Extensive review of Stockopedia Pro in FT Money

Saturday, Apr 28 2012 by

I woke up with my usual routine this morning, rolled over, bleary eyed and grabbed my kindle to thumb through the FT Money section to find a wonderful write up of Stockopedia's Premium feature set by David Stevenson in the Adventurous Investor column.  

In the piece he highlights the "gloriously designed pages" and "long list of in-depth valuation measures" and I am sure he won't mind me quoting a few snippets from the piece for Stockopedia readers:

Firstly on the screener....

In the US there are already some great stock screening websites... but now there is an equivalent in the UK, www.stockopedia.com , which has just released the beta version of its new stock-screening tool.  It charges £14.99 per month but allows you to see all the stocks that are currently identified by the most successful value investing screening processes... Each stock screen comes with an excellent introduction and some limited backtesting of its stockpicking success since the end of last year.

And on the stock reports...

For each company, you can click through to a superb profile page, featuring a huge range of valuation metrics.... Having used the site, my general view is that the individual company pages on Stockopedia are an absolute delight and incredibly easy to read - very "Web 2.0"

He also highlights our use of  advanced professional grade filters such as the Piotroski F-Score

"widely regarded as one of the most powerful predictive, value-based signals in the world of value investing, and sits at the heart of professional screens run by the likes of Andrew Lapthorne at Societe Generale."

and Altman Z-Score...

a more specific balance sheet measure that attempts to predict "how likely a company is to head into serious financial difficulty in the next 2 years. "Again this is a powerful, professional grade measure.

I'm very pleased to see that  the fruits of our labour are worthy of a review by such a prestigious columnist and do hope that you'll check out the full article which is available here http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6362157c-8eb9-11e1-aa12-00144feab49a.html

If you are keen to take a closer look at our premium feature set - we are offering a 2 week free trial which is available here.


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Isaac 28th Apr '12 1 of 7

Congrats, Well done. Quite a big endorsement from the FT author considering they dedicated a whole page to the Stockopedia tool.

As I've understood it Journo's go to The Master Investor so your stall probably helped a lot to get an article in the FT.

If I were Stockopedia I would probably knock 10% off for one week only to encourage the readers flocking onto the site from the FT article to sign up.

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Asagi 28th Apr '12 2 of 7

Deserved. The screens are a great tool for finding stocks worthy of more research. Being able to create your own screens is great for settling arguments such as one I had with another investor about WPP (LON:WPP). He suggested it was cheap, for a blue chip, I argued 'not particularly' and was able to quickly find other shares that were just as attractive on his criteria such as Centrica (LON:CNA) and Reed Elsevier (LON:REL).

Well done guys.

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Edward Croft 29th Apr '12 3 of 7

In reply to Asagi, post #2

And another feature in the Independent today - its all go this weekend...

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Isaac 29th Apr '12 4 of 7


How do I find out more about the Stockopedia Management? Dave Brickell, yourself and Ben Hobson,

The independent article states that your a former Goldman Sachs Trader.....What kind of trading did you do and how comes you left?

How did Stockopedia come about ?

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Jackalope 1st May '12 5 of 7

a valid endorsement of what is fast turning into the best single resource for private investors in the UK sector. Look forward to the European roll out in due course. Those curious to try the pro site will hopefully take the leap...

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Edward Croft 16th Jun '12 6 of 7

FT Money have written up the M-Score and given Stockopedia a big nod today:

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Murakami 7th Oct '12 7 of 7

Am pleased to say that Richard Beddard, first class value blogger & Companies Editor from Interactive Investor has written up a thoughtful & detailed comparative review of the Stockopedia Premium screening functionality here versus other products on the market. The piece is worth reading in full but here are some highlights:

Stockopedia has the data, supplied by Reuters, it’s open about the robust way it calculates the financial statistics and, crucially, they’re up to date. By up to date, I don’t just mean that for most companies the site updates a day or two after they publish results but also, uniquely among the sites I use, Stockopedia calculates trailing twelve month figures rather than using the last reported annual resultss....

Stockopedia also scores with the simplicity and sophistication of its screening interface, which allows investors to fork (i.e. clone) screens, rank and compare ratios with each other, and market averages.

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