Smart Reads of the Week: Earnings Season

2020-07-18     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Earnings Season

Earnings season for the second quarter of 2020 is about to commence.

This is a big season too.

The second quarter is one where Singapore underwent harsh “circuit breaker” measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

REITs such as Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX: M44U), Keppel DC REIT (SGX: AJBU) and CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U) will be reporting this week.

Their financial and operating numbers will be closely scrutinised to assess the impact of the pandemic.

On the bright side, investors can also expect commentary on whether the situation has improved, and the steps each REIT is taking to mitigate this crisis.

Here’s a list of our top reads this week.

1. 4 Benefits from the ESR-REIT and Sabana REIT Merger

Yet another REIT merger has been announced, this time between ESR-REIT (SGX: J91U) and Sabana REIT (SGX: M1GU). We look at four benefits unitholders can enjoy from this transaction.

2. 3 REITs Looking to Boost Their Distributions

These three REITs have undertaken acquisitions to boost their distribution per unit. We take a look at the details of each transaction.

3. 3 Effective Methods Used by REITs to Grow Your Distributions

REITs are not merely income vehicles but are also able to grow. Here are three methods used by REITs to grow their distributions to unitholders.

4. 3 Cheap Stocks That Should Be on Your Investment Radar

Investors love a great bargain when they see one. Here are three stocks trading at cheap valuations that you may wish to add to your watchlist.

5. 4 Defensive Stocks You Can Consider for Your Portfolio

Tough times such as the current pandemic induce a flight to safety. Here are four companies with defensive qualities that can tide you through this crisis.

6. Are These Two Stocks with Double-Digit Dividend Yields Worth Your Attention?

It’s not often that you find stocks trading at dividend yields exceeding 10%. We profile two of these stocks and assess if such yields are sustainable.

7. SATS Just Reported Its First Quarterly Loss Ever: What’s Next for the Stock?

SATS (SGX: S58), which reported its first-ever quarterly loss for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2020, has been badly hit by the lockdowns and grounding of airlines due to COVID-19. We look at what’s next for the company and how it is navigating this crisis.

8. Are You Paying Too Much for Stocks? Here are 3 Ways to Find Out

Have you ever wondered if you may be paying too much for your stocks? We discuss three ways you can go about valuing companies to get a better picture of how cheap or expensive they are.

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