Social Good – Yoimise http://yoimise.info/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 22:05:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://yoimise.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Social Good – Yoimise http://yoimise.info/ 32 32 Does your teen or young adult suffer from depression or anxiety? https://yoimise.info/does-your-teen-or-young-adult-suffer-from-depression-or-anxiety/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:19:01 +0000 https://yoimise.info/does-your-teen-or-young-adult-suffer-from-depression-or-anxiety/ Something happened to my daughter. I am terrified. I am alone. I’m exhausted. It’s my responsibility to keep her safe and happy and I’m failing as a mother. For weeks my once vibrant beautiful daughter with long red hair, blue eyes, who was always proud of her looks, retreated to bed. His hair is matted […]]]>

Something happened to my daughter. I am terrified. I am alone. I’m exhausted. It’s my responsibility to keep her safe and happy and I’m failing as a mother. For weeks my once vibrant beautiful daughter with long red hair, blue eyes, who was always proud of her looks, retreated to bed. His hair is matted and heavy from not having washed it in days. The air in his room stagnates. It is absolutely black with the shades drawn. She does not eat. She sleeps all the time. She doesn’t see any friends and she doesn’t go to school. She picks on me or stares at me when I try to engage her. I miss his laugh. I miss the sound of his voice. She’s not my daughter. My daughter, who used to blast music, sing loudly, FaceTime friends around the clock, and find a reason to live happily, barely lives.

Those are the words of Tanya Trevett, a Boston-based former special education teacher and single mother of three teenage girls. Trevett’s eldest daughter Emma, ​​17, suffers from anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. In her diary, Trevett traced Emma’s “journey” from being an outgoing girl whose report card was a streak of A’s and whose afternoons were spent playing football, to a teenager who could at barely function – a girl she barely recognized.

A disturbing trend

Unfortunately, Trevett’s experience is not uncommon. The country is in the midst of what US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, recently warned was a growing mental health crisis among young people. Disturbing figures confirm his fears. In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that more than four in 10 teens reported feeling “persistently sad or hopeless” in 2021. It was the latest in a series of troubling statistics. The CDC also found that suicide rates among young people aged 10 to 24, which had remained stable from 2000 to 2007, jumped nearly 60% in 2018. And suicide is now the second leading cause of death among young people. students.

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Some young people are more at risk than others. A government survey of nearly 8,000 secondary school students, conducted in the first six months of 2021, found that the rate of major depressive episodes was higher among teenage girls (25.2%) than boys ( 9.2%). Between 1991 and 2017, suicide attempts by black teens increased by 73%, compared to a 7.5% decline among white teens. But the rise in depression and suicide is affecting all demographic groups – no ethnic group, social class, race or gender identity has been immune to it.

What’s behind the crisis?

Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic fueled the crisis, of course, experts say: it disrupted basic developmental experiences, such as senior year, graduation, and the transition to college. “The social component was particularly brutal,” says Lucas Zullo, a clinical psychologist with the UCLA Youth Stress and Mood program. People are at lower risk for depression if they’re “able to bond with friends, family and have these strong, supportive interactions,” he notes. “All of that was washed away when we were in full lockdown.”

But the CDC found that rates of depression, anxiety and suicide among teens and young adults were on the rise before COVID-19. Zullo and other mental health professionals believe the pandemic has only accelerated and accentuated them.

They point to other powerful influences on young people’s mental well-being, such as technology. For one thing, social media is a great way to stay connected, says Laurence Steinberg, a Temple University psychology professor and adolescent specialist. But we also know [that] for some children, social media has a detrimental effect on their mental health. It’s a minority of children, but it turns out that it’s the children who are the most vulnerable. When the popular goes online, she sees a lot of great things about herself. She gets lots of compliments from her friends. She gets a lot of likes and communication about common interests. The unpopular goes online and she’s going to feel left out, and she’s not liked. In a way, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

However, the impact of social media on children’s mental health may not be entirely related to the experience of using it, but rather to what this activity displaces. “We know that depression is correlated with a lack of enough sleep and a lack of enough exercise,” Steinberg says. “If social media prevents children from engaging in activities that are good for them, it contributes to poor mental health.”

