Webinar: Best in Class Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

Join us on Wednesday, October 25, at 4pm ET for our webinar, “Best in Class Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).” David Trainer will explain how our research is superior to competitors, and how big-4 accounting firm, Ernst & Young, proves the superiority of our data and analytics.

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ICYMI: New Long Idea, 4Q17 Style Fund Ratings, Model Portfolio Updates & ROIC Webinar: Reserve Your Seat

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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A Value Stock in the High Flying Tech Sector

Unlike many unprofitable tech firms whose stocks have outperformed, the stock of this high-ROIC tech firm has lagged significantly over the past year. A strong competitive position and recent roll-out of new products make the profit growth expectations embedded in this stock look too low.

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Featured Stocks in October’s Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio

The best performing stock in the portfolio was Kimball International (KBAL), which was up 16%. Get a free look at one of the stocks in October’s Model Portfolio.

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ICYMI: Long Idea Updates, 4Q17 Sector Ratings, New Long Idea, New ROIC Webinar, Model Portfolio Updates & CNBC Feature on Wal-Mart

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Exec Comp Aligned with ROIC Model Portfolio: October 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access October’s Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio as of Friday, October 13.

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Invested Capital Turns: Explanation and Examples

Invested capital turns are an important consideration in the analysis of return on invested capital (ROIC) and a key measure of balance sheet efficiency.

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Ernst & Young Proves Superiority of Our Data & ROIC

In a new white paper, “Getting ROIC right: how an accurate view of ROIC can drive improved shareholder value”, E&Y demonstrates the superiority of our data analytics and the importance of getting ROIC right.

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Netflix’s Price Increase Signals Original Content Isn’t Enough

We believe the price increase signifies that Netflix’s competitive advantage has been wiped away. In order to justify its massive original content budget, it must raise prices if it is to ever meet the expectations implied by its stock price.

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An Example of Misaligned Incentives Leading to a Bad Outcome

This firm’s move to bolster growth via a large acquisition recently resulted in the ouster of top executives. Despite pending new leadership, investors remain at risk given the firm’s falling profits, lagging margins and overvalued stock price.

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ICYMI: E&Y Shows Our ROIC Is Best, New Long Idea, Barron’s Feature, Model Portfolio Updates & a New Danger Zone Warning

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Dividend Growth Stock with Strong Corporate Governance Trading at a Discount

Not often do investors get an opportunity to invest in a global leader at an attractive valuation, yet the expectations baked into this firm’s stock price seem overly pessimistic and create significant upside potential.

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Excellent Corporate Governance Driving ROIC Higher

This firm aligns executives’ and shareholders’ interests by tying compensation to economic earnings and has increased its return on invested capital (ROIC) for five straight years. We expect management’s strategic focus on “maximizing economic profit” to continue creating value for shareholders.

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New Stocks in September’s Exec Comp Aligned with ROIC Model Portfolio

The best performing stock in last month’s portfolio was Children’s Place (PLCE) which was up 15%. Get a free look at a new stock in September’s Model Portfolio.

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Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio: September 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access September’s Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio as of Friday, September 15.

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New Stocks on Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio: August 2017

The best performing stock in the portfolio was NVR Inc. (NVR), which was up 9%. Get a free look at a new stock on August’s Model Portfolio.

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ICYMI: Chicken Producer Long Idea, Solar Stock Faceoff, An Overvalued Retailer, & Closing Successful Danger Zone Picks

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio: August 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access August’s Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio as of Wednesday, August 16.

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Too Much Market Value for Too Small a Market

This niche business generates plenty of “adjusted EBITDA,” but no real profits. It also has too much market value for too small a market, especially in light of its deteriorating competitive position. Absent a textbook case of “stupid money risk,” (i.e. a grossly overpriced acquisition) the risk/reward does not look good for equity investors.

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An Industry Leader In A Rapidly Growing Market

We previously highlighted the semiconductor equipment sector as a “pick and shovel” play to benefit from trends such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and the Internet of Things. Today we are digging deeper into one of those stocks.

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