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. […]
Tesla Motors, the brainchild of the PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, has been in the news recently with their award-winning Tesla Model S, a sedan capable of beating out a Viper R/T in a drag race. But how are their finances?
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 […]
Recently, I read that a large, publicly traded clothing retailer was reducing prices in order to show a slim 5% revenue increase. In other words, the price reduction stimulated revenue growth by +5% while lowering the gross profit margin by -15%. This tells me that revenue increase is more important to this firm than gross […]
Business owners would be well-served to know where they fit in the realm of revenue size to other businesses in the U.S. Many of us have seen the statistic that there are around 25 million businesses in the U.S. This number is misleading. It includes every potential, small sole proprietor business in the country. A […]