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  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    Apparently, those people aren't too bright because they can't make a profit.
    Aug 19 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Time For A Dividend Raise [View article]
    I provided that in the table above.
    Aug 19 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    You said "Amazon generated $5.4 in operating cash in 2013 and more in 2014."

    That simply is not true.
    Aug 19 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    Gross profit is only rising because they switched how they report stuff. Sure, gross profit is rising, but everything comes out at the operating expense section.
    Aug 19 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    You are the one that said they generated "more in 2014", which is simply not true to this point.

    That's the problem. Spend, spend, spend, and lose money.
    Aug 19 07:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    Nice job changing the subject when I proved you wrong.

    It's not a one quarter issue. The trend is not going the right way.
    Aug 19 07:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    What I said is that working capital is basically zero. For a company that does $90 billion in sales to have working capital of just $4 million, there basically is NO working capital.

    Also, current assets / current liabilities is known as the current ratio. By the way, since it stands at 1.0002 as of the end of Q2, by your number ranges, AMZN is not in a "sufficient" state.

    Oh, and to say that anything over 2 means that a company is not investing excess assets is an untrue statement in a lot of cases where a company invests in short-term securities.
    Aug 18 11:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    Well, your statement about 2014 is wrong. Operating cash flow was down in Q2 2014 compared to the year earlier period. Six month cash flow (actually a negative for the 1/2 half year) increased the negative, plus capex has soared.

    1st half 2013 - FCF of negative $3.018 billion.
    1st half 2014 - FCF of negative $4.010 billion.

    Oh, and the company only has about $8 billion in cash and cash equivalents. Working capital a measly $4 million. A year ago it was $1.55 billion, three years ago it was over $3.2 billion.
    Aug 18 11:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    Working capital = current assets - current liabilities. There is no "net".
    Aug 18 06:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Raising My Dividend Raise Prediction [View article]
    Yahoo! Finance no longer carries a number of sites.
    Aug 18 05:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The One Major Item That Concerns Me [View article]
    And if I had a position, I'd be criticized for being biased. I analyze and discuss all sorts of stocks, and have been one of TSLA's biggest supporters.

    All I'm doing is bringing up one issue that the company needs to improve on.
    Aug 18 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    Working capital is basically zero.
    Aug 18 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Time For A Dividend Raise [View article]
    I have done articles in the past showing how the outstanding share counts have come down. That's why I put those numbers in the balance sheet table.
    Aug 18 10:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Time For A Dividend Raise [View article]
    I agree. But right now, companies seem to prefer buybacks.
    Aug 18 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profit Is Not In The Dictionary [View article]
    I don't.
    Aug 18 10:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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