Relentless bad news

And then there’s the news: a powerful cocktail of political divisions, school shootings, an uncertain economy, climate change and a war in Ukraine. The hits seem to follow one another. “We have access to this information, but we’re not good at disconnecting from it,” says Shannon Bennett, clinical site director at the New York-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center. “It constantly keeps us connected to the things that scare us the most.”

Difficult transitions, high expectations

The transition from high school to college can be particularly tricky to manage. “There can be many sources of pressure during this developmental period, including achieving educational and career goals and becoming financially independent of parents,” says Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development at the University. Vanderbilt.

Adding to the anxiety, some teenagers and young adults worry that they will never be as well off as their parents. “The job market is competitive and tough,” says Steinberg, who also points to the increased competitiveness of college admissions as a stressor for high-achieving high schoolers. “Colleges have not expanded their freshman classes in proportion to the increase in the number of people applying to go to college,” he notes. “There’s this feeling that it’s not enough to be excellent, you have to be perfect. It is a standard that no one can meet. »

And dominant parenting styles can affect young people’s ability to cope. There are well-meaning parents who want to protect their children from anything harmful, for example. “We’ve heard of helicopter parenting — now there’s snowplow parenting, where some parents will try to remove any stressors or hiccups from their child’s path,” says Bennett.

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Does your nonprofit know how to find qualified volunteers? https://yoimise.info/does-your-nonprofit-know-how-to-find-qualified-volunteers/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:10:56 +0000 https://yoimise.info/does-your-nonprofit-know-how-to-find-qualified-volunteers/ Published an hour ago Proposed by Taproot Foundation Does your nonprofit know how to find qualified volunteers? Thursday, June 9, at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. PT Register now Your organization does an amazing job. We want to help you get the support you need for […]]]>

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Yes, Elon, there is a better way. https://yoimise.info/yes-elon-there-is-a-better-way/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 17:39:48 +0000 https://yoimise.info/yes-elon-there-is-a-better-way/ The concepts of “free speech” and “social good” are not mutually exclusive, so why treat them that way? As a society, we must protect, with every fiber of our being, freedom of speech and expression in all its forms, while creating and fostering an environment of social good. In the United States, we have already […]]]>

The concepts of “free speech” and “social good” are not mutually exclusive, so why treat them that way? As a society, we must protect, with every fiber of our being, freedom of speech and expression in all its forms, while creating and fostering an environment of social good.

In the United States, we have already done this in all media: print and digital media, broadcasting, radio, etc.

Now we need to accomplish the same with online social media platforms.

Call it the next generation social media ecosystem – a more advanced version of social media for all people, businesses and nonprofits, with an emphasis on freedom of speech and expression, as well than on civil discourse; respectful and thoughtful engagement; and honest, open and inclusive interaction. This is the societal imperative of our time.

It should be an easy task, but with the country still so divided, it seems unattainable.

We are at a crossroads in our society, a crossroads that impacts the freedoms and well-being of billions of social media users around the world. It impacts billions of us due to the very nature, scope, reach and power of social media.

Is the answer to develop a social media platform based on the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and expression, with appropriate content moderation policies and legal limitations, including constitutional protections , which apply to other forms of communication?

Or, should speech and expression on social media platforms in the first place be restricted and inhibited based on the edicts of one or a few who have no vested interest in preserving freedom? of speech and expression? By those who prefer to ‘allow’ only voices and content consistent with their thinking – by canceling, labeling, harassing, constraining, distorting, banning and stifling diverse opinions and viewpoints. By those who would be the sole arbiters of truth, misinformation and disinformation. And, if they don’t get you in the first place, rest assured that the online community of bots, enemies, and opponents will.

This is the current state of social media.

It seems quite clear that the first approach is optimal, while the second approach can cause major divisions in our society. Unfortunately, the latter also puts us on a negative trajectory – an unsustainable slippery slope, with a crippling effect that undermines the freedoms we all have. No one, regardless of their political or philosophical orientation, should want that. It is against first principles of the United States and can be easily manipulated by whoever or few who have the ability to dictate and control speech and expression against the rest of us.

Who knows who will occupy these positions tomorrow?

As Stanford law professor Nathaniel Persily noted in a recent article “Platform Power, Online Speech, and the Search for New Constitutional Categories,” because entities such as Twitter are private organizations, “they don’t ‘don’t have to abide by the First Amendment’ and ‘the community standards of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube would be unconstitutional if enacted by a government’.

