734,600,000 16,634,400,000 14,223,400,000 3,036,400,000
Net property, plant and equipment 426,900,000 464,700,000 490,700,000 468,700,000 583,500,000
Total non-current assets 15,098,800,000 13,999,700,000 15,034,400,000 16,755,000,000 36,383,900,000
Total assets 25,073,200,000 25,734,300,000 31,668,800,000 30,978,400,000 39,420,300,000
Current liabilities 8,053,900,000 10,272,000,000 14,762,700,000 13,256,300,000 13,499,500,000
Non-current liabilities 9,134,000,000 7,958,500,000 8,210,000,000 9,143,300,000 12,058,300,000
Total liabilities 17,187,900,000 18,230,500,000 22,972,700,000 22,399,600,000 25,557,800,000
Retained earnings 4,439,600,000 4,833,400,000 5,489,100,000 5,884,500,000 5,917,800,000
Stockholders equity 7,885,300,000 7,503,800,000 8,696,100,000 8,578,800,000 13,862,500,000
Total Liabilities and Stockholders Equity 25,073,200,000 25,734,300,000 31,668,800,000 30,978,400,000 39,420,300,000

Facts:

  • Total cash was $1.7 billion in 2019.
  • Current assets were $3 billion in 2019.
  • Net property, plant and equipment was $564 million in 2019.
  • Non-current assets were $36 billion in 2019.
  • Total assets were $39 billion in 2019.
  • Current liabilities were $13 billion in 2019.
  • Non-current liabilities were $12 billion in 2019.
  • Total liabilities were $26 billion in 2019.
  • Retained earnings were $5.9 billion in 2019.
  • Stockholders’ equity was $13.86 billion in 2019.

Explanation

  • Total cash was erratic in movement in the last five years and has a negative growth of 33 percent in five years.
  • Current assets were erratic in movement in the last five years and have a negative growth of 70 percent in five years.
  • Net property, plant and equipment grew 37 percent in five years.
  • Non-current assets grew 141 percent in five years.
  • Total assets grew 57 percent in five years.
  • Current liabilities represent 53 percent of the total liabilities.
  • Non-current liabilities represent 47 percent of total liabilities.
  • Total liabilities represent 65 percent of total liabilities and equity.
  • Retained earnings represents 44 percent of equity.
  • Stockholders equity represents 35 percent of total liabilities and equity and it grew 76 percent in five years.

Interpretation

IVZ is not liquid and its liabilities are two-thirds against the total equity in 2019. The stockholders equity was increasing year-over-year in five years.. The company is using more of creditors money than the shareholders investment in operating the business.

 

3. IVZ INCOME AND MARKET

IVZ INCOME AND MARKET

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Revenue 5,122,900,000 4,734,400,000 5,160,300,000 5,314,100,000 6,117,400,000 6,501,700,000
EBIT 1,358,400,000 1,176,400,000 1,277,100,000 1,341,200,000 1,481,200,000 1,627,400,000
Net Income 968,100,000 854,200,000 1,127,300,000 882,800,000 688,300,000 651,300,000
EBITDA 1,726,300,000 1,401,200,000 1,640,800,000 1,391,700,000 1,286,200,000 1,222,100,000
Market Capitalization 13,978,000,000 12,395,000,000 14,875,000,000 6,647,000,000 8,150,000,000 3,956,000,000
Intrinsic Value 22,276,000,000 22,107,000,000 47,930,000,000 22,344,000,000 27,936,000,000 14,502,000,000

Facts:

  • Revenue was $6.5 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • EBIT was $1.6 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Net income was $651 million in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • EBITDA was $1.22 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Market capitalization was $3.956 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Intrinsic value was $14.5 billion in 2020 trailing twelve months.

Explanation

  • Revenue is increasing year-over-year and it grew 27 percent in five years.
  • EBIT represents 25 percent of the revenue.
  • Net income represents 10 percent of the revenue.
  • EBITDA represents 19 percent of the revenue generated.
  • Market capitalization was lower than the calculated intrinsic value.
  • Intrinsic value was higher than market capitalization by 267 percent.

Interpretation

The company is capable of producing enough revenue for its business operations. The net income was acceptable and has not suffered negative in the last five years.

