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
• The world’s population is poised to expand 50% by 2050. The world is currently 78% poor, 11% middle income and 11% rich. • Some two-thirds or $6.6 trillion out of the $10 trillion American economy is consumer spending. About 40% of that ($3 trillion) is spending on discretionary products and services. • Retail trade in Europe employs 15% of the European workforce (3 million firms and 13 million workers) • Time and quality of life are becoming relatively more important than money; 60% of Americans want to simplify their lives.
Their current ratio is 1.4% (total current assets/total current liabilities). According to the Risk Management Association of Financial Ratio Benchmarks, the current average ratio is 1.5%. In 2014, the current ratio for the firm was 1.46% while the average ratio in the industry (NAICS 311330) was 1.6%. The company’s net property and equipment in 2015 is worth 2.6 million dollars, a slight increase from 2014, which was 2.3 million. The company is considering taking on some debt to increase their production capabilities.
And why? 4 What should Jim Billings do? Jim Billings should do: Jim Billings should prioritize core business and keep a balance for innovation and existing products.
Economic Trends It is an easy argument to win that cell phones have done great things for the global economy. One way to analyze this economic impact is to look at the GDP (gross domestic product) increase in relation to data usage. One such study conducted by Deloitte concludes that “for every 10% shift in American markets from 2G to 3G between 2008 and 2011, per capita GDP increased by 0.4%.
For instance, the company has reduced its all-in-sustaining costs by over 21% to $848 per ounce from $1,067 per ounce last year. Also, its all-in costs have dropped by more than 40% to $949 per ounce from $1,577 per ounce in the third quarter of 2014. Goldcorp was able to achieve these strong results due to its operating for excellence initiative. The company has achieved benefits of about $250 million through this program in the first nine months of the year. As a part of this initiative, Goldcorp is undertaking steps to increase recovery rates, improve grades, and implement steps to reduce costs as we will shortly
EOG Resources – Share of EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) picked up approximately 18%, since its 52 weeks of low of $60.24 a share on January 20, due a 7% increase in the oil price so far this year. This should have a positive impact on its financial performance in the first-quarter of 2016, considering the fact that EOG is taking various steps to survive this downturn efficiently. This includes, reduction in costs & capital spending, improving operational efficiencies through continued focus on innovative technology, shifting focus to premium locations that generates 30% rate of return at $40 per barrel of oil prices and improving balance sheet. Let us look at these initiatives in details. Reduction in costs and capital expenditure
State Farm has indicated dependability, keeping up its 12.5% piece of the overall industry from 2011 to 2013, even as the general size of the business sector developed more than 3% every year. In spite of the fact that the organization puts third in the condition of New York, State Farm is the biggest auto back up plan in the nation with a national piece of the overall industry of around 18.5%. It is likewise specified among the best-appraised auto back up plans broadly. Dynamic Dynamic has a piece of the overall industry of around 6.9% in New York on composed premiums of $765 million. Albeit Progressive is a long ways behind the top organizations regarding piece of the overall industry, it has made strong additions.
In 2015 Whole Foods financial performance was doing great in sales but lost net income compared to 2014. This is only because they opened 38 new stores and relocated 10 stores. Their costs of goods sold and occupancy costs were $9,973,000 and their sales were $15,389,000. The gross profit made for 2015 was $5,416,000 before income taxes. After taking away operating income ($861,000), investment of other income (17,000), administration expenses (4,472,000), pre- opening expenses (67,000), relocation (16,000) and income tax (342,000) their net income was $536,000 ["Whole Foods Market Annual Reports."].
Pinners are four times more likely to find and shop for products than any other social network out there. In fact, 55 percent of people on Pinterest use the platform to find or shop for new products. With e-commerce sales expected to be higher than ever this year, spending a bit of extra time optimizing your Pinterest marketing strategy will pay off. Pinterest even boosts brick and mortar sales. The image-driven network is five times more efficient at driving in-store sales than any other platform.
Summary: Vice president and editor of Black Enterprise, Alfred Edmond Jr.,wrote the essay, Why Asking for a Job Applicant’s Facebook Password is Fair Game, which was originally published in Black Enterprise. The essay pertains to the issue of invasion of privacy or necessarily how far is too far when it comes to a job interview. In the essay, Edmond provides his stance from many different viewpoints, such as, from a potential employer/company, a job applicant, and an outsider to support is claim that it should be legal for a potential employer to ask for one’s password. His reasoning being that if something is truly private it should not be posted upon one’s social media platform. Another reasoning being the safety factor; giving many reasons