Always market is being more competitive, and sustainable businesses are becoming unstable. The expanding number of competitors are destroying the market. To avoid failure and to make the business stable, competitor analysis is one of the most critical reports.
In this report, the list of competitors and individual analysis should be discussed. To make a competitor analysis report, the following criteria should be maintained.
Products and Sources (Primary & Secondary)
Focus Money Making Model
Marketing Strategyompetitors SWOT Analysis
Competitors Strategy and Execution Summary (Successful/flop)
What Should be Described?
Introduction – Under this section, a brief about the purpose of this report and results should be discussed.
Competitors List – Under this section, a list of potential competitors should be discussed.
Products and Sources – Under this section, the source of our competitor’s products and type of products should be discussed.
Pricing Policy – Under this section, the pricing policy of the competitor should be discussed.
Product Quality – Under this section, the competitor’s product quality and related other criteria should be discussed.
Market Share – Under this section, the competitor’s market share data should be discussed.
In the twenty-1st century, our life may be simpler by technology but lifestyle modifications can assume especially great importance in individuals with serious mental illness. Music can be a helpful aspect to reduce obsession and increase productivity. In this article we will find, see, and analyze the mental and physical health benefits of music.
Effect of Music on mental and psychological health
When it is about the benefits of music on health, mental and psychological benefits are a huge portion of it. In this era of extreme growth of “metabolic syndrome” and obesity, lifestyle modifications could be a cost-effective way to improve health and quality of life. Many of these individuals are at a high risk of chronic diseases associated with sedentary behavior and medication side effects, including diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The effective way to stay out of these diseases is to care for both mental and physical health. In the book “Exercise and Mental Health”, author William P. Morgan Stephen E. Goldstein gives us a different example to brighten up different mental health problems. He also said that health professionals are responsible for developing and supervising exercise programs, adhere to sound guidelines. Mental health service providers can thus provide effective, evidence-based physical activity interventions for individuals suffering from serious mental illness. Many say that high-intensity activity may delay rather than eliminate post-exercise anxiety reductions. The increases in negative mood after high-intensity exercise is reported. When one has an emotional breakdown, favorite music can be an instant pain releaser.
The brain and other parts of the body are interacting together while listening to the music and contributing to an overall effect. Lejonclou (2009) suggested, “relating experience through music to empower the client’s strength, support inner healing resources and contribute to a living bridge between body and mind”.
Solution for the Sleep Deprivation
A psychological benefit of listening/playing music is it has affected on sleeping. Insomniac become a nightmare for modern society. There are many sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy or insomnia. Many songs are written to calm one’s mind which can put someone’s sleep. It has a direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body relax and prepare for sleep. Older adults who listen to 45 minutes of relaxing music before bed falls asleep faster, sleep longer, wake up less during the night, and rate their nights as more restful than when they don’t listen to music. Similarly, when younger adults are given the option to listen to classical music, books on tape or nothing before bed, the ones who relax with music see the greatest improvement in sleep quality.
Music benefits you by Curing anxiety and depression
Music therapy is used worldwide to cure mental disorders and other stuff. Do you think it is popular without any reason? Obviously, music has benefits over health. Music therapy is one of the mental benefits of music. Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Scientists have also proven that listening to music it embraces your feelings and gives you the feeling that connection with your past happy memories. Talking about your problems with a professional can have a major impact on your well-being; research has proven that verbalizing your feelings produces therapeutic effects in the brain. Music healing is the process of using already composed music in a passive (listening) or active (singing, playing an instrument) way to ameliorate symptoms and help a person to feel better. Music healing has a spiritual component; not religious but spiritual.”
Treatment for Mental Disorder Patient
Children with autism do not readily engage in positive affect exchanges such as smiling and laughing with others in social situations. While these difficulties are proposed to be a core deficit in children with autism, many show no deficits in the perception and interpretation of emotion in musical stimuli.
