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Learn how companies work from the people who know them best. We do deep research and interview industry veterans, investment professionals, and corporate executives to explain the inner workings of public stocks and private businesses. For each company, we break down their history, business model, financial statements, secret sauce, and bull/bear case. We believe every business has lessons to teach us and Breakdowns is here to highlight them. Learn more and stay up to date at www.joincolossus.com.

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This is Zack Fuss. Today, we are breaking down Cintas Corporation. It is America's largest uniform rental company, and for around $1.50 per worker per day, Cintas will collect, clean, and replace uniforms for organizations in industries such as lodging, hospitality, entertainment, manufacturing, and retail. To help break down Cintas, I am joined by Delian Entchev, a portfolio manager at Aoris Investment Management. The company's origins trace back to the Great Depression, when its founder, who was a circus worker at the time, began a small business to reclaim and clean rags for local factories in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nearly a hundred years later, Cintas is set to approach 10 billion in sales at a 10% five-year CAGR and a 20% operating margin. It remains a family-owned business, with multiple generations of the Farmer family having held leadership roles at the company. Please enjoy this Breakdown of Cintas Corporation. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:52) Overview of Cintas Corporation (00:07:49) Cintas's Business Model and Services (00:14:22) Financial Performance and Market Position (00:15:23) Historical Evolution of Cintas (00:19:14) Economic Model and Customer Engagement (00:21:26) Growth Drivers and Competitive Landscape (00:27:14) Competitive Advantages and Scale (00:32:15) Corporate Culture and Lessons Learned (00:34:29) Challenges and Strategic Adjustments (00:39:40) Future Risks and Opportunities (00:43:25) Capital Allocation and Customer Relationships (00:46:47) Lessons From Breaking Down Cintas
This is Matt Reustle. Today, we are breaking down Mineral Resources. Even if you've had some bad experiences investing in commodities, I would not skip over this one so quickly.  Fraser Christie, investor at TDM Growth Partners, joined me to talk about how MinRes has taken a different approach to the historically cyclical boom-bust industry. We walk through the increasingly vertical integration of Mineral Resources' business and we get into some of the thoughtful capital allocation that has taken place through this history. It's a very fun business with a very fun founder who still remains a key player. Please enjoy this breakdown of Mineral Resources. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:58) Deep Dive into Mineral Resources' Business Segments (00:07:26) Founder Chris Ellison's Entrepreneurial Journey (00:10:22) Overview of the Mining Market and Its Competitive Landscape (00:16:43) Mineral Resources' Financial Model and Capital Allocation Strategy (00:27:59) Intercompany Innovations and Employee Welfare (00:36:03) The Time Line for Recouping An Investment in Mining (00:40:11) Mineral Resources as a M&A Target (00:43:56) Main Risks and Challenges (00:49:38) Lessons From Breaking Down Mineral Resources
Today, we are breaking down Motorola Solutions. This breakdown is a fascinating story of brand versus business, as Motorola was a mainstay on Interbrands' Top 100 Brand list for most of the 2000s.  I'm joined by Portfolio Manager, Joseph Shaposhnik. We discuss how Motorola achieved stealth success over the past 15 years while Apple overtook its iconic flip phone. We also cover how CEO Greg Brown worked with two, and arguably three, activist investors to focus on mission-critical communications, a very specific customer segment, and a more blended hardware-software model. It's a truly great example of a business finding a niche and executing to a T. Please enjoy this Breakdown on Motorola. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:35) The Fall and Rise of Motorola Solutions (00:07:05) Greg Brown's Strategic Leadership (00:12:26) Motorola's Business Model and Market Position (00:16:27) Land Mobile Radio Networks Explained (00:23:26) Video Security and Command Centers (00:28:53) Financial Performance and Growth Strategy (00:33:12) Motorola’s Strong Pricing Power (00:37:27) Saturating The Customer Through Acquisitions (00:41:38) Competitive Landscape and Future Prospects (00:45:03) The Threat of Competition In Software (00:50:23) Motorola as an Acquisition Target (00:52:39) Lessons from Motorola Solutions
