Vietnam And Pakistan Are The Fundamental Stars

Watch the video with Andrew Stotz or read a summary below. This post is reviewing the Fundamentals, Valuation, Momentum, and Risk (FVMR) of five select markets in Asia.

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India, Vietnam, and the Philippines Markets up about 18%


  • Uses a comparable standard of MSCI Index
  • Pakistan has had a tough year
  • Thai Baht strength has driven USD returns

Fundamentals: Vietnam and Pakistan Are the Stars

Fundamentals: #Vietnam and #Pakistan Are the Stars


  • Vietnam and Pakistan both have high net profit margin and asset turnover
  • The Philippines has high net margin, but lowest asset turnover

Valuation: None of the Five Countries Is Cheap with Fast Growth

Valuation: None of the Five Countries Is Cheap with Fast Growth #Asia


  • The Philippines and India are expensive
  • Vietnam and Pakistan are cheap, but Pakistan has falling EPS

Momentum: Fastest Revenue Growth Is in Vietnam, Thailand Is Slowest

Momentum: Fastest Revenue Growth Is in #Vietnam, #Thailand Is Slowest


  • Revenue growth momentum is strongest in Vietnam, slowest in Thailand
  • Pakistan market has been hit the hardest in 2017 so far

Risk: Pakistan Is Nearly Debt-Free Compared to the Philippines

 Risk: #Pakistan Is Nearly Debt-Free Compared to the #Philippines


  • India and Thailand have moderate levels of debt
  • Vietnam and Pakistan have low debt and low market volatility relative to the world index

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About the Author

Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA
Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, a company providing institutional investors with ready-to- invest portfolios in Asia that aim to beat the benchmark through superior stock selection. The company also provides buy- and sell-side clients with financial models to value any company in the world and World Class Benchmarking to determine what companies are financially world class. Previously, as Head of Research at CLSA, Andrew was voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Polls for 2008 and 2009. He was also voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the 2009 Institutional Investor magazine All-Asia Research Team Report. Andrew earned his PhD in finance at the University of Science and Technology of China in Anhui province, with a focus on answering questions raised by fund managers and analysts during his career about picking stocks and managing portfolios. In addition, Andrew has been a lecturer in finance for 22 years at various universities in Thailand. Since 2013, he has been the president of the CFA Society of Thailand. He is also the author of How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market.

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