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How Does Best Buy Stack Up against Other Specialty Retailers?
As of May 26, Best Buy was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 10.9x.
Did Dr Pepper Snapple’s Non-Carbonated Beverages Call the Shots in 4Q15?
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) saw higher volume growth in non-carbonated beverages in all the quarters of fiscal 2015 compared to CSDs.
Why Skechers Expects Rising Profitability and Margins in 2016
Skechers has been able to steadily increase its profitability and margins over the past five years. The company’s net income margin rose to 7.4% in 2015.
Analyzing the Cogs in Foot Locker’s Supply Chain
Foot Locker’s distribution and supply chain includes five distribution centers around the world. It owns two of them and leases three.
IFF: Analyzing Institutional Investors before Its Q3 Earnings
The 13F filings on June 30 indicated that institutional investors own 85.9% of International Flavors and Fragrances’ (IFF) outstanding shares.
Asia-Pacific Still Zimmer Biomet’s Strongest Geography
Zimmer Biomet Holdings witnessed a strong performance in its Asia-Pacific region. It contributed 16% to the company’s total sales.
Which Way Are Zimmer Biomet’s Analysts Leaning after 2Q17?
Of the 29 brokerage firms tracking Zimmer Biomet, 18 (62%) analysts gave ZBH stock a “buy” rating, while nine (~31%) provided a “hold” rating.
Can Southwest Airlines’ Unit Revenue Turn Positive in 2Q17?
For the second quarter of 2017, analysts are estimating Southwest Airlines’ revenue to rise 6.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.7 billion.
Could Southwest Airlines Increase Dividend Payouts in 2Q17?
Southwest Airlines (LUV) has been consistently paying dividends since 1980. Most of its peers don’t pay dividends at all.
Zimmer Biomet’s Capital Allocation Strategy to Create Value
In February 2016, Zimmer Biomet authorized up to $1.0 billion of the company’s common stock for share repurchases, all of which remains authorized to date.
Medicare Business Expected to Drive WellCare Health Plans’ Margin Growth
In 1Q17, WellCare Health Plans’ (WCG) Medicare Health Plans business reported revenues close to $1.1 billion, which represents year-over-year growth of ~12.4%.
Why Zoetis Expects to See Robust Revenue Growth in 2017
Zoetis (ZTS) has adopted a targeted R&D strategy that has resulted in multiple new product launches.
Does the Rig Count Impact NOV’s International Revenues?
By October 31, the international rig count fell 17% compared to the previous year. It was lower compared to the US rig count, which fell 26%.
Does Rig Count affect WFT’s International Revenues?
In the past year, Weatherford International’s (WFT) revenue share generated outside the US rose 4.5%.
Will Rig Counts Affect WFT’s 3Q16 International Revenues?
In the past year, Weatherford International’s (WFT) revenue share generated outside the United States rose.
Will Rig Count Affect FTI’s International Revenues in 3Q16?
FMC Technologies (FTI), which generates the majority of its revenues from international operations, could see lower revenues if the international rig count falls.
Darden’s Dividend Policy: What’s Expected in Fiscal 1Q17?
Analysts expect Darden to pay dividends of $0.55 in fiscal 1Q17 at a payout ratio of 67.1%. For fiscal 2017, Darden is expected to pay dividends of $2.2.
What Do Analysts Expect of Darden’s Earnings in Fiscal 1Q17?
Darden has beaten analysts’ earnings per share estimates in the last four quarters. Usually, when earnings beat analysts’ estimates, a share’s price rises.
How Chipotle’s Valuation Multiples Compare to Its Peers
For the next four quarters, analysts expect Chipotle to post EPS of $7.9—YoY growth of 11.9%. The current share price might have factored in the EPS growth.
Is Southwest Airlines On Track to Achieve Its Utilization Goals?
In 2015, Southwest Airlines’ prudent approach to capacity growth resulted in the better utilization of its capacity.
Online Retailers Pressure Department Stores’ Financials
Department stores have been enhancing their online channels to mitigate the impact of intense competition from Amazon (AMZN).
How Much Rig Counts Affect FTI’s International Revenues
In 2015, FMC Technologies’s (FTI) revenue share generated outside the US gained 1%.
Varian Medical Systems Attempts to Improve Its Performance Growth
Varian Medical Systems (VAR) raised its guidance for fiscal 2016 in the view of higher-than-expected 3Q16 results reported on July 27.
Does Rig Count Affect National Oilwell Varco’s International Revenues?
In 2015, National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) revenue share generated outside the US gained 3%.
Does the Rig Count Affect WFT’s International Revenue?
In the past year, Weatherford International’s (WFT) revenue share generated outside the United States has risen by 5.6%.
