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The Divisive Returns Gap

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In our Top 5 this week, we look at what makes a great investor, discuss overestimation at the market bottom and the top, and dive into recent passive investing claims. All this and more…

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Excellent Profitable Growth at Indonesia’s Biggest Coal Mining Company

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PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk is the biggest coal mining company in Indonesia. Profitable Growth has consistently ranked in the top 10% which is among the top 33 out of 330 large Energy companies worldwide.

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Good Growth Trend at Indonesian Tech Retailer Erajaya Swasembada

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Established in 1996, PT Erajaya Swasembada Tbk is an importer, distributor, and retailer of telecommunication devices. Growth has shown an improving trend and ranked at #5 in the past 12 months.

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VMC: The Motivation, Impact, and Pain of Share Buybacks

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A share buyback is when a publicly-listed company uses cash to purchase its shares ‘back’ from the market. Also called share repurchase, the concept gives existing shareholders an option of selling their personal stakes back to the company. The only other way a company can distribute cash in such a manner is through dividends.

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World-Class Profitability at Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia

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Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad is 51%-owned by the Carlsberg Group and started production in Malaysia in 1972. The company has shown an excellent Profitable Growth and ranked at #1 for the whole time period.

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“A Battle as Old as Markets”

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In our Top 5 this week, we look at the recent market inversion yield curve, examine the gold versus stocks battle, and learn how knowledge can be a dangerous thing. All this and more…

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Excellent Profitable Growth at ACE Hardware Indonesia

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PT ACE Hardware Indonesia Tbk holds the master franchise rights of ACE Hardware Corporation, an American hardware retailers’ cooperative, in Indonesia. In the past 12 months, the company ranked among the best 133 out of 1,330 medium-sized Consumer Discretionary companies globally.

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Hotel Shilla Has Found Growth in Duty-Free Shops

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Hotel Shilla Company Limited is a Korean firm that started in the hotel business in 1979 and later expanded into duty-free shops. Profitability has been poor since 2015 but Growth jumped to #1 from #8 in the past 12 months.

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VMC: Mistake #5 – Forecasting Drastic Changes in the Cash Conversion Cycle

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It’s important to remember that huge year-to-year changes only happen in truly exceptional valuation cases. Significant changes in product mix or the introduction of new products can occasionally cause such huge annual changes. But, generally, annual forecasts should not deviate substantially from the historical numbers.

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Inari Amertron Has Shown Outstanding Profitable Growth

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Inari Amertron Berhad is Malaysia’s biggest semiconductor company by revenue. The company has been outstanding on Profitable Growth and ranked in the top 10% among 1,120 medium-sized Information Technology companies worldwide.

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