Confused between Reuter and ShareInvestor

Q & AConfused between Reuter and ShareInvestor
Kok Ping Choo asked 4 years ago

Hi Peter/KC,
I am having difficulties in analysing my stock by using ShareInvestor. I am not able to find certain data that is needed. Maybe it is there, just that I am not aware which one it is. Below are my own interpretation between the data in Reuter and ShareInvestor, please correct me if I am wrong(bold text are those that I get from ShareInvestor) :
Total Equity = Shareholders’ Equity
Net Income = Net Earnings or Profit After Tax
Cash and Short Term Investment = Cash and Short Term Investments
Total Debt (unable to find total debt) = Long Term Debt + Short Term Debt
Total Cash Dividend Paid = *Not sure where to find this
Share Outstanding = No. Of Ordinary Shares Issued (‘000)
Beside those data that I stated above, are there any other data that we should take note of in ShareInvestor?
Regards
KP Choo
 
 
 
 
 

2 Answers
KCLau Staff answered 4 years ago

Hi KP, I think you got most of it correct.

Total Debt (unable to find total debt) = Long Term Debt + Short Term Debt

This depends on how you see it. Total debt can be referring to debts more than 12 months. If that is the case, short term debt won’t be included. If it is total liabilities, it includes both long-term and short-term.

Normally for these items:
– Total Cash Dividend Paid = *Not sure where to find this
– Share Outstanding = No. Of Ordinary Shares Issued (‘000)

I personally don’t use their numbers in ShareInvestor because there is one time I found that the adjustment for share split is not up to date. So I usually check from the latest announcement in BursaMalaysia website:
http://www.bursamalaysia.com/market/listed-companies/company-announcements/#/?category=all

KCLau Staff replied 4 years ago

Nonetheless, if you are just doing initial screening, you can conveniently do that.

KCLau Staff replied 4 years ago

I think you can do that. But I don’t recommend to do that because we shouldn’t rely on the platform to provide the most accurate data. The reason is that the data is automatically populated, or entered by human which will be bound to error.
What I usually do to find out the exact dividend they pay, is to check out the latest financial report.

Kok Ping Choo replied 4 years ago

Hi KC,

I don’t see any Cash Dividend Analysis tab. But I do found “Dividend History Table” at the bottom of the page. Should we use the “Total” figure shown in this table and multiply by the number of outstanding share in order to get “Total Cash Dividend Paid”.

Kok Ping Choo replied 4 years ago

Hi KC,

I don’t see any Cash Dividend Analysis tab. But I do found “Dividend History Table” at the bottom of the page. Should we use the “Total” figure shown in this table and multiply by the number of outstanding share in order to get “Total Cash Dividend Paid”.

KCLau Staff replied 4 years ago

For cash dividend paid – there is Cash Dividend Analysis tab which is quite handy:
http://www.shareinvestor.com/fundamental/dividend_analysis.html

Peter Lim Staff answered 4 years ago

Hi Kok Ping,
 
As per KC’s answer above, yup, most of it is correct except for below:
Share Outstanding = No. Of Ordinary Shares Issued (‘000) less Treasury shares (which is the company shares that is bought back by the company).
The most important numbers are above. Then as u proceed further, there are other numbers, which are important too (but not as important as the above).