The public debate on social media platforms has become one that pits more freedom of speech and expression against less.

Unfortunately, more restrictions and limitations make social media more unconstitutional.

It’s been a few weeks since Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, announced his plan to acquire Twitter. During this time, the sharp knives came out in many different circles.

The essential? Twitter and other social media platforms should be less free, with speech and expression controlled, monitored and censored.

People apparently quite unhappy with the deal include: Twitter employees, government officials, social media in general, and some nonprofits.

In a recent letter signed by a number of prominent nonprofits, it was noted that the takeover of Twitter will “further toxify our information ecosystem and pose a direct threat to public safety.” . The letter, which was made public and shared across many traditional and social media outlets, went on to state that “under Musk’s leadership, Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of misinformation…polluting our information ecosystem.” Speaking specifically to businesses and advertisers on Twitter, the letter also warned that “your brand risks being associated with a platform amplifying hate, extremism, misinformation and conspiracy theories.”

These statements made in response to the stated intention to infuse more freedom of speech and expression into Twitter are mystifying and represent the irony of ironies. The people and organizations calling for a crackdown on freedom of speech and expression on social media are the people and organizations who take advantage of these freedoms every day.

Most can agree that we have a social media problem that needs leadership and invention to solve, as another industry titan recently put it. Solutions and alternatives exist.

Any effort to transform Twitter will be an uphill battle – there are enemies inside and outside the company who don’t want it their way, or the highway. Is this diversity? Is it fairness? Is this an inclusion? I do not think so. They don’t appreciate the gifts of freedom they enjoy and they don’t understand that these gifts apply to everyone.

We should all wish Elon Musk great success in his business. Can it be done? With all of his ability, wealth and success, and his goal to reinvent Twitter as a freer public square, we’re confident he can. But, it can be done better.

In addition to what may be planned for Twitter, as an alternative there is a better way – a healthier and more meaningful social media platform with a higher purpose, integrating free speech and social good into a positive environment for all users.

Social media should have a broader purpose, to provide an objective platform for free, inclusive, honest, open, diverse and substantial engagement and interaction between all users – people, businesses and non-profit organizations – in the world. Such a social media platform exists.

ImpactWayv recently launched a disruptive and transformational social [impact] media and technology platform designed for this exact moment. ImpactWayv unites people, businesses, and nonprofits for social good in an environment that prioritizes free speech and freedom of expression.

We have developed a social media platform that is crucial in today’s society – based on freedom, civil debate and engagement, and social impact. Yes, a freer, healthier and more meaningful social media platform.

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Should you add ASR Nederland (AMS: ASRNL) to your watch list today? https://yoimise.info/should-you-add-asr-nederland-ams-asrnl-to-your-watch-list-today/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 05:52:11 +0000 https://yoimise.info/should-you-add-asr-nederland-ams-asrnl-to-your-watch-list-today/ Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. But as Peter Lynch said in One Up on Wall Street“Long shots almost never pay off.” In the era of blue-sky tech-stock investments, my choice […]]]>

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. But as Peter Lynch said in One Up on Wall Street“Long shots almost never pay off.”

In the era of blue-sky tech-stock investments, my choice may seem old-fashioned; I always prefer profitable companies like ASR Netherlands (AMS: ASRNL). Although profit is not necessarily a social good, it is easy to admire a company that can produce it consistently. Loss-making businesses are always in a race against time to achieve financial viability, but time is often the friend of a profitable business, especially if it is growing.

Check out our latest analysis for ASR Nederland

ASR Nederland’s earnings per share increase.

As one of my mentors once told me, stock price follows earnings per share (EPS). Therefore, there are many investors who like to buy shares in companies that grow EPS. ASR Nederland managed to increase EPS by 13% per year, over three years. That’s a good growth rate, if it can be sustained.

I like to take a look at earnings before interest and tax margins (EBIT), as well as revenue growth, to get another view of the quality of the company’s growth. I note that the income of ASR Nederland operations was lower than its turnover over the last twelve months, which could distort my analysis of its margins. While we note that ASR Nederland’s EBIT margins have remained stable over the past year, revenues have increased by 28% to 9.7 billion euros. It is progress.

You can check the company’s revenue and profit growth trend in the table below. For more details, click on the image.

