Top Stocks 2018

Top Stocks 2018 : A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies

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The smart investor's definitive guide to the Australia sharemarket Top Stocks 2018 is the stock-picking guide every Australian needs. Whether you're a professional trader or an individual investing for the very first time, this book provides clear, accessible information to help you make the best stock decisions. Trusted market expert Martin Roth has guided people toward their most profitable portfolios for over 24 years. In this year's edition, he once again provides the most up-to-date data on public Australian companies to help you determine where to put your money. Just looking for quick data? Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, and logical organisation makes it easy to locate what you need quickly. Looking for a little more analysis? Roth has you covered with company information, latest business results and future outlook. From the All Ordinaries index and beyond, this book cuts through the hype and filters out the noise to show you the very best in Australian investing for 2018. Get expert assessment of Australia's top public companies Compare sales and profits side-by-side, with in-depth analysis Examine company rankings based on the latest financial data Assess overall outlook, debt levels, dividends, and so much more Martin Roth does not give flash-in-the-pan investing advice. He won't tell you to throw money after fads, and he doesn't fall for the word on the street. This book represents a rigorous, systematic analysis that only the very best companies survive, giving you a wealth of options for low-risk, long-term value ? regardless of the size of your portfolio. When you're ready to get smart about investing, Top Stocks 2018 is the definitive guide for putting your money to work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 150 x 250 x 15mm | 666g
  • John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730345807
  • 9780730345800
  • 4,727

About M. Roth

MARTIN ROTH is an internationally successful financial journalist. Based in Melbourne, he is one of Australia's leading authors of investment books.
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AUSTRALIA'S BEST-SELLING SHAREMARKET TITLE IS BACK IN ITS 24TH EDITION Top Stocks 2018 is the definitive guide to the best stocks to buy on the Australian sharemarket. With all the key information in an easy-to-read format, this book allows even inexperienced investors the chance to build an impressive portfolio. Cut through the noise and hype to find clear, objective information on top Australian companies, with a focus on profitability, debt levels and dividends. You'll have easy access to each company's financial data in a format perfect for quick comparison. This resource profiles the companies that meet a meticulous set of criteria, distilled to a concise selection of premium purchases across market sectors. It gives you: individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from 91 of Australia's leading companies comparative sales and profits data, as well as in-depth ratio analysis comprehensive research on each company's overall outlook, and tables ranking all companies according to financial data. Leave the complex data to the analysts and focus on the clear winners. With Top Stocks 2018, you get the data you need and expert insight you can trust.
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Table of contents

Preface vii
Introduction xvii
PART I: the companies
1300SMILES Limited 2
Adelaide Brighton Limited 4
AGL Energy Limited 6
ALS Limited 8
Altium Limited 10
AMA Group Limited 12
Ansell Limited 14
ARB Corporation Limited 16
Aristocrat Leisure Limited 18
ASX Limited 20
AUB Group Limited 22
Australia and New Zealand Banking
Group Limited 24
Bank of Queensland Limited 26
Beach Energy Limited 28
BHP Billiton Limited 30
Blackmores Limited 32
Blue Sky Alternative Investments
Limited 34
Breville Group Limited 36
BT Investment Management
Limited 38
Caltex Australia Limited 40
Capilano Honey Limited 42
Carsales.com Limited 44
Cedar Woods Properties Limited 46
Coca-Cola Amatil Limited 48
Cochlear Limited 50
Codan Limited 52
Collins Foods Limited 54
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 56
Corporate Travel Management
Limited 58
CSR Limited 60
Data#3 Limited 62
Domino s Pizza Enterprises
Limited 64
DWS Limited 66
Event Hospitality and Entertainment
Limited 68
Evolution Mining Limited 70
Flight Centre Travel Group
Limited 72
Fortescue Metals Group Limited 74
G8 Education Limited 76
GBST Holdings Limited 78
GR Engineering Services Limited 80
GWA Group Limited 82
Hansen Technologies Limited 84
Harvey Norman Holdings Limited 86
Infomedia Limited 88
Insurance Australia Group Limited 90
Integrated Research Limited 92
IRESS Limited 94
JB Hi-Fi Limited 96
Lendlease Group 98
MACA Limited 100
Macquarie Group Limited 102
Magellan Financial Group
Limited 104
Mineral Resources Limited 106
MNF Group Limited 108
Monadelphous Group Limited 110
Money3 Corporation Limited 112
Mortgage Choice Limited 114
MyState Limited 116
National Australia Bank Limited 118
NIB Holdings Limited 120
Nick Scali Limited 122
Northern Star Resources Limited 124
Objective Corporation Limited 126
Orica Limited 128
Pacif ic Energy Limited 130
Paragon Care Limited 132
Perpetual Limited 134
Platinum Asset Management
Limited 136
Pro Medicus Limited 138
RCG Corporation Limited 140
REA Group Limited 142
Reece Limited 144
Retail Food Group Limited 146
Rio Tinto Limited 148
Seek Limited 150
Servcorp Limited 152
Sigma Healthcare Limited 154
Sirtex Medical Limited 156
Sonic Healthcare Limited 158
Southern Cross Media Group
Limited 160
Sunland Group Limited 162
Super Retail Group Limited 164
Tassal Group Limited 166
TechnologyOne Limited 168
TPG Telecom Limited 170
Vita Group Limited 172
Webjet Limited 174
Wellcom Group Limited 176
Wesfarmers Limited 178
Westpac Banking Corporation 180
Woolworths Limited 182
PART II: the tables
A Market capitalisation 187
B Revenues 188
C Year-on-year revenues growth 189
D EBIT margin 190
E Year-on-year EBIT margin growth 191
F After-tax profit 192
G Year-on-year earnings per share growth 193
H Return on equity 194
I Year-on-year return on equity growth 195
J Debt-to-equity ratio 196
K Current ratio 197
L Price/earnings ratio 198
M Price-to-NTA-per-share ratio 199
N Dividend yield 200
O Year-on-year dividend growth 201
P Five-year share price return 202
Q Non-interest income to total income 203
R Cost-to-income ratio 203
S Return on assets 203
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