This is Zack Fuss. Today, we are breaking down the U.S. Marina Industry. In the U.S. there are more than 11,000 marinas, grossing over $6 billion in sales.  Today, there is a 12 to 1 ratio of registered boats versus the supply of rentable wet slips and dry storage spaces. Zoning regulations lead to limited supply growth, which has led to a sustained backdrop of strong, profitable growth for the industry.  To break down the industry, I am joined by David Chesner, co-CEO of Grove Point Marinas, and Josh Koplewicz, managing partner of Thayer Street Partners. We discuss how Marinas are currently evolving from a largely local and independent model to one that is institutionalizing as an asset class and lowering the industry's cost of capital, helping to finance growth. And, to illustrate the unit economics, we cover the largest players in the space, including publicly traded Sun Communities’ Safe Harbor Marina business. Please enjoy this breakdown of the Marina Industry.  Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:21) Overview of the Marina Industry (00:08:00) Revenue and Margins in the Marina Business (00:10:36) Operational Improvements and Best Practices (00:12:54) Challenges in Marina Development (00:14:10) Competitive Landscape and Market Players (00:27:02) Growth Strategies and Financial Insights (00:34:28) Risks and Resilience in the Marina Industry (00:39:08) Lessons Learned from the Marina Industry
Today, we are breaking down the South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang. If we ran through the taxonomy of investor interests, this Coupang conversation checks many boxes on that list. It is a founder-owned and operated business, a business that went through a massive pivot years into existence, a business that's replicating the Amazon model to success, and a business with healthy debates on the TAM & financial trajectory going forward. Our guest today is Drew Cohen from Speedwell Research. We want Business Breakdowns to be the most efficient way for you to learn about a company, so we pack that information as densely as possible into about an hour of each episode, but if you are itching for more on Coupang, check out Drew's full report at speedwellresearch.com. Please enjoy this Breakdown of Coupang. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:04:52) An Overview of Coupang (00:07:49) Coupang's Founder Story (00:10:46) The Pivot to Amazon Model (00:13:49) Coupang's Logistics and Delivery Innovations (00:17:32) Coupang's Market Position and Competition (00:25:24) Consumer Behavior and Market Dynamics (00:34:15) Understanding Gross Margins and GMV (00:36:48) Operating Leverage and Logistics Infrastructure (00:38:06) Future Growth and Market Expansion (00:41:30) Advertising and Brand Dynamics (00:48:59) Competitive Landscape and Risks (00:56:12) Valuation and Market Perception (00:59:15) Key Lessons from Coupang's Success
This is Zack Fuss. Today we are breaking down Lifco, a Swedish conglomerate recognized amongst a group of notable Scandinavian serial acquirers. Lifco’s business focus is to acquire and develop market-leading niche companies that run independently and are largely self-funded business units. Carl Bennet, the current chairman, is the architect behind Lifco and was the former CEO of the famed Electrolux in the 1980s. After acquiring a business out of Electrolux with a friend, Carl formed the group that is now today's Lifco. The roots of the business are in the medical sector, specifically dental, but have since grown into a diversified conglomerate as an acquirer of dental instruments, demolition equipment, and a wide array of specialized industrial businesses.  I'm joined by Adnan Hadziefendic, a portfolio manager at REQ Capital. We discuss the company’s clear philosophy centered on constant long-term growth, a focus on profitability, and an intentionally decentralized organization. Please enjoy this breakdown of Lifco.  Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns  (00:05:27) Lifco's Business Model and History (00:06:29) Core Segments of Lifco’s Business and Acquisition Strategy (00:07:14) Carl Bennett's Role and Lifco's Evolution (00:09:53) Lifco's Turnaround and Expanding Outside of Dental (00:13:47) M&A Strategy and Integration (00:16:53) Lifco Playbook for Post-Acquisition (00:22:41) Decentralization as Paramount to the Lifco Culture  (00:28:02) Aligning Incentives Across Acquisitions (00:34:31) The Recent Leadership Transition (00:38:56) Lifco’s Capital Allocation Strategy (00:41:10) System Solutions and Future Growth (00:47:37) Lessons from Breaking Down Lifco's
