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.
Saturday Night RORC: Caterpillar, Inc.
by Travis Brown May 28, 2016
Return on Research Capital shows mild volatility for CAT; downward trend for Deere.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: Skullcandy, Inc.
by Travis Brown May 21, 2016
Skullcandy's 2015 RORC is taken from their expense titled Research and Innovation, which returns a high yield.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: Glu Mobile, Inc.
by Travis Brown April 23, 2016
Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU) creates mobile app games for smartphones and other mobile devices. Recent improvements now include the compatibility of virtual reality/VR headsets.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: Neptune Technologies & Bioressources
by Travis Brown April 16, 2016
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) is a leading producer of a patented krill oil.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: Tesla Motors, Inc.
by Travis Brown March 19, 2016
Tesla Motors, Inc. builds cars that run on electricity and stocks that run on hype.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: Yahoo!, Inc.
by Travis Brown March 12, 2016
Yahoo!, Inc. continues to struggle in the sector of online tech. 2015 RORC was $4.12 for every 2014 dollar of R&D.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: GoPro, Inc.
by Travis Brown March 5, 2016
GoPro, Inc. is an action camera tech company in a land of giants. 2015 showed a return of $10.67 for every 2014 dollar of R&D.
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.
Saturday Night RORC: Facebook, Inc.
by Travis Brown February 27, 2016
Facebook, Inc. is a leader in the sector for RORC. 2015 showed a return of $6.72 for every 2014 dollar of R&D.
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.
Mila Kunis has been seen promoting Jim Beam, aka, Beam Suntory, Inc. The liquor company is a client of InnerWorkings, Inc. InnerWorkings, Inc. specializes in marketing and product packaging.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a 2004 FDA News Release showing that omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial in reducing coronary heart disease (CHD). In addition to omega-3, krill oil produced by Neptune Technologies & Bioressources claims to have other health/fitness releated benefits.