[SharePad] Screening For My Next Long-Term Winner: Craneware

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27 March 2019
By Maynard Paton

I recently employed SharePad to identify a strong R&D-based business.

The exact SharePad criteria I used were:

  • An R&D-to-turnover ratio of 10% or more;
  • An operating margin of at least 10%, and;
  • Dividend growth for a minimum of five consecutive years.

SharePad returned only four matches.

I selected Craneware because, among those four shares, the company was the largest and offered the longest dividend record.

I was also vaguely aware of the business being renowned for some quality financials.

Read my full Craneware article for SharePad.

Maynard Paton

2 thoughts on “[SharePad] Screening For My Next Long-Term Winner: Craneware”

  1. Could you provide an update of the company? It seems like they did a rather large acquisition which seems to change the original thesis.

    • Hi Jonathan
      I much prefer to look at new companies for SharePad, and writing reasonably informed updates on past SharePad articles is generally impractical because I have covered 70+ companies and don’t really want to set a precedent. I did revisit WANdisco, though, due its sudden suspension, so if anything as dramatic as that happens to Craneware, I could provide an update then.


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