Whitepaper: Financial Health

Tim Lincoln
Written by

Tim Lincoln

Co-Founder and
Chief Investment Officer

Dec 12th, 2020
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Without understanding the Financial Health and true quality of a business,
you are purely speculating and at risk of serious loss – Tim Lincoln

In this Whitepaper, we reveal Lincoln’s Financial Health Model — one of the only tried and tested Financial Health Model in Australia — to empower investors to identify companies in strong Financial Health and avoid risky companies that could lead to large investment losses.

Using Dr Lincoln’s pioneering quantitative methodology algorithm, our Financial Health Model assesses a company’s underlying quality, investment worthiness, and insolvency risk.

It calculates and combines 12 key accounting ratios extracted from the company’s financial statements to compute a Financial Health Score, enabling investors to quickly identify quality companies with:

  • A history of profitability
  • Manageable debt levels
  • Strong cashflows

Our Financial Health model also helps investors screen out the hundreds of companies that are financially unhealthy, high risk, and highly speculative due to:

  • Weak or negative profits
  • High debt and/or intangibles
  • Poor cashflows
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