As the candidates hurtle toward the finish line, modelling the long-term profits for one of the most audacious undertakings in the history of science remains a separate challenge.
China was the first country to confront COVID-19 and appears to be the first to recover. The solidarity and tenacity of the Chinese people were key reasons for the success, writes Harding Loevner Analyst Jingyi Li.
Consumer goods companies are being pressured to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from product packaging. This presents an opportunity and a challenge. One thing seems certain: companies that ignore demands for eco-friendly packaging do so at their peril.
In response to China’s decision to halt plastic scrap imports, some waste management companies in the West are going high tech.
Pharmaceutical companies, pressured by buyers to lower drug prices, find their high profit margins threatened.
Selling software as a service instead of a product has been a boon for enterprise software companies. But will their growth translate to high profits?
A Prescription for Growth? Why Pharma Companies Are Testing New Tactics to Refill Their Drug Pipelines
Many pharmaceutical companies are shifting away from large acquisitions, instead opting to buy smaller firms with riskier, earlier-stage drug candidates. Others are experimenting with new strategies altogether.
To regain market share lost to nimble competitors, established footwear and apparel brands are taking steps to accelerate design, production, and sales.
As top-selling biologics begin to lose patent protection, some drug makers are investing heavily to meet anticipated demand for biosimilars. Yet the high cost and complexity of these new drugs pose a risk to expected profits.
In-store apps and “digitized” brick-and-mortar stores point to a future where online and offline shopping is highly integrated.
Climate change and other global trends could lead to more encounters with pests—and rising demand for pest control services.
Fixed-base operators that run a network of locations are likely to achieve higher-than-average earnings growth in the fragmented FBO industry.