WE DID CASH COWS, NOW LET’S DEFINE STARS / PROBLEM CHILDREN / DOGS BY BILL ATTARDI

We defined Cash Cows in our last blog as follows: Cash Cows represent business units having superior market share in a mature, slow growing, fading industry. Cash cows require little investment and generate cash that can be utilized for investment

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WHAT DO GE, PHILIPS AND OSRAM HAVE IN COMMON? BY BILL ATTARDI

They all want OUT!….or do they? What keeps you up at night? I woke up in the middle of the night thinking I figured out where the Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of our friends in the lighting industry think they

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Philips, Osram Lighting Spin-Offs Diverge on LED Challenge

In terms of size, the two are comparable: Philips Lighting had core earnings in 2015 of 547 million euros ($624 million), on sales of 7.5 billion euros. In the same year, Osram reported core earnings of 567 million euros on

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WHAT DO WE DO WITH A PROBLEM CHILD? BY BILL ATTARDI

What keeps you up at night? After 50 years, it’s still the lighting industry for me. I woke up in the middle of the night with worry about a problem child. Not a family issue but I’ve done that too

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