Quaterly Earnings Report

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  1. Middleoftheroad
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    I don't understand them.
    A breif history of myself, I'm in management and I know quite a lot about how business is run, so I should be able to understand this. I'm also a very small time amateur stock trader.
    So here is my question.
    How can a company claim a large profit when
    a) cash is down a lot
    b) debt is up a lot
    c) assets are up.

    decrease in cash + increase of debt (net debt) + increase of assets = 0
    How is that a large profit?
     
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    Weak company earnings not a good sign for the economy...

    With weak earnings in tow, focus turns to jobs data
    April 29, 2016 - Coming off a barrage of flimsy company earnings reports that included Apple's first revenue drop in 13 years, investors will turn to April jobs data for signs of budding resilience or further weakening in the second quarter.
     
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    On Asset value increase exceeding debt increase. I subscribe to Value Line to avoid this kind of crap. I don't know your circumstances but unless your portfolio is big enough to turn a profit with subscriptions to VL and AAII you might want to stick to ETFs in a balanced portfolio.
     

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