Earnings: Dark Clouds Hang Over Europe's Bellwethers

NO RATINGS
View comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
Page 1 of 3   Next >   Last >>
Jacob
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Economic Ups and Downs
Jacob   8/1/2012 5:43:08 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves

Jennifer, you are right, there is a global economic slowdown, especially in EU countries. This financial outcome shows that such slow down has effect the turnover and profit of companies. I think from 2000 onwards, there are many twist and turns in economic conditions and companies are struggling hard for their business.

Barbara Jorgensen
User Rank
Blogger
Perception vs truth?
Barbara Jorgensen   7/31/2012 3:00:32 PM
NO RATINGS

I've been listening to earnings conference calls for several quarters now and this nagging pessimism just isn't going away. Until this quarter, execs were generally philosophical about the market: not a double dip, etc.; btb on the upswing...but the results are pretty ugly. I might have just crossed over from skeptic to believer: just because you are pessimistic doesn't mean the market isn't in the pits...

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Partnership at a disadvantage
WaqasAltaf   7/29/2012 3:23:42 AM
NO RATINGS

Nokia is a such a huge giant with so many dependant companies that bad news on its part badly reflects on others as well. Its partners, such as STM, might be thinking that their association with Nokia might get them label of partner of a weak company unable to find good alternates.

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: looks bleak
WaqasAltaf   7/29/2012 3:20:52 AM
NO RATINGS

@ Bolaji

Agreed. Its the frequent gossips that causes us to believe in the hype. Its just a slowdown and not a completely negative scenario. However, for European economists, its time to analyze that what factors can affect their long term competitiveness. 

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Dark Clouds Over Europe
WaqasAltaf   7/29/2012 3:17:12 AM
NO RATINGS

@ electrnx_lyf

True. Its now more about comparatives. If two companies are sustaining losses, question now is, what to do to sustain the lesser loss. However, what should be of more concern to the analysts is the companies that are not giving breakeven results even. 

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Dark Clouds Over Europe
elctrnx_lyf   7/28/2012 9:38:50 PM
NO RATINGS

All the executives in the world talk about the times of uncertainty and difficulties in economic predictability. the only way organisations becomes successful would be ready to accept some loss, some negative growth but still work hard with right investment going on.

Himanshugupta
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Will Germany tremble?
Himanshugupta   7/28/2012 11:44:22 AM
NO RATINGS

I think overall economic situation for Germany is much better than other countries. Siemens AG might have problems due to the electronics industry having problems in general. I donot think Germany is going anywhere in red, its situation is very strong.

syedzunair
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Dark Clouds Over Europe
syedzunair   7/28/2012 9:04:54 AM
NO RATINGS

Taimoorz, you are correct. The cost cutting measures should be applied to divisions or functions where the cut will not have an impact that will bring the entire structure down. For example, if you cut down the budget on education than in the future the country will face problems in getting technical resources for work. And, above all the upcoming generation will have lesser avenues of getting educated. Hence, the entire economy will suffer. 

Hospice_Houngbo
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Will Germany tremble?
Hospice_Houngbo   7/27/2012 10:30:16 PM
NO RATINGS

"Over in Germany, Siemens AG (NYSE: SI; Frankfurt: SIE) had even less rosy news."

German economy has been in good shape compared to other european countries. Will that Siemens revenue loss have a significant impact on the country's economy?  

Hospice_Houngbo
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: looks bleak
Hospice_Houngbo   7/27/2012 9:45:44 PM
NO RATINGS

@FLINGSCOT,

Good thinking. Analysts may be blowing things out of proportion. We know that they are doing their job, but they are too must "alarmist" sometimes.

Page 1 of 3   Next >   Last >>


More Blogs from Logical Link
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
Supply chain complexity has led to many executives reevaluating how they handle the supply chain and what value they get from which practices and procedures.
Vendor-managed inventory has proven itself as a way to save manufacturers time and money. But is it still vital in today's cloud-based world?
A growing talent shortage in supply chain and logistics jobs means the industry needs to get kids interested in the area much earlier than currently happens.
Any big business moves are likely to affect the connected supply chain. Let's look at how recent happenings at Alibaba and Amazon are likely to shake things up.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 8/20: Supply Chain Trends to Watch for the Rest of 2014
The supply chain hasn't quite reached the complexity of global phenomena like weather. So we've asked Jim O'Reilly to predict trends while answering your questions.
Live Chat 7/24: Effective Channel Management
Joe Alphonse and Tom Howell of Revitas discuss how to implement an effective channel management strategy.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed