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Invest smarter in 2016 with this bestselling stock analysis guide

Top Stocks 2016 is the definitive guide to Australia's best stock exchange picks. Internationally-renown financial journalist Martin Roth once again applies his rigorous analysis and stringent selection criteria to show you which public companies offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money, regardless of your portfolio size. With clear organisation and easy-to-read formatting, this guide looks beyond share prices and cuts through the hype to assess every company on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, so you can quickly assess any possible investment and make the best decision for your finances. Starting with the All Ordinaries index and carving out the fat, this invaluable guide distills a concise selection of premium companies across market sectors.

Now in its 22nd edition, this book is Australia's bestselling sharemarket guide because Roth's methods have stood the test of time and weathered several stock market cycles. Why let another year go by without reaping the benefits of proven expert analysis? It's time you claimed your share.

  • Get the experts' opinion on top Australian companies
  • Compare sales and profits data, with in-depth ratio analysis
  • Delve into the research on each company's overall outlook
  • See where each company ranks according to financial data

Don't waste another cent on trendy "hot" stocks or the next flash in the pan. Go with the evidence and proven track record of one of Australia's leading stock market authorities. You work hard for your money, so make your money work hard for you by investing smart with Top Stocks 2016.


MARTIN ROTH is an internationally successful financial journalist. Based in Melbourne, he is one of Australia's leading authors of investment books.


Preface vii

Introduction xvii

PART I: the companies

1300 Smiles Limited 2

Acrux Limited 4

Adelaide Brighton Limited 6

ALS Limited 8

Amalgamated Holdings Limited 10

Ansell Limited 12

ARB Corporation Limited 14

ASX Limited 16

Austbrokers Holdings Limited 18

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 20

Beyond International Limited 22

Blackmores Limited 24

Breville Group Limited 26

BT Investment Management Limited 28

Cabcharge Australia Limited 30

Cedar Woods Properties Limited 32

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited 34

Cochlear Limited 36

Codan Limited 38

Collection House Limited 40

Commonwealth Bank of Australia 42

Corporate Travel Management Limited 44

Countplus Limited 46

Credit Corp Group Limited 48

Crown Resorts Limited 50

CSL Limited 52

CSR Limited 54

Data#3 Limited 56

Decmil Group Limited 58

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited 60

DWS Limited 62

ERM Power Limited 64

Fantastic Holdings Limited 66

Finbar Group Limited 68

Flight Centre Travel Group Limited 70

G8 Education Limited 72

GBST Holdings Limited 74

Greencross Limited 76

GUD Holdings Limited 78

GWA Group Limited 80

Hansen Technologies Limited 82

Harvey Norman Holdings Limited 84

Infomedia Limited 86

Insurance Australia Group Limited 88

Integrated Research Limited 90

IOOF Holdings Limited 92

IRESS Limited 94

JB Hi-Fi Limited 96

Lend Lease Group 98

Macquarie Group Limited 100

Magellan Financial Group Limited 102

Metcash Limited 104

Mineral Resources Limited 106

Monadelphous Group Limited 108

Money3 Corporation Limited 110

Mortgage Choice Limited 112

Myer Holdings Limited 114

MyState Limited 116

National Australia Bank Limited 118

Navitas Limited 120

NIB Holdings Limited 122

Nick Scali Limited 124

Objective Corporation Limited 126

Orica Limited 128

OrotonGroup Limited 130

Patties Foods Limited 132

Perpetual Limited 134

Platinum Asset Management Limited 136

Prime Media Group Limited 138

RCR Tomlinson Limited 140

REA Group Limited 142

Reece Australia Limited 144

The Reject Shop Limited 146

Retail Food Group Limited 148

Rio Tinto Limited 150

SAI Global Limited 152

Seek Limited 154

Servcorp Limited 156

Seymour Whyte Limited 158

Sirtex Medical Limited 160

SMS Management & Technology Limited 162

Sonic Healthcare Limited 164

Super Retail Group Limited 166

Tassal Group Limited 168

Technology One Limited 170

Thorn Group Limited 172

TPG Telecom Limited 174

Treasury Group Limited 176

Vita Group Limited 178

Webjet Limited 180

Wellcom Group Limited 182

Westpac Banking Corporation 184

Woodside Petroleum Limited 186

Woolworths Limited 188

PART II: the tables

A Market capitalisation 193

B Revenues 194

C Year-on-year revenues growth 195

D EBIT margin 196

E Year-on-year EBIT margin growth 197

F After-tax profit 198

G Year-on-year earnings per share growth 199

H Return on equity 200

I Year-on-year return on equity growth 201

J Debt-to-equity ratio 202

K Current ratio 203

L Price/earnings ratio 204

M Price-to-NTA-per-share ratio 205

N Dividend yield 206

O Year-on-year dividend growth 207

P Five–year share price return 208

Q Non-interest income to total income 209

R Cost-to-income ratio 209

S Return on assets 209