Braden Fastier / Stuff Nelson City Council’s credit rating remained sunny thanks to “strong financial management”, according to rating agency Standard and Poor Global. Nelson City Council retained its AA long-term credit rating for another year for sound financial management. The rating was assigned by rating agency Standard and PoorRead More →

Farmer shareholders in Fonterra voted overwhelmingly in favor of a plan to overhaul the cooperative’s capital structure. Photo: 123RF At today’s special meeting, 85.2 percent of farmers supported the changes, well above the minimum threshold of 75 percent. The new flexible capital structure would reduce the number of shares farmersRead More →

grandriver/E+ via Getty Images Devon Energy Corp., based in Oklahoma City. (NYSE:DVN) published its results for the second quarter of 2021 on August 3, 2021. Q2 preview The company reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings of $0.60 from $0.18 per share in the year-ago quarter. However, total revenue was $2,417 million, significantlyRead More →

A company dividend Policy generally refers to a set of rulings and a set of guidelines that describe how the company handles distributions of profits or assets to its shareholders. The dividend policy is important because it describes the size, method, type and frequency of dividend distributions. At the highestRead More →

What is the capital structure? Capital structure is the particular combination of debt and equity used by a company to finance its overall operations and growth. Equity comes from ownership shares in a business and rights to its future cash flows and earnings. Debt comes in the form of bondRead More →

If you’re an equity investor who likes companies with good fundamentals, a strong balance sheet is important to consider when looking for investment opportunities. Using three main types of metrics – working capital, asset performance and capital structure – you can assess the strength of a company’s balance sheet andRead More →