A new study from the University of London’s Institute of Education has found that exposing children to classical music can aid in developing better concentration levels, self-discipline, and social skills. Another study on “DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF STIMULATIVE AND SEDATIVE MUSIC ON ANXIETY, CONCENTRATION, AND PERFORMANCE” was conducted by Carlo A. Smith and Larry W. Morris where it was said that “The effect of music on performance is complex, involving both types of music and person variables.”
New door to creativity
Creativity is a natural part of many human activities, including science, medicine, philosophy, education, law, management, and others. Numerous researchers have tried to define and categorize creativity. As music has been shown to improve cognition and enhance learning and memory in other studies, it makes sense that perhaps it has an impact on creative thinking too.
Effect on physical health
Mark H Anshel published an article on “Effect of music and rhythm on physical performance” where he examined 32 male and female subjects (ranging in age from 19 to 22 years) on the PWC170 test (physical work capacity, 170 bpm) were calculated and used as the criterion for exercise intensity. He analytically indicated that subjects endure significantly longer when performing in synchronization with music than performing asynchronously.
The Usefulness of Music in the psychological preparation of Athletes
Music is described as holding an explicit and direct influence on affective, cognitive and behavioral processes in athletes. It allows regulation of motivation and emotion, reduces perceived exertion, increases the amount of exercise performed, focuses the attention and improves recovery after exercise. By using three types of music, and ambient instrumental, white noise with equal frequencies for baseline, and a rock instrumental that is upbeat, there was an aim to find a correlation with maximum grip strength, heart rate, and electro-dermal arousal. Through this experiment, these three factors’ levels were being tested with the goal that rock music would allow the highest activity in the physiological elements. Various physiological measurements can be taken to determine whether an individual’s sympathetic nervous system has been activated and their physical performance has increased. A study conducted at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital tested which aspects of music could produce changes in cardiovascular and respiratory variables. Subjects listened to 6 short tracks of music chosen for factors such as rhythm, syncopation, and speed while the researchers monitored their blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, cerebral artery flow velocity, and baroreflex. Unlike earlier studies, this study found no effect of musical style or preference on any cardiovascular parameters. It showed that only 1 factor mediated the physiological effect of listening to music: tempo.
So, music is beneficial to many aspects. It may not be the doctor of all problems but can be a quick solution to many.
Today Dubai became a global destination, global hub, and 3rd most traveled city in the world. Twenty years back, there was nothing in Dubai that was utterly a desert. Dubai didn’t have its food, water, mineral, or even gold.
Visionary Leader of Dubai
Let’s start with his highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum; he is the ruler, prime minister, and visionary leader of Dubai, while ordinary people plan for their weekends this extraordinary man plan for the next ten years. Many people think that Dubai’s economy changes because of oil, but only 1% of Dubai’s GDP comes from oil.
Dubai shifts its economy from oil-based to tourism-based and now financial hub. Now we can say the royal highness of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum has an allergy to average; he doesn’t like anything average.
Dubai’s Allergy To Average
Dubai never settles for anything without the first place. Dubai will be the only one or the number one like the Dubai mall, which is the world’s biggest mall and Burj Khalifa- the world’s largest tower. There are a lot more such as human-made island- Palm island, underwater bridge, underwater tennis, and the ONLY seven-star hotel in the world Burj Al Arab.
One cannot drive dirty cars in Dubai; if you do so, 200 Dirham fine will cut from your account automatically.
Dubai also invented Dubai Miracle Garden- flowers in the desert; this is the world’s largest garden. Dubai didn’t stop here; they made the world’s biggest gold market- The Gold Souk.
Dubai Land is Bigger Than Disney Land
Not only these his highness went to Disney land and asked them to make the world’s most massive Disney land in Dubai, but they refused to make bigger Disney land than America. Then his highness makes Dubai Land, which is 2.5 times bigger than the actual Disney land and every day, more than two lacs people come to visit this Dubai Land. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that 25% of the building would build through 3D painting by 2030. His highness is one of a kind; he always thinks extraordinary ideas, and he never stops. Already Dubai made a 3D based painting building.
