Tuesday, January 16, 2018


A predominantly brick and mortar retailer- Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) has reported poor fourth-quarter and full-year results. There are several reasons for these results, but analysts will also seek to get insights if e-commerce retailers like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) have penetrated this premium jewelry segment.

The results of Tiffany &Co report:

Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) reported both fourth quarter as well as full year results before the markets opened today. The quarterly sales fell for the first time in five years. The company reported revenues of $1.29 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to $1.3 billion reported for the same period last year. Adjusted diluted EPS were higher at $1.51 as compared to $1.47 for the fourth quarter of 2014. The results were in line with the expectations of the analysts though investors were not impressed.

Revenues for the full year of $4.25 billion were higher than those reported for last year. The only silver lining was that sales from Asia/Pacific region, particularly China, Australia and Singapore were encouraging. The guidance for 2015 were also not very encouraging with Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) expecting net earnings to fall by 30% in the first quarter. The company expects to touch $4.42 billion in revenues in 2015.

Foreign exchange was one main culprit foreign exchange effects were responsible for reducing net sales by almost 7% for the full year and 3% for the last quarter.

E-Commerce platforms continue to soar:

Though Tiffany had a bad quarter due to foreign exchange fluctuations, many other traditional brick and mortar retail giants are facing heat from e-commerce platforms like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY).

These companies are now focusing on their supply chains so that they can target the reach of traditional retailers. These companies are exploring newer technologies so that their material can reach their customers faster. Opening more distribution centres is not solving the problem. Last mile deliveries still remain problematic and also costly. Amazon is taking a giant step in overcoming this problem.

The company has always expressed their desire to use drones for this purpose. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was not willing to play ball. Current rules restricted the use of drones for commercial purposes. But, there has been a softening in their stance. FAA has granted Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) a limited license to test its drone delivery system over private land in Washington state. This is only a tiny step as Amazon will have to address several issues before drone deliveries can be started. The foremost concerns relate to privacy and safety.

Other issues relate to technological aspects and need to be sorted out. However, the giant strides made by mapping technologies are very encouraging. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has achieved tremendous success with its driverless car and Amazon will be interested in some of the technologies deployed by Google. The company is also a leader in mapping technologies.

It continues to appear that brick and mortar retail chains will continue to be hammered by the new upstarts of the retail chains.

Image credit:Tiffany

apple watch edition

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is also feverishly finalising plans for its Wearable product. Innovation, for Apple, is a necessity as its models and features are copied by competitors as soon as they hit the market.

It has also played a major role as a game changer in many industries; all of us still remember what the iPod and iTunes did to the music industry. Chinese manufacturers are able to bring out cheaper versions of the smartphones with most of the features of iPhones.

This business is now becoming a commodity business. Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s Android can match Apple’s iOS. A new line of business is required if Apple wants to match the growth and profitability it has achieved so far.

Wearables is expected to be the new battleground. Early players like Samsung may not have had great success, but insiders feel that Apple has the capacity to create a new market in itself. The company is also gearing up to face this challenge. This will also ensure that Chinese manufacturers get left out in the race and spend their money and time fighting for shrinking market shares and profits in the smartphone market.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has several innovative strategies to stay ahead in its field. In fact, it is one company that does not define its market but looks at creating it. That is also one of the reasons that it is the darling of the Wall Street.


 What is American Food Stamp Program or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)?


American Food stamp Program is now called as SNAP( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), it is initiated by US government to feed low or no-income people in the U.S. The SNAP program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

These benefits were distributed by U.S. State’s division of Social Services of Family and Childern. Around $133.08/month was spent for an individual participant in Food Stamp Program (SNAP).

Food Stamp – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) in Numbers:

No. of Americans Benefited: 47.6 million Americans

Amount Spent in 2013: $76.4 Billion ~ € 62.77 Billions

Recently its is announced from Michigan state analysis that it has more food STAMP recipients than public school students.

Real Facts about One Hundred American Dollars:

One hundred Dollar USD is the highest value bill in circulation in the United States of America. Around 4 out of 5 $100 bills, its found that there are Traces of cocaine. $100 bills are mostly used for cocaine snoring than anyother bills.

one hundred USD dollars

 Awesome Facts about Ten Thousand Dollars:

Using $10,000 USD you can buy a used car or go for an European Cruise vacation with your family. Also $10,000 USD is equal to 3 years of work for an average Indian.

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 How about 1Million USD?

Its is equal to 6crore of INR. It is calculated that average indian must earn 300years to earn $1,000,000(USD). However there are million of people more than $60,000/Month in India than U.S.

one million dollars USD american food stamp nation

 What Is Food Stamp Cards – EBT Cards?

More than 47.6 million Americans are benefited by Food Stamp Program also known as SNAP. In-order to avoid the stigma of Food stamp benefits, the EBT Cards were created and its used by the Americans same as Credit Cards.

USD American food stamp cards EBT CARDS

 Remember Breadline of America’s THE GREAT DEPRESSION of 1930’s ??

Important fact about the Great Depression Day is that People stood in the line for about 1/4 miles, which is 458 People standing in the line to get their food at a soup kitchen.

But Today, U.S. Govt brought by the technology “EBT Cards” same as credit cards for Food Stamp Program. These cards can be used by the People at the local retailers to get their foods. Usually EBT Cards will have certain amount($) allotted by the Govt.

More than 4000Walmart Super center are operating to provide food for Food Stamp program ( SNAP ).

BreadLine USD american food stamp participants

 Check Out the Line during 1930’s “The Great Depression day”

american bread line at 1930 great depression infographics

Facts about the Stamp Program(SNAP)

  • Around 47% of Food Stamp (SNAP) Participants are Childern
  • 78.6 are in metropolitan areas.
  • Only 4% of Stamp Program Participants are self employed
  • 93.2% of People belongs to US citizens.

America's modern breadline USD food stamp Walmart

 Stunning Facts about one-hundred Million Dollars

With this Money, You can start really huge Bank in India. ;)

100million dollar USD american food stamp infographics

 I Can’t imagine about $100Millions USD

100million dollar USD=3500 average american one year salary

What is One-Billion Dollars?

Can’t Imagine billion dollars?.

Recently UBER raised billions of dollars to get prepared IPO. With the Billion dollar you will become one of the most influential people in the country.

1billion dollars USD american life style

 Facts about $1Billion American Dollars

If you have cash of Billion dollar of $100bills, you definitely need a track to carry them.

2billion dollars USD fits in truck at $100bills


This Infographics were originally appeared on Demonocracy. Featured Image Credits goes to Memespp