ENXTAM: history of ASRNL results and revenues as of June 3, 2022

The trick, as an investor, is to find companies that go to perform well in the future, not just in the past. To that end, right now and today, you can check out our visualization of consensus analyst forecasts for the future ASR Nederland EPS 100% free.

Are ASR Nederland insiders aligned with all shareholders?

Like kids on the street standing up for what they believe in, insider stock buying gives me reason to believe in a better future. Indeed, insider buying often indicates that those closest to the company are confident that the stock price will perform well. However, insiders are sometimes wrong and we don’t know the exact logic behind their acquisitions.

It’s good to see ASR Nederland insiders stepping up to the plate, spending €199,000 on stock in just twelve months. When you compare that with the complete lack of sales, it’s easy for shareholders to overflow with joyous expectation. It should also be noted that it was Chairman of the Board and CEO Jos P. Baeten who made the largest single purchase, worth €49,000, paying €38.93 per share.

It’s reassuring that ASR Nederland insiders are buying the shares, but that’s not the only reason to believe management is fair to shareholders. I mean the very reasonable level of compensation for CEOs. For companies with a market capitalization between €3.7 billion and €11 billion, such as ASR Nederland, the median compensation for CEOs is around €2.6 million.

The CEO of ASR Nederland only received €1.1 million in total compensation for the year ending. This seems to me to be a modest remuneration, and can suggest a certain respect for the interests of the shareholders. CEO pay levels aren’t the most important metric for investors, but when pay is modest, it promotes better alignment between the CEO and ordinary shareholders. It can also be a sign of a culture of integrity, broadly defined.

Is ASR Nederland worth watching?

As I mentioned before, ASR Nederland is a growing company, and that’s what I like to see. And it’s not everybody. We’ve also seen insiders buy stocks and seen modest executive compensation. If that doesn’t automatically earn it a spot on your watch list, I’d say it deserves at least a closer look. However, before you get too excited, we found out 3 warning signs for ASR Nederland (2 are a bit of a concern!) that you should be aware of.

The good news is that ASR Nederland is not the only growth stock to buy insiders. Here’s a list…with insider purchases over the past three months!

Please note that insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trading in the relevant jurisdiction.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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Does Nolato (STO:NOLA B) deserve a spot on your watch list? https://yoimise.info/does-nolato-stonola-b-deserve-a-spot-on-your-watch-list/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 05:24:57 +0000 https://yoimise.info/does-nolato-stonola-b-deserve-a-spot-on-your-watch-list/ Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. Unfortunately, high-risk investments are often unlikely to ever return, and many investors pay a price to learn their lesson. So if you’re like me, you […]]]>

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. Unfortunately, high-risk investments are often unlikely to ever return, and many investors pay a price to learn their lesson.

So if you’re like me, you might be more interested in profitable and growing companies, like Nolato (STO:NOLA B). Although profit is not necessarily a social good, it is easy to admire a company that can produce it consistently. Loss-making businesses are always in a race against time to achieve financial viability, but time is often the friend of a profitable business, especially if it is growing.

Check out our latest analysis for Nolato

Nolato’s earnings per share increase.

As one of my mentors once told me, stock price follows earnings per share (EPS). So it’s no surprise that I like investing in EPS growth companies. While a tree regularly reaches for the sky, Nolato’s EPS has increased by 20% every year, compounded, over three years. If the company can sustain this type of growth, we expect shareholders to come out on top.

One way to check a company’s growth is to look at the evolution of its revenues and its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) margins. While we note that Nolato’s EBIT margins have remained stable over the past year, revenues have increased by 19% to reach 12 billion kr. It is progress.

The chart below shows how the company’s top and bottom line has grown over time. Click on the table to see the exact numbers.

OM:NOLA B Earnings & Revenue History June 1, 2022

Of course, the trick is to find stocks that have their best days in the future, not in the past. You can of course base your opinion on past performance, but you can also check out this interactive chart of professional analyst EPS forecasts for Nolato.

Are Nolato insiders aligned with all shareholders?

Like standing on the lookout, surveying the horizon at sunrise, insider buying, for some investors, brings joy. Because often buying stocks is a sign that the buyer considers them undervalued. Of course, we can never be sure what insiders are thinking, we can only judge their actions.