Dubai Making Progress in Automobile Industry
Dubai road and transport authority announced that they would make a passenger drone, which we can use for our daily travel, this will run off the speed of 150 kilometers/hour. According to Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ordinary people save money to the party, but extraordinary people save money to build a vast empire. He launches the Dubai 10X project; he wants everything in Dubai to become ten times bigger. They are also starting the Dubai canal project and even a hyperloop train within Dubai.
Their commitment is making 25% car driverless within 2015. Also, everything is becoming automated; policing without police is one of the examples. To make tall buildings, one needs lots of water his highness consult with the best consultant and find out that in the V-shaped valley there might be flows of water 2 million years ago. Then they started digging and extract water from them through water management and build the world’s most extraordinary skyscrapers building in the desert.
In UAE 7 emirates, Dubai is the least conservative; over 200 nationalities live in Dubai. 2% of local Sheikhs live in Dubai, the rest of them are immigrants. 65% of people in Dubai are from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and the Philippines; they work here as labor because only these countries people will work in 50 degree Celsius temperature. The visionary leader calls people from all over the world to work for them. The world’s ¼ JCB crane is in Dubai for construction.
Monaco City – A Temperature Control City
Burj Khalifa holds quite a few of world’s records such as the world’s tallest building, world’s highest restaurant, world’s tallest lift, world’s tallest fireworks, world’s most number of floors, most top residential place, and highest night club. His highness know how to bring the world’s talents; he made Dubai tax free economy.
Now we can think about how the government makes money? Sheikh is making Monaco a city that is a temperature control city. Sometimes I think how Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid believes, and he also does what he thinks. You can give him any difficulty he will solve it; he is unstoppable. Palm Jumeirah is one of the examples because of its shape; it has five times more residents than it could be if they made it a usual way. Commitment to trade is their more significant reason for success.
Special Economic Zones
Dubai is not found on oil; it was found on trade. Dubai makes business easier for people by introducing special economic zones, free business zones, and a tax-free economy. Dubai is also the 3rd largest re-export in the world. It has the world’s fastest airlines. They do all the possible things which create trade.
Dubai is launching the world’s largest expo in 2020, where you will find everything from the world, and because of this, 2.75 lacs jobs will increase. Their economy grows in many different ways, and one of them is FINE. People become more cautious because of this. They create fine in every possible way, and because of these, there are no criminal records, and Dubai is a crime-free country.
The chairman and the MD of Reliance Industries Limited, Mr. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (Mukesh D. Ambani), is the second richest man of Asia and the richest man of India. Mukesh Ambani is the elder son of India’s extraordinary business tycoon the Dhirubhai Ambani.
At a young age, the Dhirubhai Ambani went to Yemen and started a small job for 300 RS per month. However, he never felt tired. At the same time, he was doing part-time jobs at Yemen to earn more. After the independence of Yemen, he returned to India.
The Dhirubhai Ambani started to do a small business of spices with his cousin with an investment of 15,000 RS.
In the year 1957, the Dhirubhai Ambani (28 December 1932 – 6 July 2002) started polyester yarn trading on a small 500 sq. Ft. office in Masjid Bunder, Mumbai.
Don’t give up. Courage is my conviction
— Dhirubhai Ambani
When they started, there was no demand for polyester yarn in the Indian market. However, with talent and experience, the Dhirubhai Ambani created a need in the Indian market. After some years, the relationship between the Dhirubhai Ambani and his cousin lost the spice, and in the meantime, the total turnover of the company was near about ten lack rupees. So, both of them got separated from the joint venture.
First IPO- 1977
Mukesh Ambani Joined- 1982
Anil Ambani Joined- 1983
New Name “Reliance Industries Limited” Formed- 1985
Hazira Petrochemical Plant Commissioned- 1991-92
Incoming of Overseas Capital Market For Fund- 1993
Reliance Enters into Telecom Industries- 1995
Net Profit of Reliance Crossed RS. 1000 Crore- 1996
Reliance Gas- 1998-99
Death of Dhirubhai Ambani- 2002
Business Split between Mukesh Ambani & Anil Ambani- 2005
After that, the Dhirubhai Ambani started “Reliance Commercial Corporation,” and soon he established “Reliance Textiles Limited.” After that, he never looked back. The “Reliance Group” never stopped.
