Google wants to get back into China, where it ceased its operations since 2010 due to a disagreement with the Chinese government on censorship issues.
During the 3Q14 earnings conference call, Google’s management mentioned that mobile search has started to become a more valuable business for Google and is now actually driving the growth of its online advertising business.
Contrary to the popular belief that Google’s (GOOG)(GOOGL) growth has been slowing down, the company has been able to maintain its revenue growth at around 20%.
TXN’s Other segment includes smaller semiconductor operating segments. It also includes custom semiconductors known as application-specific integrated circuits (or ASICs).
Microcontrollers contributed ~45% to TXN’s embedded processing revenues. In 3Q14, TXN marked its eighth consecutive quarter with YoY growth in embedded processing revenues.
In 3Q14, the embedded processing division reported its eighth quarter of consecutive year-over-year (or YoY) growth. The embedded revenue was $711 million.
Texas Instrument’s Embedded Processing segment’s products can be referred to as the “brains” of many electronic devices. They’re designed to handle specific tasks.
HVAL includes high-volume analog products for specific applications. It also includes high-volume catalog products. The products span from automobiles to consumer electronics.
In 2013, the Analog segment contributed ~60% towards Texas Instruments’ (TXN) overall revenues. TXN’s Analog segment earned revenue of $7.2 billion in 2013.
The analog products usually have a long life cycle of more than ten years. The segment serves more than 100,000 customers in diverse industries and markets.
Texas Instruments (TXN) was founded in 1941. It’s headquartered in Dallas. TXN is known for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. It has operations in ~35 countries.
Earlier this year, Qualcomm (QCOM) had committed to returning 75% of its free cash flow to investors in the form of stock repurchases and dividends.
The majority of the conference call to announce Qualcomm’s (QCOM) 4Q14 earnings focused on the issues that the company’s facing in China.
Analyzing Community Health Systems (CYH), which is a for-profit hospital, in relation to other for-profit hospitals can help you identify lucrative investment opportunities.
As a part of its growth strategy, Community Health Systems (CYH) acquires two to four hospitals, mostly municipal or non-profit hospitals, per year.
Community Health Systems had the highest capital expenditures as a percentage of its total revenue in 2013, at 7.6%. These expenses were around $991.3 million in dollar terms.
Community Health Systems (CYH) faces a unique combination of company risks in addition to the industry-specific risks of the hospital industry.
In 2013, Community Health Systems (CYH) had a workforce comprising 69,000 full-time employees and 18,000 part-time employees. The company also increased its total number of affiliated physicians by 1,030 in 2013.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ACA) and Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act are together called “Reform Legislation.”
For-profit hospitals like HCA Holdings (HCA), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Universal Health Services (UHS), and Community Health Systems (CYH) receive payments from federal Medicare, state Medicaid, or similar programs, managed care,…