Profitability

  1. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Explore GM's earnings history and outlook. Examine the factors that have influenced ...
  2. Top 4 Companies Owned by Costco (COST)

    Learn about the subsidiaries that help Costco Wholesale Corporation increase sales ...
  3. Chevron Stock: An Earnings Case Study (CVX)

    Examine Chevron's recent, historical and forecast earnings, and find out how falling ...
  4. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense ...
  5. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing ...
  6. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine ...
  1. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Explore GM's earnings history and outlook. Examine the factors that have influenced ...
  2. Top 4 Companies Owned by Costco (COST)

    Learn about the subsidiaries that help Costco Wholesale Corporation increase sales ...
  3. Chevron Stock: An Earnings Case Study (CVX)

    Examine Chevron's recent, historical and forecast earnings, and find out how falling ...
  4. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense ...
  5. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing ...
  6. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine ...
  1. Profitability Indicator Ratios

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return ...
  1. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

    Learn about EBITDA and how companies can manipulate this calculation to look more profitable.
  2. Why is working capital management important to a company?

    Learn about a company's working capital; good working capital management is essential to maintaining a company's liquidity ...
  3. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement and why do companies publish them?

    Understand the basics of the profit and loss statement, including why it is published and how it is used to assess financial ...
  4. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

    Learn the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate; the former is a profitability ratio, and the ...
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