Company Profiles

How did the world’s biggest companies get so big? And what makes some high flyers ultimately fail? Learn about business models, how companies are structured, and the ways major companies make money, handle competition, and build business empires.

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Black-Owned Public Companies
TikTok: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's Popular
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Better Business Bureau: An Overview and How Its Ratings Work
Tire rubber products , Group of new tires for sale at a tire store.
Companies Built On A Single Product
The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know
Stock Exchange on Tablet PC
What You Need To Know About Alphabet's Stock P/E Ratios
Wales Daily Life 2019
How to Analyze Netflix's Income Statement
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The Motley Fool vs. TheStreet: Which Is Which?
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Who Are Intel's (INTC) Main Competitors?
Valuation Models: Apple's Stock Analysis With CAPM
WorldCom
The Rise and Fall of WorldCom: Story of a Scandal
Detroit Pawn Shop
How Pawnshops Make Money
McDonald's (MCD) Stock: Capital Structure Analysis
Average Price-to-Earnings Ratio in the Telecommunications Sector
What is the average debt-to-equity ratio of wholesale sector companies?
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The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks
Top 10 Largest Law Firms in the World
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How Bank of New York Mellon Makes Money
Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet
Trading House
Trading House: Definition, Benefits, Example
A Boeing 757 with a new Delta Airlines logo.
Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces Model on Delta Air Lines
The singer and song writer Beyoncé.
What Are the Brands and Businesses of Beyoncé?
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What Are Some Examples of Just-In-Time Inventory Processes?
Baby Bills
eBay vs. Amazon: What's the Difference?
Walmart
5 Key Suppliers of Walmart
How Starbucks Can Profit From Alibaba Alliance
The Most Successful Corporations in the U.S.
Big Four
What Are the Big 4 Accounting Firms? Definition and Critique
How Do BitTorrent Sites Like The Pirate Bay Make Money?
Walt Disney Stock: A Dividend Analysis
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Starbucks' 6 Key Financial Ratios (SBUX)
What Does It Mean When Airline Revenues Are Adjusted for Air Traffic Liability?
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How the NFL Makes Money
An NBA Storefront
The NBA’s Business Model
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Case Studies of Successful Enterprise Resource Planning
FIFA
How FIFA Makes Money
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5 Companies With Huge Free Cash Flow
US-STARBUCKS
Who Are Starbucks’ Main Competitors?
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Risks and Rewards of Berkshire Hathaway
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How Mutual Fund Companies Make Money
Mutual vs. Stock Insurance Companies: What's the Difference?
S&P Capital IQ Definition, Products and Services
Top 10 Insurance Companies by the Metrics
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Incumbent: Definition, Meanings in Contexts, and Examples
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Export Trading Company Defined, Reasons for Using One
SunEdison Solar
SunEdison: A Wall Street Boom-and-Bust Story
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The 7 Biggest Canadian Natural Gas Companies
Global Communication Network (World Map Credits To NASA)
Facebook’s Advantage Over Other Social Media
What Does "WPPSS" Refer to in Muni Bond Defaults?
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Financial Characteristics of a Successful Company
World's Top 10 Hedge Funds
StubHub's Top 5 Competitors in Ticket Reselling
The Different Trading Desks of an Investment Bank
Financial Graph
3 Secrets of Successful Companies
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The Best Real Estate Companies to Work For
What Are the Most Famous Monopolies?
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The 5 Biggest Financial Advisory Firms in the U.S.
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Top 5 Companies Owned by Fender
How 3M Makes Money