IBM had a nice OS of their own that never caught on. If MS wasn't there someone else would have. IBM and the PC are the real starters of the internet, IBM got computers in just about every office in record time.
Shareholder equity can be misleading with lots of debt that is convertible to shares. Cleans the debt off the books with shareholders in theory taking the hit. Share price target must be hit though. That tends to work out like share buy backs which don't often move the share price the amount that buy back should. In theory of course.
Opinion can be expressed freely, sorry. Start throwing around insider information much different situation. Misstating material facts to benefit a stock position??? Yes you can get in trouble there.
Not that many jobs have health insurance any more or least health insurance that you don't pay a large amount.
Example the guy down the street from me is a part owner in a mortgage brokerage firm and he is in a pickle. When the market crashed so did his income, household of 5. For a household of 5 you can make close to $100 K a year and be eligible for Medicaid so that's what he did. With that you get free school lunches, half priced summer camp etc. etc. His income has come back up and he faces the problem of can he make enough more money to make up for lost insurance etc. I pay $1340 a month for a family policy for 4 people, right there is $16,000 a year, his would be higher. When you figure in taxes and all that he would have to make more then $16,000 to cover the lost health insurance. Add it all up and he might very well just take some long vacations if he is approaching is income limits. If he can bump his income by $50,000 or so that a different matter but you would really have to sit down and figure out whether $50,000 extra was worth losing all the government aid. Of course in his case he has to deal with public shame which will most likely get him off Medicaid. Many people can't just bump up their income like that and some will just go the easiest route.
BTW health insurance if you have a family has gotten really high. They say you should be able to pay 10% of your income to health insurance??? Well in my case that means I have to make at least $160,000 a year. Average household income is around $50,000 year. ??????? I don't see that working for a whole lot of people.
Who cares??/ Trading wise it probably won't do a thing to Tesla's price. You'll just hear about the new money going into the Gen 3 which will take over the world in this tech company. Numbers cruncher already hate this stock so they're not the ones trading it. Long term short positions??? I bet the fundamental guys all have a Tesla short some where.
You have to except the vision of the third generation with Tesla selling 500,000 car a year.
Wait a minute, lower profits on cheaper gen 3 cars.
Okay, how about 3 times the production for equal profits. $90K verses $30 K for gen 3. Let's say 1.5 million vehicles in the near future.
Wait a minute that still makes the valuation too high.
Over coming fixed costs for the new model will take probably take 5 million $30 K cars to cover the costs.
Wait a minute I'm still having a hard time justifying this valuation.
Let's just say 10 million vehicle sold a year post the launch of gen 3. There, think that will justify the current Tesla price.
Him Tesla has a forward PE of 80 and GM has a forward PE of 7.7.Tesla is roughly valued10 times more than GM. I guess if Tesla's sales go up by 10X, 20,000 to 200,000 that should solve the problem??? That doesn't work right either.
I give up. Let's just trade this puppy as a high flying trading stock and see who will time the collapse the best????
The NSA total MS to do that, all data needs to be stored where the NSA doesn't have to work for it. Social, work everything in one spot so you can be monitor for the good of the people.
Never have I used MS support in fact it's kind of worthless. Much cheaper to just hire so trouble shooters to take care of your software.
Not till the $30K can't be produced. Most likely a $50 car with limited range which needs to sale a mass production rate to make a profit. Won't be enough interest and one by one the dominos will fall.
He probably figured he would have also sorts of tax schemes and government money coming in on the factory. "We're going to make jobs!" No one seems to be biting. LOL. The problem is in the fundamentals, which haven't changed.
Some guys figured out how to make grapheme using a light scribe DVD burner for cheap. Not sure if they have been able to ramp it up to mass production. In theory it should be fairly cheap to make grapheme, lots of talk about super capacitors using grapheme.
Google it up.
What's up with your name??? Father?? As in a Priest??? Zima???/
So you're Priest who uses Zima to get your "dates"???
Z not beer, Z not wine, it's Zima..
No XP was worth the upgrade. Don't go all Linux on me, most people aren't capable of using Linux for one reason or another.
Junk with you admit to improvements........Thought Win 8 was the OS to beat all so great everyone would switch to it????
You do know Dell sells all their business computers with Win 7 and they throw in Win 8 just in case you lose your mind and want to install Win 8??????
You do know that inflates Win 8 sales numbers, right????
You do know others aren't aware that you can still buy Win 7???? That inflates Win 8 number because the uninformed just think they don't have a choice.
Just a thought, I don't really count going into a new market as sales growth. Same with US sales numbers, Tesla started with back orders the real sign to watch for is do sales keep up, flatten or drop by region??? I know for over all sales numbers it does count as Tesla selling more cars but growth???? I don't think so.
Europe is very different from country to country let alone comparing it the US as far preferred vehicles to drive. For that matter you would probably think Tesla's would be popular in wealthy urban areas but the MS is a big car and many cities in Europe have tiny streets. Just one difference there. You also get into tax schemes which are much different then the US.
London has a congestion charge of 11.5 euro a day. I think the MS is exempt from that charge. Gas prices are much higher in GB as well. Seems to me a person driving in and out of London 5 days a week could make a decent case for a Tesla but again back to real world range. I have no idea how a Tesla would do in the cold, highway speeds then stop and go traffic????? Also parking is problematic with a big car in London.
It's not wise to make general predictions about sales in any part of the world, what works here (questionable) and what is trendy here (questionable else where) very well might not work at all over seas for many different reasons.