Find any Australian or New Zealand company or fund (dead or alive) by using SEARCH above or go directly to the site:
On every page of this website you can search for a company and review detailed information and current status for each company listed on NZX or delisted from NZX.
Each company record also provides shareholder links and easy access to company websites, annual reports, announcements and directors' transactions.
Within each company record you can click on directors and senior executives to research the quality of the people responsible for managing your investments.
Unless you have some familiarity with company financial statements, don’t try a lot of original research. A little knowledge of the figures can be dangerous.
Financial statements for every company can be accessed via the company record on our site. Simply use the SEARCH facility above and see the Shareholder Links section with each record.
The Chairman’s and CEO’s reports are often a useful overview and outlook, but be aware of “spin”. There is a pervasive approach that a positive perspective should be presented, no matter what.
Read and listen to what others say about the financial health of the business via the media and analysts. Talk to a broker or an accountant or other financial adviser for confirmation. Watch for these early warning signs of company failure:
Delays in filing financial statements, particularly when there are indications that asset valuations are the cause.
Auditors not signing the financial statements, delaying their sign-off or resigning.
Financial statements showing:
Negative returns on equity.
Negative cash flows at operating level.
Low or negative NTA (net tangible assets).
Understanding financial statements by Humphries Associates