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A look at how the increases will affect valuations

Dividend growth investors always look forward to the announcement of a dividend increase. These investors like being paid to hold shares of companies. We will discuss three companies that recently raised dividends and whether or not they are offering good value at the moment.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) can trace its roots all the way back to 1867. The bank is one of the largest financial institutions in Canada today. Canadian Imperial was formed in 1961 through a merger of Canadian Bank of Commerce and the Imperial Bank of Canada. The bank has

163 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-09-01 18:34
Investors should take time to understand the cost structure of the business that they are interested in

In general, high operational gearing is a double-edged sword for owners. High operational gearing occurs when fixed costs (which have to be paid regardless of the level of sales) make up a high proportion of total costs, which results in high sensitivity of operating profit to revenue.

On the one hand, high operational gearing enables the company to grow its bottom-line fairly quickly (when things go well). But on the other hand, it increases business risk, making it more difficult for management and investors to forecast future earnings.

We at Urbem think that a highly operationally geared business can

241 Views    Steven Chen    2020-08-27 14:47
A highly-concentrated investable universe lays the foundation for our long-term buy-and-hold strategy to beat the benchmark

How do we find rare high-quality businesses out of the more than 100,000 public companies around the globe?

We at Urbem employ a checklist-based approach to conduct both quantitative screening and qualitative research. In the end, we build, monitor and update our investable universe composed of no more than 100 names of our highest conviction.

This work, as you may have imagined, consumes the majority of our time, primarily through reading regulatory filings and industry reports, checking with suppliers, channels and customers, talking to competitors, management and employees, etc.. In this article, we share the key components of our checklist.

1239 Views    Steven Chen    2020-06-19 17:00
Our thoughts on market valuation and how gurus perceive it

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) may not have been buying a lot of the dip so far this year, contrary to many people’s expectations that the Oracle of Omaha would be pouring the conglomerate's massive pile of cash into equities.

According to the company’s vice chairman, Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) the $460 billion conglomerate aims to get through the economic typhoon “safe for people who have 90% of their net worth invested in it.” The value investing guru also thinks that the company will “emerge on the other side very strong,” as it acts “fairly conservatively.”

Per our

5795 Views    Steven Chen    2020-04-20 14:40
The guru shared his thoughts on consistent focus, low yield and investment risk

For those panicking through the recent market turmoil, we find that a revisit to Warren Buffett’s 2008 shareholder letter can provide some solace. The S&P 500 has lost 37% of its value year to date, making it the worst year for the index since Buffett took over Berkshire.

Focus

Acknowledging that nobody can predict the winning and losing years in advance, Buffett stressed that investors have consistent focuses, regardless of market conditions:

“(1) Maintaining Berkshire’s Gibraltar-like financial position, which features huge amounts of excess liquidity, near-term obligations that are modest, and dozens of sources of earnings and cash;

(2)

1655 Views    Steven Chen    2020-03-23 14:36
Avoiding markets altogether during a downturn can deliver attractive returns in the long term

Over the last couple of weeks, I have outlined why investors should act on this opportunity and buy stocks at bargain prices. Successful investors, including Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), Peter Lynch and Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), have backed this strategy.

Not many investors, though, would be able to pluck up enough courage to go against the grain during a bloodbath in global capital markets. Also, some investors might have cash constraints which would limit their ability to capitalize on falling stock prices. For both these types of investors,

611 Views    Dilantha De Silva    2020-03-10 19:27
In this domain, we have to sift through the economic moat carefully and apply a pick-and-shovel strategy where necessary

We believe that digitalization will be playing an increasingly significant role in our economy as businesses, consumers and public sectors keep seeking automation and efficiency. The megatrend can generate a long-lasting tailwind, along with enormous business opportunities, for the right companies.

However, as always, we are far from being convinced that a booming space would make stock picking any easier. On the contrary, considering the never-ending fierce competition in the technology world, we have to pay particular attention to business quality in terms of the durability of any competitive advantage and apply a pick-and-shovel strategy where necessary.

Software-as-a-Service (referred to

407 Views    Steven Chen    2020-02-07 16:31
Sony tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months as of Jan. 22.

Sony

Sony Corp. (SNE) has a market cap of $88.78 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 19.14% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.96. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 11.89% at $72.44. As of Wednesday, the share price was 72.85% above the 52-week low and 0.70% below the 52-week high.

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119 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-01-22 19:22
A quantitative ranking and backtesting model

A program-driven quantitative model can assist investors with two things that it can do more efficiently than humans – to screen for stock ideas and to backtest a strategy. This is why we, as quality-centric investors, developed our proprietary model to assess and quantify the business quality of individual stocks. Each stock is assigned a rank called the “Urbem Quality Score.” The higher the score, the better the quality. Additionally, we hope to prove alpha generation out of our quality investing strategy through backtesting.

Using tools like Portfolio123, we built the algorithm to generate Urbem Quality Scores mainly based on

326 Views    Steven Chen    2020-01-12 20:06
A fast-growing, high-margin and cash-rich SaaS provider

With a mission to “power prosperity around the world,” California-based Intuit (INTU) develops financial and compliance management software for private individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s most iconic products include QuickBook, TurboTax and Mint, serving roughly 50 million customers primarily in the U.S. As of fiscal 2019, small business clients, consumers and “Strategic Partners” (i.e., professional accountants) represent approximately 52%, 41% and 7% of the total sales, respectively.

