Cash flow throughout the company is broken up into cash generated by operating activities, financing activities, and investing activities. A company’s operating activities are typically what generates more cash and that stays true for J.B. Hunt. J.B. Hunt generated $873 million in 2015, a $226 million increase from the $647 million amount earned in 2014 (10-k, 22). This large increase occurred due to a few occurrences over the year. Over the year, J.B. Hunt had an increase in their earnings and they also collected much of their trade and income tax receivables (10-k, 22).
Over the three years, horizontal growth was increasing overall, this shows that the income growth of Xero is positive but at a decreasing rate. Net income %. The net income % ratio has fluctuated from 2013 to 2015. In 2013 the net income % was -82.73 % where it increased significantly to -146.11% in 2014 and then decreased to -95.62% in 2015. In 2013 the growth profit was well below the break even point, in 2014 it increased even more below the break even point (-146.11%).
Based on the calculations, it is clear that Amazon generated more revenue during 2010 to 2013. The revenue increased from 34.204 billion to 74.452 billion. However, the revenue growth rate dropped from 39.56% in 2010 to 21.90% in 2013, which means that the revenue growth was slowed down during this period. Amazon’s gross margin remained stable during ths same period. These facts indicate that Amazon’s cost of goods sold grew faster than its revenue.
For instance, the company’s refining and marketing margins helped the company to increase its earnings by a whopping $4.1 billion in 2015. This was however offset by volume and mix effect that led to increased maintenance costs and reduced its earnings by $200
At the end of 2013, the return on assets was 0.68% and at the end of 2014, the return on assets was -0.44%. Strengths: Out of the 3 years, Amazon’s strongest point on the return on assets was during the year of 2013 because as seen in the graph, the return on assets during that year was the highest. This shows that during 2013, Amazon was making the most money out of the 3 year period. Weaknesses: During 2014, Amazon wasn’t doing too well on the return on assets. While Amazon was making the most profit in 2013, Amazon actually lost money in the years 2012 and 2014 but in 2014, Amazon lost more profit than in 2012, making it Amazon’s worst year over the 3-year period.
As another method to understand both companies’ performance is to look at the balance sheet, and each company’s cash and cash equivalents, inventory, accounts receivable, and property, plant, and equipment will be analyzed by using horizontal and vertical analysis. Firstly, Apple Inc. had an increase in cash and cash equivalents in the year 2013 compared to 2012. Its cash was increased by 32.69% in 2013 as compared to 2012. However, in the fiscal year 2014, it decreased by 2.91% as compared to its previous year. The major reason of this particular change is that Apple Inc. repurchased a large amount of common stocks and paid dividends.
Consumer confidence continued to increase then because consumers felt confident in a pattern of increase. CSI thus decreased in January 2014 in response to the decrease in PDI and PCE in December 2013. PDI and PCE both increased in January 2014.For all three indicators, the general trend is a positive increasing trend. CSI has an extra data point for February 2014 and thus all current data shows an increase from the previous data point. This points towards increased spending due to increasing disposable income which in turn will create an increase in consumer sentiment.
Analyzing the solvency ratios we find that the company is getting exposed to more and more financial risk over the years. Where by the end of 2011, company was operating in zero debt structure but now the debt equity ratio is 23%. Also the interest coverage ratio has been low in comparison to industry standards, although a slight improvement in this ratio during 2013 was noticed. Overall the group of solvency ratios indicates that over the years the financial risk in the company is on rise. Bankruptcy Risk: Measured by non-conventional set of ratios, these set of ratios indicate that during 2013 company has shown improvement in terms of Bankruptcy Probability and Earning’s Manipulation with these ratios going low during 2013.
The growth was mainly attributed to stronger-than-expected device sales and Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chip shipments during the quarter. The result piped analysts' consensus estimate for sales by 0.65% but significantly surpassed the earnings estimate by 14.21%, according to data compiled by Reuters (source) . As a matter fact, it has a rather strong history of meeting/surpassing estimates for both revenues and earnings of late, which speaks volumes of its business tran... ... middle of paper ... ...rly dividend by 20% to $1.68 per share that yields at 2.20%. With this hike, the five-year average dividend growth rate stands tall at 20.24% per year. Second, it extended its share repurchase program by $5 billion to a total of $7.8 billion.
1 position with its worldwide PC shipment market share totaling 18.1 percent in the second quarter of 2008 (see Table 1). HP's growth rate exceeded the industry average in the worldwide market, and its growth rate was little above the industry average in the U.S. Dell had another strong quarter with worldwide PC shipments increasing 21.9 percent in the second quarter of 2008 and its market share reaching 15.6 percent. The company's growth was fueled by its expansion into retail and other indirect channels. Preliminary results show Dell achieved over 40 percent year-over-year growth in mobile shipments for two consecutive quarters. Note: Data includes desk-based PCs, mobile PCs and X86 servers.