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About InvestAmerica, Inc.
Investamerica Inc. was incorporated in Utah in 1983, and in 1986, it changed its corporate domicile to Nevada. Optica Communications International Inc., the companys wholly owned subsidiary, is a private corporation that was incorporated in 1998. Optica Communications International, Inc. has two wholly owned subsidiaries, Optica Communications Inc., a company incorporated in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, in 1999, and Optica Communications, Inc., a company incorporated in the State of Nevada in 1999.
Zed Data Systems Corp. (Zed), the companys subsidiary, is a private corporation that was incorporated in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, in 1980 under the name "Zed Data Leasing Corp.". Zed has one wholly owned subsidiary, Tokamak Leasing Corp.
The company was a development stage company without any principal activities or active operations. When the company acquired Optica, it became involved with a start-up group of companies which intend to provide optical wavelength and multimedia bandwidth services, including internet, voice and data communications, video and streaming media. When the company acquired Zed, it become involved in the business of providing data communications and network systems solutions, including network design, installation, commissioning, security and maintenance.
The Optical Wavelength and Multimedia Bandwidth Services Business
Fiber optics technology uses beams of light to transport streams of information (voice and data) through thin filaments of glass from one location to another location. A fiber optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. A "lit" fiber optic network consists of fiber optic cable, hardware (primarily Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) equipment and feeder multiplexors to aggregate common telco circuits. "Dark" fiber is cable that has been equipped with minimal network hardware and carries no telecommunications traffic.
Optica's principal products will consist of various telecommunication voice and data services as well as equipment used by the companys customers to complete the 'last mile' connection, all of which will be sold primarily to other carriers of telecommunication services. The principal bandwidth products will include national and regional carrier networks and optical indefeasible rights of use (IRUs).
Typical targeted customers include a broad range of companies, such as: long distance companies; incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) who offer primarily dial tone and other telecommunication services, and include all of the regional Bell operating companies such as South West Bell, Pacific Bell and NYNEX; competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) who offer alternative dial tone and other services using the incumbent carriers' facilities and provide highly competitive plain old telephone service; multi-service operators; local multipoint distribution service providers; data oriented local exchange carriers (DLECs) who specialize in providing data oriented services; internet service providers (ISPs) who specialize in connecting users to the internet; and inter-exchange carriers (IXCs) who offer long distance services and companies like AT&T, MCI Worldcom and Sprint.
There are currently several communications companies with fiber optic networks and colocation facilities in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. In North America, these include companies such as Level 3 Communications, Inc., Qwest and Williams Communications Group, Inc in Europe, these include companies such as MCI WorldCom, Global Crossing Ltd., Global TeleSystems Europe B.V., Viatel Inc., KPNQwest N.V., Colt Telecom Group plc, Energis plc and Carrier 1 International S.A. In South America, these companies include IMPSAT Corporation and Telemar.
Once Optica has completed its planned acquisition of the network, it will both compete with and sell to the four principal facilities-based long distance fiber optic networks (AT&T, Sprint, Qwest and MCI WorldCom). In addition, it will compete with Global Cro
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1. INVESTAMERICA, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. INVESTAMERICA, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. INVESTAMERICA, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. INVESTAMERICA, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. INVESTAMERICA, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. InvestAmerica, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of InvestAmerica, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of InvestAmerica, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. InvestAmerica, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Software and Technology Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. InvestAmerica, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. INVESTAMERICA, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. INVESTAMERICA, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. INVESTAMERICA, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. INVESTAMERICA, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. INVESTAMERICA, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. INVESTAMERICA, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
InvestAmerica, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
InvestAmerica, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
InvestAmerica, Inc. Major Shareholders
InvestAmerica, Inc. History
InvestAmerica, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
InvestAmerica, Inc. Offices and Representations
InvestAmerica, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
InvestAmerica, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
InvestAmerica, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
InvestAmerica, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Software and Technology Services Industry Statistics
InvestAmerica, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
InvestAmerica, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
InvestAmerica, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
InvestAmerica, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
InvestAmerica, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
InvestAmerica, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
InvestAmerica, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
InvestAmerica, Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?