Although we saw insider sales (worth -5.7 million kr), this was overshadowed by a mountain of buys, totaling 204 million kr in just one year. This makes me even more interested in Nolato because it suggests that those who understand the business best are optimists. Zooming in, we can see that the biggest insider buy was made by Director Lovisa Hamrin for 46 million kr of shares, at around 92.00 kr per share.

The good news, alongside insider buying, for Nolato bulls is that insiders (collectively) have a significant investment in the stock. Notably, they have a huge stake in the company, worth 3.4 billion kr. Representing 20% ​​of the company, this stake gives insiders plenty of leverage and plenty of reasons to drive shareholder value. It may be my imagination, but I feel the glimmer of opportunity.

Is Nolato worth watching?

You can’t deny that Nolato has been growing its earnings per share at a very impressive rate. It’s attractive. On top of that, insiders have a large stake in the company and have bought more shares. So it’s fair to say that I think this title might well deserve a spot on your watch list. Remember that there may still be risks. For example, we have identified 2 warning signs for Nolato which you should be aware of.

The good news is that Nolato isn’t the only growth stock to buy insiders. Here’s a list…with insider purchases over the past three months!

Please note that insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trading in the relevant jurisdiction.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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Here’s Why I Think Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP) Might Be Worth Your Attention Today https://yoimise.info/heres-why-i-think-installed-building-products-nyseibp-might-be-worth-your-attention-today/ Mon, 30 May 2022 11:49:02 +0000 https://yoimise.info/heres-why-i-think-installed-building-products-nyseibp-might-be-worth-your-attention-today/ For starters, it might seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells investors a good story, even if it completely lacks a track record of revenue and earnings. But as Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who […]]]>

For starters, it might seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells investors a good story, even if it completely lacks a track record of revenue and earnings. But as Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker.” When buying such stocks, investors are too often suckers.

In the era of blue-sky tech-stock investments, my choice may seem old-fashioned; I always prefer profitable companies like Building products installed (NYSE:IBP). Although profit is not necessarily a social good, it is easy to admire a company that can produce it consistently. While a well-funded business may suffer losses for years, unless its owners have an endless appetite to subsidize the customer, it will eventually have to turn a profit, or else breathe its last breath.

Check out our latest analysis for installed building products

How fast do installed building products increase earnings per share?

If a company can keep increasing its earnings per share (EPS) long enough, its stock price will eventually follow. This makes EPS growth an attractive quality for any business. It is certainly pleasing to see that Installed Building Products has managed to increase EPS by 36% per year over three years. Generally, we would say that if a company can follow this kind of growth, shareholders will be smiling.

A careful look at revenue growth and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins can help inform a view on the sustainability of recent earnings growth. Installed Building Products maintained stable EBIT margins over the past year, while growing revenue by 25% to US$2.1 billion. It is progress.

The chart below shows how the company’s top and bottom line has grown over time. To see the actual numbers, click on the chart.

NYSE: IBP Earnings and Revenue History as of May 30, 2022

Of course, the trick is to find stocks that have their best days in the future, not in the past. You can of course base your opinion on past performance, but you can also view this interactive chart of professional analyst EPS forecasts for installed building products.

Are insiders of installed building products aligned with all shareholders?

I like that business leaders have some skin in the game, so to speak, because it increases the alignment of incentives between the people running the business and its true owners. Accordingly, I am encouraged that insiders hold Installed Building Products stock of considerable value. Notably, they own a huge stake in the company, worth US$503 million. Representing 18% of the company, this stake gives insiders plenty of leverage and plenty of reasons to drive shareholder value. It may be my imagination, but I feel the glimmer of opportunity.

It means a lot to see insiders invested in the company, but I wonder if the compensation policies are shareholder-friendly. Well, based on the CEO’s salary, I’d say they are indeed. For companies with a market capitalization between $2.0 billion and $6.4 billion, such as Installed Building Products, the median CEO salary is around $6.6 million.

The CEO of Installed Building Products received US$4.4 million in compensation for the year ending . This is below average for companies of a similar size and seems pretty reasonable to me. CEO compensation isn’t the most important aspect of a company to consider, but when it’s reasonable, it gives me a bit more confidence that executives are looking out for shareholders’ interests. I would also say that reasonable levels of compensation attest to good decision-making more generally.

Are the installed building products worth monitoring?

