Black Hills Corp. Financial Analysis

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Summary:

A fairly localized yet developed company founded in 1941, Black Hills, based in South Dakota and Wyoming, specializes in electric and gas utility. Deriving its name from the Black Hills mountain range in South Dakota, this firm sells most of its power to the Western part of the United States. By looking at and analysing the company’s balance sheets for the years of 2009, 2010 and 2011, it is possible to speculate on the firm’s development and financial decisions.

Date: July 7th 2012

Assessment grade: 10/10

Exxon Mobil Corp. Analysis

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Summary:

Having soared back up to the top spot of the list of companies by revenue, ExxonMobil is currently the highest earning company in the world and ranks 1st in the Fortune 500 group. After having been dished out of first place by Walmart in 2010, ExxonMobil had a truly impressive year in 2011, increasing its shares by 20% and overall profits by 35% and regaining it’s title. This American oil and gas corporation, headed by CEO Rex Tillerson, is a descendant of the Standard Oil of New Jersey and of New York (both of which used to be part of the ‘Seven Sisters’ in the world of Petroleum).

Date: July 1st 2012

Assessment grade: 10/10

Port of Rotterdam Analysis

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Summary: 

The Port of Rotterdam, famous for being the largest port in Europe, is located in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Now covering an area of 105 sq. kilometers, it has always been a major location for the docking of ships used in international trade. Today, it’s main purpose serves as a transit point for products coming from countries all over the globe. On an international spectrum, only the newer ports of Shanghai and Singapore have recently surpassed the Port of Rotterdam in terms of Total Cargo Tonnage.

Date: June 29th 2012

Assessment grade: 10/10

Analysing Rates and Statistics of Turkey

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Summary:

As one of the only truly ‘Eurasian’ countries in the world, Turkey has, in recent years, been playing an increasingly important role in it’s region. With a population of over 75 million, it has become a major power in terms of its economy and of its political strength in its spheres of influence. Turkey is described as an industrialized emerging market in the global spectrum and is also a founding member of the OECD and the G-20 major economies. By reaching out towards both the European and the Middle Eastern markets, with the help of a custom union with the European Union signed in 1995, Turkey has attempted to diversify its range of exports and international trade.

Date: June 28th 2012

Assessment grade: 9.5/10