Death of the high PE

We’ve been warning about a number of ASX large cap stocks which trade on 25X earnings and 2% yield and, at best, will deliver low single digit earnings growth.

Two examples are the recent sell signal posts we’ve made on Computershare and James Hardie.

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We feel that the day of reckoning is approaching and, in many instances, as seen in CPU & JHX, the selling has already started and we’re now seeing a retracement back to the mean, (and likely beyond).

We’ll leave the 150x PE of Amazon, or the 200x PE of Netflix for a future  posting, but suffice to say; reality will soon hit.

Chart – CPU







Author: Leon Hinde

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