Let me ask you a question – is your objection that felons who have served their time can't vote or that the standard for felonies – those major crimes against society – has been watered down? Because it sounds to me that it is the watering down of felonies that is your issues – and I would agree with you there.
Today's value of a stock (bond, or any finical asset) is based on all future cash flows discounted (i.e. interest rate / time value) . So the real question is: How confident are you in your projected cash flows? Sold or is just a piece of blue sky? (See security rules on “Blue Sky” companies.)
So, to reorder your numbers a bit,
100m in projected revenue / 40m in cost of goods this year = 60m in profits. (40m is from wiki's original source, numbers are projected, so....)
1.1b market cap / 60m profit = Price/Earnings ratio of 18.
P/E ratio for the S&P is 14.
It looks like it has high growth, that would push the numbers up. Huge risk / numbers are projections / I am doing the numbers on the fly without all of the accoutning number - would push the numbers down.
I am going to have to disagree with you there – but it is a subject that I struggle with.
Convicted felons have (and should) their rights restricted. For example, in America, ownership of firearms is restricted. Reasonable.
But for computers / internet – in a blanket sort of way? You apply online for jobs, you communicate via e-mail, you get public services via the internet. You are stacking the odds against a person to intergate themselves back into society.
Yeah, but that is true for a lot of government documents. One used to have privacy via anonymity. The information was public but was hard to get to. You had to got the court house – if you knew the right jurisdiction, and you could paw though the records until you found what you wanted. (Or did not find – but what did that mean? Maybe you were not looking in the right spot.) Now it's all getting out there...
It sounds kind of silly, but it is a computer. I don't know abut the Swedish prison system, but in America communication with the outside is regulated, monitored and subject to search – legal consul being an exception. Some of the (older?) versions have a IR, so another method to communicate. So letters could be written and then smuggled out. I have visions of crime bosses running their gang from the inside. Probably not applicable in this case but everybody needs to be treated the same.
IIRC, after 911, buses carrying seniors to see Broadway plays where pulled over after cross a bridge to get into Manhattan. Officially, the policy never said why, but it was implied that radiation used in medical procedures were to blame. So, I don’t think a single person would kick out enough radiation, but a whole group could.
Network effect. It your counter-parties use BBM and not Skype, you use BBM and not Skype. (Until there is a critical mass on Skype, and then the networking effect goes into reverse.)
It’s not “Tablets” taking over, it is the Thin Client model that is taking over. High internet speeds make this possible but tablets make it portable.
Could you say again what you want? I am not following you.
For context, most of the world uses a “source” standard of income. If you earned X dollars in country Y you pay Country Y’s tax on those X dollars. America (and a few other small countries) uses a domicile test – If you are a American corporation you will pay American taxes on that income no matter where it was earned. (This at times has led to a tax rate over 100% - so America put in a lot of fudges, exemptions, etc. which makes our tax code very inefficient.)
So, to you – should small companies (under X people) pay corporate tax and not big ones? Why would they move to America if they still had to pay profit on their overseas operations? (I am assuming that if a company were operating oversea that their market would remain there while they were physically here?)
(FYI, I am all for dropping the corporate tax rate to near zero – assuming is is coupled with the closer of some loopholes. And, I think part of America’s future is being an international hub, where bright people from around the world come and mix to create new things – so nix the non-citizen part – welcome almost everybody.)
It partly about addressing a power imbalance, it is partly setting up norms so it is easier to set up the contracts but even then there can be some interesting court cases.
Normally what happens is that you have a long established franchise and the parent company decides to sack them. The will franchise operations just outside the exclusive zone in the contract – or try selling the product via mail order or the internet. Most contracts state that the franchise must keep up to certain standards, so the parent company starts reviewing every dotted i and crossed t. Or they will crank up the cost of goods sold to the franchise which they have to buy – such as logoed cups and such. Or maybe you have a franchise which is being run by a grandson and is doing the bare minimum (or less), ridding on the parent's coattails.
NASCAR has a policy of keeping their contracts to under a page – if partner’s can't trust each other and need massive contracts, why bother? I don't think we could extend that to everybody, but it is an important factor to remember, good will and trust are just as important as a good contract.
I thought you were talking about Tesla in general - where they do have showrooms (dozens) and a sales force - not about N.C. specifically.
All states, as far as I know, have a host of franchise and bad faith laws that would limit a company from coming in a competing with its own franchises, which I think is the important point.
So, for example, Ford could not go into NC and compete with their indie franchises – that would be unfair to the franchises who had spent all of that time and effort to build up Ford’s brand and market. All major car companies operate this way.
Until Tesla, who has no franchises and want none – tipping over the old apple cart if you know what I mean – and the current powers that be don’t like apple carts to be tipped over.
Heck, I am fine with Tesla not having a franchise system – just explaining how things are.
I am also o.k. with legislation that redresses the balance of power in theory – but it does tend to entrench the existing powers against upstarts – and I do think system is skewed towards the auto dealer’s today.
They have showrooms so people can take a look and have a test drive. I assume they would also help you fill out the paperwork to buy one. (Except for Texas, according to the article.) I would also assume they have some type of repair shop – based on the assumption that the comer garage does not know how to work on these cars yet.
So, yes, they have overhead costs. Probably a lot lower than the majors, but still.