2013年3月30日 星期六

(創業)Billionaires Love NU SKIN

我前幾天看到,這篇來自NASDAQ的文章,非常棒的市場機會。
對喜歡投資、尋找創業機會的朋友,這篇文章可以認真參考一下!

內容除了講到NU SKIN因為發展「基因科技」,從2008至今,快速且穩健成長。
世界頂級投資專家Chuck Royce,更因為看好NU SKIN發展,持有7,414,768股NUS股票(價值82億台幣)。

我本身是代理NU SKIN基因科技的創業專家,如果你對NU SKIN的科技、市場發展有興趣,
歡迎聯絡我,我們約個時間碰面拿資料聊聊囉^^ 克弦




Any research that mentions our "Youth Gene Clusters" sounds very promising, especially if we believe we can stimulate our youth genes to turn back the hands of time and live longer, better and more beautifully. Research from Nu Skin Enterprises Inc, ( NUS ) , the global anti-aging products company, is about resetting the youth gene.

With last year's revenue of $2.17 billion, up 24%, and new product releases on the horizon, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. ( NUS ) was top in the consumer goods sector last week. The company's earnings per share have risen from $1.49 per share in 1998, to current forecast earnings per share of approximately $3.77 to $3.92 for fiscal 2013. A dividend contender, the company started paying a dividend about 12 years ago and has paid a dividend every year. Most recently, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. paid a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share on March 13, 2013.

It's no wonder the anti-aging personal care products giant NUS is on the keeps-buying list of a number of billionaire investor Gurus. As of the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2012, Guru Chuck Royce , president and co-chief investment officer of Royce & Associates, owns 7,414,768 shares of NUS, valued as $275 million. This accounts for 0.89% of his equity portfolio. Chuck Royce added his NUS positions in the Sept. 30, 2012 quarter by 0.01%, again in the Dec. 31, 2012 quarter by 8.07%.

Chuck Royce holding history:

Propelled by genetic and anti-aging research, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. is a global direct-selling company with operations in 52 markets worldwide. The company develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements sold under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. Its new weight management system will be released in the latter half of 2013.

In February the company announced record results with revenue of $588.2 million in fourth quarter 2012, up 19% over the prior-year period. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.97, a 27% year-over-year improvement.

The company also reported 2012 revenue of $2.17 billion, up 24% year over year. Annual revenue was negatively impacted 1 percent by foreign currency fluctuations. Earnings per share for the year were $3.52, a 48% increase over 2011 (or 31% when excluding charges related to a Japan customs case in the prior year).

Nu Skin Enterprises' Joseph Chang, Ph.D., the company's chief scientific officer and executive vice president of product development, explains the company approach: "Nu Skin's scientific approach to anti-aging looks at the level of genetic expression of aging and is supported by our partnerships with some of the best minds in anti-aging science, such as our colleagues at LifeGen Technologies. Identifying functional Youth Gene Clusters and understanding how ingredients can target and reset those genes to a more youthful profile helps us develop next-generation skin care and nutritional products."

Nu Skin President and CEO Truman Hunt said, "We are pleased with our solid fourth quarter results and believe 2013 will be another record year as we launch a new wave of compelling anti-aging products and project strong performances around the world."

The company reports its fourth quarter revenue by region as follows:

"North Asia. Fourth-quarter revenue in North Asia was $250.2 million, compared to $204.3 million for the same period in 2011. The region's results were negatively impacted approximately 1% by foreign currency fluctuations. Japan local-currency revenue improved 26% while South Korea experienced local-currency revenue growth of 19%.

Greater China. In Greater China, fourth-quarter revenue increased 28% to $141.7 million, compared to $110.6 million in the prior-year period. Foreign currency fluctuations had a positive impact of 3% in the region.

South Asia/Pacific. Revenue in South Asia/Pacific was $63.5 million, a 3%t decline compared to the prior year. Sales in the quarter were positively impacted 4% by foreign currency fluctuations.

