James O'Shaughnessy Cornerstone Value is a value investing strategy presented by US fund manager James O'Shaughnessy in his 1996 book, What Works on Wall Street. His extensive backtesting found that value investing works particularly well with large capitalisation stocks with above average sales and cashflow, high levels of share liquidity, which were then sorted for the highest dividend yield. O'Shaughnessy said: "Generally speaking, when things are going against you, as they inevitably will, you have to stick to the underlying strategy? Only by doing so will you be around for when it comes rebounding back." He found that this value strategy produced an annual compound return of 15% between 1954 and 1996, compared to 8.3% for the S&P 500 index. O'Shaughnessy has continued to conduct detailed analysis of Standard & Poor's Compustat database to identify the most effective investing strategies. more »
The Market Cap is a measure of a company's size - or specifically its total equity valuation. It is calculated by multiplying the current Share Price by the current number of Shares Outstanding. It is stated in Pounds Sterling.
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Market Capitalisation only takes into account the value of the company's shares (equity), it ignores the amount of debt a company may have taken on and therefore isn't the best indicator of the company's size. The Enterprise Value adds the net debt to the Market Cap and is a better indicator of the minimum amount that an acquiring company may have to pay to buy the firm outright.
This is sales over the last 12 months, translated in Pounds Sterling for all companies.
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The sales figure gives a sense for the scale of a company, although companies can have very different profit margins depending on the industry and state of the business, so this may not bear much relation to the earnings figure. Some however argue for the importance of sales, since sales figures are less easy to manipulate than either earnings or book value.
The total number of Shares that have been authorized/issued by the company, and purchased by investors. They have voting rights and represent ownership in the corporation by the person or institution that holds the shares. They should be distinguished from treasury stock, which is held by the company.
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Shares outstanding can be calculated as either basic or fully diluted. The fully diluted shares outstanding count includes diluting securities as options, warrants or convertibles.
Operating cash flow - or cash flow from operating activities - refers to the amount of cash a company generates from the revenues it brings in, excluding costs associated with long-term capital investment. It is similar to operating profit but excluding non-cash items and accruals.
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Operating cash differs from free cash flow by excluding the effect of investment activities but it does include payments for taxes or interest as well as changes in working capital (unlike EBITDA. It does not take into account any cash raised by borrowing or issuing shares (cash flow from financing). In the long-run, a business must be able to make money from its operations.