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FreeCashFlow0714 replied to the Value Hounds board. 11:49 PM

Re: Why is everyone still earnings-obsessed?

aleax, thanks for your comments on the times when accrual accounting is better than cash accounting.

That said, I still prefer cash accounting. Of course, I want to see the company's free cash flow (as a percentage of [more]

Mon Apr 21

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FreeCashFlow0714 posted to the Value Hounds board. 12:11 AM

Why use return on equity?

Why is return on equity the most popular yardstick for a company's performance? While I agree with the overall idea (return on the capital base), I strongly disagree with the implementation in the form of return on equity.

I use what I call [more]

Sun Apr 20

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FreeCashFlow0714 posted to the Value Hounds board. 11:09 PM

Why is everyone still earnings-obsessed?

I know that earnings and book value are time-honored yardsticks for determining how cheap or expensive a stock is in relation to intrinsic business value.

As we know, there are inequities in these yardsticks. A given PE that is obscenely [more]

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FreeCashFlow0714 replied to the Value Hounds board. 11:07 PM

Re: Accuracy of financial data

The process of calculating figures for presentation on my Doppler Value Investing site involves scraping data from advfn.com. While the figures are accurate for most stocks, erroneous data creates fake bargains. In [more]

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FreeCashFlow0714 replied to the Value Hounds board. 2:37 PM

Re: Accuracy of financial data

Does Capital IQ (S&P's data provider unit) include everything from the official financial statements? Yahoo Finance (which relies on Capital IQ for its data) doesn't include the plant/property/equipment at cost.

It appears that the only [more]

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FreeCashFlow0714 posted to the Value Hounds board. 11:23 AM

Accuracy of financial data

What are the most accurate sources of financial data for companies? I know that the official financial statements in the annual reports and 10-K forms are the gold standard, but are there any services that extract the figures for thousands of stocks [more]

Sat Apr 19

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FreeCashFlow0714 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:25 PM

Re: Why return on equity?

I'll give some more concrete examples of why I don't like the official return on equity figures.

Return on equity (from Yahoo Finance):
1. UAL (United Continental): 32.96%
2. F (Ford): 33.20%
3. FAST (Fastenal): 26.24%
4. [more]

Fri Apr 18

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FreeCashFlow0714 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:15 PM

Why return on equity?

Why is return on equity the most popular yardstick for a company's performance? While I agree with the overall idea (return on the capital base), I strongly disagree with the implementation in the form of return on equity.

I use what I call [more]

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FreeCashFlow0714 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:03 PM

Why earnings?

I know that earnings and book value are time-honored yardsticks for determining how cheap or expensive a stock is in relation to intrinsic business value.

As we know, there are inequities in these yardsticks. A given PE that is obscenely [more]

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FreeCashFlow0714 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:54 PM

Accuracy of financial data

What are the most accurate sources of financial data for companies? I know that the official financial statements in the annual reports and 10-K forms are the gold standard, but are there any services that extract the figures for thousands of stocks [more]

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