"Saturday Night RORC" is a Return on Research Capital (RORC) digest by DIY Stock Investor. New write-ups are released on Saturday nights. The financial blog focuses on popular stock investments in the NYSE and NASDAQ; and the less popular metric of RORC. The RORC metric can be utilized to examine how well a company manages the expense of research and development for the best return of revenue.
Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently posted a total revenue of $78.4B for Q1 2017. Tim Cook credited the record sales to strong holiday consumer activity. The largest section to receive Y/Y gains was their "Services." This includes popular app store purchases, Apply Pay and downloads connected with Apple Music... read AAPL's Return on Research Capital at Saturday Night RORC.
A review of Return on Research Capital charts/graphs for second half 2016. Each graph corresponds with a brief article hosted at DIY Stock Investor. Begin the stock slides.
Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) compete in the Farm and Construction Industry. At the start of this season I have had the pleasure to observe both products in action. A test drive event for a new CAT C18 articulated truck would be a more exciting ride than a Tesla Model 3. None of that popular branding action occurs for this space, but like Elon Musk, they do partner with NASA... read CAT's Return on Research Capital at Saturday Night RORC.
Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) produces gaming headsets under the Skullcandy brand and Astro. This is sometimes forgotten as they are more commonly known for all-purpose headsets and earbuds. The gaming headsets directly compete with Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR) headsets, often sharing the same retail shelf space... full analysis of SKUL's Return on Research Capital at Saturday Night RORC.
In a Business Insider interview, Jeff Bezos laid out the counterintuitive market for e-books. This was in response to complaints of driving down e-book pricing. As he explained, e-book pricing had to be competitive with not only print, but also with apps, mobile gaming, which compete for the same consumer dollar. Essentially, the old pop adage of, "why read a book when I can watch the movie," had been replaced to include app/game.... go to GLUU's Saturday Night RORC.
The fatty acids EPA and DHA contained in Omega-3 are a focus of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They have given multiple grants pertaining to these ingredients and the improvement of infant neurodevelopment. NEPT has a unique case in tabulating the Return On Research Capital (RORC) metric... go to Neptune's Saturday Night RORC.
Not that hype and speculation should be completely shunned. It's just that a portfolio can only take so much. If share ownership in Tesla Motors, Inc. included a minority interest in Space X, then I'd be excited. Of the vehicle manufacturers, Tesla Motors, Inc. is one of the leaders in Research and Development (R&D) spending. Click Saturday Night RORC to read more on Tesla Motors, Inc.
This past week held the celebration of International Women's Day. Marissa Mayer was frequently referenced due to her business influence as the President and CEO of a leading technology company. Since July of 2012, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) has been under her leadership and as of late, the object of scrutiny. Follow the link to read the full Saturday Night RORC of Yahoo!, Inc.
Research and Development (R&D) comes with cap levels and it's difficult to drive innovation in all directions. GoPro, Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) has definitely taken a mile where the industry leaders gave an inch. Follow the link to read the full Saturday Night RORC of GoPro, Inc.
While there is no word of a Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) drone to join the crowded space, they still create regular advancements. For example, the Facebook, Inc. facial recognition technology has been a pivotal application. Follow the link to read the full Saturday Night RORC of Facebook, Inc.
President Donald Trump put pressure on auto makers to keep manufacturing in the United States. The relationship does not appear to be completely adversarial as key CEOs later met with him at the White House for a positive meeting of the minds. Ford Motor Company claims to have canceled $1.6b for a new Mexico plant and diverted $700m towards domestic operations. The company's free cash flow (FCF) yield is strong as so is the dividend yield.
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