 

4. IVZ FINANCIAL RATIOS

IVZ FINANCIAL RATIOS

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Asset turnover (average) 0.23 0.19 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.19
Return on assets % 4.14 3.26 3.81 2.73 1.6 1.35
Return on equity % 11.64 10.78 13.5 9.91 6.13 5.16
Return on invested capital % 6.22 6.04 7.84 5.83 3.72 3.17
Debt/Equity 0.95 0.86 0.79 0.89 0.88 0.92

Facts:

  • Asset turnover was averaging 0.19 in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Return on assets was 1.35 percent in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Return on equity was 5.16 percent in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Return on invested capital was 3.17 percent in 2020 trailing twelve months.
  • Debt/Equity ratio was 0.92 in 2020 trailing twelve months.

Explanation

  • Asset turnover indicate that for every $1 in asset it generated $0.19 
  • The return on assets indicate that the company can earn a return of $.0135 net income.
  • Return on equity indicates that for every dollar invested in equity the company generated 317 cents of net income.
  • Return on invested capital indicates that the company makes $0.317 return on its invested capital.
  • Debt/Equity ratio indicates that for every dollar in equity, the company has 92 cents in leverage.

Interpretation

The company managed to produce returns on the investments made in assets and capital. Debt was high against equity.

 

5. IVZ KEY EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

IVZ KEY EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Key Executive Compensation    
Salary 2,201,884 2,183,408 3,091,877 3,090,422 3,079,436
Bonus 0 0 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 20,192,299 19,241,890 22,282,447 22,542,672 21,984,802
Securities Options 0 0 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 9,805,000 8,547,100 12,340,261 11,042,255 11,395,090
Other Compensation 266,218 241,109 305,860 306,709 345,970
Total 32,465,401 30,213,507 38,020,455 36,982,058 36,805,298
Martin L. Flanagan/ President and CEO
Salary 790,000 790,000 790,000 790,000 790,000
Bonus 0 0 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 10,284,957 9,644,970 8,622,702 8,714,798 6,909,962
Securities Options 0 0 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 4,650,000 4,045,500 4,268,003 3,300,000 3,704,000
Other Compensation 151,018 126,585 124,490 116,901 114,987
Total 15,875,975 14,607,055 13,805,195 12,921,699 11,518,949
Loren M. Starr/Senior Managing Director and Head of the Americas  
Salary 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
Bonus 0 0 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 2,414,991 2,293,987 2,050,470 2,072,928 2,037,854
Securities Options 0 0 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 1,080,000 939,600 991,278 911,976 912,000
Other Compensation 27,816 28,374 29,709 30,830 31,934
Total 3,972,807 3,711,961 3,521,457 3,465,734 3,431,788
Philip A. Taylor/Vice Chairman     
Salary 499,283 481,346 491,458 492,444 481,366
Bonus 0 0 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 4,709,413 4,519,953 4,034,918 433,222 4,283,471
Securities Options 0 0 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 2,600,000 2,262,000 2,352,480 2,234,856 1,459,090
Other Compensation 19,530 17,494 16,579 18,617 147,097
Total 7,828,226 7,280,793 6,895,435 7,079,139 6,241,024
Andrew R. Schlossberg/Senior Managing Director and Head of the Americas   
Salary 450,000 450,000 450,000
Bonus 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 1,749,922 2,159,940 3,274,988
Securities Options 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 1,440,000 1,457,600 1,820,000
Other Compensation 41,210 47,442 87,966
Total 3,681,132 4,114,982 5,632,954
Gregory G. Mcgreeve/Senior Managing Director   
Salary 450,000 450,000 450,000
Bonus 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 3,274,988 2,632,942 2,749,364
Securities Options 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 1,917,000 1,800,610 2,100,000
Other Compensation 27,861 29,349 30,309
Total 5,669,849 4,912,901 5,329,673
Andrew Tak Shing Lo/Senior Managing Director and Head of Invesco Asia Pacific 
Salary 462,601 462,062 460,419 457,978 458,070
Bonus 0 0 0 0 0
Annual Other income 0 0 0 0 0
Restricted Stock Award 2,782,938 2,782,980 2,549,447 2,628,842 2,729,163
Securities Options 0 0 0 0 0
LTIP Payout 0 0 0 0 0
Non-equity Compensation 1,475,000 1,300,000 1,371,500 1,337,213 1,400,000
Other Compensation 67,854 68,656 66,011 63,570 63,677
Total 4,788,393 4,613,698 4,447,377 4,487,603 4,650,910

Facts

  • Total key executive compensation in 2015 was $32.465 million.
  • Key executive compensation in 2016 was $30.214 million.
  • Key executive compensation in 2017 was $38.020 million.
  • The executive compensation in 2018 was $36.982 million.
  • The executive compensation in 2019 was $36.805 million.

