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Top Stocks 2013: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies

Top Stocks 2013: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies

Martin Roth

ISBN: 978-1-118-40621-2

Oct 2012, Wrightbooks

256 pages

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Australia's bestselling sharemarket title is back in a new 19th edition

In this new edition of Top Stocks, renowned financial journalist Martin Roth returns with his tried-and-tested analysis of the best public companies in Australia, based on low-risk and long-term value. Featuring clear and objective information on the performance and outlook of Australian companies across market sectors, it's an absolute must for Australian investors.

Presented in its trademark easy-to-read format, Top Stocks 2013 cuts through the noise and hype to assess every company on the same proven criteria, with a focus on profitability, debt levels, and dividends.

  • Features individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from Australia's top companies
  • Includes comparative sales and profits data, as well as in-depth ratio analysis
  • Packed with comprehensive research on each company's overall outlook and tables ranking all companies according to financial data

For investors and traders, nothing beats the expertise and insight available in this trustworthy bestseller. Top Stocks 2013 is the ultimate guide to the top Australian companies.

Preface vii

Introduction xv

Part I: the companies

Melbourne IT Limited 112

Mermaid Marine Australia Limited 114

Metcash Limited 116

Mineral Resources Limited 118

Monadelphous Group Limited 120

Mortgage Choice Limited 122

National Australia Bank Limited 124

Navitas Limited 126

NIB Holdings Limited 128

Nick Scali Limited 130

NRW Holdings Limited 132

Orica Limited 134

OrotonGroup Limited 136

Patties Foods Limited 138

Perpetual Limited 140

Platinum Asset Management Limited 142

Ramsay Health Care Limited 144

RCR Tomlinson Limited 146

Reckon Limited 148

Redflex Holdings Limited 150

Reece Australia Limited 152

The Reject Shop Limited 154

Retail Food Group Limited 156

Rio Tinto Limited 158

SAI Global Limited 160

Sedgman Limited 162

Seek Limited 164

Slater & Gordon Limited 166

SMS Management & Technology Limited 168

Sonic Healthcare Limited 170

STW Communications Group Limited 172

Super Retail Group Limited 174

Tatts Group Limited 176

Technology One Limited 178

Thorn Group Limited 180

Treasury Group Limited 182

The Trust Company Limited 184

UGL Limited 186

Webjet Limited 188

Westpac Banking Corporation 190

Woodside Petroleum Limited 192

Woolworths Limited 194

WorleyParsons Limited 196 Holdings Limited 198

Part II: the tables

A Market capitalisation 203

B Revenues 204

C Year-on-year revenues growth 205

D EBIT margin 206

E Year-on-year EBIT margin growth 207

F After-tax profit 208

G Year-on-year earnings-per-share growth 209

H Return on equity 210

I Year-on-year return on equity growth 211

J Debt-to-equity ratio 212

K Current ratio 213

L Price/earnings ratio 214

M Price-to-NTA-per-share ratio 215

N Dividend yield 216

O Year-on-year dividend growth 217

P Five-year share price return 218

Q Non-interest income to total income 219

R Cost-to-income ratio 219

S Return on assets 219