We have a special episode today, breaking down the CHIPS Act. We've covered the semiconductor space in depth on Business Breakdowns, but in this conversation, we go broader. We discuss the CHIPS Act, enacted by Congress in 2022, which aimed at boosting the US's semiconductor manufacturing capabilities to better compete with East Asia. America had been dependent on that foreign manufacturing which created massive shortages, having implications across some of our most important resources and defense systems. The CHIPS Act itself provides just under $53 billion in subsidies for US companies and the goal is to build out these capabilities with leading edge logic and memory fabrication, advanced packaging facilities, and advanced capacity for current generation semiconductors.  My guest today is Todd Fisher, CIO of the CHIPS Act office. We discuss some of the broader questions any investor might have about subsidized industry programs and how that will shift to the natural free market supply & demand dynamics that you would typically see in industries like semiconductors. It's truly a wide range of conversation and particularly timely with the recent funding announcements from the team. Please enjoy this breakdown of the CHIPS Act. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss  Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:23) Current State of the Semiconductor Supply Chain (00:08:50) Funding and Incentives Breakdown (00:11:23) Sustainability and Long-term Viability of Projects (00:15:54) Building Economic and National Security (00:18:25) Massive Undertakings in Fab Construction (00:20:49) Vision for Success and Leading Edge Fabrication (00:29:54) Workforce Development and Environmental Considerations (00:36:55) Future Milestones and Program Success Metrics (00:44:00) TSMC Moving Capacity Into the USA (00:48:43) The Effect of the Upcoming Election on the CHIPS Act
Today we are breaking down InterDigital, a really interesting business that sits completely under the radar for most investors. InterDigital has the foundational patented technology that makes mobile phone communication and device-to-device communication possible. Everything revolving around 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, the Internet of Things, and all of these devices in the world that communicate with one another is underpinned by InterDigital technology. My guest is Jenny Wallace, co-founder and CIO of Summit Street Capital Management. We discuss InterDigital's five decades of history, what it takes to maintain its patent portfolio of 30,000 patents, and much more. Please enjoy this Breakdown on InterDigital.  Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke | @zbfuss Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Introduction to Business Breakdowns (00:04:40) The History and Evolution of InterDigital (00:05:49) InterDigital's Impact on Wireless Communication (00:10:12) Exploring the Patent Portfolio and Business Model (00:16:13) Technology as the DNA of the Company (00:20:45) An Evolving Business Model and Maintaining 30,000 Patents (00:25:00) InterDigital's Legal Battles and Financial Health (00:31:12) Volatility in InterDigital’s Revenue Stream  (00:37:21) R&D Spend as a Key Focus (00:41:13) The Future of InterDigital: Opportunities and Challenges (00:48:57) Investment Perspectives and Valuation Insights (00:53:46) Lessons Learned From InterDigital
Today, we break down India's largest non-banking financial company, Bajaj Finance. Bajaj has a market cap of over $50 billion, which can largely be attributed to the significant growth over the past two decades. One of the headline numbers that immediately caught my attention from Bajaj is that the loan book compounded 40% from 2009 to 2022. To break down Bajaj I'm joined by Saurabh Mukherjea, the founder and CIO of Marcellus Investment Managers. Saurabh previously joined us for a breakdown on Titan and returned to dive into this specialized lender. Please note: Marcellus also holds shares in Microsoft and Amazon. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, where we're changing the game in investment research. Step away from outdated, inefficient methods and into the future with our platform, proudly hosting over 100,000 transcripts – with over 25,000 transcripts added just this year alone. Our platform grows eight times faster and adds twice as much monthly content as our competitors, putting us at the forefront of the industry. Plus, with 75% of private market transcripts available exclusively on Tegus, we offer insights you simply can't find elsewhere. See the difference a vast, quality-driven transcript library makes. Unlock your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:06:00) The Innovative Lending Model of Bajaj Finance (00:10:18) Origins and Evolution of Bajaj Finance (00:19:33) The Competitive Edge: Technology and Culture at Bajaj (00:27:01) Underwriting and Risk Management Strategies (00:29:26) Exploring Bajaj Mall's Competitive Edge (00:32:24) Geographical Expansion and Market Adaptation (00:33:23) Leveraging Mobile Data for Digital Transformation (00:38:12) Financial Model and Profitability Analysis (00:40:27) Customer Retention and Business Segmentation (00:43:23) Strategic Capital Allocation and Growth Plans (00:48:10) Navigating Regulatory Challenges and Future Risks (00:56:14) Key Lessons from Bajaj Finance
Welcome back for part two of this business breakdown on the private credit markets. I am now joined by Josh Clarkson, managing director at Prosek Partners.  Our discussion with Armen was really focused on the supply & demand dynamics of private credit, where the public markets & regulatory markets have played a role, that certainty and speed of getting deals done, and how that has proved to be an advantage for private credit versus traditional solutions. In our conversation with Josh, we transition into some broader takeaways, the history of the private credit markets, and some of the wrappers and what they have meant to the private credit markets. You will often hear about business development companies (BDCs), and we get into exactly how they are differentiated from traditional solutions. We also cover differentiation within that own subsegment, the public BDCs versus the private BDCs, what has happened in times of stress, what the fundraising environment has been like, and the future market outlook. Please enjoy part two of our breakdown on private credit. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, where we're changing the game in investment research. Step away from outdated, inefficient methods and into the future with our platform, proudly hosting over 100,000 transcripts – with over 25,000 transcripts added just this year alone. Our platform grows eight times faster and adds twice as much monthly content as our competitors, putting us at the forefront of the industry. Plus, with 75% of private market transcripts available exclusively on Tegus, we offer insights you simply can't find elsewhere. See the difference a vast, quality-driven transcript library makes. Unlock your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:32) Deep Dive into Private Credit Markets: Part Two (00:06:57) Exploring the Competitive and Collaborative Dynamics of Banks and Private Credit Funds (00:10:41) The Mechanics of Leverage in Private Credit Funds (00:12:10) The Evolution of Business Development Companies (BDCs) (00:19:34) Sector-Specific Strategies in Private Credit (00:24:48) Historical Context: Life Insurance Companies as Original Credit Providers (00:26:19) The Financial Crisis: A Turning Point for Private Credit (00:28:39) The Role of BDCs in Today's Private Credit Landscape (00:31:08) Differentiating Private Credit Strategies and Structures (00:34:39) Navigating the Complex World of BDC Metrics and Valuations (00:41:47) Adapting to Rising Rates: Strategies and Opportunities (00:46:27) Looking Forward: Innovation and Growth in Private Credit
Today, we have a special two-part episode on private credit. In 2023, the global private credit market topped $2.1 trillion in assets and committed capital. Rather than making blanket statements like private credit is an emerging bubble, we wanted to explore the various segments of private credit and ask simple questions like “Where is this growth coming from?”, take a closer look at supply and demand, and capture some of the nuance that is so important to any analysis of these emerging markets.  To start, we use the lens of a successful fund manager in the space, Armen Panossian, the co-CEO of Oaktree. Beyond Howard Mark's famous memos, Oaktree is a $192 billion asset manager known for its long history in credit. We hope these conversations give you a better sense of what's happening in the private credit ecosystem, the difference between strategies and wrappers, the demand for private credit solutions, how regulations have impacted this market, and much more. Please enjoy this breakdown on private credit.  Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, where we're changing the game in investment research. Step away from outdated, inefficient methods and into the future with our platform, proudly hosting over 100,000 transcripts – with over 25,000 transcripts added just this year alone. Our platform grows eight times faster and adds twice as much monthly content as our competitors, putting us at the forefront of the industry. Plus, with 75% of private market transcripts available exclusively on Tegus, we offer insights you simply can't find elsewhere. See the difference a vast, quality-driven transcript library makes. Unlock your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) - Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:06:32) - Deep Dive into Private Credit: A Growing Market (00:08:47) - Exploring the Dynamics of Supply and Demand in Private Credit (00:11:38) - The Evolution of Private Credit Since the Global Financial Crisis (00:15:58) - The Role of Private Equity and Banks in Private Credit (00:19:33) - Building a Sustainable Advantage in Private Credit Strategies (00:24:02) - Innovative Financing: The Case of Life Sciences Lending (00:27:53) - Identifying New Opportunities: Infrastructure Lending and Rescue Financing (00:30:40) - The Importance of Fund Size in Private Credit Strategies (00:33:02) - Oaktree's Approach to Private Credit Products (00:36:55) - Investment Strategy and Allocation Across Funds (00:39:42) - Risk Management and Restructuring Expertise in Private Credit (00:42:19) - Navigating the Secondary Market for Private Loans (00:44:06) - Evolving Landscape of the Distressed Debt Market (00:47:43) - Impact of COVID on Private Credit Valuations (00:51:46) - Oaktree and Brookfield: A Strategic Partnership (00:53:33) - Future Considerations: Rates, Elections, and Economic Implications
Today, we are breaking down British American Tobacco. Regardless of your views on tobacco as a product, the market is one of the oldest in the world. My guest for today is Evan Tindall, co-founder and CIO of Bireme Capital, and he helps us cover how the tobacco market has evolved. We go way back in time, discussing how the product itself has evolved from smoking pipes to cigarettes to what we're seeing today - the nicotine pouch market and all the craze around it. We also cover how you evaluate a company where the market outlook is so uncertain. Please enjoy this breakdown of British American tobacco. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:18) The Rich History of Tobacco and British American Tobacco (00:10:25) The Evolution of Tobacco Products and Market Dynamics (00:13:46) Regulatory Landscape and Its Impact on Tobacco Industry (00:16:04) The Rise of Next-Generation Tobacco Products (00:18:44) Market Trends and the Future of Tobacco Consumption (00:28:57) Challenges and Opportunities in the Tobacco Industry (00:31:34) Investment Perspectives and the Future of British American Tobacco (00:36:07) Investors Shying Away From Owning Tobacco Companies (00:42:32) Effects of The Vaping Phenomenon (00:44:29) Lessons Learned From British American Tobacco
Today, we cover the industrial conglomerate AMETEK. This is one of eight companies that Mark Leonard and his team at Constellation Software studied as they built their own empire. And it's one well worthy of a discussion as you'll hear.  To break down AMETEK, I'm joined by Nael Fakhry, Co-CIO of the Osterweis Capital Management Growth and Income Strategy. Nael has spent a significant amount of time around AMETEK from the early 2000s until today. Please enjoy this breakdown on AMETEK. Listen to Mitch Rales talk about Danaher on Art of Investing. Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Partners (00:01:40) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:03:52) An Overview of Ametek (00:05:17) Ametek's Diverse Product Range  (00:12:09) Ametek’s history: From Bankruptcy to Industrial Dominance (00:21:22) Ametek's Growth Model: Innovation, Acquisitions, and Global Expansion (00:26:23) Understanding Ametek's Finances (00:30:37) Exploring Revenue Growth and Margin Expansion (00:31:10) Incremental Margins and Cyclical Nature of the Business (00:32:07) Operational Excellence (00:34:35) Decentralized Approach (00:36:21) The Role of Acquisitions (00:37:33) Challenges and Risks (00:39:45) Capital Allocation (00:46:55) Evaluating Cyclical Business Performance and Resilience (00:49:27) Dividend Policy (00:50:44) Valuation and Growth Sustainability (00:54:41) Key Lessons