Explanation

  • The total key executive compensation represents 5.35 percent of the net income  in 2019.
  • The total compensation of the CEO represents 31 percent of the total key executive compensation in 2019.
  • Total compensation of Loren M. Starr, Senior Managing Director and Head of the Americas represents 9.32 percent of the total key executive compensation in 2019.
  • Total compensation of Philip A. Taylor, Vice Chairman represents 17 percent of the total key executive compensation in 2019.
  • Compensation of Andrew R. Scholssberg, Senior Managing Director and Head of the Americas represents 15 percent of the total key executive compensation.
  • Compensation of Gregory Mcgreeve, Senior Managing director represents 14 percent of the total key executive compensation.
  • Compensation of Andrew Tak Shing Lo, Senior Managing Director and Head of Invesco Asia Pacific represents 13 percent of the total key executive compensation.

Interpretation

Key executive compensation includes salary, restricted stock award, non-equity compensation and other compensation.

 

6. IVZ LOBBYING AND CONTRIBUTIONS

IVZ LOBBYING AND CONTRIBUTIONS

PERIOD USD
2006 $20,000
2007 $0
2008 $50,000
2009 $210,000
2010 $280,000
2011 $280,000
2012 $170,000
2013 $40,000
2014 $40,000
2015 $0
2016 $0
2017 $0
2018 $2,550,000
2019 $3,210,000
2020 $790,000

Facts:

Invesco Ltd is incurring lobbying and contributions expenses annually since 2006.

Explanation:

The lobbying expenses vary per cycle depending on the attention given by the federal government on their issues.

Note from OpenSecret.org, Center for Responsive Politics, quoted below:
NOTE: Figures on this page are calculations by the Center for Responsive Politics based on data from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on April 22, 2020 and includes spending from January 1 – March 31. Prior years include spending from January through December.” 

 

7. IVZ FINANCIAL STRENGTH

IVZ FINANCIAL STRENGTH

DATA

Working Capital -$10,463,000,000
Total Assets $39,420,300,000
Sales $6,501,700,000
EBIT $1,627,400,000
Market value of equity $3,956,000,000
Book value of total liabilities $25,557,800,000
Retained earnings $5,917,800,000

 

CALCULATION

Ratio Score Result
A – Working Capital / Total Assets -0.27 1.2 -0.32
B – Retained Earnings / Total Assets 0.15 1.4 0.21
C – EBIT / Total Assets 0.04 3.3 0.14
D – Market Value of Equity / Book Value of Total Liabilities 0.15 0.6 0.09
E – Sales / Total Assets 0.16 1 0.16
Z-Score     0.29

 

Formula: Z-Score = 1.2A + 1.4B + 3.3C + 0.6D + 1.0E

 

Explanation:

Z-Score is a statistical measurement that compares data points from different sets of data to find correlations. This measurement by Dr. Edward Altman is a significant measure in determining the financial strength of the company because it relies on different weighted financial liquidity and profitability metrics to come up with the overall score. This measure indicates the probability of bankruptcy.

Interpretation

According to Dr. Altman grading scale of measurement 0 – 1.80 indicates that the company will declare bankruptcy in the future.In other terms, the company is close to insolvency. IVZ is a higher risk investment.

Overview

Overall, the financial strength of the company was unstable and risky due to its liabilities which impacted the company’s working capital structure. Investing with Invesco Ltd (IVZ) might be risky according to Dr. Altman measurement.

CITATION

https://www.invesco.com/corporate

https://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/clients/summary?cycle=2020&id=D000026669

https://www.morningstar.com/stocks/xnys/ivz/quote

Researched and written by Criselda

 

Totem’s Performance on Portfolio Was Unveiled

February 11th, 2019 Posted by Stocks Portfolio No Comment yet

 Totem’s portfolio performance was unveiled today. We have updated the overall returns we made from May 2013 to December 31, 2016.  We have monitored companies we believed were valuable and we are publicly revealing the results of returns.