Insight into Nordstrom’s Sales-Driving Strategies
Nordstrom (JWN) has been aggressively investing in its growth initiatives, including expansion into Canada and the strengthening of its online business.
Zimmer Biomet’s Realized Synergies, Market Position after Integration
Zimmer Holdings acquired Biomet in June 2015 and formed Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH). The acquisition established the combined company as the second-largest player in the orthopedics medical device market segment.
Albemarle’s Valuations Ahead of 2Q16 Earnings Release
In the past two years, Albemarle (ALB) has been trading at a one-year forward PE of 10.3x–21.60x. On July 26, 2016, it was trading at 21.5x.
What Could Help Mead Johnson’s Earnings in 2Q16?
Analysts are expecting Mead Johnson’s adjusted EPS to be $0.78 compared to $0.76 in 2Q15.
2Q16 Revenue Estimates for Intuitive Surgical
On July 19, 2016, Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) will announce its 2Q16 earnings. Wall Street has estimated the company’s 2Q16 revenues will come in at ~$640 million.
Why Did Darden Restaurants’ Earnings Margin Rise in Fiscal 4Q16?
In fiscal 4Q16, Darden Restaurants (DRI) reported an EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin of 10.3% compared with 10.1% in fiscal 4Q15.
What Drove Darden’s Same-Store Sales Growth in Fiscal 4Q16?
On a comparable calendar basis, in fiscal 4Q16, Darden Restaurants (DRI) reported overall same-store sales growth of 2.6% against analysts’ estimate of 2.8%.
What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Dentsply Sirona?
According to a Bloomberg survey, 43% of the analysts gave Dentsply Sirona a “buy” rating and ~57% gave it a “hold” rating. It didn’t have any “sell” ratings.
Analysts Expect No Rise in Darden’s Fiscal 4Q16 Dividends
Darden Restaurants (DRI) paid dividends of $0.55 per share in first two quarters of its fiscal 2016, and in fiscal 3Q16 it paid a dividend of $0.53.
What Do Analysts Expect of Darden’s Earnings in Fiscal 4Q16?
Having discussed Darden’s estimated revenue, sources of revenue, and estimated EBIT margins, let’s now discuss analysts’ and management’s guidance.
A Look at C. R. Bard’s Oncology Business Segment
C. R. Bard’s (BCR) Oncology segment contributes around 27% of the total revenues of the company.
A Closer Look at Intuitive Surgical’s Business Strategy
Intuitive Surgical aims to include a larger patient population under its MIS treatments and to provide better surgery outcomes and lower recovery times.
Zimmer Biomet’s Capital Allocation Strategy and Shareholder Value
Zimmer Biomet has spent $125 million in share repurchases so far in 2016. In February, it authorized up to $1 billion of the company’s common stock for share repurchases.
What Will Result from Herbalife’s Discussions with the FTC?
Herbalife reported fiscal 4Q15 net sales of $1,098.4 million, a fall of 3.1% compared to net sales of $1,133.6 million in fiscal 4Q14.
How Will the Atmel Acquisition Impact Microchip’s Balance Sheet?
Microchip has been acquiring small companies and integrating them successfully, but now it’s announced a major merger with Atmel, which is ~47% its size.
Are Strategic Brands Boosting Monster Beverage’s Sales?
According to Nielsen’s data, for the period ending December 26, 2015, the Monster Beverage brand held a 36.6% share of the US energy drink market in terms of unit sales.
Universal Health Services Explores Growth Opportunities in 3Q15
In 3Q15, Universal Health Services was actively involved in exploring growth opportunities, both in its acute care as well as behavioral health business.
Coty Inc.’s Heritage and Power Brand Portfolio
Coty’s biggest licensed brand in the global mass skin and beauty care segment, Adidas maintains a significant presence in deodorants. It faces stiff global competition from Unilever’s Axe deodorants.
Why Has JCPenney Been Restoring Its Private Brands?
The year 2014 marked 100 years of JCPenney’s (JCP) first private brand Marathon Hats. One of the major focus points of JCPenney’s turnaround strategy was to bring back its private brands.
GoPro’s Market Shares and Earnings Trend
In the camcorder market, GoPro (GPRO) has the leading market share of 47.50%. It’s followed by ION, Sony (SNE), and Polaroid.
GoPro Increased Its Revenue and Geographical Reach
GoPro has expanded geographically to the EMEA and APAC countries. It has 40,000 retail outlets. GoPro’s revenue rose 126% in 2Q15.
Ascend Capital’s New Position in Huntsman Corp.
Ascend Capital started a new position in Huntsman Corp. (HUN). According to the latest 13F filings for 4Q14, it accounts for 2.45% of the hedge fund’s total portfolio.