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Wk7 DQ1

Discussion Question – CLO 7

Please read chapters 13 & 14 and answer the two following questions:

  1. During the early days of the Internet, most dot-coms were driven by revenues rather than profits. A large number were even driven by “hits” to their site rather than revenues. This all changed in early 2000, however, when the prices of unprofitable dot-com stocks plummeted on Wall Street. Most analysts have attributed this to a return to rationality, with investors focusing once again on fundamentals like earnings growth. 
  • Does this mean that, during the 1990s, dot-coms that focused on “hits” rather than revenues or profits had bad business plans? Explain. (Chapter13- Problem 14)
  1. During the dot-com era, mergers among some brokerage houses resulted in the acquiring firm paying a premium on the order of $100 for each of the acquired firm’s customers. 
  • Is there a business rationale for such a strategy? 
  • Do you think these circumstances are met in the brokerage business? Explain. (Chapter 13- Problem 17)

  

Managerial Economics & Business Strategy 9th Edition

By Michael Baye and Jeff Prince
ISBN10: 1259290611
ISBN13: 9781259290619
Copyright: 2017

McGraw-Hill Education