Fundamental equity research does not work when valuing technology stocks. Traditional bottom-up valuation methodologies have a poor track record of predicting share prices in the technology sector. In part, this is because technology cycles these days move pretty fast and it is difficult to judge where you are on the growth curve. Also, valuations tend to be permanently high.
Thematic investing also has its problems. Some investment themes will send a stock up while others may send it down. So how does one net off conflicting themes? In addition, some investment themes may last for ten years or more. So how does one judge the entry and exit points to get the investment timing right?
At CM Research, we have developed a unique three-screen valuation methodology for the technology, media and telecom sectors based on a thematic investment approach. We research technology investment themes in detail and then feed the results into a scorecard system to quantify the impact of several conflicting themes on individual stocks.
And it works.
Assuming a 12 month investment horizon, our thematic valuation approach has a proven track record.
We publish our top TMT stock picks on a regular basis. In addition, our clients can access our current investment recommendations on over 500 global technology, media and telecom stocks by accessing our client portal.
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