The holiday-season is comming to an end and people will be online again more frequently now. Time for a new blog-post, but no 3D-graph in this one yet! With the previous series (data is the new oil) being complete, a new one will come in. Of course the (partial) lockdown is going on in several countries although this isn’t something new. The only thing is that it takes a while before the impact of this Corona-virus is visible in the quarterly reports. China was hit even before 2020, but in Europe and the USA the panedmic really started during Q1 of 2020. Now most of the reports for Q2 2020 will be available and this would be the right moment to visualise the data of a series of companies during the upcoming months.
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus – usually referred to as COVID-19 – is a nasty creature from a human perspective. Several Corona-viruses are travelling around the world without doing a lot of harm, but it seems like this one found a key to one of our locks and got carte-blanche. With our globalised economy it could travel rapidly and here we are with the economy being hit very hard. Yet some companies prosper in this new situation, so the series about the impact won’t show doom and gloom only. The question is how the mix should be presented. The jury is still out.
We already provided the 3D-graphs (= output-files) with every post, but from now on, we will also add the input-files. This will help the users to experiment and understand how the generator works.
OK, we know that the upcoming posts will add companies with either a negative or a positive impact from the pandemic. Revenue and cash-flow from operating activities will be good a good combination and this time equity versus total liabilities might be another nice perspective. Very different from the traditional RPEA we used in the previous series (RPEA being short for Revenue Profit, Equity and total Assets).
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To be honest, I don’t yet have a clue what the 3D-graph will look like, because a “disaster” can be something like 10% loss of revenue only, but I expect the cash-flow be hit harder. Will companies increase loans to survive? Let’s see where we will get. What I do know is that we will take examples from the industries below.
Down by Corona: Travel and Tourism, Hotels and related, Oil&Gas, Finance, Manufacturing
Up by Corona: Groceries, Online entertainment, Online vendors, Tech companies
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For each group we will take a representative from somewhere in the world (having standardised quarterly reports available).
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