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Caterpillar vs. John Deere: By the Numbers

Caterpillar vs. John Deere: By the Numbers

The consumer slowdown and rising debt in China have put a damper on most commodity prices and both John Deere and Caterpillar are suffering as a result. However, comparing the two companies reveals a few significant differences at the level of capacity utilization and productivity. These different performances result in different Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) outcomes for both.

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Wal-Mart vs. Amazon: By the Numbers

Wal-Mart vs. Amazon: By the Numbers

  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc. are locked in fierce competition for dominance of the retail industry. Beyond the vicious price war, extending to rapidly falling charges for delivery, our attention should turn to capacity utilization and productivity as...

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