After a long-awaited entry into smartphone gaming, Nintendo forecast that this new market would help the company double annual operating profit in the year through March, offsetting weak sales growth in its traditional consoles. Today’s graphic shows a timeline of Nintendo game console releases in tandem with the company’s share price performance.
UPDATE: We added a fourth bank (National Australia Bank) to the graphic.
Australian banks, renowned for their strong returns, face an earnings slowdown in coming years as stricter capital rules and a softening economy are set to put brakes to the stellar run of record profits and dividend growth. Today’s graphic looks at the earnings history and share performance of three of Australia’s largest banks.
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Apple said that it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after two new models went on sale this past Friday. Today’s graphic shows the company’s share price performance one month prior to and a week after past product unveilings.
Today’s graphic shows the best and worst first day share price performance of IPOs so far in 2014. Topping the list is Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, which opened up 206.7%, while the worst performer was King Digital Entertainment.
Nintendo, facing a third year of losses, will have to burn through a lot of its cash to try again with the Wii U’s successor. The failure of the Wii U – whose annual sales forecast was slashed by 70% earlier this month – leaves Nintendo trailing other gaming powerhouses Sony and Microsoft. Today’s graphic is an overview of the video game company’s performance.
HTC’s shares dropped 2% after it reported an operating loss and lower-than-expected net profit for the fourth quarter. Today’s graphic is a snapshot of HTC’s recent performance, with a timeline of key events and share price, net income and smartphone market share.
Apple’s profit and margins slid despite higher sales of iPhones in its fourth quarter. Today’s graphic shows key earnings, revenue and shipment statistics for Apple over the last three years.
Tepco, the operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, has racked up net losses of more than $27 billion and is liable for compensation, decontamination of affected areas and decommissioning the reactors. Today’s graphic looks at the company’s finances, including the value of their nuclear power generation facilities, shareholder composition and their share price fluctuation.
Wal-Mart is one the world’s most widely held stocks. Top execs are taking several steps to improve results amid what the company is calling a tough global economy. Watch this video to see what actions Wal-Mart is taking to boost profits and their potential impact on shares.
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