Totem analyzed and scrutinized each company through our own method of filtering and leaving only the companies with value as a guide for beginners in investing.

Performance Summary of  Time-Weighted Rate of Return 

We have cracked the analysis we made as of December 31, 2016.

Period Cost Value Overall Return Days Annual return Time Weighted
5/23/2013 12/31/2013 23,711 40,593 71.20% 222 142.06% 1.095
12/31/2013 8/13/2014 73,341 93,201 27.08% 225 47.51% 1.042
8/13/2014 8/30/2014 207,206 223,509 7.87% 17 408.42% 1.001
8/30/2014 12/31/2014 223,509 211,710 -5.28% 123 6.59% 0.995
12/31/2014 3/25/2015 377,599 383,182 1.48% 84 6.59% 1.001
3/25/2015 12/2/2015 437,435 473,353 8.21% 252 12.11% 1.015
12/2/2015 12/31/2015 371,583 380,531 2.41% 29 34.92% 1.001
12/31/2015 4/12/2016 402,239 423,449 5.27% 103 19.97% 1.004
4/12/2016 5/5/2016 367,711 359,903 -2.12% 23 -28.87% 1.000
5/5/2016 5/31/2016 359,903 362,753 0.79% 26 11.71% 1.000
5/31/2016 6/30/2016 362,753 357,506 -1.45% 30 -16.24% 1.000
6/30/2016 7/31/2016 357,506 377,261 5.53% 31 88.38% 1.001
7/31/2016 8/31/2016 377,261 391,919 3.89% 31 56.64% 1.001
8/31/2016 9/30/2016 391,919 406,971 3.84% 30 58.17% 1.001
9/30/2016 10/31/2016 406,971 407,614 0.16% 31 1.88% 1.000
10/31/2016 11/30/2016 407,614 407,350 -0.06% 30 -0.79% 1.000
11/30/2016 12/31/2016 407,350 397,340 -2.46% 31 -25.39% 0.999
1318 16.17%

Following us from the beginning you probably make the same returns as we did from the list we monitored. In the next article, we will provide an updated analysis for the first quarter of 2017. We invite you to keep a watch on the articles we are posting. We will reveal the next overall analysis.

Thank you for reading.

If you want to read our previous post on blog click here.

Portfolio Return on Totem List Updated

October 28th, 2017 Posted by Stocks Portfolio No Comment yet

Portfolio Updates

Portfolio returns on the company list we monitored were updated as of August 31, 2017. We believed these companies were valuable and we publicly reveal the results of returns. We analyzed and scrutinized all these companies in the list through our own method of filtering, leaving and choosing only the companies with value. The summary of the analysis of the portfolio return is shown in the table below. 

Summary

Period Cost Value Overall return Days Annual return Time Weighted
5/23/2013 12/31/2013 23,711 40,593 71.20% 222 38.68% 1.079
12/31/2013 8/13/2014 73,341 93,201 27.08% 225 15.92% 1.035
8/13/2014 8/30/2014 207,206 223,509 7.87% 17 0.35% 1.001
8/30/2014 12/31/2014 223,509 211,710 -5.28% 123 -1.81% 0.996
12/31/2014 3/25/2015 377,599 383,182 1.48% 84 0.34% 1.001
3/25/2015 12/2/2015 437,435 473,353 8.21% 252 5.60% 1.013
12/2/2015 12/31/2015 371,583 380,531 2.41% 29 0.19% 1.000
12/31/2015 4/12/2016 402,239 423,449 5.27% 103 1.46% 1.003
4/12/2016 5/5/2016 367,711 361,724 -1.63% 23 -0.10% 1.000
5/5/2016 5/31/2016 361,724 362,590 0.24% 26 0.02% 1.000
5/31/2016 6/30/2016 362,590 357,295 -1.46% 30 -0.12% 1.000
6/30/2016 7/31/2016 357,295 377,062 5.53% 31 0.46% 1.001
7/31/2016 8/31/2016 377,062 391,718 3.89% 31 0.32% 1.001
8/31/2016 9/30/2016 391,718 406,762 3.84% 30 0.31% 1.001
9/30/2016 10/31/2016 406,762 407,371 0.15% 31 0.01% 1.000
10/31/2016 11/30/2016 407,371 407,171 -0.05% 30 0.00% 1.000
11/30/2016 12/31/2016 791,544 781,540 -1.26% 31 -0.11% 1.000
12/31/2016 1/31/2017 781,540 822,893 5.29% 31 0.44% 1.001
1/31/2017 2/28/2017 822,893 853,749 3.75% 28 0.28% 1.001
2/28/2017 3/31/2017 860,749 877,985 2.00% 31 0.17% 1.000
3/31/2017 4/30/2017 930,880 966,310 3.81% 30 0.31% 1.001
4/30/2017 5/31/2017 979,756 1,000,174 2.08% 31 0.18% 1.000
5/31/2017 6/30/2017 1,000,174 979,344 -2.08% 30 -0.17% 1.000
6/30/2017 7/31/2017 979,344 1,037,439 5.93% 31 0.49% 1.001
7/31/2017 8/31/2017 1,037,439 1,002,025 -3.41% 31 -0.29% 0.999
          1561   13.88%

