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Fundamental Analysis Score System

Jul. 20, 2020 3:02 PM ET4 Comments
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  • Dividend Growth may be The Single Best parameter. But where does that growth stem from?
  • A set of 12 fundamental parameters is used to analyse companies.
  • Scores for three categories, Financial Basics, Profitability and Growth allow to compare companies within and across sectors.
  • The analysis is applied to MMM.

First contact in 2015 with Dividend growth investing [DGI] was overwhelming by it‘s simplicity [1] and by hundreds of companies that raise dividends year after year [2]. David van Knapp [3] and Dividend House [4] use various numbers and 3rd-party opinions to filter and grade stocks. Their approaches were a great help to select about 150 stocks for my first watchlist, and a good start for my own path to analyse companies.

Dividend Growth may be The Single Best parameter. Does that growth stem from growing sales of creative products or is it a creative product by itself?

Here I want to describe my style to score companies by 12 fundamental parameters. It reduced the watchlist to some 80 stocks. 3M (MMM) will be discussed as an example.

To read on, please get the PDF:


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Analyst's Disclosure: I am/we are long MMM.

I am a retail investor. You are to free to try out the method described in this document or parts of it and you are free to blame yourself if in consequence you go bankrupt.

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