Publicly Traded Analog Semiconductor Industry Report: Winter 2023 Results

Recent Winter earnings results of the Top 5 Publicly Traded Analog Semiconductor companies by YoY revenues were mostly down across the board in the October-December quarter, according to their latest earnings releases. Of the publicly traded Analog Semiconductor companies who released Winter 2023 earnings results, only NXP Semiconductors increased their YoY revenues by 3.30% Analog […]

Publicly Traded Waste Management Industry Report: Autumn 2023 Results

According to their latest earnings releases, the latest Autumn earnings results of the Top 4 Publicly Traded Waste Management companies by YoY revenues increased by 5% in the July-September quarter. Of the publicly traded Waste Management companies that released Autumn 2023 earnings results, one leads ahead the list and increased their YoY revenues by 9.8%, […]

Historical S&P 500 Industry Weights – [20+ Year History]

Updated 7/12/2023 If you’re benchmarking to the S&P 500, then it helps to know the context of your industry weighting compared to the index. It can help to explain your portfolio’s relative performance. It can also create a “heat check” to how your portfolio is balanced, and how it might react to an upcoming economic […]

Average Operating (EBIT) Margin by Industry – 22 Years of Data [S&P 500]

Updated 4/21/2023 Operating margin is probably the most useful profitability ratio because it’s much less volatile than net margin but includes all operating expenses to run a business (which gross margin doesn’t). Obviously, we want to see increasing operating margins over time. But how’s an investor to know if a company’s general levels of operating […]

Average Gross Profit Margin by Industry – 22 Years of Data [S&P 500]

Updated 4/21/2023 Gross profit margin is one of the three main margin formulas in a company’s income statement, which measures a company’s efficiency in creating profitability. Gross profit margin, or “Gross Margin”, is basically how profitable a product or service is before you account for the operating costs, taxes, and interest payments to run the […]

Historical EPS Data for the S&P 500 – 20 Years of Average YOY Growth

Comparing a company’s historical EPS (earnings per share) data with the S&P 500 helps give insight on a company’s growth. It can tell investors whether that company is keeping up with the market or economy. It can also tell investors if that company deserves its valuation. The reason to look at historical EPS growth to […]

[S&P 500] Average Valuation Multiples by Industry: P/E, P/FCF, P/S, P/B, PEG

There are many valuation multiples which investors use to compare stocks with their peers in an industry. This post displays the mostly commonly used valuation multiples, showing average multiples of the S&P 500 by both sector and industry for Fiscal Year 2021 and 2020, as well as the 19 or 20-year historical averages (2002 – […]

Stock Market Days Up vs. Down Percentage [Updated]

So I was doing some research on the S&P 500 and came across some interesting data. Basically, I wanted to know what the stock market does on average. I particularly wanted to know the percentage of how many days the stock market is up vs. down. Getting my data was actually simpler than you might […]

Comparing the P/E Ratio of Nifty 50 Companies with Today (7 Examples)

The nifty 50 companies were the most popular stocks of their time in the 1960’s and 1970’s. These 50 companies were growing so fast that investors bought them at any price, even at high P/E ratios. There were valid reasons behind these high P/E (Price to Earnings) ratios. But, as we’ll uncover today, the results […]

FAANG Companies: Is Their High Growth Sustainable?

The FAANG companies—aka Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google—are technology leaders of the stock market known for their high rates of growth. They are sometimes referred to as “Big Tech”. There is no special qualification to be a FAANG stock; it’s simply a catchy acronym to represent some companies which have done really, really well in […]

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