Interest Coverage

Interest coverage ratio measures a company's ability to pay the interest on its outstanding debt. A high ratio means that the company will have no trouble paying the interest expense, while a low ratio indicates a potential default on the loan … [Read more]

Anyone who has ever tried to value a company has used some rules of thumb when conducting the financial ratio analysis. For me personally, these form a base upon which various screens and shortlists are structured. Looking for undervalued stocks can … [Read more]

Financial ratios allow an analyst to quickly analyze a business and its operations and understand the financial situation of a company. These ratios answer many different kinds of questions that can be asked about a business performance. Normally, … [Read more]

Value investing as an investment practice was popularized by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd in their 1934 classic treatise "Security Analysis". The idea itself rests on a very simple premise: Stock prices tend to differ from the intrinsic value of … [Read more]

Today we go to the north of the border to find some of the best dividend stocks Canada has to offer. Each of these stocks is listed on an American Exchange as well as a Canadian Exchange, and is therefore easily bought and sold by both my US and … [Read more]

What is Book Value per Share Book value per share is simply (Common Stockholder's Equity / Number of Shares of Common Stock) If there are no preferred shares outstanding, Total Stockholder's Equity can be used in place of Common Stockholder's … [Read more]

January 2016 VSG Portfolio and Market Update

January has come and gone this year and the investors have been left behind in a sea of red. For believers in January Effect, this can be foreboding. They say that the month of January is a barometer for how the stock market will perform through … [Read more]

January Effect Definition

The January Effect is named after an observation made in 1942 by banker Sydney Wachtel. He noted that small stocks have tended to outperform the market in the month of January since 1925. The hypothesis rests on the belief that in December stocks … [Read more]

Exited $GENC for 57.33% Return

On Dec 2, 2015 we exited our position in Gencor (GENC) for a total return of 57.33%. This position was first established on Oct 5, 2011. We held this stock for 4 years to wait for the catalyst of increased funding for Federal highway projects … [Read more]