During the 2015 fiscal year, Costco’s membership base grew by six percent and has more than 81 million members worldwide. 88% of their members from 2014 renewed their membership and the members’ average shopping frequency increased 4%. In addition, Costco continued to open new warehouses in different locations to attract more consumers and provides a greater availability for its members. At December 31, 2015, Costco has 698 warehouses worldwide. All these factors contributed to Costco’s
Google Motorola Deal Industry Analysis Worldwide Smartphone sales to end users soared to 472 million units and accounted for 31 percent of all mobile devices sales, up 58 percent from 2010. Smartphone volumes during the quarter rose due to record sales of Apple iPhones. As a result, Apple became the third-largest mobile phone vendor in the world overtaking LG. Apple also became the world 's top Smartphone vendor, with a market share of 23.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, and the top Smartphone vendor for 2011 as a whole, with a 19 percent market share. Western Europe and North America led most of the Smartphone growth for Apple during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Does the acquisition make strategic and financial sense? Provide a concise explanation in support of your assessment. (250 words max) Ans 2) Microsoft must have valued LinkedIn over $26 billion. This is more than 8 times the LinkedIn revenue of last 12 months ( $3.2 billion).The ratio is ~5 times Trailing twelve months for public companies on market places shows that price paid/valued by Microsoft is premium. However it is important to note that this is the best time for Microsoft to purchase LinkedIn (as the market cap is 60% of what it was compared to last year and it reached lowest in February 2016).There are half a billion users whose professional data and behavior is up for sale and Microsoft gets it in the right time.
This was a result of an increase in cash generated by operating activities that increased 11.2% from last year’s same period. Moves to drive growth Armed with a strong fundamental and cash position, Chipotle is making moves to improve its financial performance going forward. In order to sustain its competitive edge, Chipotle has taken various measures. For instance, Chipotle’s has expanded its delivery partnership with Tapingo, which will allow it to deliver to 40 college campuses by this year and more than 100 colleges by the end of 2016. Additionally, the company also added 48 new restaurants in the quarter, bringing its total count to 1,878.
Over the course of his administration he raised the GDP thirty-four percent which is an incredible growth when compared to that of other presidents. The Obama has only seen a growth of about thirteen percent, which is still impressive but nothing compared to that of Reagan. Furthermore, Reagan had a goal to reduce unemployment over the course of his administration. Over his eight years in office he cut the rate of unemployment in this country in half (Reagan Economy and Society Slide 9). Reagan was very successful in fulfilling his economic goals and that is why I think he was one of our best presidents.
CMG revenue topped $4.5 billion in 2015. In addition, CMG netted near 10 percent growth in 2015 and revenues are projected to increase 3.1 percent in 2016. Although CMG does not pay cash dividends, 2016 earnings per share (EPS) is expected to yield 12.78, which would fall below the 2015 EPS of 15.10 (Standard & Poor’s, 2016). Among peer restaurants, CMG stock Beta holds at .48, which indicates the stock is less volatile (Standard & Poor’s, 2016). Specifically, the stock price fell to $404.26 during the E.coli outbreak in 2015 and current stock price closed at $473 March 23, 2016 (Google Finance, 2016).
Costco, regardless of external pressures from other wholesalers such as BJ’s Wholesale and Sam’s Club has distinguished itself and experienced tremendous success as a result. In 2010, Costco brought in a net income of 1.3 billion whereas its competitor BJ’s Wholesale drew in only 132 million. The following year, Costco’s net income grew to 1.46 billion while BJ’s’ fell to 95 million. Ever since the mid-2000’s, Costco’s profit has steadily increased while it’s competitors have struggled to simply keep their profits from plummeting. Part of the reason Costco’s profits remain so high is because they outnumber their competitors in terms of store locations.
In 2015, their purchasing power increased at an annual growth rate of 7,5% which was more than twice as fast as the growth for the overall American purchasing power. And these numbers are expected to grow as it is estimated that the purchasing power of Hispanics would represent nearly two trillion dollars by 2019. Hispanics are not only influencing the American economy with their purchasing power, today there are more than 4 million Hispanic owned businesses throughout the United States. According the Unites States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanics entrepreneurs have been starting businesses at a pace 15 times the national average over the last decade and this despite the recession. Their businesses contributed over 600 billion dollars in revenue to the national economy in 2015.
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