By John Vincent : This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Berkshire Hathaway's US stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Warren Buffett's regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/14/2014. Please visit our Tracking 10 Years Of Berkshire ...
All four major banks, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA), National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) and Westpac (ASX: WBC ), have extensive pricing power, efficient scale, low-cost operations, trusted brands, and very profitable operations
WABCO Holdings (NYSE: WBC ): Q2 EPS of $1.42 misses by $0.04 . Revenue of $735M (+8.4% Y/Y) misses by $18.88M . Press Release Post your comment!
By Brian Grosso: Business WABCO (NYSE: WBC ) is a very intriguing business. The company is a global leader in the manufacturing of automotive control systems (ex: pneumatic
Bryan joined the Caltex board in July 2002 and became chairman in October 2007. She is a director of Westpac Banking Corporation WBC . Julian Segal was appointed managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) in July 2009. Prior to Caltex he was
price/earnings multiple of 10.7 times, compared with 13.9 times for Commonwealth Bank (CBA), 11.9 times for Westpac ( WBC ) and 11.4 times for ANZ Bank (ANZ). Near-term earnings growth is premised on improved net interest margins, good cost
National Oilwell Varco NOV, Wal-Mart Stores WMT, U.S. Bancorp USB, International Business Machines IBM, and Wabco Holdings WBC . The total cost for those purchases was in the neighborhood of $900 million (based on our estimates). The company also received
Robust revenue growth and sharply lower bad debts boosted Westpac's WBC first-half cash profit to AUD 3.53 billion, up a very impressive 10% on first-half 2012. The strong result is hard to
0% to match bank peer National Australia Bank NAB. We believe business-focused ANZ and NAB justify a slightly higher cost of equity than retail heavyweights Commonwealth Bank (CBA) CBA and Westpac ( WBC ) WBC which is set at 9.5%.
We are confident of our earnings forecasts for Westpac WBC and, compared with first-half fiscal 2012, expect a 9% increase in first-half 2013 cash net profit after tax (NPAT) to