Intuit was co-founded in 1983 by Scott Cook, who came up with the idea when his wife was complaining about the bureaucratic difficulty of paying the

390 Views    Steven Chen    2019-12-30 15:51
Company beats revenue and earnings expectations

Shares of Coupa Software Inc. (COUP) were down Tuesday morning after it posted third-quarter earnings on Monday evening. The business spend management software provider's stock dipped more than 6% before recovering later in the afternoon to settle at around $146 per share, 1.76% off yesterday’s pre-earnings close.

The stock’s decline was unexpected given the company beat analysts' expectations for both revenue and earnings. Shares of Coupa Software are now up 134% year to date. Over the same period, the S&P 500 Index has gained about 25%.

The company has invested heavily in global expansion over the last

94 Views    Nicholas Kitonyi    2019-12-03 22:32
The software developer delivered fantastic quarterly results, but the stock continues to trade sideways due to a high valuation

Intuit Inc. (INTU), the California-based financial software company known for its QuickBooks and TurboTax applications, delivered stellar first-quarter 2020 results on Thursday, beating analyst expectations on all fronts.

Despite a strong financial performance coupled with international growth and some exciting new launches, the company’s stock has consistently stayed within the range of $240 to $290 since March. Shareholders of the company are sure to be curious as to why the stock has been rangebound despite the solid financial performance, and whether the reason behind that is the high valuation multiples.

Strong results, but a conservative outlook

Intuit’s quarterly revenue grew

222 Views    Ishan Majumdar    2019-11-22 17:57
Nike tops the list

The following companies have performed very well so far this year as well as over the past several years. They have received high ranks from GuruFocus in regard to their financial strength and profitability, increasing the likelihood they will continue to report gains as share prices will be moved higher by the companies' ability to increase earnings. The existence of solid balance sheets will help these companies to remain profitable.

Further, sell-side analysts on Wall Street have issued an overweight recommendation rating for all three of them, sustaining expectations that these securities will keep on rewarding their shareholders with satisfying

86 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2019-10-11 15:05
VMware falls on 2nd-quarter results

U.S. stocks were in the red on Friday, after President Trump's tweet increased trade war concerns. He said that U.S. companies should “immediately start looking for an alternative” to their business operations in China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.60% to 25,831, the S&P 500 index declined 1.70% to 2,873 and the Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 2.02% to 7,829.

Shares of VMware Inc. (VMW) fell more than 7% after announcing second-quarter results. The company posted earnings per share of $1.60 and revenue of $2.

45 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-08-23 18:07
Guru's largest sales of the 2nd quarter

David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio), manager of the Elfun Trusts, sold shares of the following stocks in the second quarter.

The guru exited his Medtronic PLC (MDT) stake. The trade had an impact of -0.83% on the portfolio.

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The manufacturer of therapeutic medical devices has a market cap of $137.24 billion and an enterprise value of $152.84 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.24% and return on assets of 5.17% are underperforming 56% of companies in the Medical

73 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-08-06 19:23
Guru invests in Dutch semiconductor company and a major telecom company

David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio), manager of the Elfun Trusts, disclosed in his second-quarter portfolio, which was released earlier this week, that he entered two positions and exited two others.

With the goal of generating long-term capital growth and future income, the guru’s fund, which is part of Boston-based State Street Global Advisors, picks stocks based on the company’s potential to increase net income and dividends over time.

Based on these criteria, Carlson established holdings in ASML Holding NV (ASML) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) during the quarter. He sold out of Medtronic PLC (MDT) and Intuit Inc.

149 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-08-02 16:56
Here are what long-term investors should really care about for their portfolios

Investors can get easily distracted by the fascinating algorithm trading and quantitative investing in today's stock market. But for those who have less and less faith in Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s value investing strategy to generate superior returns nowadays, Terry Smith, the founder of Fundsmith, has given quite valid lessons. Since its inception, the flagship Fundsmith Equity Fund managed by the so-called "English Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)" has been consistently outperforming the market considerably.

The secret sauce? The simple BDD approach: Buy good companies, Don't overpay and Do

1813 Views    Steven CHEN    2019-06-28 16:09
Recent sells from company CFOs

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sells were: Intuit Inc. (INTU) and Elastic NV (ESTC).

Intuit Inc. (INTU): EVP and CFO Michelle M. Clatterbuck sold 10,628 shares

EVP and CFO Michelle M. Clatterbuck sold 10,628 shares for $256.27 per share on May 28. Since then, the stock price has increased by 2.04%. Intuit Inc. has a market cap of $67.79 billion and its shares were traded around $261.51. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.84 and P/S ratio of 10.47. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Intuit Inc. stocks is 0.69%, the forward dividend yield is 0.72%.

29 Views    Myra Ramdenbourg    2019-06-24 03:32
Recent sells from company CFOs

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sells were: Intuit Inc. (INTU) and Zscaler Inc. (ZS).

Intuit Inc.: Chairman of Executive Committee Scott D. Cook sold 133,334 shares

Executive Vice President and CFO Michelle M. Clatterbuck sold 10,628 shares for $256.27 per share on May 28. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.18%. Intuit Inc. has a market cap of $66.56 billion and its shares were traded around $256.73. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 41.08 and price-sales ratio of 10.28. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Intuit Inc. is 0.70%, while the forward dividend yield

51 Views    Myra Ramdenbourg    2019-06-12 15:11
The company is embracing changes in the human capital management industry to improve the customer experience

Shares of human resource and payroll services giant Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) are up nearly 25% this year following a string of impressive results in the last several quarters.

ADP supplies companies with human resource management software globally and has recently been adapting to new technologies to serve its customers better.

The company has recently entered several key partnerships that will help drive growth. The human resource management and services market is undergoing a major disruption phase, with companies adopting new payment methods, employee data collection and management services, as well

173 Views    Nicholas Kitonyi    2019-05-28 21:36

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