Business proposal Research Tools
Business proposal Research Tools
This paper evaluates different business research tools, summarizing the major contents of the materials and the effects thereof to business performance.
The article evaluates the different forms of firm ownerships and the inherent benefits thereof. The subject of the research compares hedge funds to private equity funds and there implications to the stakeholders. From the article, it is important that ownership structure changes alter net returns markedly. For example, there is an abnormally positive result from trading when the firm is under equity partnerships compared to other structures. Mietzner & Schweizer, (2014) concludes that private equity funds show the tendency of high profitability probably due to its long term investment potentiality.
GoPRO operates with equity security balance operating in the photographic equipment & Supplies. The sector in which it specializes is consumer goods handling directly utilizable products. On the competition front, its main competitors include Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION and PANASONIC CORPORATION. (YAHOO FINANCE, 2016).
Interpretation of the Net Income from the continuous Op for the year ending 31st December 2014 indicates a strong business showing having a surplus from the ending trading year, carried forward to the next year (YAHOO FINANCE, 2016). This shows a business that is stable and profitably viable.
Extracted from US Security & Exchange commission (2014).
Five externalities of relevance for industry analysis
There are both positive and negative externalities of significance for any industry player to consider. The negative externalities include.
Destructive noise from loud music, air pollution, sentimental loss from road expansion, asymmetrical markets, Market failure.
The negative externalities are important because they have negative implication on the market viability. This causes some sort of loss that could be avoided with prior planning.
The Net Under writing gain (loss) for the year 2008 is indicated to be $21173 million. From the instruction, the figure is given in parenthesis and hence it is a loss (Seifert, 2010).
Costco Wholesale Corp.
One fact about the company is that it deals on consumable final product at lower prices as a mean of promotion. Further, it encourages customers to acquire membership by paying an annual fee. This enables it to maintain customer loyalty and revenue stream. The eventual objective is to lower retail prices and thereby increase sales. (IBISWorld, 2016).
The latest research from the search site is one on coffee shops. The research focuses on the models of easing service provision in mainly service-oriented industries. It domain is business intelligence provision particularly for banking sector, business processing outsourcing among others. The ultimate goal of the research is to create a vibrant business environment, lightening what could be considered heavy duties (Coffee Shops - Quarterly Update, 2016).
NAICS numbers stands for the number that national association of insurance commissioners gives to individual underwriting companies. The number represents registration history and helps in industry regulation (NAICS Association, 2016).
SIC Codes means standard Industrial classification numbers/ codes. It is a three digit codes. It is used depending on the jurisdiction to classify industries. The six digit NAICS number for “Games, computer software, publishing’ is 511210.
The number of colleges, universities & professional schools is 2. The largest is the first one.
Coffee Shops - Quarterly Update (2016). Retrieved from http://0-search.proquest.com.opac.library.cpp.edu/docview/1755854504/AF8D67AD57A24F56PQ/1?accountid=10357 on 1/20/16.
IBISWorld. (2016). retrieved from http://0-clients1.ibisworld.com.opac.library.cpp.edu/reports/us/industry/majorcompanies.aspx?entid=1092#MP9274 on 20/1/16.
Mietzner, M. , & Schweizer, D. (2014). Hedge funds versus private equity funds as shareholder activists in Germany — differences in value creation. Journal of Economics and Finance, 38(2), 181-208.
NAICS Association (2016). Retrieved from http://www.naics.com/naics-search-results/ on 1/20/16.
Seifert, C.(2010). Insurance: Property-Casualty. S&P Capital IQ. Retrieved from http://0-www.netadvantage.standardandpoors.com.opac.library.cpp.edu/NASApp/NetAdvantage/showIndustrySurvey.do?code=ipc&date=/ipc_0710/ipc_0710.htm on 1/20/16.
U.S Securities and Exchange Commission(2014). Retrieved from https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1418091/000156459015001159/twtr-10k_20141231.htm#Item_8_FINANCIAL_STATEMENTS on 1/20/2016
YAHOO FINANCE (2016). Retrieved on 1/20/16 from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=GPRO+Income+Statement&annual
YAHOO FINANCE (2016). Retrieved on 1/20/16 from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/co?s=GPRO+Competitors