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VeriSign’s Return on Assets Stood at 14.4% in 3Q15
In 3Q15, VeriSign’s (VRSN) return on assets (or ROA) was 14.4% compared to 16.8% for the same period last year and 13.3% in 3Q13.
Emerging Markets Drive Abbott’s Nutritional Business Growth
In 1Q17, Abbott Laboratories’ (ABT) Nutritional segment reported revenue of nearly $1.6 billion, a year-over-year (or YoY) fall of ~1%.
An Overview of the US Nonalcoholic Beverage Industry
The US nonalcoholic beverage market comprises categories like carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee, bottled water, sports drinks, and energy drinks.
Analyzing Hershey’s Emphasis on Product Innovation
Hershey plans to position dark chocolate as a lifestyle choice in the US. It has thus begun promoting its dark chocolate brands for specific consumption.
Mead Johnson Plans to Focus on R&D to Support Innovations
Mead Johnson follows a strategy of investments in innovation, having expanded its liquids portfolio and rolled out its key specialty formulas across Asia.
Non-Sparkling Water Is the Largest Bottled Water Segment in the US
The domestic non-sparkling bottled water category is the largest segment of bottled water in the US.
An Overview of Hershey, America’s Largest Chocolatier
Hershey is the largest producer of chocolate in North America. It is a global leader in chocolate, sugar confectionery, and chocolate-related products.
JAB to Challenge Nestle, Global Leader of Portioned Coffee Market
JAB’s share in the global coffee market is estimated to reach approximately 20% with the addition of Keurig’s brands and products to its portfolio.
Why China Is Such an Important Market for Hershey in 2015
Hershey is the fastest-growing confectionery company in China, and Hershey expects China to become its second-largest market behind the US by 2017.
Will Coffee Peers Step Up Their Game with Jacobs Douwe Egberts?
With the emergence of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Keurig and other coffee producers will focus more on expanding their product portfolios. They’ll also focus on an international presence to capture the growing global demand for coffee.
Kirkland Signature: Costco’s Key Differentiator in Fiscal 2Q16?
Costco has seen traffic growth averaging 4.3% per year in the period between fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2015. In fiscal 1Q16, club traffic rose by 3.5% YoY.
Mondelēz’ restructuring aimed at lowering operating costs
Mondelēz’ restructuring program will cost $3.5 billion, with $2.5 billion in cash. The program is expected to deliver cost savings of $1.5 billion by 2018.
VeriSign sees concerns on loss of monopoly over top-level domains
Shares fell more than 7.5% in March on concerns VeriSign’s monopoly would end following a U.S. government announcement that it would give up a direct means of control over the administration of the internet.
Asian Elections Present Challenges and Opportunities for Twitter
Several countries in Asia, including India and Australia, are holding elections this year. For Twitter, these elections present both challenges and opportunities.
How European Equities Compare to US Equities in 2016–2017
European stocks are expected to rise in 2017, but you need to be cautious of unexpected political outcomes in 2017.
Looking at the Portfolio of the T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund
Consumer discretionary is the most-invested sector by the PRESX, followed by financials. These two sectors combine to form 31% of the portfolio.
This JPMorgan European Fund Reflects Consumer Spending Growth
The JPMorgan Intrepid European Fund’s assets were spread across 84 holdings in June 2016, and it was managing assets worth $866.2 million as of June’s end.
Did Oreo Cookies, Trident Gum Sales Boost Mondelez’s 2Q Earnings?
Mondelez International (MDLZ), maker of Cadbury chocolates and Oreo cookies, is all set to report its fiscal 2Q16 earnings results on July 27 before the market opens.
Portfolio Moves of the USAA International Fund in YTD 2016
The USAA International Fund (USIFX) invests at least 80% of its assets in foreign equities.
Sector Composition Changes in PRESX until 1Q16
The T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund’s (PRESX) assets were spread across 62 holdings as of March 2016, three less than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $1.5 billion.
How Are the USAA International Fund’s Metrics?
From a purely NAV (net asset value) return standpoint, the USIFX did not have a notable showing in either the one-year period until February 29, 2016, or in 2015.
The T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund: No Standout Performer
The T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund (PRESX) is one of the larger funds in this review. It was managing assets worth $1.6 billion as of January 2016.
The Energy and Materials Sectors Pulled VEURX into the Red in 2015
The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund was the worst performer for 2015 among the ten funds in this review.
What’s on the Table with Kraft Heinz? Getting to Know the Company’s Product Offerings
Kraft Heinz operates more than 200 brands in nearly 200 countries. Its eight iconic brands contribute more than $1 billion in sales apiece to total revenue.
Breaking down Kraft Heinz: A Segmental and Geographical Overview
The US accounted for 67% of Kraft Heinz’s fiscal 2014 pro forma sales, with Canada and Europe each contributing 10% of total sales.
VeriSign’s Market Share Declines Year-over-Year
VeriSign’s market share has decreased from 52.5% in 2007 to 46.6% at the end of fiscal 2014. It was driven by saturation in the .com domain segment and low acceptance of a .net domain name.
VeriSign Growth: Domain Name Registration Is a Key Factor
In 3Q15, VeriSign (VRSN) recorded net additions for registrations of 1.7 million with a gross figure of 9.2 million. The total .com and .net domain name registrations stand at 135.2 million.
A Snapshot of the T. Rowe Price International Stock Fund (PRITX)
The T. Rowe Price International Stock Fund (PRITX) requires a minimum initial investment of $2,500. PRITX is a no-load fund.
Evaluating Hershey’s Financials Against Its Competitors
Hershey had a total debt of $2.4 billion on its balance sheet in 2014. It had a total debt-to-equity ratio of 195% during the same period.
Evaluating Hershey’s Rising Margins in 2015
Since fiscal 2007, Hershey’s gross margin, EBITDA margin, operating margin, and net income margin have all increased—with only a few exceptions.
Hershey’s Acquisition of Shanghai Golden Monkey: Disappointment?
Hershey believes it made a smart decision in acquiring SGM. In 4Q15, it expects to complete the acquisition by acquiring the remaining 20% of the business.
Hershey’s New Focus on International Growth Opportunities in 2015
Hershey’s international segment contributes only ~30% of total revenues. Its goal is to increase international revenues to ~50% of total revenues by 2018.
Hershey’s Competitive Strategies for North America in 2015
Along with advertising, Hershey is focusing on cross-merchandising complimentary products like beverages and snacks, which should help expand consumption.
Evaluating Hershey’s Marketing Strategies and Initiatives
Hershey applies a micro-marketing concept to its businesses, which means that it markets certain products to small target audiences.
Analyzing Hershey’s Segments and Product Offerings
In its international business, Hershey is mainly focusing in emerging markets of Mexico, Brazil, India, and China.
A Glance at Hershey’s Leadership in the US Confectionery Industry
Hershey is a leading player in the confectionery industry, which grew globally at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2009–2014, reaching $198.4 billion in 2014.
Commodity Deflation and Its Effects on the World Economy
World GDP growth for 2015 as forecast by the International Monetary Fund is 3.1%. The global slowdown is due in part to commodity deflation.
Nestle Continues to Dominate the US Bottled Water Industry
Nestle Waters North America is the market leader of the US bottled water industry.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts: Its Impact on Coffee Industry Rivals
Jacobs Douwe Egberts will be a leading player in the coffee industry with powerful brands like Jacobs, Maxwell House, and Pilão. It will have a strong presence in emerging countries like China.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts: What It Took to Seal the Deal
According to Jacobs Douwe Egberts’s website, the company holds either the number-one or number-two position in coffee markets for more than 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, and Australia.