Comparing Google (GOOG) to another technology company like Amazon can cause a great deal of confusion for a finance professional. Google does a fair job at adhering to the basic tenants of finance compared to Amazon, a company with seemingly no regard for financial principals. Still, somehow, Google is treated like an old shoe compared to Amazon. What gives?
Business owners and individuals are always asking “how do we deal with outstanding debt,” particularly when they have too much. A common way to approach this problem is to look at the interest rate charged on the loan. That might make intuitive sense at first but it doesn’t help much when creating a solid plan […]
We found both good signs and bad signs but, overall, there is huge room for improvement. If Microsoft took our advice, it could revive some of its lost luster and improve its stockholder value.
Yahoo! might be running out of zip but I would not count it out of the race yet. Yahoo! still has financial resources and the ability to wring more cash flow out of its working capital. This company is still able to change course and become a force to reckon with again … but time […]
“Surprise, surprise!” as Private Gomer Pyle use to say. We knew, even before this pre-IPO analysis, that Facebook was bound to disappoint. Between their terrible implementation of critical financial concepts, an extremely inflated valuation, and too much hype over substance for too long, this was the killer trifecta. Online social interaction is an impressive thing […]
Annual revenue growth likely commands way too much of your attention as a business owner. Yes, without revenues there would be no business, but focusing on revenues without considering price changes can set up your business for failure. That’s why The Business Ferret calculates 12 key financial metrics including Real Revenue Growth, which accounts for […]