baanbruch : Wer kennt sich gut mit US-Aktien und news aus/WDC
Mittwoch nach Börsenschluß kam von WDC die Mitteilung, daß Q1 weit
über Prognose liegen wird. Gestern stieg die Aktie in USA ca. 10%.
Heute nun finde ich diesen seltsamen Artikel. Eigentlich wird ja nichts
anderes gesagt, als daß 2 intensive Analysen durchgeführt wurden.
Zum Ergebnis ja eigentlich kein Wort. Also soweit noch nix Tolles. Könnte ja auch
bedeuten, daß man festgestellt hat, WDC ist ziemlicher Mist.
Ich meine aber zwischen den Zeilen lesen zu können, daß WDC sehr gut hierbei
2 Fragen an Euch:
1) Irre ich mich? Sehe ich das rosarot gefiltert, weil ich die Aktie habe?
2) Wann und wo werde ich irgendwas zum Inhalt dieser Studien finden können?
Hier sind also Arivaner gefragt, die schon öfter mal nach news zu Nasdaq und Nyse
Werten geforscht haben.
Friday April 5, 10:00 am Eastern Time
SOURCE: ICON Financial Advisory Services, LLC
Western Digital And The Two: Global Gap Analysis And Labor Productivity Benchmarks Published
SAN DIEGO, CA --(INTERNET WIRE)--Apr 5, 2002 -- ICON FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES, LLC (IFAS), a registered investment adviser, today released two of the most comprehensive studies to date on vertical gap analysis and labor productivity benchmarks for Western Digital Corporation (NYSE:WDC - news).
According to Aaron Freeman, President of IFAS, "We created these reports in response to two inescapable trends: a return to fundamentals and globalization." The goal of these reports is to assist consultants, financial managers, strategic planners, and corporate officers in gauging indicators of Western Digital's financial and human resource structure.
Drawing on the expertise of Professor Philip M. Parker of INSEAD (Fontainbleau, France and Singapore), IFAS has benchmarked Western Digital against competing firms in the Computer and Office Equipment industry worldwide--going beyond traditional methods of company benchmarking. The results are two specialized reports: (1) global financial benchmarks using common-size statement ratios (vertical analysis), and (2) labor-productivity and utilization measures collected across borders. Parker notes, "With the globalization of markets, greater foreign competition, and the reduction of barriers to entry, it becomes all the more important to benchmark a company's financial indicators on a worldwide basis."
Freeman states, "We are intrigued by the wide variations in basic financial and productivity measures between Western Digital and other Computer and Office Equipment companies. The gross profit margin, for example, varied from 80.38 to (9.47). We see this type of variation in the 100 or so ratios that we estimate."
What? : The Coverage of the Reports
Two reports, financial ratios and labor productivity ratios, are available for Western Digital. Each report reveals productivity and industry ranks for companies in the Computer and Office Equipment industry. Reports for over 80 companies in the Computer and Office Equipment industry are also available including:
Access Solutions International Inc., Adaptec Inc., Alanco Technologies Inc., Bowe Systec AG, Cal-Comp Electronics, , Cambex Corp., Data Translation Inc., Diebold Inc., D-Link Corp., Domino Printing Sciences PLC, Dynamics Research Corp., Electronic For Imaging Inc., EMC Corp., Ergodata S.A., Iomega Corp., Maxdata AG, Pinnacle Micro Inc., Quanta Computer, Quantum Corp., Return Assured Inc., Smartdisk Corp., Star Micronics Co. Ltd., Storage Computer Corp., Storage Engine Inc., Storage Technology Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc.
The reports answer such questions as: How has Western Digital's asset structure varied compared to global benchmarks for the Computer and Office Equipment industry? Does it generally hold more cash and other short-term assets, or does it tend to concentrate its assets in physical plant and equipment? On the liability side, does Western Digital typically have a higher percent of payables compared to the benchmarks, or does it hold a higher concentration of long-term debt? Does Western Digital have a relatively higher cost of goods sold, operating costs, or income taxes compared to global benchmarks? Have Western Digital's returns on equity been higher or its profit margins greater? What has been the ratio of short-term and long-term assets to employee? What are typical capital-labor ratios? What are the average sales and net profits per employee compared to global benchmarks?
How? : The IFAS Methodology
Most vertical analyses merely focus on benchmarking against domestic ratios, often published by government agencies or commercial sources. In contrast, IFAS calculates thousands of industry norms by looking at firms at the global level, pooling statistics on tens of thousands of companies across over 40 countries, and applying a seven-stage methodology: (1) identification of industry classifications, (2) firm-level data collection and aggregation, (3) standardization of raw statistics, (4) filtering outliers, (5) calculation of global norms, (6) projection of deviations and gaps, and (7) projection of ranks and percentiles. For each part of the financial statement, the larger structural differences and gaps between Western Digital and the global benchmarks are provided with summary tables of ranks and percentiles.
Previously available only through booksellers such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Hoovers, two studies are now available direct from the publisher at a 50% discount off the cover price. This special offer includes Vertical Analysis and International Financial Benchmarks and Labor Productivity, Utilization and Global Benchmarks at US$ 199.90 ($99.95 each). Fax, 858-546-4341 or write firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
IFAS assists managers with global benchmarking, gap analysis, and productivity studies. Clients can create their own benchmarks by choosing their competitors from among over 20,000 companies.