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CPF Ready Get Set Grow

The CPF board has launch a new game. I have tried the game and as it is fun and educational. Thus, I will like to share with all of you. You can download this educational game from the app store.

The Ready Get Set Grow game has 4 levels. For each level that you play, watch out for tips and education on growing your retirement savings.

For example, when I played level 1, the slogan says “Get ready to build a foundation for the future”.

I like the phrase “Grow with the power of compound interest!”

The game is simple, you control the character and jump to collect gold coins, hearts or gold bars.

Kingsmen Creatives Undergoing a Period of Changes

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Kingsmen Creatives announced a net profit increase of 19.4% from the previous corresponding period (“1H 2016”).

Both the Retail & Corporate Interiors division and Alternative Marketing division reported revenue increases. This shows that there is slight recovery of the luxury industry as luxury brands starts advertising and decorating their stores to attract customers.

The Exhibitions and Thematic division and Research & Design division reported revenue decreases. This can be due to less exhibitions and events being held in the Asia pacific and Middle East region.

Based on my previous post ( Can Kingsmen Creatives Still Hold the Fort? ) the bulk of Kingsmen Creatives revenue comes from the Retail & Corporate Interiors division and the Exhibitions and Thematic division. If both the divisions reported revenue decreases, this will have a negative impact on Kingsmen Creatives. Fortunately, in 1H 2017, the decline in earnings from the Exhibitions and Thematic division is complemented by earnings increase from the Retail & Corporate Interiors division. (more…)

Boustead Building Up Net Cash Position to Ride through the Storm

A year ago, I mentioned in my post that Boustead has a net cash position of S$165.6 million. At the end of 1Q FY2018, Boustead has a net cash position of S$212.2 million. This was an increase of 28.1%. Thus, I consider Boustead is still in a healthy net cash position. Net cash position is very important to companies in a cylindrical industry such as oil and gas. Only with sufficient net cash position, it will be able to ride through the storm.

Although Boustead’s 1Q FY2018 financial results do not look so promising, I noted that in its latest press release, it has mentioned that Boustead’s revenue is largely derived from project-oriented businesses and as such, quarterly results would not accurately reflect the full-year’s performance. (more…)

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