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    Sizing up the competition: Is Tesla’s product unique?

    Tesla is significant in terms of technology and finance, with its $26 billion market capitalization. Let’s take a look at Tesla’s competition.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Why geography matters so much in the automotive industry

    The U.S. market is dominated by truck sales, with trucks outselling cars at 51% of market share versus cars accounting for 49% of the market.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Must-know opportunities and risks for the automobile industry

    Global automobile manufacturers each have their form of globalizing their manufacturing, prompted by changes in the market. For GM and TM, the benefits of these programs will be delayed.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Recommendation: Break down automobile sales by geography

    The strongest growth remains in Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. These are the areas where Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Volkwagen AG (VOW), and Toyota (TM) are investing.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    A must-know investor’s guide to General Motors Company (GM)

    General Motors Company (GM) designs, builds, and sells automobiles worldwide. It’s the largest U.S.-based automobile manufacturer and the second largest automobile manufacturer globally.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    A must-know investor’s guide to Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company designs, builds, and sells automobiles worldwide. It is the second largest U.S.-based automobile manufacturer and the sixth largest globally, based on units sold.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    An incredible stock: What’s the big deal with Tesla?

    Tesla, to most readers, is a beautiful, fast car. To most investors, it’s been an incredible stock. Let’s take a deeper look at this company that’s gained so much attention.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    The only luxury battery vehicle: How large is Tesla’s market?

    Tesla is selling luxury and battery power. Logically, as Tesla’s market share increases, it’ll take share out of the luxury automobile market.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    A must-know investor’s guide to Honda Motor Company

    In this series, first, we’ll look at Honda’s strategy. Then, we’ll dig into the company’s revenue and earnings to see how Honda compares to other industry players.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    A must-know investor’s guide to Toyota Motor Corporation

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) designs, builds, and sells automobiles worldwide. It’s the largest automobile manufacturer in the world based on units sold in 2013.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Why Tesla’s distribution model differs from competitors

    Tesla states in the annual filing that it wants to maintain ownership of distributions and repairs to differentiate itself from the market, keeping greater control over local sales and services.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Tesla’s financial statements show the company’s rapid growth

    The bottom line on the income statement is that Tesla remains a start-up or newer business that’s not generating earnings from its sales.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Why the global automobile industry matters for investors

    The global automobile industry is small relative to GDP, estimated to be in the mid-to-low single digits. It represents 3.5% of GDP, according to the Center for Automotive Research.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Germany’s Increased Manufacturing Activity and What It Means

    Germany’s improved price competitiveness and its innovations in the manufacturing sectors positively impacted its exports in 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
  • Consumer

    The must-know risks and opportunities for Honda’s stock

    Over this series, we’ve seen that Honda’s heritage is rooted in innovative engineering and customer satisfaction. It has been a daring company in the past.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    An investor’s guide to Toyota: Revenue and key drivers

    We’ll take a brief look at industry sales to assess Toyota Motor Company’s (TM) position in the global industry. First, we’ll look at industry sales, and second, we’ll assess Toyota’s ability to capture its share of the market.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Consumer

    What the market is saying about Ford’s cash flow yield

    Ford’s free cash flow yield is increasing and is currently at 9.6. The free cash flow is increasing, while the market value per share of has been fairly stable.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Consumer

    Recommendation: How the market views Ford Motor Company

    Currently, Ford is trading at less than 15x enterprise value to consensus-estimate EBITDA.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Consumer

    An investor’s guide to Ford Motor Company: Revenue and key drivers

    Ford is behind the industry trends with its 2013 units’ sales. Ford’s units in Latin America are roughly in line with industry sales at 8%.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Becoming a competitive auto company: General Motors’ strategy

    General Motor’s (GM) stated vision is to design, build, and sell the world’s best vehicles. In reality, it’s seeking to sell the most cars and gain economies of scale across its global footprint.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Competitive advantage and earnings are key to the auto industry

    Relative measures become significant when you look at the dollar amount differences between Toyota and GM in terms of the scale of the two businesses.

    By William Lowry, CFA
  • Consumer

    Must-know growth drivers for the global automobile industry

    The global automobile market is impacted by global GDP, consumer confidence, employment, the availability of credit, the price of fuel, and consumer confidence.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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