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$AN said that 2Q16 SG&A as a percentage of gross profit was 69.5%, which was relatively flat vs. 2Q15. The company continues to focus on expense discipline and has aligned its cost structure to the plateauing industry environment. The provision for income tax was $71MM or 38.8% and net new vehicle floorplan was a benefit of $13.2MM, down from 2Q15.
Of all the Wall St firms out there, Goldman Sachs $GS is the most revered for the way they're run - hiring the best, highly competitive, a closely-knit peer group and making tons of profits for the shareholders. An interesting interview of its CEO Llyod Blankfein by Carlyle groups chief David Rubenstein
Great results from $TSLA, however the question remains if Tesla can continue to scale up to produce the cars in the quantity it promises. Model 3 numbers need to be in multiples of what they are producing right now. Wish them the best, will keep an eye as I am still not convinced that they can scale easily.
Watching $TSLA Oct 28th $215 Calls for possible entry
Chipotle stock is crashing like a falling knife after it's earnings report last evening; down about 10% already today! Was Bill Ackman wrong in buying about 10% stake in $CMG couple of months ago? Or is this market reacting to disappointing earnings? And can they really get customers to trust them again after food-safety crisis?