Costco Defies the Odds

Costco has one thing in common with Amazon, it is a very cash rich company. On February 28, 2017 it reported $4.976 billion in cash from operations, $2.384 billion in in net income and $5.965 billion in cash and short-term investments. This was in spite of a free cash flow of -$23 million and a profit margin of 1.73%.

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What Went Wrong at Target?

The latest earnings figures show us that Target has suffered two straight quarters of revenue losses; fourth 2015 and first 2016. During that’s period its revenue has declined by $1.05 billion. The decline is not only large it is accelerating.

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