Americas. Revenue in the Americas improved 4% to $80.1 million, compared to $76.9 million in the prior-year period. Sales in the U.S. increased 18% when excluding $12.5 million of convention sales to non-U.S. distributors in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Europe. Revenue in Europe was $52.8 million, a 38% improvement over the prior-year period. Results in the region were negatively impacted 6% by foreign currency fluctuations."

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. has a market cap of $2.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.81 with a P/E ratio of 11.73 and P/S ratio of 1.2. For a 12-month growth rate, Nu Skin Enterprises shows revenue growth of 27.7% annual rate per share.

NUS revenue per share annual growth:



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原文網頁:http://www.nasdaq.com/article/billionaires-love-nu-skin-cm230653#.UVJu15PFXfI

2013年3月26日 星期二

(小故事)爸爸,有人在看你!

剛看到一個令我很感動的小故事,看完心情非常好~
我們的世界其實很溫暖很善良,就像童話一樣!

希望大家今天都開心^^
一起加油~克弦



某村莊中,有戶貧窮人家,生活很苦, 家長為了省錢,常利用夜晚摸到人家的菜圃裡,偷竊蔬菜。
有一天夜裡,這父親帶著他七歲的小孩,走進別人家的菜圃,想拔些蘿蔔帶回去。


當他剛拔了幾條蘿蔔, 他的孩子忽然在背後輕聲呼喊:「唉呦!爸爸,有人在看你!」
他爸爸大驚,賊眼四顧,慌張問道:「孩子!人在那裡?」
小男孩一邊指著上方,一邊回答:「爸爸!你瞧,月亮正在看著你哩!不是嗎?」

小男孩的這句話,說的他爸爸愣住了。
他徐徐放下了手裡的蘿蔔,後悔的心情,使他難過,也使他歡喜。
他默默牽著孩子的手回家去了。
一路上,他在想:「偷盜是很大的罪業,大概是佛菩薩或神明的慈悲, 假借孩子的嘴,使我悔悟,使我改過向善的吧!」

正道與邪途的分野,只在這一念之間而已!

其實那菜園主人因為菜常被偷採,氣得不得了, 心想這小偷太可惡了,一定要將小偷捉起來,這時正躲在樹後想捉賊。
當他看到人影正想出聲叫喊捉賊時, 聽到那孩子講的話,一時也楞在那裏…

看著月亮,藉著月光,菜園主人也看到小偷的臉孔,知道他是同村生活困頓的貧窮人家。
看著父子倆默默的牽手離開,他又抬頭看著月亮,心頭默默不語。
菜園主人回家後,將看到的事情告訴妻子, 那妻子對菜園主人說:「那月亮不也正看著你嗎?! 」
菜園主人一夜未眠。隔天中午,菜園主人跑去找那偷菜的父親說:「某某呀,我家須要人手幫忙,你可不可以來幫忙呀?除了工錢外,還可以給你一些菜拿回家。」

對這額外賺錢的機會,又可溫飽一家,那父親當然滿口答應了。
當夜,這小偷父親牽著小男孩的手,蹲在階梯上看著月亮,那小男孩說:「唉呦!爸爸你看月亮在笑耶!」
同時,菜園主人也在自宅看著月亮,對著妻子說:「從未曾感覺月亮一直都在看著,看著別人也看著我, 看著別人在做什麼事,也看著我如何的反應…唉呦!妳看月亮在笑耶^^」 



2013年1月24日 星期四

(分享)勝敗之前,還有更重要的事... Be a better person


最近在西班牙北部自治區布拉達市(Burlada)舉辦一場長跑比賽,二○一二倫敦奧運男子三千公尺障礙賽銅牌得主肯亞運動員穆太持續領先,西班牙運動員安納亞一直在後面苦苦追趕,遲遲無法超越。然而就在接近終點時,穆太卻誤把氣球拱門當作終點,跑過拱門後放慢腳步,對著民眾揮手。不懂西班牙語的穆太,完全不知道人們的呼喊不是歡呼,而是提醒他還沒衝破終點線。