Since I believe stock price tracks earnings per share, you can easily imagine how I feel about the strong EPS growth of Installed Building Products. If you need more conviction beyond that EPS growth rate, don’t forget reasonable compensation and high insider participation. Each in its own way, but I think it all makes the installed building products quite interesting. Even then, be aware that Installed Building Products displays 1 warning sign in our investment analysis you should know…

Although Installed Building Products looks good to me, I would prefer insiders to buy stocks. If you also like to see insiders buy, then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying might be exactly what you are looking for.

Please note that insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trading in the relevant jurisdiction.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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UK imposes exceptional tax on oil and gas producers https://yoimise.info/uk-imposes-exceptional-tax-on-oil-and-gas-producers/ Thu, 26 May 2022 13:51:51 +0000 https://yoimise.info/uk-imposes-exceptional-tax-on-oil-and-gas-producers/ The UK government has announced it will introduce a windfall tax on oil and gas operators as it strives to ease the country’s cost of living crisis. The announcement comes amid challenges posed by high inflation – the highest rate seen in the UK in 40 years – and the pressures of soaring energy bills […]]]>

The UK government has announced it will introduce a windfall tax on oil and gas operators as it strives to ease the country’s cost of living crisis.

The announcement comes amid challenges posed by high inflation – the highest rate seen in the UK in 40 years – and the pressures of soaring energy bills on households across the country.

A windfall tax is a one-time tax imposed by a government on a company, targeting those who benefit from something for which they were not responsible; in this case, the huge profits made by oil and gas companies due to a sharp increase in oil and gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The goal is to distribute excess profits in an area for the greater social good.

Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunakannounced on Thursday that the government was introducing a temporary and targeted measure Tax on energy profits on the profits of oil and gas companies at the rate of 25%.

“We are also incorporating a new investment allowance which doubles the relief for energy companies that invest their profits in the UK,” Sunak said.

Speaking about the inflation challenge facing the country, Sunak said during his address to the British Parliament: “We will turn difficulty into a springboard for economic renewal and growth.”

He added: “It may take time, but we have the tools we need and the determination it will take to bring inflation down.” Sunak then listed the three specific tools available to fight inflation, independent monetary policy, fiscal responsibility and supply side activism.

The exceptional tax decision comes as oil and gas giants, such as Shell and BP, posted record profits in the first quarter of this year, driven by a spike in oil and gas prices. BP has also revealed it will invest up to £18bn in Britain’s energy system by the end of 2030.

Declaring that the the oil and gas sector is making extraordinary profits not as a result of recent changes in risk-taking, innovation or efficiency, but as a result of soaring global commodity prices caused in part by the war in Russia, the Chancellor said: “For this reason, I support the argument of taxing these profits fairly.”

He further added: “But as always, there is a reasonable middle ground. We don’t have to be ideological about it, we have to be pragmatic. It is possible both to tax windfall profits fairly and to encourage investment.

Therefore, Sunak said: “We are going to introduce a temporary tax targeted at energy profits. But we have incorporated a new investment allocation into the new levy.

He explained that this means companies will have a new and important incentive to reinvest their profits, emphasizing that this is a temporary measure and, when will oil and gas prices return at more historically normal levels, the the tax will be phased out with a sunset clause enshrined in law.

“Basically, with our new investment allocation, we are almost double overall investment relief for oil and gas companies. For every pound a company invests, it recoups 90% tax relief. Thus, the more a company invests, the less it will pay in taxes. added the Chancellor.

Oil and gas industry thinks windfall tax will deter investors

Previously the UK trade organization Offshore Energies UK, which now also includes low-carbon offshore energy technologies, warned that exceptional fiscal risks reduce energy security, increase prices for consumers – and cause long-term damage to the UK’s offshore energy industry.

OEUK has warned that the tax will deter investors and destabilize the industry in the short term – just when the global energy crisis makes stability vital. In the long term, he warns, a windfall tax will also make it much harder for the UK to meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Deirdre MichieCEO of OEUK, said earlier this week: “The reality is that we are already the highest taxed industry in the UK. UK oil and gas operators pay 40% tax on their offshore profits.

As previously reported, the Office for Budget Responsibility has predicted that UK operators will pay over £7.8bn to the Exchequer this financial year.

“The UK offshore industry needs a stable and predictable regime. A windfall tax may not affect projects already underway, but is likely to discourage planned investments, for which funds have not yet been committed. “The result would be lower oil and gas production for years to come – just when the UK needs reliable sources of energy the most,” Michie concluded.

