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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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marben100 - I think your argument can equally be applied to currency movements for companies trading internationally. The reported figures as far as I understand it include the vagaries of currency translations which can distort the real underlying performance ( as the strength of the dollar vs sterling has shown recently for some UK companies with heavy exposure to the US). Granted that the narrative…

grumpy5 - You need to be an "approver person" by the FCA in order to provide investment advice. Individuals who, on purpose or inadvertently, give advice when "not approved", are regularly fined by the FCA, in six figure sums. Paul is right to continue to pepper his articles with the phrase "in my opinion" !

Hi Paul Re. Laura Ashley Holdings (LON:ALY) - I had a good look at this company accounts and the questionable purchase of the Singapore property. Firstly the accounts. I think Stockopedia have got it wrong by showing FCF as negative for the past 3 years at least. It isn't negative. The figures are roughly £18m, £8m and £14m for years 2015, 2014 and 2013 respectively.…

Webpax - re. RM2 International SA (LON:RM2) I remember studying their admission document last year and couldn't figure out why someone would pay upto 50% more to buy a plastic pallet (OK so it lasts longer) when the wooden varieties are perfectly fit for purpose, and you don't lose sleep if a few get nicked or go walkies from time to time. Besides there are…

Hi Paul Re Norcros (LON:NXR). I liked the look of the acquisition and bought some first thing this morning. The new eps forecast of 2.3 makes it 21% above the current 1.9p which I suppose is slightly on the conservative side given that Croydex made £2.1m net profit in 2014.

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