Balance Sheet vertical Analysis: Costco’s long-term debt was 5.1% of their original asset in 2012; it is increased to 14.5% of their total assets in 2015. During the past four years, Costco Wholesale Corporation had a 9% increase in their long-term debt as shown on the vertical analysis of the balance sheet. There are few main causes to this change. Firstly, In December 2012, Costco issued $3,500 million of Senior Notes to fund the business, these notes are payable in 2015 2017, and 2019. Secondly, the Japanese Costco Subsidiary issued approximately $102 million of promissory notes with 1.05% interest that is due in May 2023, then the same subsidiary got an approximately $102 three-year term loan in July of 2013, which bears an interest
Asia-Pacific alone will grow at 9.2% year-on-year to $51.2 billion with China composing $27.5 billion (McDonald, 2017). Latin America has higher growth at 13.9% year-on-year (McDonald, 2017). North American is only 25% of the global market with 4.0% year-on-year growth (McDonald, 2017). GameStop will lose a great deal if it does not penetrate these new markets. Moreover, new gaming products and services for new niche markets can be tapped as many gamers are looking for new games with add-ons and some markets also are waiting to be gamified, such as the education and health sectors (e.g.
John Lewis is the only retail- and online store which has increased its revenue moderately in the recent years and expects 50% net income growth (before taxes are deducted) for 2015. Marks and Spencer and Debenhams show flat or very slight increase in sales and their profits are falling sharply compared to 2014. In the view of these facts the
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.
The trade between the U.S. and Mexico was already growing before the NAFTA agreement was implemented; however it has increased significantly over the first two decades “from roughly $290 billion in 1993 to more than $1.1 trillion in 2012.” Two other industries that have flowed is investment and travel. Surprisingly (at least to me), is that The United States handles more trade with Canada and Mexico than six major countries combined. Those to include China, India, and Japan. (Sergie) Despite the job loss in the beginning, a study by the Federal Reserve shows that there has been an overall increase in wages. U.S. by 0.17%, Canada by 0.96%, and Mexico by 1.3%.
Exp/imp ration in Romania is 71% exports vs. 62% imports. Where exports structure changed since 2000 till present where textiles and clothing where at 35% of exports to reach 11% in 2012. Whereas for vehicules at 20% in 2000 reached 40% in 2012. GDP registered a 2.2% in 2011 and witnessed a slight decrease in 2012 to 0.7% due to slow economic growth and global financial tension, where even banks position weakened at the end of 2012 after holding a dominant position in Romania’s economy. GDP is still on positive territory in 2012 and went for a considerable improvement in 2013.
However, Toyota still sells more vehicles each year but the gap has narrowed down to less than 1.5 million cars. Though Toyotas reputation is going down after a series of recalls, low quality for Volkswagen remains an issue in the U.S market. Volkswagen needs to strengthen its market in the United States to expand its market share. Stefan Jacoby, VWs U.S chief persuaded the board to build a U.S plant. The board later approved the plant and allocated $1 billion for the construction of the plant scheduled to open in 2011.
The Property, Plant, and Equipment account expanded by 85%. Accounts Payable expanded by slightly more than 430% .Reservation installments (an unmerited income account) additionally expanded by approximately 50%. In 2014, net income bounced back with an increase of $220026, after decreasing drastically in 2013. However, this is not the highest net income so far made by Tesla. Gross profit almost doubled compared to that of 2014 and apparently there was increase in research and development due to the development of new car models, factory and Supercharge stations.
Canadian National’s revenue rose 4% to C$12.6 billion, whereas Canadian Pacific saw its revenue growing by just 1% for the fiscal year 2015. In reality, the other Class I railroad companies such as Norfolk Southern, CSX, and Union Pacific experienced drop in their revenue by 9.6%, 6.8% and 9% respectively for the year. More importantly, its fourth-quarterly results were even more appealing. Despite drop in its revenue by 1%, CNI managed to record a 15% rise in the earnings per share year-on-year basis for the quarter. This growth in the earnings per share can be attributed to its efforts of
This resulted in a rise in equity markets fueled by the investments from over the world. Internet was a relative young and new invention which took an increasingly important part in people´s life. The American consumer culture started to shift from store retailers to an increase in online retailing. With the increased popularity of the internet and a growing amount of investments stock values started to grow rapidly. The value of the NASDAQ, the second biggest US index on technology companies, grew from around 1,000 point in 1995 to more than 5,000 points at the end of 2000.