Barbara: You're right.. I think it's reflective of a spotty recovery, not just by country or technology, but more broadly across many industries. Think it will be this way, at least in Europe, for some time to come.
Do these results indicates success of some products for organization and failure of product for other divisions? Dreaming and conceptulize product of next few years or even decade is of prime importance for better earnings and continued growth.
As we can see that revenues are growing for the companies mentioned here and this means that entities have more cash generated themselves. This indicates that reliance on debt finance is decreasing which many be good for European economy as a whole.
From the stats you shared, one thing I find common amongst most or all companies is that profit as a % have grown more than the revenue %. I am curious that is it an indication that supply chain problems (both backward and forward) are easing out or is it something else due to which costs are getting well fit in the pocket?
The outlook is surprisingly good considering the problems with reconciling the debt and avoiding default in the Eurozone. It seems like the impact would be in more operating overhead, where these companies trade primarily in Euros, having a "Plan B" would entail extra expense and effort.
The forecast is not really positive in Europe because of the week economy at this moment. I'm not really sure about the reasons for this slow down but definitely look forward to stay on right note with investments pumping in and expects to see profits in future.
@Bolaji, I was wondering the same thing. I know my companies sales and profits for Europe are down, and that is considered the weak point in the globe at the moment. I understand that some companies are still posting excellent quarters, but it also makes you wonder could these numbers actually be better if this European crisis wasn't going on.
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