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The Middleby Corporation Financial Analysis

The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) is “an American publicly traded commercial and residential cooking and industrial process equipment company based in Elgin, Illinois” (Wikipedia). Pricing Policy Middleby Corp is considered by the financial commentators as a real dedicated cash flow generator. One might question this by looking at the pricing policy. A real cash flow generator does […]

Tesla Motors Financial Analysis and Health Report

We analyzed Tesla Motors 4 years ago and found their financial health to by uninspiring in some cases and downright dangerous in others. Up until 2012, they were living off their balance sheet, ignoring abysmal returns on their assets, and destroying wealth. Did they learn their lesson and turn the ship around?  The analysis below is […]

The Ferret vs The US Economy: Our Monthly Economic Report

To keep our clients’ businesses healthy, happy, and one step ahead of their competition, we’re always looking for indicators to show us where the US economy is headed. Depending on what the future holds, we might recommend increasing sales initiatives, adjusting cash on hand, increasing or decreasing debt, or other strategies to weather tough times […]

Would You Accept a Self Valuation of a Business?

“My business is a lot different than others in my industry.” How many times have you heard this comment from a seller? Although this might be a common statement from a business seller, is it accurate? When the owner of a small, privately held business firmly believes that their business is unique, the owner’s ideas about […]

Granite Construction Financial Analysis

According to their website, Granite Construction is a “builder of roads, tunnels, bridges, airports and other infrastructure” operating out of Watsonville, California. They’re known for their work on Interstate 64 in St. Louis, the Queens Bored Tunnel in New York, and the Las Vegas Monorail, the 3 combined topping $1B. This company is building big things. […]

Domino’s Pizza Financial Analysis

Creative and unique digital strategies have helped push Domino’s to record-level earnings and share prices. We wanted to see if the numbers behind this fast food giant support all the great financial press we’ve seen lately. We were not disappointed.