Suzuki's Surge Against Giants
Sometimes two simple numbers can illustrate one company's predicament and another's good fortune. Take, for instance, the market capitalizations of Suzuki Motor of Japan and Ford Motor (F) of North America. Suzuki's market cap: $16.2 billion. Ford's: just over $18 billion. In other words, Ford, with 2006 sales of $160 billion, gets roughly the same valuation by investors as Suzuki, a comparative midget at $30 billion in sales.
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