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Is the Coles demerger a good idea?

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Is the Coles demerger a good idea?

Recently, Wesfarmers Limited (ASX: WES) announced its intention to demerge the Coles business into a separate ASX-listed company. While WES will retain up to a 20 per cent stake in Coles, the demerger effectively splits the company into two separate entities, with WES owning Bunnings, Kmart, Target, and Officeworks, as well as WES’ Industrials and “Other” divisions.

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Tim joined Montgomery in July 2012 and is a senior member of the investment team. Prior to this, Tim was an Executive Director in the corporate advisory division of Gresham Partners, where he worked for 17 years. Tim focuses on quant investing and market-neutral strategies.

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3 Comments

  1. I have a question, about cashflows. I already know about cashflow statements from Accounting 101, my question is how do you calculate a value from a cashflow statement and do you get the cashflow statement from the annual report?
    Thank you
    Anthony of Belfield

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