—Diana GomesNOTE: Estimated Ebitda growth rather than Estimated EPS growth. CEO Miguel Patricio has a marketing background; it remains to be seen if he can fix the company’s fundamentals in an industry struggling to reinvent iconic consumer brands to remain relevant. “It’s not that often that companies have to move their entire staff from one country to another,” Rovello says, but “our employees are not cogs in a wheel.” Company profile, Chief Outsiders’ network of 65 CMOs-for-hire take on as many projects as they want and keep 50% to 85% of what their clients pay, guaranteeing them flexibility and control over their jobs. This investment may seem like stating the obvious, but there are some dismal statistics on retirement savings that make it worth emphasizing. The job market in the 21st century is in a constant state of flux. Well, we can’t, at least not exactly. "There were hugs and tears and high fives." At a minimum, you should enroll in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, if one is offered. In February 2018, I took on a new job managing and writing Forbes' education coverage. That will give you a combined contribution of 9% of your income. A 50%-plus operating margin keeps Keyence in a leading position. "So we had to pull the plug." One of the biggest hurdles to starting a side business is deciding exactly what venture to go into. "We’re changing the definition of what is a great service provider’s customer relationship," says company president Jim Lank. Its software and machine-learning tools to support customers’ factory operations and marketing strategies should take off. Its high gross margin is sustainable as ad revenue increases as more merchants join its rapidly expanding marketplace. It should profit as more public safety and first-responder networks embrace LTE and cloud technology. —Catherine Lim, AstraZeneca Plc’s drug-trial successes will result in revenue and EPS growth that beats all its large pharma peers and justifies the company’s bid to remain independent. Leveraging digital capabilities and renewed capital discipline could improve margins and returns—sorely needed to support a dividend that’s exceeded free cash flow the past four years. My work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters and Fox Business. He gave up a large social media account that was too hard on his people and has let go of clients who were tough to deal with. That includes spending time with family. When you value greatness over fast growth. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, market was up an incredible 29% for the year, Equity Residential Properties Trust (EQR), 15 Easy Side Hustles You Can Start This Weekend, 26% of Americans have no retirement savings at all, 64% of Americans will retire with $10,000 or less, average retirement savings of all working-age families (32-61) is $95,776, contribute up to $6,000, or $7,000 if you’re 50 or older. According to a 2018 survey conducted by insurance giant, The Hartford, 25%of Americans have a side business. recruiting contributors and also looking for my own stories. “With mounting geo-political tension and an unresolved trade war, two relatively stable sectors to overweight for 2020 are utilities and especially real estate. That means thinking longer term than usual. For 2020, you can contribute up to $6,000, or $7,000 if you’re 50 or older. In February 2018, I took on a new job managing and writing Forbes' education coverage. They’re also not susceptible to the trade tariffs because real estate isn’t dependent on imports.”. I'd spent the previous two years on the Entrepreneurs team, following six years. If you have a lot of debt, particularly high-interest credit card debt, paying it off might very well be the best single investment you can make. Jitse Groen, 41, Takeaway.com/Just EatGroen is positioned to become CEO of the combined Takeaway.com NV and Just Eat Plc, a $10 billion merger expected to close at yearend. But owning properties can be as much of an occupation as it is an investment. “If we don’t challenge our people to live those values, then we become just another consulting firm,” president Marty Osborn says. This is likely to accelerate asset sales and other measures to improve the company’s returns, reduce leverage, and increase share liquidity in 2020. —Fernando ValleNOTE: Estimated Ebitda growth rather than Estimated sales growth; 12-month Ebitda rather than 12-month sales. “The total S&P 500’s 2020 earnings growth estimate is +9% and it trades at a 17x price-earnings multiple. AT&T’s opportunity for long-term growth from launching new, over-the-top content services and expanding its digital ad revenue is significant. A breakup may help restore value and address shareholder Robbins wants his employees, who all own company stock options, to share in Live­Data’s success, and he has avoided accepting any venture capital. That doesn’t mean reducing your stock holdings. They’ll provide complete investment management for you, including creating your portfolio, rebalancing your allocations, and reinvesting dividends. Key to the effort is the ID.3, which VW will start selling in mid-2020 priced starting at about $30,000, to compete with the Tesla Model 3. “The people who see our ads see themselves in them,” says founder Jeffrey Jordan. Company profile, John Waldron opened his business in 1995 with the idea that comprehensive wealth management should provide more than just investment strategy, so it advises on trusts and estates, business assets and other concerns. Can Friese help Aegon put its struggles with financial market volatility behind it? Real estate has proven to be one of the best investments of all time, with returns comparable to the S&P 500 over the long term. And you can often acquire additional skills by similarly taking courses, or by ordering online programs specializing in whatever skill you need. Yet it can still thrive in a crowded field. With quicker-than-expected debt reduction after selling $1.7 billion in wine brands, the company could expand its cannabis business beyond its 36.6% stake in Canopy Growth. (If you’re looking for a side business to start, Forbes’ 15 Easy Side Hustles You Can Start This Weekend will show you there’s a business idea that will be a glove fit for just about anyone.). It’s hard to argue against that kind of success, particularly with the current leg of the bull market coming up on its eleventh year. —Holly Froum, The company could see a lot more costly court beatings in 2020. Part of the reason for making any type of investment should be so that you’ll have more financial resources and stress-free time to spend with family and friends. —Jef Feeley and Holly Froum. One of the advantages to starting a side business today is that there are so many ways to do it that don’t require a large upfront investment. Management’s vision centers on revamping its retail footprint and improved productivity, resulting in double-digit EPS growth by 2022. You can own real estate through REITs. But if it will increase your earnings at work, or get you a promotion, it’ll be one of the best investments you can make. Starting today. Company profile, Last year this IT and data consultancy’s revenue jumped 39%, but Behfar Jahanshahi keeps a close grip on growth. Company profile, Filtrine was born in 1901, in the garage of a Brooklyn inventor. Meanwhile, a 2019 survey by GoBankingRates revealed that 64% of Americans will retire with $10,000 or less. "They just do it on their own." J&J is also a defendant in opioid litigation; reports suggest a global settlement may be near. Next year may see the deal revived or new suitors seeking FCA’s wildly profitable Jeep and Ram brands.