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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.
JAT Capital Lowers Stake in Tesla Motors
In the fourth quarter of 2014, JAT Capital reduced its stake in Tesla Motors (TSLA). The position accounted for 5.83% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.
What are the key drivers for NVIDIA’s stock?
Currently, there are more than six million cars using NVIDIA’s Tegra processors. The company expects that another 25 million Tegra processors will be integrated into vehicles in the next five years.
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.
Must-know: Why Honda is unusual among major auto makers
Amazingly, the millions of engines Honda produces each year only account for 3% of the company’s revenue. Let’s look at Honda’s operating income to find out why.
Why should investors pay attention to Honda’s market share?
Honda is global, with relative over-reliance on Japan and North America while being under-represented in the slow-growth market of Europe and higher-growth Asia.
An investor’s guide to Honda Motor Company: Revenue and drivers
We’ll take a brief look at industry sales to assess Honda Motor Company’s (HMC) position in the global industry. First, we’ll look at industry sales, and second, we’ll assess Honda’s ability to capture its share of the market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recommendation: Read the equity market’s view of Toyota
Toyota is investing in R&D (research and development) for new products, has free cash flow to internationalize its manufacturing footprint, and has significant market share in leading economies.
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.
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.
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.
Recommendation: How the market views Ford Motor Company
Currently, Ford is trading at less than 15x enterprise value to consensus-estimate EBITDA.
Why should investors pay attention to Ford’s market share?
In 2013, Ford spent $6.5 billion on capital expenditures. It maintains 65 manufacturing facilities globally with approximately half of them in North America.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.