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Today's Sunday Times carries an interesting article on the extent of pension fund liabilities in listed companies balance sheets and impact on prices. Nothing new in this for those who study financial results. What struck me as interesting is that the report saw a ratio of pension liabilities to net assets of 50% as a marker. Anything above 50% is a amber to red flag.…

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Re. SHOE. And if we are heading into deeper market correction territory, then Shoe Zone would make a good defensive stock.

Re. BLUR. From time to time I am initially attracted by blur but end up putting it in the 'rejected' basket. It's frustrating because as a business model it is highly attractive and should allow it to grow substantially. Basically the company provides a platform to match people with problems (need to have software developed) with solution providers (developers and software houses) and takes a…

Re. SIV. The adoption of IAS19 has caused a few swings to the accounting of the company's defined benefits pension scheme. The scheme has gone from a YE2013 nil surplus/ deficit to a YE2014 ¬£9.8m deficit. This partially explains the drop in the balance sheet's net assets.The company states that it will continue with a funding contribution of ¬£2,2m. Note that this is not reflected…

Hi valueinvestorshouse -¬†Provided Tesco comes out of the recent investigations with a clean bill of health, I am inclined to believe that it will start an asset disposal programme. It owns Dobbies Garden Centres, a stake in Harris + Hoole coffee shops and the Giraffe restaurant chain, as well as Tesco Bank and Tesco Mobile. Not clear to me how much they would need…

I stand corrected. Thanks.