Above all, if you follow us all the way from the beginning you probably make the same portfolio return of 13.88 percent. Therefore, we encourage you to keep a close watch on the companies we published. Further, it will serve as a guide in choosing companies with value in your portfolio.

Happy investing.

Thank you for reading.

Time-Weighted Rate of Return (TWRR)

July 13th, 2017 Posted by Stocks Portfolio No Comment yet

Time-Weighted Rate of Return (TWRR) on Portfolio

Time-Weighted Rate of Return (TWRR) is a method to measure the performance of the portfolio over the time period invested. The summary of the results on the portfolio list we maintained is seen below in a table. These companies we are monitoring has a recommendation of a Buy in the articles we wrote and published in the website.  Totem has started publishing articles from as early as 2012.  Each company has a recommendation for a Buy and a template was created to monitor the returns and we assumed all these companies had a 100 shares Buy from the date the article was published was also the date of purchase.

The following Cris Portfolio is one of the three portfolio lists that is being monitored, maintained and updated periodically. This is part of my training in Totem.

TWRR

Period Cost Value Overall

Return

Days Annual

Return

08-12-2012 12-31-2012 68,199 64,884 -4.86% 141 -0.40% 0.996000
12-31-2012 12-31-2013 130,528 141,587 8.47% 365 1.71% 1.017078
12-31-2013 12-31-2014 155,792 174,716 12.15% 365 2.42% 1.024157
12-31-2014 12-31-2015 160,853 183,189 13.89% 365 2.74% 1.027443
12-31-2015 08-31-2016 161,200 187,392 16.25% 244 2.12% 1.021177
08-31-2016 09-30-2016 161,200 184,224 14.28% 30 0.23% 1.002287
09-30-2016 10-31-2016 161,200 179,672 11.46% 31 0.19% 1.001920
10-31-2016 11-30-2016 161,200 184,224 14.28% 30 0.23% 1.002287
11-30-2016 12-31-2016 161,200 179,672 11.46% 31 0.19% 1.001920
12-31-2016 01-31-2017 317,069 332,186 4.77% 31 0.08% 1.000824
01-31-2017 02-28-2017 317,069 354,834 11.91% 28 0.18% 1.001799
02-28-2017 03-31-2017 317,069 371,784 17.26% 31 0.28% 1.002819
03-31-2017 04-30-2017 317,069 381,453 20.31% 30 0.32% 1.003169
04-30-2017 05-31-2017 317,069 413,624 30.45% 31 0.47% 1.004712
1753 11.24%

Furthermore,

The above table shows an overall time-weighted rate of return (TWRR) of 11.24 percent. Above all, following our recommendations from the beginning with all the companies written and published on the company’s website. Likewise, you might have the same time-weighted rate of return of 11.24 percent.

We invite you to monitor our company and investment analysis through the written articles on our website: totemtalk.com

Thank you for reading.

Keenly Monitoring List Of Companies To Keep Close Watch On

April 12th, 2016 Posted by Stock to Watch No Comment yet

Keenly monitoring list of companies. Totem focuses on different methods of filtering good companies from the US market. Moreover, we used fundamental analysis and other methods to value the companies.