The Dhirubhai Ambani had two sons named “Mukesh Ambani” & “Anil Ambani.” After graduation, both of them joined the father’s business. Mukesh Ambani was the elder son of the Dhirubhai Ambani and was an expert in business operation while Anil Ambani was an expert on finance and relationship development.
After the death of the Dhirubhai Ambani, both of them divided the father’s business and started to operate individually.
Indian business tycoon the Dhirubhai Ambani’s youngest son Anil Ambani was accused of debt repayment charges by the Swedish company “Erricson”. The Indian government said that Anil Ambani has to pay the debt of “Erricson” which was about Rs 462 Crore. But Anil Ambani was not eligible to pay this because he had crossed the loan overdraft limit of the Banks. However, there was no way left for Anil Ambani to get away from jail sentences.
But a famous poet said, “family is family, blood talks”. Though the relation between the brothers Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani was not good enough, Mukesh Ambani came to help his brother. The chairman of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani paid the debt of “Erricson” Rs 462 Crore and saved Anil Ambani from jail sentences. At the same time, Mukesh Ambani proved that the Dhirubhai Ambani taught his children to value relationships. Anil Ambani once forgot the upbringing of the Dhirubhai Ambani and Smt. Kokila Bahen, but Mukesh Ambani did not.
As a person, Mukesh Ambani is down to earth. The upbringing of the Dhirubhai Ambani still exists in Mukesh Ambani, who did his duty and responsibility as the elder brother.
We are living in a world where people are getting more facilities than before. More or less all the countries are being developed day by day. This development is causing more civilization as people prefer to live in developed areas. So the cities are being overpopulated, and it’s causing a traffic jam. Hyundai stepped in with the solution.
The Hyundai company has come up with an idea of launching an aircar to reduce the traffic pressure on the roads. A South Korean automaker company has announced to launch an aircar in real life. They have created a new team named “urban air mobility,” which is being led by Dr. Jaiwon Shin.
Dr. Shin is an aeronautical engineer who has worked recently at NASA. During his work period, he has supervised $725 million programs which include Supersonic X-plane, the electrification of aircraft, UAS traffic management, and urban air mobility.
The South Korean automaker has told that the business unit, which is led by Dr.Shin, will develop core technologies and innovative solutions for safe and efficient airborne travel. Hyundai says Dr. Shin’s expertise centers on airframe, engine, aviation safety, and air traffic management technologies that will allow it to take the lead in the urban air mobility sector.
According to Shin, the urban air sector market’s growth will be $1.5 trillion in the next 20 years. The market analysis is saying that there are different kinds of air taxis companies like Uber, Kitty Hawk Corp, Terrafugia, and Volocopter.
Hyundai and other company’s goal is to solve the traffic problem as the roads can’t be extended, so we have to choose an alternative modern way to solve this recent problem. So launching an aircar can reduce the pressure on the ground and can use the sky as alternative roads. Shin’s experience says that an air car is as vital as developing aircraft.
Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, and film also a producer. He introduces the American animation industry. Walter Disney also introduced various developments in the production of cartoons.
Walter Disney Co Stock Analysis
Market Capitalization- $234.95 Billion
Highest Stock Price- $130.86
Lowest Stock Price- $129.82
Current Stock Price- $130.35
Current Status- Incline Mode
History of The Disney World
In the scheme of a film producer, Walt Disney holds the track record for most Academy Awards achieved by an individual. Walt Disney had won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. Walter Disney was in the two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award also with the other honors. Many of Walt Disney’s films are considered in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Walter Disney was born in Chicago in 1901. Walter Disney always had an interest in drawing; so, he took art classes when he was young and got a job as a commercial illustrator when he was 18. Disney shifted to California 1920s and started the Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy. By working with Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney designed the character Mickey Mouse in 1928.