Today, we're covering a behemoth in the research market, Gartner. Executives are willing to pay up to $30,000 for reports and $50,000+ for full subscriptions so they can access insights and data to help them make business decisions, purchasing decisions, and pivoting decisions.  Our guest is Alvise Peggion, portfolio manager at Fairlight Asset Management. He helps us cover how Gartner grew into this at-scale player, how the research and sales model has been fine-tuned over time, and where the opportunity for growth is in the future. Please enjoy this Breakdown of Gartner.  Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:03:52) Deep Dive into Gartner's Business Model (00:05:13) Understanding Gartner's Value Proposition (00:08:40) Gartner's Competitive Landscape and Growth Strategy (00:18:19) The Evolution of Gartner (00:25:23) Gartner's Financial Model and Shareholder Value (00:26:55) Understanding Gartner's Revenue and Pricing Strategy (00:28:59) The Impact of the Pandemic on Gartner's Business Model (00:30:52) Gartner's Resilience Through Economic Cycles (00:34:38) The Value Proposition of Gartner to Executives (00:36:33) Gartner's Competitive Edge and Market Position (00:40:48) Sales Force Dynamics and Compensation Strategies (00:42:35) Future Growth Strategies and M&A Considerations (00:44:58) Future Growth and Strategic Focus (00:47:09) Key Lessons from Gartner's Success
This is Matt Reustle. Today, we break down Winmark, a major player in the reseller economy. You're likely familiar with some of Winmark’s brands, like Plato's Closet or Play It Again Sports. Altogether, Winmark operates five brands through a franchising model.  Our guest to break down Winmark is the current CEO, Brett Heffes. During our conversation, we discuss the broader reseller economy, the dynamics of managing those brands and different franchise brands, and how Winmark thinks about growth. In the back half of the conversation, I also made sure to talk to Brett about his thoughts on capital allocation, focusing the business, and yes, on investor communication. Please enjoy this breakdown of Winmark. Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:04:25) Exploring the Resale Market with Windmark's CEO (00:06:34) The Mechanics of Winmark's Franchise Model (00:07:10) Winmark's Unique Position In The Resale Economy (00:12:21) Franchisee Support and Business Model Insights (00:20:44) Growth Strategies and Franchisee Expansion Philosophy (00:24:12) A Look At The Franchisee Agreement (00:26:57) Traits of Successful Franchisees and Common Mistakes (00:28:42) Effective Marketing Strategies for Franchisees (00:30:45) The Importance of Viewing Stores as Legacy Assets (00:32:33) Renewal Rates and Franchisee Health as Key Metrics (00:35:27) Shifting Focus From Leasing Business to Core Resale Operations (00:41:19) Capital Allocation and Shareholder Value (00:45:51) A Unique Approach to Investor Relations (00:47:31) Lessons Learned From Breaking Down Winmark
This is Matt Reustle. We are back in the world of aviation today, breaking down Embraer. Embraer has carved out an interesting niche, manufacturing regional jets, business jets, and military aircrafts. Our guest is Richard Aboulafia, Managing Director at AeroDynamic Advisory and long-time aviation analyst and consultant. We break down how this aviation success story grew out of Brazil, the evolution of the regional jet market, the business jet market, & tap into military aircrafts, and, of course, we cover the opportunity presented by Boeing today. Please enjoy this breakdown of Embraer. Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the go-to destination for bold investing. The investment research platform trusted by 95% of the top 20 global private equity firms just got even better. Building on their solid reputation for expert insights, Tegus has expanded to become the first true all-in-one research platform. The new Tegus makes diligence faster, easier, and more convenient than ever before. Your Tegus license gives you access to over 70,000 expert transcripts, more than 4,000 fully drivable financial models, and exclusive datasets like company management checks, industry KPIs, hard-to-find non-GAAP data, and more. Tegus is the fastest way to learn about a public or private company and the most cost-effective way to conduct investment research — now all under one roof. