So what is it? Imagine reading a 10k but having no idea what mangagement is saying. Now boil down that 10k to simple pictures and graphs. Voila, you have simply wall street.
Simply Wall St uses a "snowflake" model to quickly summarize a stock. The snowflake has five parts: Value, Future, Past, Health, and Income.
Value is the fair market value based on cash flow, past earnings, expected growth, and price on value of assets.
Future is based on expected future performance in 1 and 3 years from now (no 2 years), past and future EPS, analyst growth expectations, and expected ROE in 3 years.
Past is based on past growth, profit history, and performance last year composed of ROE, ROA, and ROC.
Health is net worth compared to debt (short+long), balance sheet, and historic debt compared to today.
Income is the dividends portion. It is composed of current yield, historic dividend yield (fast graph-ish), current payout to shareholders, and future expected payout to shareholders.
There is also a management section but I normally ignore that part.
1) very nice to see everything from EPS to debt to asset in graphs and pictures. Sometimes it's harder to imagine how about a company's debt is worth compared to their free cash flow using just numbers.
2) I like the comparison of dividends present to past dividends
3) easy to compare among a sector of competitors based on the snowflake model. Think of seeing the entire beverage companies valuation compared with each other at one time without having to read numbers.
1) not all the companies are on the list. Corenergy and new residential are two examples of non-listed stock. You can always contact the team to put in a company.
2) not very accurate on asset heavy companies and reits. For example, Ventas fair market value right now should be $24.94 based on free cash flows and EPS. But reits use A/PPO...
3) very broad numbers. There is no nitty gritty only sunshine and rainbows. Does not show dividend percent growth or EPS growth. Again, everything is very broadly painted.
4) practically brand new. I would sign up using a fake email and PW to see all the hoopla but I wouldn't put any personal identifying information.
Here is a snippet of simply wall street. This is the chart for KO
I will be using this in the future as a reference. It's nice to see an entire sector valued at one time. Morningstar is still my number 1 choice but it is always nice to have another investing tool.
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