Business Strategy

Nvidia: Forecast Profits And/Or Cash Flow Not Prices!

This will be the first in a series of articles where I will cover popular and/or high profile stocks.<p>One of the most important investment principles …

Business

Best Pacific - Sportswear Is The Future

Best Pacific issued a profit warning in July, followed by a 35% decline in the stock price.<p>The warning was the result of a one-time slowdown in …

Business

Etsy: Too Much Market Value For Too Small A Market

This company operates a niche business that lacks the market breadth, scale and resources to effectively compete against well-established e-commerce …

Stocks

Target CMO talks brand strategy

Target (TGT) Chief Merchandising Office Mark Tritton says the retailer is taking a measure approached to rolling out new brands to customers.<p>"As an …

Business

Applied Optoelectronics: Oversold - Compelling Risk Reward Ratio, Solid Medium To Long-Term Investment

Recent sell off a gross over-reaction and presents a unique entry point for medium to long-term investment in a high quality, high growth company at …

Business

How to build your business on what’s not going to change

He’s been up. He’s been down. At least, that’s what you’d expect.<p>Late last month—for six short but glorious hours—Jeff Bezos was officially crowned the world’s richest person. Then, during last Wednesday’s premarket session premarket session, Amazon’s stock dropped by nearly a full percent in the …

Business

External Board Membership: Gains & Pains

Running finance at a large, publicly traded company is, of course, a big job that requires long hours. That means lots of time away from the family. …

CFOs

What Is Ubiquiti Networks' Competitive Advantage? -- The Motley Fool

The company minimizes one important cost to an extreme degree.<p>In describing his and Warren Buffett's investing philosophy, Charlie Munger once said, …

Stocks

The Hackett Group and ADP expand strategic alliance

The Hackett Group (HCKT -0.4%) and ADP (ADP +0.1%) have announced an expansion to their strategic alliance that will offer midsized companies new to …

Business

No quick fix in Brambles rebuild

When Graham Chipchase started as Brambles chief executive just after an earnings downgrade, he launched a shake-up of its US business and asset sales.<p>…

Australian News

Starbucks: As A Dividend Increase Approaches, An Insider Makes A Million Dollar Purchase

Starbuck’s shares trade near 52-week lows despite a strong pipeline of food/beverage products/digital innovation as it faces a challenging …

Stocks

SG Blocks: An IPO With The Building Blocks For Long Term Success

SG Blocks recent IPO raised $7.2 million.<p>Backlog increased $1.5M since Form S-1 filing.<p>Disruptive model with clean balance sheet with $5.6 million in …

Business

Quintiles IMS Poised For Robust Growth Over The Next Few Quarters

Q/IMS merger will result in differentiated offerings into the CRO market and generate shareholder value over time.<p>Next-Gen CRO initiatives and $50B+ …

Stocks

The Power of Partnering With a Private Equity Firm

Private equity firms are often targeted by the press as inherently evil and exclusively driven by profits, often to the detriment of everyone else -- but that is far from accurate.<p>Private equity firms are often targeted by the press as inherently evil and exclusively driven by profits, often to the …

Venture Capital

The Role Of 'Best-In-Class' In ESG Integration

For years, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has offered investors the opportunity to help achieve their financial objectives in a …

Business

Importance of Productivity

The term productivity is defined as the ability of an organization or company to convert available resources into profitable services or goods. …

Standard Of Living

Kingspan growth strategy set to continue to hinge on acquisitions

The odds are that Kingspan will follow up recent deals in north and south America with further acquisitions in coming months.Investec analyst, Paul …

News (Ireland)

Expanding On GNC's Inventory Reduction Potential

We provide additional detail on the company's historical inventory levels.<p>We evaluate the company's prospective inventory ratios against historical …

Business

How to Make Sure Your Business Keeps Running When You're Ready to Walk Away

Realize you can't hold the reins forever.<p>For most entrepreneurs, including myself, the start of a new business venture usually depends on a single idea -- one we feel feel passionate enough about to invest in with our funds, time, resources and, perhaps even our lives.<p>This passion is what gives …

Entrepreneurship

Emerging Markets and the Future of Business History

by Gareth Austin, Carlos Dávila, and Geoffrey Jones<p>Overview — This paper argues that there are important commonalities about the business history of …

Harvard Business School

Collective London appoints Chris Shadrick as head of strategy

Creative digital agency Collective London has appointed Chris Shadrick as its new head of strategy.<p>Previously head of digital strategy with Ab…, …

Business Planning

Daseke - Gaining Traction From Increasing Analyst Interest

Daseke reported second quarter results which beat on revenues and missed on earnings, due to acquisition costs and a tax provision.<p>Analysts have …

Markets

Bellatrix Exploration: On The Margin Of The Supply Curve

Operating metrics to date suggest Bellatrix’s marginal position on the cost-of-supply curve.<p>Recent well results are encouraging. However, more …

Business

Unreasonable Expectations Endanger CMOs

<i>Own the customer experience. Represent the voice of the customer. Uncover data-driven insights and implement tactical solutions based on those</i> …

Customer Experience

Professionals abandon partnerships

The number of legal and accounting firms structured as partnerships has fallen dramatically over the past decade as professionals overwhelmingly …

Australian News

Why We're Getting Ready To Short Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

AMD has notoriously underperformed Intel in the extremely competitive microprocessor market for years.<p>Intel has far greater financial and operating …

Business

Fresenius Medical Care: A 2017 Success Story Not To Be Missed

Despite intense competition, Fresenius Medical Care has managed to maintain its foothold in the dialysis products and services business.<p>Care …

Health Care

H.B. Fuller: Execution Stumbles Raise Concerns

H.B. Fuller is a leading adhesive manufacturer - a highly attractive market to have a market-leading position in.<p>Unfortunately, the company has been …

Business

Groupon May Turn The Corner

Transition in progress for Groupon from a daily deal website to a daily habit e-commerce platform.<p>Positive mix development into higher margin local …

Business

3 Reasons You Should Never Use Transfer Pricing

Should you treat your internal customers and suppliers differently than your external ones? Here are 3 reasons you shouldn't.<p>In 2004, I attended a leadership workshop at Texas Instruments. At the time, I was the general manager of a $100 million business unit. The CEO attended one of the sessions, …

Business