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Mar 11, 2024
Oracle Hits Optimistic Note in Fiscal Third Quarter
Image Source: Peter Kaminski. Oracle posted solid third-quarter fiscal 2024 results, drove nice growth across its cloud business, set an all-time record with respect to Remaining Performance Obligations, and spoke very positively (“hypergrowth”) about its Gen2 Cloud Infrastructure business. Oracle has a large net debt position due in part to its purchase of Cerner, but free cash flow of ~$8.52 billion for the first nine months of its fiscal year showcased robustness and a nice improvement on a year-over-year basis, as both operating cash flow advanced while capital spending fell. We continue to like Oracle as an idea in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio.
Mar 8, 2024
Understanding Share Buybacks
Image shown: Buybacks aren't always positive for shareholders. An image showing when RadioShack bought back its own stock, just a few short years prior to filing for bankruptcy.Let’s explain how some share buybacks can be considered value-creating and some share buybacks can be considered value-destroying.
Feb 25, 2024
We Remain Bullish; Is This 1995 – The Beginning of a Huge Stock Market Run?
Image: Large cap growth stocks have trounced the performance of the S&P 500, REITs, and bonds since the beginning of 2023. We expect continued outperformance in this area of the market. We’re now roughly four years past the depths of the COVID-19 meltdown, where equities collapsed in February and March of 2020. As the markets began to recover through 2020, our long-term conviction in equities only grew stronger. We think the biggest risk for long-term investors remains staying out of the market on the basis of what could be considered stretched valuation multiples. As we outlined heavily in the book Value Trap, valuation multiples hardly tell the complete story about a company and often omit key long-term earnings growth, cash flow dynamics, and balance sheet health considerations. We remain bullish on equities for the long haul, and we think the next couple years will be incredibly strong. Our best ideas can be found in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio, High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio, ESG Newsletter portfolio, and via the Exclusive publication as well as options idea generation.
Feb 17, 2024
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Jan 8, 2024
Thinking Slow: 3 Research Blind Spots That Changed the Investment World
Image Source: We have to be on high alert about how our minds work. PBS recently delivered a four-part series examining how easily our minds are being hacked, and why it is so important to "think slow." When it comes to the active versus passive debate, does the analysis suffer from parameter risk? With respect to empirical, evidence-based analysis, does the analysis have the entire construct wrong? When it comes to short-cut multiples, are we falling into the behavioral trap of thinking on autopilot?
Dec 23, 2023
12 Reasons to Stay Aggressive in 2024
From outperforming simulated newsletter portfolios to fantastic success rates in the Exclusive publication to option ideas and great income-oriented ideas and beyond, we continue to deliver across our simulated newsletter suite as our latest video outlines. It’s hard to know exactly what 2024 will bring in terms of a market return, but the internals of the stock market and the U.S. economy look great to us. The new bull market we’re in could last for years, and as a result, we are staying aggressive with many of our new ideas as we look to benefit from these favorable trends.
Dec 11, 2023
Oracle’s “Business Is Good and Getting Better”
Image Source: Peter Kaminski. On December 11, Oracle reported mixed second-quarter results for its fiscal 2024 that showed total revenue advancing 5% on a year-over-year basis (4% in constant currency), slightly lower than expectations, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.34 that came in slightly ahead of what the market was looking for. The company’s non-GAAP operating margin of 43% in the quarter helped to drive non-GAAP net income 14% higher than the same period a year ago (11% in constant currency). We’re not letting the slight miss on the top line sway us from our constructive stance on shares. Our fair value estimate stands at $108 per share, about in-line with where shares are currently trading.
Dec 3, 2023
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Nov 30, 2023
Net-Cash-Rich, Free-Cash-Flow Generating Powerhouse Salesforce Has a Long Growth Runway
Image Source: Salesforce. On November 29, Salesforce reported excellent fiscal third-quarter results and issued an outlook for its fiscal fourth quarter that came in better than expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average component’s results were welcome news as the bellwether revealed that spending on cloud-based CRM software remains robust. In the quarter ending October 31, revenue advanced 11% on a year-over-year basis, while non-GAAP diluted earnings per share came in at a solid $2.11. Its outlook was rosier than what the Street was expecting. For the fiscal fourth quarter, the company is targeting non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $2.25-$2.26 per share, better than the consensus forecast of $2.18. The strong quarter only increases our confidence in Salesforce’s longer-term outlook, and we plan to raise our fair value estimate of the firm upon our next report update.
Nov 10, 2023
Use Both the Dividend Cushion Ratio (Probability of a Dividend Cut) and the Qualitative Dividend Ratings in Your Assessment of the Payout
The Dividend Cushion ratio ranks companies on the probability of a dividend cut in the longer run, while the qualitative ratings in part assess the outlook for the health of the payout in the near term in the context of management’s willingness to preserve and raise the payout. Since the systematic application of the Dividend Cushion ratio across our coverage in 2012, the Dividend Cushion ratio has forewarned readers of approximately 50 dividend cuts. We estimate its efficacy at ~90% at identifying the risks of a dividend cut in advance of the event.

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