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Modeling of Cyclical (Seasonal) Data

This post references the following Excel workbook: Seasonality Many times in finance the historical data that needs to be modeled and/or used as a basis...

Managing Business Value Creation

Business at its most fundamental level is about creating value.  Without value creation (a.k.a., a value proposition), a business is limited in what it...

WMT vs. TGT vs. AMZN 2018

Seven years ago we compared Target (TGT) to Wal-Mart (WMT), and found that Wal-Mart dominated Target on almost every financial ratio except stock valuation. ...

Target (TGT) vs. Wal-Mart (WMT) 2011

In 2011, The Model Mill company created this post showing that there was no comparison between Target and Wal-Mart, with Wal-Mart dominating Target in...

Contribution Margin

In business we hear the terms “top line growth” and “bottom line growth”, and what these are referring to is Sales (top line) and...