Let’s get to the point very quickly this week. Last week I put a step aside and presented Kobe Steel. Two weeks ago I provided some links to sites talking about specific companies. One of those links was https://investorplace.com/2016/12/the-7-worst-stocks-to-buy-for-2017/ I realised two of the seven companies discussed there were steel-companies, just like Kobe-steel. So a good chance to move to the promised set and create graphs for two companies, allowing us to compare three as they are all about steel. The Annual Reports (2016) I found at:
For US-Steel the values I took I used their own overview at page 59: Revenue: $ 10261 MM Loss $ – 440 MM Equity $ 2274 MM Assets $ 9160 MM
For AK-Steel I had to sum numbers as their presentation is a little bit different from US-Steel, so I added their non-operational income to the operational part (please check because – as stated before – I’m merely demonstrating the power of AnRep3D, not analysing companies. I am certainly not providing advice, except that in my opinion it would be good to purchase an AnRep3D full license): Revenue $ 6010 MM Profit $ 115.9 MM Equity $ 90.7 Assets $ 4036 MM
Putting the numbers into two different input-files (remember, the free demo-generator will only process one company a time) and feeding them to the generator we get two 3D graphs. The first graph for AK-Steel looked tiny because I took the same scaling as used for Kobe and US-Steel. With the second attempt the scaling (“shrink factor” reducing the large amounts) was set to 250 instead of 500 keeping the numbers twice as high this time. The two input-files looked like this:
It is clear that US-Steel (USA) and Kobe-Steel (Japan) are rather similar, although US-steel shows a larger (relative) loss and low equity compared to the total assets (so the gearing is high) AK_Steel (USA) however, looks very different in two ways: its equity is very low compared to the total assets (high gearing – this is why the graph looks like a sheet of steel) and it shows a profit instead of a loss. No conclusions, just visualisation!
I hope this is another valid demonstration of the power of AnRep3D. And this is only about the free demo-generator, not the full version coming with a license. This version is able to compare a series of companies over a range of years. Of coure a picture will say more than a thousand words, so I provide you wit a screenshot (no 3D graph available this time) of such a complex graph. Visit https://AnRep3D.com for more information.