Research Policy Statement

The Barrenjoey Research ratings provide investment context for a stock by comparing key attributes to the analyst’s coverage universe. The key attributes depicted are expected return, forecast growth and market positioning. Each is calculated by using normalised rankings for specific metrics for each stock. The normalised ranks for the metrics are then averaged and converted into percentiles for the relevant attribute. The precise calculation of each metric may vary depending on the financial or fiscal year, industry and region, but the standard approach is as follows:

 

  • Expected total return:  Analysts will apply their best judgement in determining the appropriate valuation technique in deriving a forward price target for each company. Valuation methods may include, but are not limited to, discounted cash flow, sum-of-the-parts, relative valuation, dividend discount model or net asset backing. Expected total return represents the upside or downside differential between the current share price and the price target, plus the expected dividend yield for a company.
  • Forecast growth: Each company under coverage will have an attaching financial model within which analysts will use their best judgement to determine future growth. Forecast growth may be considered across numerous financial metrics, including but not limited to revenue, earnings, cash flow, asset values etc.
  • Market positioning: Analysts will consider each company’s position in relation to its competitors, suppliers and customers to determine the relative market strength of each company. Analysts will score each company on a scale of 0-10 in order to compare market positioning across the coverage universe.

 

For a more detailed description of  how we calculate the above or for valuation methodology and risks associated with any recommendation, rating or price target referenced in this research report, please contact your Barrenjoey representative.

 

Ratings, coverage universe and related definitions

Overweight (OW) – The stock is expected to outperform the unweighted expected total return of the analyst coverage universe over a 12-month investment horizon.
Equal Weight (EW) – The stock is expected to perform in line with the unweighted expected total return of the analyst coverage universe over a 12-month investment horizon.
Underweight (UW) – The stock is expected to underperform the unweighted expected total return of the analyst coverage universe over a 12-month investment horizon.

Restricted (R) Barrenjoey has restricted the investment rating and price target for this stock due to legal, regulatory or policy constraints around communications including research.
Suspended (S) Barrenjoey Research has suspended the investment rating and price target for this stock because there is not a sufficient basis for determining these at this time, or there are legal, regulatory or policy constraints around publishing, an investment rating or price target. The previous investment rating and price target, if any, are no longer in effect for this stock and should not be relied upon.

Not Covered (NC) – Barrenjoey does not provide coverage of the company or offer an investment rating, price target and/or investment view on the equity security of the company or related products.

 

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Distribution of Investment Ratings table

RatingRecommendation UniversePortion of these provided with corporate services

Overweight (OW)

52%

9%

Equal Weight (EW)

34%

5%

Underweight (UW)

14%

0%

Barrenjoey commenced publishing research in July 2021. As at 18 October 2021 Barrenjoey Research had investment ratings on 65 equity securities. Barrenjoey assigns stocks as Overweight or Underweight, and stocks not so assigned are deemed Equal Weight. Such assignments equate to Buy, Hold and Sell for the purposes of the above disclosure required by the FINRA Rules. See ‘Ratings, Coverage universe and related definitions’ section.

Coverage Universe

 

Analysts recommend stocks as Overweight or Underweight for inclusion on various regional Investment Lists. Being assigned an Overweight or Underweight position on an Investment List is determined by a stock’s expected total return relative to its coverage universe.  Any stock not assigned as an Overweight or Underweight on an Investment List with an active rating (i.e., a stock that is not Rating Suspended), is deemed Equal Weight.  Barrenjoey’s Research Review Committee manages Conviction lists, which represent investment recommendations focused on the size of the expected total return potential and/or the likelihood of the realization of the return across their respective areas of coverage. The addition or removal of stocks from such Conviction lists do not represent a change in the analysts’ investment rating for such stocks. Expected total return potential represents the upside or downside differential between the current share price and the price target, plus the expected dividend yield during the time horizon associated with the price target. Price targets are required for all covered stocks. The expected total return, price target and associated time horizon are stated in each report adding or reiterating an Investment List membership. 

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