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Navigating social spaces as an introvert https://yoimise.info/navigating-social-spaces-as-an-introvert/ Sun, 22 May 2022 20:50:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/navigating-social-spaces-as-an-introvert/ Summer brings warm weather. And the warm weather brings people together as many want to enjoy the sun, longer days and being outdoors. When people get together, often it is with family and friends. Being with people we know is comfortable. What if your roommates or romantic partner wants to entertain people and you’re introverted? […]]]>

Summer brings warm weather. And the warm weather brings people together as many want to enjoy the sun, longer days and being outdoors. When people get together, often it is with family and friends. Being with people we know is comfortable. What if your roommates or romantic partner wants to entertain people and you’re introverted? How can you be a gracious host when you prefer to be discreet?

An introvert is a personality trait where you are more comfortable and prefer to recharge on your own without much external stimulation like parties or large gatherings. An introvert is very happy to be with a select few people. Too much external stimulation is exhausting for an introvert. After spending too much time with others or in a group, introverts need alone or quiet time to recharge.

Generally, it’s not a problem if you and your romantic partner or you and your roommates are all introverted. It’s when one person is an extrovert who thrives on being around people and lots of external stimulation, and the other is an introvert when problems arise. It can be helpful to limit the number of new people on your guest list when possible. When entertaining, talk to one or two new faces at a time. This will help minimize sensory overload. And take a 5-10 minute break to be alone when you need to recharge. It can be discreet when passing through the kitchen to store the cocktail or catering area. Or tell your romantic partner or roommates that you’re going to take a few minutes for yourself. Make sure it’s a few minutes, and when you join the party, you’re back in your host mode.

It can be hard for your partner or roommates to figure out why you just can’t be the life of the party. They might think you’re rude because you’re not as social or engaged with guests as they’d like you to be or them to be. Try not to take it personally, even if that’s how you feel. Sometimes it’s hard for an extrovert to understand that you need social interactions in doses. Before or after the meeting, ask them how they envision the party. Get their expectations, then talk to them about what might or might not work for you. Get their help when you need some time to yourself during your meeting. Find a non-verbal cue or catchphrase you can say to let them know you need a few minutes.

Share your thoughts on my Facebook page: Blanca Cobb – Body Language Expert. Write a message on my journal, and I’ll get back to you. While you’re at it, I’d appreciate it if you “like” my page.

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With EPS Growth And More, Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group (HKG: 1385) is interesting https://yoimise.info/with-eps-growth-and-more-shanghai-fudan-microelectronics-group-hkg-1385-is-interesting/ Thu, 19 May 2022 01:12:42 +0000 https://yoimise.info/with-eps-growth-and-more-shanghai-fudan-microelectronics-group-hkg-1385-is-interesting/ Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. But as Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the […]]]>

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. But as Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker.” When buying such stocks, investors are too often suckers.

So if you’re like me, you might be more interested in profitable and growing companies, like Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group (HKG:1385). Although profit is not necessarily a social good, it is easy to admire a company that can produce it consistently. Loss-making businesses are always in a race against time to achieve financial viability, but time is often the friend of a profitable business, especially if it is growing.

Check out our latest analysis for Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group

How fast is Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group growing earnings per share?

Over the past three years, Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group has grown its earnings per share (EPS) like a young bamboo after the rain; fast and from a low base. So I don’t think the percentage growth rate is particularly meaningful. Accordingly, I will instead zoom in on growth over the past year. Like a firecracker in the night sky, Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group’s EPS jumped from ¥0.27 to ¥0.81 over the past year. You don’t see 200% year-over-year growth like that very often. This could be a sign that the company has reached a real inflection point.

One way to check a company’s growth is to look at the evolution of its revenues and its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) margins. The good news is that the Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group is increasing its revenue and EBIT margins have improved by 18.8 percentage points to 25% compared to last year. It’s great to see, on both counts.

You can check the company’s revenue and profit growth trend in the table below. For more details, click on the image.

SEHK: 1385 Earnings & Revenue History May 19, 2022

While it’s always good to see growing profits, you should always remember that a weak balance sheet could come back strong. So check the strength of Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group’s balance sheet, before you get too excited.

Are Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Insiders Aligned with All Shareholders?