Totem’s color-code:

Green To Buy
No color To Hold
Red To Sell

Evergreen –        Hold for five (5) years or more. Totem has classified its portfolio into the following categories:

Woody –              Similar to evergreen but will not reduce the holdings even if the company’s stock is fully priced. These are great growth companies in the process of maturing.

Deciduous –       Hold for two (2) to five (5) years. These are companies falling off after the stage of growth

Monocarpic –     Hold for one (1) or two (2) years. These are companies once profitable and then die.

Keenly Monitoring list of  Companies:

Rank Symbol Company Name Sub Type
1 AVG AVG Technologies NV List Deciduous
2 KORS Michael Kors Holdings Ltd List Deciduous
3 QIWI Qiwi PLC List Deciduous
4 BIDU Baidu Inc ADR List Deciduous
5 PCLN Priceline Group Inc List Deciduous
6 AAPL Apple Inc List Deciduous
7 LOPE Grand Canyon Education Inc List Deciduous
8 FSLR First Solar Inc List Deciduous
9 HFC HolyFrontier Corp List Deciduous
10 SB Safe Bulkers Inc Cream Monocarpic
11 ESI ITT educational Inc Cream  Monocarpic
12 AHGP Alliance Holdings GP LP List Monocarpic
13 ADS Alliance Data System Corp List Monocarpic
14 EMES Emerge Energy Services LP List Monocarpic
15 FHCO The Female Health Co. List Monocarpic
16 LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV List NP
17 VIPS Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A List NP
18 COH Coach Inc List NP
19 ROST Ross Stores Inc List NP
20 FB Facebook Inc List NP
21 SILC Silicom List NP
22 CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp List NP
23 TTC Toro Co List NP
24 CMI Cummins Inc List NP
25 BHP BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) List NP
26 WRLD World Acceptance Corp Cream NP
27 ATI Allegheny Technologies Incorporated Cream NP
28 FSTR L.B. Foster Co Cream NP
29 NUS Nu Skin Enterprises Inc List NP
30 TCK Teck Resources Ltd Class B Cream NP
31 TCPI TCP International Holdings Ltd Cream NP
32 FCX Freeport McMoran Inc List NP
33 SCHN Schnitzer Steel Industries Cream  NP
34 GRPN Groupon Inc List NP

We periodically updating and monitoring the current changes and filtering these companies. Therefore, it gives you a glimpse of the company’s status and current performance. Furthermore, it will serve as your guide.

Thank you for reading.

Written by Criselda

Twitter: criseldarome

Actively Following List of Companies to Keep an Eye

December 2nd, 2015 Posted by Stock to Watch No Comment yet

It is important for an investor to keep an eye to different companies he/she is monitoring and investing in. It may be in the form of a document or uses the web to stay updated. Just like any other investors, we at Totem, have our own list. We are revealing again our list of actively following stocks.

Before anything else, let me familiarize you with the table below.

Rank:

  • Green means to buy
  • No Color means to hold.

Symbol: Company symbol.

Name Complete name of the company.

Type:

  • Deciduous is stocks that we will hold for two to five years while
  • Monocarpic is stocks that we will hold for less than two years (most likely around one year).

List of Companies

Rank Symbol Name Type
1 KORS Michael Kors Holdings Deciduous
2 BIDU Baidu Inc (ADR) Deciduous
3 PCLN Priceline Group Inc Deciduous
4 AAPL Apple Inc.
5 LOPE Grand Canyon Education Deciduous
6 FB Facebook Inc Deciduous
7 FHCO Female Health Deciduous
8 FSLR First Solar, Inc.
9 CTSH Cognizant Tech Deciduous
10 HFC HollyFrontier Corp Deciduous
11 LULU Lululemon Athletica inc.
12 KING King Digital Entertainment Monocarpic
13 SB Safe Bulkers, Inc. Monocarpic
14 ESI ITT Educational Monocarpic
15 JOY Joy Global Inc. Monocarpic
16 COH Coach Inc Monocarpic

We are filtering dozens of public companies and add to our list those that we think undervalued and of a good balance sheet. However, monitoring all these can be overwhelming at times and we cannot put equal attention to each. That’s why we continuously filter this list and keep those that we think still substantial to us.

