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Ctrip: A Company That Invests To Stay On Top Of The Market
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
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