Top Stocks 2018A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies
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.
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
MARTIN ROTH is an internationally successful financial journalist. Based in Melbourne, he is one of Australia's leading authors of investment books.
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.