Big Johnson

"He (Robert Johnson) went into business with a fellow called Seabury, back in 1873, selling medicated plasters. In other words, the precursor to the bandaid. In a few short years they were a global business, Robert promptly went to the World Fair in Philadelphia in 1876, where a large gathering of doctors (the biggest in … Continue reading Big Johnson

Dine for the Bottom Line

"The business more importantly over time has taken control over production during the last few years, everything from tomato paste to fries to muffins to cheese. All big inputs where they can control the quality of the products, and more importantly, for the franchise owners not to get worried about the product delivery and stock. … Continue reading Dine for the Bottom Line

20 000!

"You can check out another *nice* milestones piece, from the first time the Dow crossed 1000 points in 1972 to present day. 1000 point milestones of The Dow, and then a table for ease of use The Dow's milestones. Just inside of 15 years to double from 1000 to 2000 points. From 2000 to 4000 … Continue reading 20 000!

Johnson!

"The company has more cash than any of their peers, 40 billion Dollars relative to a market cap of 318 billion sounds a little like a tech business, not so? And a bit of a "lazy" balance sheet. The conclusion of the piece is that the shift towards the biggest division, the pharma division, is … Continue reading Johnson!

Amgenerous

  "The numbers quick sticks, for the full year, as those are available. The company produced revenues of 21.662 billion Dollars, an increase of 8 percent on the year. The company spends an enormous amount on R&D - Research and Development (looking for the next huge therapy), 18.7 percent of all revenues. That is a … Continue reading Amgenerous