At a time when big data is dominating the business analytics arena, we are also pleased to inform you about the setting up of the CMUQ Securities Market Analysis Research & Training Lab (Q-SmartLab) at our Qatar campus. Our student editorial team has worked hard to deliver an insightful commentary on issues of importance to regional businesses through the application of skills acquired at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar to the resources available in the Q-SmartLab.
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Implied market growth is the growth rate that equates intrinsic value to current market value, using a constant dividend growth valuation model if applicable. The conditions for determining applicability is that the firm should be generating positive estimated economic dividends using either a residual income or a free cash flow to equity model, to support its current cash dividend policy.
Fundamental or Accounting growth is a top line number that results from the three major decisions that management make for a firm. That is, the investment decision reflected by ROA, the financial decision reflected by Financial Leverage and the Dividend Decision reflected by RR the retention ratio. This page provides fundamental growth and its decomposition for each of the stocks listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange.
Banks specific market implied market growth is derived from the Gordon growth model. We use the Gordon growth model as banks have a predicted dividend payout year on year.
We estimate the fundamental growth using ROA, financial leverage and retention ratio derived from accounting numbers.
The QE Index is the primary index of the Qatar Stock Exchange. The index is composed of the 20th
largest and most liquid stocks on the Qatar Stock Exchange. The index rebalances twice a year on the 1st
of April and October. The newly issued QE Index ETF seeks to replicate the performance of the QE Index.
QE Al-Rayan Islamic index was created primarily for the purpose of preparing for the issuance of Al Rayan Qatar ETF. The index has 19 constituents deemed Sharia compliant. The largest and most liquid stocks on the Qatar Stock Exchange that meet Sharia compliance requirements have been included in the index. The index re balances twice a year, on the 1st
of April and October.
Qatar Banking Sector Overview
The banking sector is one of the largest components of the Qatar Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization. In addition, the sector plays an important role in supporting Qatar’s public infrastructure projects, business and trade commitments as well as private sector growth. We present several key financial ratios, capital adequacy and price performance metrics for Qatar’s banking sector. We also provide a breakdown of the loans, deposits and assets of the banking sector by bank both in absolute and percentage values.
Blockchain is an open ledger that is distributed among many computers in a network. Since the records are distributed, there is no central control that can be targeted by a hacker. Since records are open and verifiable a blockchain cannot be forged or corrupted. To change or update the blockchain, a majority (51%) of the computers in the network, or “nodes” must agree.
Financial Technology, or FinTech, is the merging of finance and technology to create high-tech ways to structure and deliver financial products. Consumers are the main beneficiaries because the technology eliminates market imperfections, lower costs and provides greater customization of financial products and services.