Written by: Maydee

Actively Following List of Stocks Revealed for the Third Time

March 25th, 2015 Posted by Stock to Watch No Comment yet

Stocks prices are volatile. You will never know what will happen to stocks the next day. If you are holding stocks from several companies, paying attention and focus to changes is a must. You don’t want to lose thousands of money, do you?

Today, we are going to reveal again our list of actively following stocks. Before that, please be guided to what the column title and the type of stocks mean.

Rank:

  • Orange means to reduce the portfolio holding
  • Green means to buy and
  • No Color means to hold.

Symbol: Company symbol.

Name Complete name of the company.

Type:

  • Evergreen is companies we will hold for more than five years.
  • Woody is similar to Evergreen but that we will not reduce our holdings even when the company stock is fully priced
  • Deciduous is stocks that we will hold for two to five years
  • Monocarpic is stocks that we will hold for less than two years (most likely around one year).

List of Stocks

Rank Symbol Name Type
1 BIDU Baidu Inc (ADR) Woody
2 AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. Woody
3 CHL China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) Evergreen
4 WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Evergreen
5 MRK Merck & Co., Inc. Evergreen
6 KING King Digital Entertainment Deciduous
7 KORS Michael Kors Holdings  Deciduous
8 PCLN Priceline Group Inc Deciduous
9 SB Safe Bulkers, Inc. Deciduous
10 OSTK Overstock.com, Inc. Deciduous
11 CTSH Cognizant Tech… Deciduous
12 LOPE Grand Canyon Education… Deciduous
13 FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc Deciduous
14 LULU Lululemon Athletica Inc Deciduous
15 CYOU Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) Deciduous
16 FHCO Female Health Co Deciduous
17 HFC HollyFrontier Corp Deciduous
18 HLF Herbalife Ltd. Monocarpic
19 INFY Infosys Ltd ADR Monocarpic
20 JOY Joy Global Inc. Monocarpic
21 BHP BHP Billiton Limited Monocarpic
22 COH Coach Inc Monocarpic
23 ESI ITT Educational Services Inc Monocarpic

Moreover, we researched dozens of public companies. And comparing, filtering and adding it down in our list. This is what we do to stocks that we think undervalued and of value. However, monitoring all these companies became overwhelming and we haven’t pay equal focus to each. As a result, we filtered our list then keep those companies we believed are still substantial to us.

Written by: Maydee

Actively Following List of Stocks We Keep an Eye

August 13th, 2014 Posted by Stock to Watch No Comment yet

Today, I would like to present to you the list of stocks that we are actively following. Further, we keep an eye to every company and our team works hand in hand to effectively monitor the changes. As we all know, change is the only constant thing in this world.

Before I introduce to you the list, let us have first the legends.

Rank:

  • Orange means to reduce the portfolio holding,
  • Green means to buy, and
  • No color means to hold.

Symbol: Company symbol

Name: Complete name of the company

Type:

  • Evergreen is companies we will hold for more than 5 years
  • Woody is similar to Evergreen but that we will not reduce our holdings even when the company stock is fully priced 
  • Deciduous is stocks that we will hold for 2 to 5 years
  • Monocarpic is stocks that we will hold for less than 2 years (most likely around 1 year).

The table below presents the list of companies that we keep an eye.

Rank Symbol Name Type
1 BIDU Baidu Inc (ADR) Woody
2 FB Facebook Inc Woody
3 AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. Woody
4 GOOG Google Inc Woody
5 GOOGL Google Inc Woody
6 AAPL Apple Inc. Woody
7 CHL China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) Evergreen
8 PG The Procter & Gamble Company Evergreen
9 KO The Coca-Cola Company Evergreen
10 WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Evergreen
11 MRK Merck & Co., Inc. Evergreen
12 KING King Digital Entertainment PLC Deciduous
13 KORS Michael Kors Holdings…
14 PCLN Priceline Group Inc Deciduous
15 LULU Lululemon Athletica inc.
16 BA The Boeing Company Deciduous
17 MNST Monster Beverage Corp Deciduous
18 OSTK Overstock.com, Inc.
20 CYOU Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) Deciduous
22 VALE Vale SA (ADR) Deciduous
23 FHCO The Female Health Company Deciduous
25 MSTR MicroStrategy Incorporated Deciduous
19 LOPE Grand Canyon Education Inc Monocarpic
21 SB Safe Bulkers, Inc. Monocarpic
24 JOY Joy Global Inc. Monocarpic
27 FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc Monocarpic
29 BHP BHP Billiton Limited Monocarpic
30 COH Coach Inc Monocarpic
31 BNNY Annies Inc Monocarpic
32 ESI ITT Educational Services Inc Monocarpic