This is his first highly popular success, and he also gave the voice for his creation in the beginning years. With the growing of studio, Disney became more adventurous, and after some period they introduced synchronized sound, full-color three-strip Technicolor, feature-length cartoons and also technical developments in cameras. As a result, it was revealed in the features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Pinocchio and Fantasia in 1940, Dumbo in 1941, and Bambi in 1942 after this, it developed the animated film. After World War II, the new animated and live-action films were introduced which also include the tremendous success of Cinderella in 1950 and Mary Poppins which is in 1964, because of this it received five Academy Awards.
Disney founded the amusement park industry in the 1950s after this, Walt Disney opened Disneyland in 1955. For the fund which they needed to build Disneyland, he expands into television programs, like Walt Disney’s Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club which got the attention pretty quickly; then Walt Disney planned the 1959 Moscow Fair, the also the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Walt Disney started developing another theme park which is Disney World in 1965. This was the heart of which was to be a new type of city that “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” (EPCOT) declared. Walter Disney was a chain smoker throughout his life and died because of lung cancer in December 1966 which unfortunately happened before the park or the EPCOT project was completed.
Walter Disney was a shy, introvert, self-deprecating, and insecure man in private, but he also adopted an amiable and outgoing public personality. Disney always had high standards and high expectations of those whom he worked with.
Nevertheless, some news disclosed that he had been accused that he was a racist who also denied by some who knew him. Walter Disney’s fame changed in the years after his death which was from a seller of homely patriotic values to a representative of American imperialism.
Rather than that, Walter Disney remains an essential part of the history of animation and also crucial in the cultural history of the United States. Not only that, he is considered a national cultural icon of the USA. Walter Disney’s film & animation work continues to be shown and adapted by many; his brand value of studio and company maintains high standards in its all perspective of production in popular entertainment, and the Disney amusement parks have grown tremendously in size and number to attract visitors worldwide.
Verizon Communications Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications company and also a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The stock price of Verizon Communications is facing fluctuations and according to the stock market experts, it’s a risky investment for traders now.
Verizon communications headquarter in 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. However, it mainly incorporated in Delaware. The United States Department of Justice ordered AT&T Corporation to change the Bell System and break into seven companies In 1984, every single will be a Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC), and commonly named as “Baby Bells.”
In 1984, one of the Baby Bells, Bell Atlantic which came into subsistence which consisting of the separate operating companies New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone, and C&P Telephone. This Bell Atlantic later become Verizon.
Because of the rebranding of the Baby Bells in the 1990s, all of Bell Atlantic’s controlling companies thought the holding company’s name. Bell Atlantic spread into New York and the New England states in 1997, by merging with fellow Baby Bell NYNEX.
Even though Bell Atlantic was the surviving company name but the merged company changed its headquarters from Philadelphia to NYNEX’s old office in New York City.
Bell Atlantic purchased GTE in 2000, which operated telecommunications companies around the country which was not in Bell Atlantic’s footprint yet. Bell Atlantic which is the surviving entity on the Baby Bells, changed its name to “Verizon. Verizon spread into content ownership by purchasing AOL in 2015.
Moreover, after two years, it acquired Yahoo!. AOL and Yahoo were merged into a new division named Oath Inc. which currently known as Verizon media.
According to 2016, Verizon is one of the three left companies that had their radicle in the former Baby Bells. The other two which were pretty much the same as the Verizon, exist as a result of amalgamated among fellow former Baby Bell members. SBC Communications bring out the Bells’ previous parent AT&T Corporation which is assumed the AT&T name. In 2011, CenturyLink was formed primarily because of the acquisition of Qwest.
Verizon’s subdivision Verizon Wireless is the 2nd largest United States wireless communications service provider according to April 2019, which gives service to 153.1 million mobile customers.
