FAANG revisited – alternative financial ratios visualised

AnRep3D is able to visualise financial data from companies in time. By now most readers will know, but until now we have been rather conservative in this blog. It’s time to show more of the power of the generator.

Power Station(Photo by stevepb on pixabay)

Often we used the familiar set of Revenue, Profit, Equity and Total Assets (sometimes switching to Gross Profit or EBITDA and in some occasions taking Total Liabilities). Annual Reports were used to get the numbers and this seemed to be a logical choice because of the name of the product. However, there is no reason to avoid quarterly updates. Then, Profit can be replaced by something like Cash Flow from Operations (roof) and by taking Current Liabilities instead of Equity (width) and Current Assets only (depth), we have a completely different set of ratios (like current ratio and cash flow ratio)!

FangOf course we are looking for companies with a healthy cashflow. Why don’t we revisit some of the FAANG companies?

(Photo by SarahRichterArt on Pixabay)

Amazon, Alphabet (still called GOOG at the stock exchange) and Apple seem to present an ideal set of candidates to follow for a couple of quarters! Let’s see if the results are interesting (I don’t know yet – first we have to visualise).

Google Chrome Logo(Photo by geralt on Pixabay)

Where do we start? Well, with the form Q10 and probably the period 2017 Q3 to 2018 Q3.iPad

Apple has a broken book-year and will publish the report on the third quarter of 2018 only at the end of January, so we will start with the other ones.

(Photo by FirmBee on Pixabay)

Amazon is earlier in the list than Alphabet (it’s G for GOOG is at the end of FAANG), so let’s start with Amazon.

Amazon Parrot

(Photo by alvaroas8a0 on Pixabay)  Sorry, wrong Amazon, but this picture is less boring.

Again, I had to collect data from the Q10 forms and I created a collage from the three important statements (Cash Flow, Income, Balance) for Q2 of 2018 as an example.

Q10 form numbers

The relevant numbers got a red square around them. The others are for checking purposes –  not used in the graph. I will try and generate a graph showing the three companies together for the next posts, adding them one by one.

For more information, please have a look at our other posts, our website or our youtube-channel. Again, the free 3D-graph generator package (zip) can be downloaded, unpacked in a folder and the .jar file can be started immediately. Our email-address is anrep3d@gmail.com On Twitter.

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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