Given that Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group has a market capitalization of HK$40 billion, we wouldn’t expect insiders to hold a high percentage of shares. But we are reassured by the fact that they have invested in the company. Indeed, they have invested a mountain of sparkling wealth there, currently valued at 1.1 billion Canadian yen. This suggests to me that management will be very mindful of shareholder interests when making decisions!

Does the Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics group deserve to be watched?

Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group’s earnings per share took off like a rocket aiming straight for the moon. This type of growth is simply eye-catching, and the significant investment held by insiders certainly informs my view of the company. The hope is, of course, that the strong growth marks a fundamental improvement in the business economy. So yes, on this short analysis, I think it’s worth considering Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group for a spot on your watch list. However, you should always think about the risks. Concrete example, we spotted 2 warning signs for Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group you should be aware.

Although Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group looks good to me, I would prefer insiders to buy stocks. If you also like to see insiders buy, then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying might be exactly what you are looking for.

Please note that insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trading in the relevant jurisdiction.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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If you love EPS growth, check out Zydus Lifesciences (NSE:ZYDUSLIFE) before it’s too late https://yoimise.info/if-you-love-eps-growth-check-out-zydus-lifesciences-nsezyduslife-before-its-too-late/ Tue, 17 May 2022 01:35:39 +0000 https://yoimise.info/if-you-love-eps-growth-check-out-zydus-lifesciences-nsezyduslife-before-its-too-late/ For starters, it might seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells investors a good story, even if it completely lacks a track record of revenue and earnings. Unfortunately, high-risk investments are often unlikely to ever return, and many investors pay a price to learn their lesson. Contrary […]]]>

For starters, it might seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells investors a good story, even if it completely lacks a track record of revenue and earnings. Unfortunately, high-risk investments are often unlikely to ever return, and many investors pay a price to learn their lesson.

Contrary to all that, I prefer to spend time on companies like Zydus Life Sciences (NSE:ZYDUSLIFE), which not only generates revenue, but also profits. Although profit is not necessarily a social good, it is easy to admire a company that can produce it consistently. While a well-funded business may suffer losses for years, unless its owners have an endless appetite to subsidize the customer, it will eventually have to turn a profit, or else breathe its last breath.

Check out our latest analysis for Zydus Lifesciences

How fast is Zydus Lifesciences growing earnings per share?

If a company can keep increasing its earnings per share (EPS) long enough, its stock price will eventually follow. Therefore, there are many investors who like to buy shares in companies that grow EPS. Over the past three years, Zydus Lifesciences has increased EPS by 5.3% per year. Although this type of growth rate is not surprising, it shows that the company is growing.

A careful look at revenue growth and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins can help inform a view on the sustainability of recent earnings growth. While we note that Zydus Lifesciences’ EBIT margins have remained flat over the past year, revenue grew by 5.0% to ₹158 billion. It is progress.

In the table below, you can see how the company has increased its profits and revenue over time. To see the actual numbers, click on the chart.

NSEI: ZYDUSLIFE Earnings & Revenue History May 17, 2022

Luckily, we have access to analyst forecasts from Zydus Lifesciences future profits. You can make your own predictions without looking, or you can take a peek at what the pros are predicting.

Are Zydus Lifesciences insiders aligned with all shareholders?

Many consider high insider shareholding to be a strong sign of alignment between a company’s executives and ordinary shareholders. So, as you can imagine, the fact that Zydus Lifesciences insiders hold a significant number of shares certainly appeals to me. Indeed, with a collective 75% ownership, company insiders control and have significant capital behind the company. This makes me think they will be incentivized to plan for the long term – something I like to see. And their stake is extremely valuable at the current share price, totaling ₹265 billion. This means that they have a lot of their own capital depending on the performance of the business!

Is Zydus Lifesciences worth watching?

An important encouraging feature of Zydus Lifesciences is that it increases its profits. Just as polish makes silverware stand out, the high level of insider ownership enhances my enthusiasm for this growth. This combination appeals to me, to begin with. So yeah, I think the stock is worth watching. We don’t want to rain too much on the parade, but we also found 1 warning sign for Zydus Lifesciences which you must take into account.

Of course, you can (sometimes) buy stocks that are not increased income and do not have insiders buying stocks. But as a growth investor, I always like to check out companies that To do have these characteristics. You can access a free list of them here.

Please note that insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trading in the relevant jurisdiction.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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