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Top Stocks 2015 : A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies - Martin Roth

Top Stocks 2015

A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies


Published: 17th October 2014
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The best-selling guide to Australia's top stocks, updated for 2015

Top Stocks 2015: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies 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 each of Australia's top companies, with a focus on profitability, debt levels and dividends. Over 100 charts and tables give you easy access to each company's financial data in a format that allows for quick comparison, helping you make informed decisions about your financial future.

Every investor—no matter how big or small the portfolio—must look beyond share prices and examine key information about the companies they're considering as investments. In this 21st Edition, Martin Roth applies his tried-and-tested selection criteria and rigorous analysis to determine the best public companies in Australia for 2015. This resource profiles the companies that met a meticulous set of criteria, distilled to a concise selection of premium purchases across market sectors, allowing readers to:

  • Get individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from top Australian companies
  • Compare sales and profit data, with in-depth ratio analysis
  • Study the comprehensive research detailing each company's overall outlook
  • Easily visualize how each company measures up in tables that rank by financial data
Why wade through individual company reports when all the information you need about the nation's best companies is bound in a single easy-to-read volume? Leave the complex data to the analysts and focus on the clear winners. With Top Stocks 2015, you get the data you need and the expert insight you trust.

About the Author

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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    Preface 1

    Introduction 11

    PART I: the companies

    1300 Smiles Limited 20

    Adelaide Brighton Limited 22

    ALS Limited 24

    Amcom Telecommunications Limited 26

    Ansell Limited 28

    ANZ Banking Group Limited 30

    ARB Corporation Limited 32

    Aristocrat Leisure Limited 34

    ASX Limited 36

    Austbrokers Holdings Limited 38

    Beyond International Limited 40

    BHP Billiton Limited 42

    Blackmores Limited 44

    Breville Group Limited 46

    Cabcharge Australia Limited 48

    Caltex Australia Limited 50

    Cardno Limited 52

    Cedar Woods Properties Limited 54

    Cochlear Limited 56

    Collection House Limited 58

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia 60

    Credit Corp Group Limited 62

    Crown Resorts Limited 64

    CSL Limited 66

    CTI Logistics Limited 68

    Data#3 Limited 70

    Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited 72

    DWS Limited 74

    Euroz Limited 76

    Finbar Group Limited 78

    Flight Centre Travel Group Limited 80

    G8 Education Limited 82

    Greencross Limited 84

    GUD Holdings Limited 86

    GWA Group Limited 88

    Hansen Technologies Limited 90

    iiNet Limited 92

    Infomedia Limited 94

    Insurance Australia Group Limited 96

    Integrated Research Limited 98

    IOOF Holdings Limited 100

    IRESS Limited 102

    JB Hi-Fi Limited 104

    Lend Lease Group 106

    Macquarie Group Limited 108

    MaxiTRANS Industries Limited 110

    McMillan Shakespeare Limited 112

    Mermaid Marine Australia Limited 114

    Metcash Limited 116

    Mineral Resources Limited 118

    Monadelphous Group Limited 120

    Money3 Corporation Limited 122

    Mortgage Choice Limited 124

    My Net Fone Limited 126

    Myer Holdings Limited 128

    MyState Limited 130

    National Australia Bank Limited 132

    Navitas Limited 134

    NIB Holdings Limited 136

    Nick Scali Limited 138

    NRW Holdings Limited 140

    Orica Limited 142

    OrotonGroup Limited 144

    Patties Foods Limited 146

    Perpetual Limited 148

    Platinum Asset Management Limited 150

    Prime Media Group Limited 152

    Ramsay Health Care Limited 154

    RCG Corporation Limited 156

    RCR Tomlinson Limited 158

    Reckon Limited 160

    Reece Australia Limited 162

    Th e Reject Shop Limited 164

    Retail Food Group Limited 166

    Rio Tinto Limited 168

    SAI Global Limited 170

    Seek Limited 172

    Servcorp Limited 174

    Slater & Gordon Limited 176

    SMS Management & Technology Limited 178

    Sonic Healthcare Limited 180

    STW Communications Group Limited 182

    Super Retail Group Limited 184

    Tassal Group Limited 186

    Technology One Limited 188

    Th orn Group Limited 190

    Toll Holdings Limited 192

    TPG Telecom Limited 194

    Treasury Group Limited 196

    Webjet Limited 198

    Wellcom Group Limited 200

    Westpac Banking Corporation 202

    Woodside Petroleum Limited 204

    Woolworths Limited 206

    WorleyParsons Limited 208

    Wotif.com Holdings Limited 210

    PART II: the tables

    A Market capitalisation 215

    B Revenues 216

    C Year-on-year revenues growth 217

    D EBIT margin 218

    E Year-on-year EBIT margin growth 219

    F After-tax profi t 220

    G Year-on-year earnings-per-share growth 221

    H Return on equity 222

    I Year-on-year return on equity growth 223

    J Debt-to-equity ratio 224

    K Current ratio 225

    L Price/earnings ratio 226

    M Price-to-NTA-per-share ratio 227

    N Dividend yield 228

    O Year-on-year dividend growth 229

    P Five-year share price return 230

    Q Non-interest income to total income 231

    R Cost-to-income ratio 231

    S Return on assets 231

    ISBN: 9780730315063
    ISBN-10: 0730315061
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 240
    Published: 17th October 2014
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.38
    Edition Number: 21