Financial Analysis is breaking down the financial report and make interpretations from it – honestly, this is the most boring activity in investing (but we promise you, you won’t see boring posts under this category here). But the investor has no choice. Analyzing financial reports make investor get closer to valuation.
The Big Picture
Four mantras in investing are: Find durable business, find a business with a high return on invested capital, Don’t pay too much, verify periodically.
Our first post’s category is Competitive Advantage – it deals with the first mantra: Finding durable business. This – Financial Analysis category – deals with the second: Finding companies with a high return on invested capital.
Our article under financial analysis parent will cover earnings in detail. It will cover the business model, segment contribution, and how could it grow (or not) in the next foreseeable future. Our earning analysis will be incorporated with Cash Flow Analysis as justification of that earnings. In some cases, earning is just a record – not materialized in cash, and we don’t like that.
Moreover, We will also cover the balance sheet since it provides us insight into the management track record, financial resilience against bad circumstances, management stewardship, and company strategy.
We hope our financial analysis will provide a storyline of a company – you don’t see it as a number. It beyond the number, the financial report, year by year, will provide a history of the company – how good the strategy is, how many bad decisions made, how management treats shareholders.
In the last sequel of the Tesla episode, we know that Tesla has an impenetrable economic moat and promising earning power. But, with a sky-high valuation, is it worth buying? Our stock analysis of Tesla tries to shed the light.
Every year, via Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett shows us his portfolio. Moreover, so many great investors also tell about his approach – whether it is blogs, YouTube channels, or apps. Can we just copy-paste investing strategy of Warren Buffett?
During Black Friday, the PayPal Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Program experienced a 400% surge from the previous year. Are these jumps could attract investors to hold or even buy its stock? Through Our PayPal Stock Analysis, we address that question.
Leonardo da Vinci is the first who performs an autopsy on the human body. That brave – and maybe a blasphemous decision by religion was taken in 1490. Hundreds of years later, the Da Vinci robot, under the Intuitive Surgical company, becomes the first robot that delivers surgery (with the man behind of course). We invite you to get closer to the Intuitive Surgical Business Model through this article. Spoiler alert: we love its recurring income.
After tepid growth for years, in June 2021, The wireless giant finally show signs of fire. Investingdeck tries to connect this leap with 5G, EV, and the Internet of Things. We also cover the Qualcomm business model to help readers get the bigger picture.
Since 2018, Apple’s transparency has been questioned since it won’t include the iPhone sales unit in its financial report1. Investingdeck offers you a bigger picture of this issue through our Apple revenue analysis. This article also covers the hottest Apple breakthrough, MacBook pro-2021.
The business model is simple. Banks lend money from what they collect or deposit. So, it is logical to think that the customer deposit is the most important factor for the bank. What about another source of revenue? Isn’t it matters? What does another factor investors need to consider to understand – and in turn, make valuation for the bank industry? Here, through our financial analysis for the Banking industry, we try to elaborate on that question.