Jim Chanos - Kynikos Associates

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Because you can only increase as a franchiser, your revenues by increasing units, increasing same-store sales for which you get royalties, or increasing your royalty rate. The restaurants are struggling so you can't increase the royalty rate. The reason why they are struggling is that same-store sales are declining, which means therefore to meet Wall Street's sometimes lofty goals you have to increase unit openings …. which exacerbates the [negative] trends.feedback
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Sep 21 2017 McDonald's
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Jim Chanos is associated, including China, Alibaba, and shareholder. Most recently, Jim Chanos has been quoted saying: “We believe pretty strongly that a sea change is happening in the U.S. health-care system. That we are embarked upon the ending of health-care inflation. The days of just raising prices aggressively is coming to an end ... We found a number of companies that are aggressively gaming the reimbursement system to the detriment of us tax payers. I think those business models are going to be in a lot of trouble.” in the article Jim Chanos on his favorite short ideas.
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Oct 25 2016 - Alibaba

You see a line item, equity and net income of affiliates, but there's no idea – with the 2 million employees – of what those costs are, what the accounting is there.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Alibaba

I would want to know if I'm investing in a $280 billion company that's supposedly on the forefront of the digital revolution of China why it's so cash flow negative and we can't good answers.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Alibaba

You don't see the entire operation of Alibaba.feedback

Sep 13 2016 - Tesla

What made Amazon great ... is that they didn't need capital.feedback

Sep 13 2016 - Tesla

To burden your own balance sheet and cash flow statement to, in effect, bail out shareholders at SolarCity strikes us as just the height of folly.feedback

Jul 06 2016

The last high-profile company that we saw with such a similar large number of senior executive departures, was Valeant.feedback

Jun 22 2016 - Tesla

They're losing money on every installation and making it up on volume and that's a problem when you have a levered balance sheet. I think SolarCity gets into financial trouble in 2016.feedback

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