S&P 500 – P/E Landscape (upd. June 2014)

Posted: June 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Indices

When studying the P/E ratio across time, it is quite instructive to decompose and visualize the relationship between earnings and price as a scatter plot. The following chart showcases the P/E landscape of the last 19 years segmented in 5 trajectories: tech bubble, dotcom aftermath, housing bubble, credit crunch, QE.

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Industrial Distribution – Cash Conversion Cycle

Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Metrics

Comparing the TTM cash conversion cycle with the average from the last 5 fiscal years (reference lines represent constant values, i.e. TTM = 5Y AVG). Charts are interactive (hover, zoom, add tickers etc).

Source: Marktfeld

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Auto Parts – Cash Conversion Cycle

Posted: June 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Metrics

Comparing the TTM cash conversion cycle with the average from the last 5 fiscal years (reference lines represent constant values). Charts are interactive (hover, zoom, add tickers etc).

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Capital Allocation Dashboard

Posted: May 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

An early stage Tableau-based dashboard for comparing capital allocation strategies: Sector Dashboard


Apparel Stores: Capital Allocation

Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

Capital allocation strategies across the apparel stores sector.

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Accumulating vs Returning Cash

Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

A quick look at two distinct capital allocation strategies: accumulating vs returning cash to shareholders.

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Restaurants: Capital Allocation

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

A quick look at capital allocation strategies across the restaurant sector.

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Packaged Foods: Capital Allocation

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

A quick look at capital allocation strategies across the packaged foods sector.

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Discount Stores: Capital Allocation

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

A quick look at capital allocation strategies across the discount stores sector.

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Business Services: Capital Allocation

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Capital Allocation

A quick look at capital allocation strategies across the business services sector.

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