Find any Australian or New Zealand company or fund (dead or alive) by using SEARCH above or go directly to the site:
What do I look for?
Look for a solid record of profits preferably over five years. Be wary of downturns in profits in the last year, last six months or even in the last quarter.
How does it help me?
Studies have shown you will do better, all other things being equal, to select companies with both a higher yield (meaning higher earnings relative to the price you are paying) and a higher return on capital (meaning higher profits relative to the company’s assets).
Where do I look?
Profit and loss statements are part of annual reports or half yearly/quarterly reports which are usually carried on company websites. Our website provides easy access to annual report sections in company websites. Look at 5 year summaries for the longer term trend.
Understanding financial statements by Business.govt.nz