Thank you for reading.

totem talk top 10 stocks

Totem Talk Top Ten Stocks

May 23rd, 2013 Posted by Investing in Stocks No Comment yet

Totem Talk Top Ten Stocks

Over the last 2 years, we focused on the company analysis, this is the main theme of what we do at Totem. We went over different companies then choose the company for our investment. We had to consider every aspect of the company. I’m glad to announce that today, we finally came up with our Top 10 list, we called it Totem Talk Top Ten Stocks. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get to it.

By the way, ideas from our three teams comprised this whole report. We have the Stories team who updates us with anything about the company’s management, nature of business, history, and background, and treatment with employees. Next in line is the Numbers team who’s after the financial status of the company. And lastly, the Pricing team. As the name implies, the team is responsible for the pricing of the company; if it is a candidate for a buy or not?

We consider every aspect of the company. Here are the processes we went through to come up with our Totem Talk Top Ten Stocks.

The Scale

The core purpose of this is to let us know if the company is doing well when we speak of the management, the financial health, and the market value as well. Each team has their criteria to consider and give a grade of A, B or C. If the company got triple-A from each team, then the company is a good one.

Overall Scale Stories Numbers Pricing
A A A A
A A B A
B A C B
B B B B
B A C A
B B A B
C A C C
C B B C
C C B C

The Notes

The description of the company according to our team. This is also the summary of the characteristic based on the area being discussed. This will give you the idea on the “why” the company was graded A, B or C, what went wrong and its current status.

Market Price Used

This is the stock price of the company used during the period of evaluation.

Buy, Sell or Hold

This is reflected in the area of Pricing. This entails if our team decided to Buy, Sell or Hold based on the result of the analysis.

Score

You might be wondering as to how we arrived at the score. Pointing back to all the above criteria, we came up with the points to represent each. We have also the voting as to “Yes” or “No” if the company can be included in our Top 10. Giving value, Yes is equivalent to 1  point and No is 0.5 point. For the scale, A ranges from 85 to 100, B is from 75 to 84, and C is 74 and below. Additionally, since we have this buy, sell and hold, we also have points for it. For this, Buy is 0.25, Sell is 0, and Hold is 0.125.

The Rank

This is the ranking of the company based on the score.

So out of all the 50 companies that we’ve discussed, and applying all the pointers above, allow me to present to you our Top 10 companies.

Top 10 Companies

Keep in mind that when buying a stock, you’re becoming a part owner of the company. Therefore, choosing the right company is ideal since you will hold the stocks for the long run.

On the side track, do you know that before we came up with this summary, each team faced many challenges? Yes and I can prove that myself. But what is great is we learned a lot in the process. Investing is risky and yet fun. For some fresh from the oven talk, I asked them as to what they can say about the whole process. Come on!

Views/opinions of those who performed the three types of analyses

Karla says, “My experience with the Totem Talk Top Ten Stock lists challenging yet wonderful. First of all, with stories, I managed to update and get to know more about the companies we have worked on in the past and the new ones. With this, I feel like I was trained again on how critical the scaling and grading each company was. Also, working and cooperating with other teams is great since I’m learning from them as well. Seeing the results from everyone’s hard work is truly remarkable.”

For Numbers team, Ms. Rio informed me that, “Although the process took longer [than expected], we are confident of what we had decided since each team shared its evaluation of the company based on its area. ”

And for the finale, “Totem Talk Top Ten Stocks is really brilliant!  Every information you need to know about the company for investment purposes you can find in one place. Like 3 in 1; Stories, Numbers, and Pricing. Great!, ” said Cris of our Pricing team.

This report seems to be easy when you look at it. And that is our goal; to share with you this list in the simplest form possible. But trying to dig down on the behind the scenes, you will find out just how big the effort was. So what more can I say? The experience is hard, needs a lot of patience but truly amazing.

Thank you for reading.

Note:

Research Reports can be found under the company tab.