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 […]
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. […]
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.
The stock price chart (from Google Finance, COH) shows the roller-coaster this stock has been in the last 10 years. In our analysis, we’re going to concentrate on the last 4 years or so and see what went wrong and what corrections we recommend.
In 2010, we would have recommended they stop seeking revenues and start focusing on gross profit margins and gross profit dollars – increase prices and do it now! Over the next 3 years, prices increased, gross profit margin increased by almost 1/3, and the annual revenues declined 24%. These changes made sure the business stayed healthy during a time that could have really hurt their future prospects.
You might think that a company with a strong following that’s closing in on $1.6 billion in sales has nothing to fear but you would be wrong. We ran Lulu’s financials statements through our analysis program and found serious cause for concern. Lulu’s story is a great example of a strong product that could be outdone by poor financial management.