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  • Ctrip: A Company That Invests To Stay On Top Of The Market
    Thu, Apr. 10 CTRP 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Ctrip is dominant in the growing Chinese travel market, and has been for the past 10 years.
    • In this article I will look into Ctrip.com International's earnings and earnings growth, profit margins, profitability ratios and cash flow.
    • Overall, Ctrip is a good company to invest in, since it seizes most of the Chinese growing travel market, and continually develops new businesses to maintain itself on top.
  • Nike: Once Again, Profits And A Bright Outlook
    Wed, Mar. 26 NKE 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Nike, Inc. has been doing well this past year, and has in fact reached a peak in investments in 2013, due to the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
    • In the article below, I will analyze this athletic retailer's past profitability, capital, and operating efficiency, in addition to looking at which institutional investors have recently bought the company’s stock.
    • Most investors will not be surprised by my recommendation to buy Nike’s stock, although I don’t think this is the precise moment.
  • Good Reasons To Buy Aflac
    Fri, Mar. 21 AFL 7 Comments

    Summary

    • AFLAC provides supplemental health and life insurance in Japan (78% of pretax operating profits) and the U.S.
    • We see with good eyes Aflac's new products in the Japanese market.
    • The firm's EPS as well as ROE growth are demonstrating improvement in the company's strength. Therefore, I feel bullish about this company’s future profitability.
  • Micron: Up And Down On The Balance Sheet Train
    Thu, Mar. 20 MU 36 Comments

    Summary

    • I will look into Micron's total debt, total liabilities and debt ratios.
    • As a memory chip manufacturer for computers and other electronic devices, Micron has been consistently exposed to the immense competition and cyclical disparities between supply and demand in the industry.
    • Micron’s balance sheet is rather messy and unstable in many aspects, which makes me skeptical about the safe sailing through this investment.
  • Michael Kors: A Safe Bet For Long-Term Profit
    Thu, Mar. 20 KORS 17 Comments

    Summary

    • Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. had hit a bit of a rough patch over the past 3 quarters, with decelerated growth pace and flat financial results.
    • I will analyze Michael Kors's past profitability, current capital, and operating efficiency, in addition to looking at which institutional investors have recently bought the company’s shares in the last quarter.
    • Michael Kors has managed to pick up its pace in the luxury retail industry once again, making me feel bullish about its future.
  • Why Pfizer's Debt Levels Should Be Of Little Concern
    Wed, Mar. 19 PFE 3 Comments

    Summary

    • As the world’s largest pharmaceutical firm, Pfizer earns over $50 billion in sales, 90% of which is attributable to prescription drugs like Viagra and Lyrica.
    • While the company lost its patent for Lipitor, the Lyrica and Prevnar drug sale increases have been able to offset any major losses throughout 2013.
    • While some aspects of Pfizer’s balance sheet bear improving, I believe investors are looking at a solid industry leader in this case.
  • TJX Companies: Debt May Have Increased, But So Did Profits
    Thu, Mar. 13 TJX 1 Comment

    Summary

    • TJX Companies is the largest off-price retailer of brand-name apparel and home-fashion in the U.S. market.
    • Despite some minor issues, TJX is a very solid long term investment.
    • Not only is its large scale and discount model highly profitable to the company but also to shareholders, considering the double digit ROIC levels, and 52% returns on equity.
  • Why United States Steel Is An Absolute No-Go Investment
    Wed, Mar. 12 X 7 Comments

    Summary

    • In this article, we will look into United States Steel Corporation's total debt, total liabilities and debt ratios.
    • As the second largest Steel producer in the U.S., and with facilities in Canada and Slovakia, this company has over 30 million tons of steelmaking capacity.
    • The company’s dependency on global commodity prices, as well as its lack of technological innovation regarding blast furnaces, and the lack of significant cash flows are strong concerns.
  • Anheuser-Busch: Market Leader And Profit Reaper
    Wed, Mar. 12 BUD 4 Comments

    Summary

    • We will look into Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ADR’s (BUD) earnings growth, profit margins, profitability ratios, cash flow, and institutional sponsorship.
    • Anheuser-Busch is an investment worthy company, with profitable long-term growth prospects.
    • The stock’s current price of 12.9x trailing earnings is well below the industry average of 19.2x, making this an ideal time to buy the brewers shares at a bargain price.
  • Why Staples May Be Popular, But Is Certainly Not Profitable
    Sun, Mar. 9 SPLS 22 Comments

    Summary

    • Staples, Inc. (SPLS) has been the leading global distributor of office products for several decades.
    • However, concerns have risen lately regarding the company’s unsustainable high returns on invested capital, as other non-traditional office distributors continue to gain market share in the office supply industry.
    • As the use of paper declines, Staples´ business structure seems not prepared.
  • Is Stratasys Headed For Trouble?
    Thu, Mar. 6 SSYS 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Looking at the profitability of a 3-D printing company.
    • We expect the company to experience pressure on margins over the short term.
    • Still, a wide installed base, growing penetration of 3-D printing technologies and an ever-increasing reach (globally) bode well for Stratasys.
  • NRG Energy: Uncertainty Remains Regarding Profitability
    Tue, Feb. 25 NRG 4 Comments
  • The 3-D Printing Industry: A Long-Term Win
    Tue, Feb. 25 DDD 14 Comments
  • Southwestern Energy: Profitability And Capital Analysis After A Stagnant 2013
    Tue, Feb. 25 SWN Comment!
  • Looking For Profitability? Macy's Might Be The Right Choice
    Mon, Feb. 24 M Comment!
  • Will Vornado's Asset Divestment Solve Its Debt?
    Sun, Feb. 23 VNO 5 Comments
  • A Look At Nvidia's Debt: Profits Or Losses?
    Thu, Feb. 20 NVDA 4 Comments
  • The Scope Of Aruba Networks' Profitability Before It Reports Earnings: Will It Be A Good Year?
    Thu, Feb. 20 ARUN 1 Comment
  • Trending Topics: Rackspace Hosting's Debt And Liabilities As It Faces Rough Times
    Fri, Feb. 14 RAX 7 Comments
  • DirecTV Debt And Liabilities Analysis
    Mon, Feb. 3 DTV 3 Comments
  • Exco Resources Inc.'s Profitability And Capital Analysis
    Wed, Jan. 29 XCO 19 Comments
  • TripAdvisor Profitability Analysis
    Wed, Jan. 29 TRIP 9 Comments
  • Time Warner Cable Debt And Liabilities Analysis
    Wed, Jan. 29 TWC Comment!
  • Equinix Debt And Liabilities Analysis
    Tue, Jan. 28 EQIX 3 Comments
  • Continental Resources Debt And Capital Analysis
    Dec. 25, 2013 CLR 2 Comments
  • ArcelorMittal Debt And Capital Analysis
    Dec. 25, 2013 MT 4 Comments
  • FleetCor Technologies Profitability Analysis
    Sep. 17, 2013 FLT 1 Comment
  • Michael Kors's Profitability Analysis
    Aug. 16, 2013 KORS 1 Comment
  • Limited Brands Debt And Capital Analysis
    Aug. 13, 2013 LB Comment!
  • Is Chipotle Growing Enough?
    Aug. 13, 2013 CMG 6 Comments
  • SodaStream Growth Analysis
    Jun. 5, 2013 SODA 1 Comment
  • MGM Resorts Debt And Capital Analysis
    Jun. 5, 2013 MGM 2 Comments