Using the demo-generator: Toshiba

In the previous blogpost four very different types of companies were presented. Now it’s time to compare other companies to these “archetypical” shapes in AnRep3D. Remember, I promised to work with the free demo generator (so not the full version, but now, many years later the full version is free!) to show even this one can bring valuable insights. The full 3D-graph generator package can be downloaded from our site (free, even no registration) and I actually did so myself to be sure I use the same package as you will. Demo-graphs don’t offer absolute comparison but only relative as the graphs will hold just one company in one single year, so only one “building” instead of a complete Manhattan-like overview. Yet some ratios will still be visible in the graph and the shapes of the different graphs can be compared as well.

Toshiba is a company with a lot of exposure during the last year. A good reason to have a look and we will do it now. Toshiba’s annual report is in Yen, but as we don’t have an absolute comparison, there is no need to change this. It’s only about the ratios in the graph compared to ratios in another graph (relative comparison). The annual report is called 2016, but three quarters are in 2015 as the Toshiba book-year is not from January to December. The numbers represent the complete Group Totals, including non-controlling interests: Revenue (all) is ¥ 5,903.4 Bln, Profit (actually a loss) is ¥ -460.0  Bln, Equity ¥ 672.2 Bln, Total Assets ¥ 5,433.3 Bln. and the graph visualising those numbers looks like this:


Clicking on the image will start the real 3D graph in your default browser (both Javascript and WebGL should be enabled). If you don’t trust the connection, download the .htm file first, using right-click. Have a look at the file and start it locally by double clicking it in Windows Explorer.
The 3D-graphs can be manipulated in real-time: clicking left and moving the mouse will tilt the graph in different directions (or move the observer’s viewpoint around a fixed graph – it’s relative of course). Double clicking in the graph translates it and moves the centre at the same time. As a result the way the graph tilts will change. Just try it. If you don’t know how to get the normal position back, just refresh the graph.

The height and depth of the graph are almost the same, as the revenue is about the same size as the total assets. More important however is the equity: it doesn’t differ a lot from the loss and the equity is already very small compared to the total assets, so the gearing is high (partially because of the loss)! Indeed Toshiba seems to be a candidate for a take-over as some analysts say unless it’s able to extract a lot of money from the market to boost the equity – or to return to a healthy profit of course. Toshiba is mainly an manufacturer, so we should compare it with Royal Philips or Royal Dutch Shell and not with a bank like ING and certainly not with a HR-services and temp agency like Randstad. The revenue is quite good but the gearing is high and therefore a loss will have more impact than for e.g. Takeway. Below the “archetypical graphs” from the previous posts are repeated: Bank (ING), Gas-oil-renewables (R.D. Shell), HR-temp (Randstad) and and innovative start-up (TakeAway. Let’s see what Toshiba comes up with next year!

ING 2016
Shell 2016
Randstad 2016
Takeaway 2016

Disclaimer: this blog is meant to demonstrate the power of AnRep3D only. It doesn’t offer any professional analysis or advice! For more information about our company and product (the AnRep3D graph-generator) please have a look at our website.

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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