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:04:49) Embraer's Strategic Positioning in the Aerospace Market (00:05:54) The Fascinating Origin Story of Embraer (00:08:27) Key Figures Behind Embraer's Rise (00:09:33) Embraer's Breakthrough in the U.S. Market (00:10:25) The Evolution of Embraer's Business Model (00:11:07) Comparing Embraer with Boeing and Airbus (00:12:00) Dynamics of the Regional Jet Market (00:15:44) The Future of Regional Aviation and Embraer's Role (00:19:24) Exploring Embraer's Defense and Military Segment (00:24:03) Embraer's Potential Amidst Boeing's Challenges (00:28:48) The Intricacies of Jet Manufacturing and Sales (00:30:15) Embraer's Competitive Landscape and Challenges (00:31:03) Navigating Currency Volatility and Hedging Strategies (00:32:01) Defense Sector Dynamics and Geopolitical Influences (00:33:33) Aftermarket Revenue and Replacement Cycles (00:37:05) Embraer's Strategic Aspirations and Boeing Partnership Dynamics (00:43:58) Bombardier's Shift and Market Dynamics (00:46:56) Assessing Risks and Opportunities for Embraer (00:49:05) Key Lessons from Embraer
Today we’re replaying our Breakdown on Boeing, hosted by Zack Fuss. We recorded the episode in September before the mid-air blowout on a Boeing 737 operated by Alaska Airlines and the subsequent management changes, but it serves as a useful overview of the commercial airline industry writ large, how we got here, and what the future might look like. It also pairs well with the breakdown we’re releasing next about Brazilian-based airplane manufacturer Embraer. So look out for that, and in the meantime, enjoy this episode on Boeing. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @jspujji | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Show Notes (00:03:08) - (First question) - An introduction to the aerospace industry and Boeing's role in it (00:06:11) - Boeing's business model today (00:10:22) - How the aerospace industry settled into a duopoly (00:13:00) - Costs associated with airplane manufacturing (00:14:32) - The life expectancy of an aircraft (00:15:16) - Dealing with the supply coordination problem (00:18:09) - The Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merger (00:21:21) - Problems Boeing has faced over the past five years (00:21:14) - How leadership turnover has permeated through Boeing (00:28:33) - Competitive headwinds Boeing can face (00:33:40) - How Boeing will grow in the aerospace industry (00:38:09) - Boeing's eVTOL strategy (00:42:12) - What is impacting the profitability of the business (00:44:08) - The biggest challenge facing the aerospace industry (00:45:27) - Lessons learned from studying Boeing
This is Matt Reustle. Today we are breaking down Duolingo, the learning app built on language learning that is increasingly expanding into other territories like math and music. Founder Luis von Ahn is constantly looking for ways to make this accessible and free to use for people all around the world while simultaneously finding reasonable ways to monetize and create a profitable, longer-term business. Duolingo has adjusted its business model over time to ensure that this can happen. My guest is Thaiha Nguyen from Baillie Gifford. You should assume that most of our guests own the businesses that they are covering on business breakdowns, but it's important to mention here that Thaiha works for Baillie Gifford's Positive Change Strategy. They invest not only for returns but also for the impact on society.  Thaiha and I cover the fascinating founder story behind Duolingo, how Duolingo has succeeded in a largely offline market, how they've approached monetization, and how they plan to expand from here. Please enjoy this breakdown of Duolingo. Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Public. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at public.com/disclosures/high-yield-account. This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for fundamental investors. Whether you’re trying to get up to speed on a new market or keep tabs on a portfolio company, Tegus is the end-to-end investment research platform you need. With Tegus, you can quickly understand a company's business model, drivers, benchmarks, and management quality. To monitor an entire market, download our pre-built financial models — or update your own with the latest data using Tegus’ new Excel Add-In. Tegus gives you all of this and more, all bundled into a single software license. Find out why 95% of the top 20 global private equity firms are Tegus customers. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:05:09) The Fascinating Founder Story of Duolingo (00:11:42) Exploring the Language Learning Market and Duolingo's Impact (00:25:26) The Evolution From Translation Service to EdTech Leader (00:28:04) How Duolingo Became a Freemium Giant (00:32:17) Understanding Duolingo's Diverse User Base (00:34:03) Why People Choose Paid Subscriptions Over Free Options (00:36:54) Duolingo's Certification and Assessment Business (00:39:57) Leveraging AI for Personalized Learning Experiences (00:43:06) Exploring Duolingo's Financial Health and Growth Strategy (00:46:37) The Future of Educational Offerings Beyond Language Learning (00:48:20) Duolingo in the Classroom (00:54:50) Navigating the Risks and Opportunities in EdTech (00:57:58) Key Lessons from Duolingo
This is Zack Fuss. Today we are breaking down the Mitsubishi Corporation. In Japan, the business model of a trading company is prominent. The big five trading companies caught the attention of global investors in 2020, when Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a major stake in all of them: Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Itochu, Marubeni, and Sumitomo. Today's Berkshire stake is nearly 10%.   I'm joined by Krishna Mohanraj, a Portfolio Manager at Diamond Hill Capital Management. In this episode, we discuss how the rich history of trading houses is steeped in Japanese culture and how each differs from one another. Krishna helps unravel the evolution of stakeholder priorities and how capital allocation policies have changed in the Japanese capital markets. Please enjoy this Breakdown of Mitsubishi Corporation.  Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:03:12) First Question - Understanding Mitsubishi's Global Impact and Business Model (00:07:12) The Evolution of Mitsubishi and Japanese Trading Houses (00:12:12) Mitsubishi's Investment Case and Market Position (00:15:02) Comparing Mitsubishi with Other Japanese Trading Houses (00:18:22) The Secret to Mitsubishi's Success and Global Network (00:21:16) The Relevance of Berkshire’s Investment in the Japanese Trading Houses (00:26:45) A Cultural Shift in the Orientation of Japanese Businesses Towards Their Shareholders  (00:28:35) Valuing Mitsubishi (00:31:05) Reinvesting in The Business And Reallocating Capital (00:33:02) Mitsubishi’s Unique Management Dynamic (00:38:54) Advantages of the Mitsubishi Group (00:42:44) Lessons Learned from Mitsubishi
Today, we are breaking down a giant in the medical device space, Intuitive Surgical. Intuitive creates robotic products to assist minimally invasive surgeries. Its Da Vinci system is a pioneer in this area as it increases the efficiency & accuracy of surgery and reduces the burden on the surgeons themselves. To break down Intuitive, I'm joined by Joseph Thomas, equity analyst at the global asset manager, Ninety One. Joe walks us through the history of surgical procedures, the emergence of robotics & surgery, and how Intuitive has emerged as the winner in this space. Please enjoy this breakdown on Intuitive Surgical. Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at tegus.com/patrick. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com). Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:02:55) First Question - The Evolution of Surgery: From Ancient Practices to Robot-Assisted (00:08:14) Revolutionizing Surgery With the Da Vinci System (00:11:23) Early Challenges and Regulatory Hurdles for Robotic Surgery (00:14:59) The Future of Robotic Surgery (00:22:40) Exploring the Business Model of Intuitive Surgical (00:29:26) The Fifth Generation of the Da Vinci System (00:37:26) Intuitive Surgical's Financial Overview (00:41:16) Depreciation, Secondary Markets, and Economic Factors (00:45:52) R&D Investments and Digital Innovations (00:49:04) Navigating the Competitive Landscape (00:55:04) Global Expansion and Market Opportunities (00:57:27) Identifying Risks and Disruptions (01:01:37) Key Lessons from Intuitive Surgical
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Maciej Czech

Episode ruined with inhales and breathing - please don't use oversensitive microphones so close if audio is not edited

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Maciej Czech

Sorry but this whole "industry" is absurd and seems like a scam

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Maciej Czech

Woow first Wallenberg had 21 children :D

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