Also, according to 2017, Verizon is the only publicly traded telecommunications company which is the only one to have two stock listings in its home country including the NYSE (principal) and NASDAQ (secondary). According to 2017, Verizon is also the 2nd largest telecommunications company on the scale of revenue after AT&T.
In 2005, Verizon started a negotiation to acquire the long-distance carrier MCI. In February 2005, MCI approved Verizon’s initial $6.75 billion offer but then got a higher offer from Qwest Communications. After that, Verizon increased its offer to US$7.6 billion or US$23.50 a share, which MCI approved on March 29, 2005. This achievement gave Verizon access to MCI’s 1 million corporate clients and also its international holdings which are expanding its presence into global markets.
Because of this, Verizon Business was well-off as a new part to serve the company’s business and government customers. The FCC declared the deal on November 5, 2005, which is valued at US$8.5 billion. Verizon’s 2006 revenues increase by 20% of the next purchase.
Mastercard Inc. is an American multinational financial services company. The headquarter of Mastercard is in the Purchase, New York, United States. The Global Operations of Mastercard Headquarters is in O’Fallon, Missouri, the United States which is a municipality of St. Charles County, Missouri.
Mastercard Stock Analysis and Overview
Market Capitalization- $269.97 Billion
Highest Stock Price- $275.63
Lowest Stock Price- $267.69
Current Stock Price- $275.39
Updated Stock Market Status- Incline Mode
The main business of Mastercard is to process payments between the banks and issuing cards to banks or credit unions between the purchasers who use the “Mastercard” brand debit, credit and prepaid to make purchases, it does this through worldwide. Since 2006, Mastercard has been a publicly-traded company worldwide. Mastercard Worldwide was a collaborative corporation which owned by more than 25,000 financial institutions that issue Mastercard’s branded cards.
Mastercard, basically known as the “Interbank” from 1966 to 1969 and after that from 1969 to 1979, it known as Master Charge, which was created by a combination of several regional bank card associations in response to the BankAmericard which was basically issued by Bank of America but later it became the Visa credit card issued by Visa Inc.
MasterCard International changed its name to MasterCard Worldwide in the middle of 2006. This name was mainly suggested to refer to the more global effect of Mastercard. Also, Mastercard launched a new corporate logo adding the third circle with the other two, which had been used in the past. It also introduced a new corporate tagline at the same time, which is “The Heart of Commerce.”
MasterCard enlarged its e-commerce by offering the acquisition of DataCash, which is a UK-based payment processing and fraud management, provider. MasterCard declared the expansion of its mobile contactless payments program in March 2012, which also include the markets across the Middle East. MasterCard purchased Australia’s leading rewards program manager company Pinpoint, in spring, 2014 which it didn’t disclose the amount for.
In September 2014, Mastercard collaborated with Apple to incorporate a new mobile wallet feature into Apple’s new iPhone models which enabling users to more effectively use their Mastercard, and also use other credit cards. Mastercard announced their new rebranding in July 2016 which was along with a new corporate logo.
Moreover, Mastercard renamed their service name from “MasterCard” to “Mastercard.” Mastercard purchased Brighterion in August 2017, which is a Delaware Corporation and the headquarter is in San Francisco, California that issues portfolio of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Brighterion also controls several patents.
Mastercard had been organized as a communal of banks which had an initial public offering on May 25, 2006, and this reveals the selling of 95.5 million shares at US$39 each. According to August 2016, the stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol MA, which was a market capitalization of US$236.15 billion.
Mastercard’s recent advertising campaign tagline is “Priceless,” which got the market amazingly. This slogan also refers to “There are some things money can’t buy, but for everything else, there’s Mastercard.” This particular Priceless campaign in more recent monotony which has applied to both Mastercard’s credit cards and debit cards.
These Priceless ads were popular during the 1997 World Series, and there are also different TV, radio and print ads on this tagline.
