The one thing all good businesses have

Ben Rundle

In this podcast, Andrew Pridham, CEO of Moelis Australia tells us: "The one thing that all good businesses have is good people, a really clear vision of what they want to achieve and they are not worried by short-term volatility. They have a plan and they stick to it." Show More

Do acquisitions create value? A six part checklist

Ben Rundle

In the current economic environment many companies are finding it difficult to grow earnings organically so they are turning to acquisitions more frequently. Adding further incentive for management teams to acquire businesses is the disparity between the valuation of an ASX-listed public company and a private company. This can create... Show More

The Importance of Corporate Culture in Investing

Ben Rundle

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has been in a structural growth phase for some years now. A report by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) notes that 81% of the largest super funds have now embedded a formal commitment to responsible investment, up from 70% in 2016. Additional research... Show More

The 5 key themes from Omaha

Ben Rundle

NAOS Asset Management attended the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting on Saturday, May 5 in Omaha, Nebraska. During the 6 hour meeting, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger answered questions from journalists, analysts and shareholders, of which 40,000 were in attendance. Five of most important themes from the meeting in... Show More

Quality of Earnings & Flaws of the P/E Ratio

Ben Rundle

Often when analysts and market commentators talk about valuation of certain businesses, the method used is the price to earnings or P/E ratio. A price earnings ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the earnings per share (EPS), For example, a company trading at $1.00 per share... Show More

US consumers pocketing their pay

Ben Rundle

We recently spent some time travelling through the US meeting with companies and like-minded fund managers to expand our universe of ideas. We believe that during our investment process there is no substitute to meeting with companies face to face in order to further our due diligence beyond the financial... Show More