就在此時,隨後的安納亞已經迎頭趕上,但他並沒有因為穆太的失誤直衝終點線,而是在後面拍了拍穆太,提醒他繼續往終點前進。雖然雙方語言不通,穆太還是在安納亞的提醒下跑了起來,兩人一前一後抵達終點,由穆太取得勝利。


賽後,穆太走到安納亞面前向他鄭重致謝。安納亞事後接受訪問時表示:「我只是做了我應該做的事,穆太才是真正的第一名;如果他沒有看錯終點,我根本不可能追上他。」


安納亞的教練馬丁‧費茲(martn fiz) 盛讚徒弟的高貴品德,他說:「比賽就是要贏,安納亞沒有成為更優秀的運動員,但成了一個更優秀的人。」

(好文)碧翠絲的羊


碧翠絲2008年的時候大學畢業向眾人招手

碧翠絲‧比拉(Beatrice-Biira)是烏干達人,從小就想要讀書,但家境貧寒,父母無力供她上學。時光一年一年的過去,眼看著碧翠絲就會像絕大多數的烏干達婦女一樣:不識之無的過其一生了。一天,奇蹟發生了,在地球另一端的美國康州一個小鎮的孩子,決定捐出他們的零用錢為窮困人民做一點事,幾經討論,他們決定買山羊送給非洲農夫,以改善他們的生活。

在他們所買的羊中,有一頭到了碧翠絲爸爸的手上,不久,這頭山羊生了兩隻小羊,小羊斷奶之後,母羊的奶就可以給碧翠絲和她的弟妹們喝,還有多餘的可拿去賣。有了錢以後,碧翠絲的父母就決定讓她去上學。

她的年齡雖然比一般一年級的學生大了很多,但是碧翠絲不在乎,她珍惜這個上學的機會,非常努力,考了全校第一名。

有一次,有位美國作家去參觀她的學校,便把她的故事寫成一本童書叫《碧翠絲的羊》,出版後很暢銷,很多人都被她感動,因此,美國麻省一所私立學校願意給她獎學金,她就從烏干達來到美國,順利讀完大學,成為今年康州州立學院的應屆畢業生,也是她家鄉第一個大學生。

經濟學家薩克斯(Jeffery-Sachs把它叫做經濟發展的「碧翠絲理論」(Beatrice-theorem--一個小小的開始,可以結出大大的果實。

細想一下,這真的是一個奇蹟,因為中間有太多的變數,只要任何一個環節出了問題,碧翠絲都不可能圓她的夢。比如說,貪污在烏干達很普遍,假如村長自己把羊留下,不給碧翠絲的父親,碧翠絲就不可能去上學;偷竊在烏干達也很普遍,假如這隻羊死了或被偷走了,碧翠絲也不可能去上學,也就不可能成為童書的主角,更不可能拿到麻省中學的獎學金。因此,最近同村莊的人們為碧翠絲舉辦了一個彌撒來感謝天。

人生有很多意想不到的巧合,有時一點善心會像蝴蝶效應一樣,改變了十萬八千裡外某個人的一生。

塵世的財富是涓滴不入土、帶不走的,人只要一死,就沒有人會在乎你曾經住過什麼樣的房子、開什麼樣的汽車、曾經有過多少錢。

但是假如你能多打開一個孩子的眼界,多啟發一個孩子的心智,這世界會因為這孩子而不一樣,而這孩子會因為你而不一樣,你就改變了這個世界、也增加了你自己存在的價值。

人生的最終目的在創造自己和他人的不朽價值。
我們看到一個小小的善心改變了一個孩子的一生,達到了金錢所能得到的最佳經濟效益。



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我們常常可以得到一個小機會,但不珍惜;
也經常有能力給予他人一個小機會,但不在意。

2013新的一年,掌握每個小機會,改變自己也幫助他人。
一起加油~弦

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