Mastercard also registered Priceless as the trademark for the company. Mastercard collaborates with Actor Billy Crudup, who has been the voice in the US market and the UK, it works with actor Jack Davenport who promotes this tagline. The initial idea and the principle concept of the campaign were from the advertising agency of McCann Erickson.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company. The headquarter of Cisco Systems is in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco Systems design, develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications gadgets, and other high-technology services and products. Cisco Systems has various numbers of subsidiaries, like OpenDNS, WebEx, Jabber & Jasper.
However, Cisco more focuses on specific tech markets, like the Internet of Things (IoT), domain security, and energy management. It is incorporated in California.
Cisco Stock Analysis and Overview
Market Capitalization– $210.59 Billion
Highest Stock Price– $49.77
Lowest Stock Price– $48.58
Current Stock Price– $49.60
P/E Ratio– 19.08
Current Status– Incline Mode
On June 8, 2009, Cisco System’s stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and it also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and even the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.
Cisco Systems was established in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner; they were the two Stanford University computer scientists. They developed the concept of a local area network (LAN) which will be used to connect geographically disparate computers through a multiprotocol router system.
When Cisco System went public in 1990, it had a market capitalization of $224 million and end of the year 2000, and Cisco Systems had a more than $500 billion market capitalization.
Cisco Systems declared an agreement to buy Sourcefire for $2.7 billion, on July 23, 2013. Later, on August 14, 2013, Cisco Systems announced it would cut off 4,000 jobs from its workforce, which was started in 2014 by 6%.
Later that year, Cisco Systems added it has weak revenue due to low sales in emerging markets caused by economic instability, and because of the fears of the National Security Agency planting backdoors in Cisco’s products. Cisco declared funding for early-stage firms who want to focus on the Internet of Things in April 2014.
The investment fund was basically for the investments in IoT accelerators and start-ups like The Alchemist Accelerator, Ayla Networks, and EVRYTHNG. End of the year, Cisco declared it was cutting off another 6,000 workers or 8% of its global workforce, which was the part of a second restructuring. Cisco Systems announced an investment in Stratoscale on November 4, 2014.
On July 26, 2015, Cisco revealed that the CEO and Chairman John Chambers would resign the post CEO, but will remain as chairman. Chuck Robbins, who is the senior vice president of worldwide sales & operations and also a 17-year Cisco veteran, later he was announced as the next CEO.
Cisco Systems declared the divestiture of its television set-top-box and cable modem business to Technicolor SA for $600 million on July 23, 2015, which is a division formed initially by its $6.9 billion purchase of Scientific Atlanta. This deal was coming as part of its gradual exit from the consumer market, and gradually become the part of an effort by Cisco System’s new leadership to focus on cloud-based products in enterprise wings.
Cisco Systems announced that Cisco would still work with Technicolor on video products. Cisco Systems collaborate with ARM Holdings, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Princeton University to founded the OpenFog Consortium, which will promote interests and development in fog computing and this happened on November 19, 2015.
In January 2016, Cisco collaborated with VeloCloud, which is a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) start-up which is a cloud offering for optimizing branch office networks. Cisco Systems invested in VeloCloud’s US$27 million Series C round which assisted by March Capital Partners.
Cisco Systems announced a cloud-based secure internet gateway, in February 2017, which is called Cisco Umbrella that provides safe internet access to users who don’t use their corporate networks. Later in 2017, Cisco Systems’ price-per-share value increased by over 7%. Robbins was selected to succeed Chambers as executive chairman while performing his role as CEO on December 11, 2017. He also gets the title from Chambers as “Chairman Emeritus.” Cisco Systems announced that it would buy AI-driven business intelligence start-up Accompany for US$270 million on May 1, 2018.
In June 2018, Cisco Systems ranked 444th on Forbes Global 2000 list, which was with US$221.3 billion market cap.
As of 2017, Cisco Systems announced the earnings of US$0.1 billion, which was with annual revenue of US$49.3 billion and an increase of 2.8% over the previous year. In September 2018, Cisco systems’ shares traded at over US$43 per share, and Cisco’s market capitalization was valued at US$213.2 billion.