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			Palm					msft	nok	<Fill in Name>	
			Current Period	Year-ago Period	Year-over-Year  Current Period	Current Period	Current Period	
			1999(6 mo)	1998(6 mo)	Growth		<Date>	<Date>	<Date>	
Income Statement . . .								
  Sales			258,555 	147,233 	75.6%		5,384 		5,223 		
  Cost of Goods Sold	148,018 	84,289 		75.6%		712 		3,282 		
  Net Income		12,862  	8,117 		58.5%		2,191 		662 		
  Shares Outstanding	532,000 	532,000 	0.0%					
								
Balance Sheet . . .								
  Cash & Equivalents	29,568 		478 		6085.8%		18,902,000 	3,455,000 		
  Current Assets	224,308 	130,229 	72.2%		21,963,000 	9,963,000 		
  Short-term Debt	190 		668 		-71.6%		0 		469,000 		
  Current Liabilities	220,543 	117,547 	87.6%		8,332,000 	6,059,000 		
  Long-term Debt	395 		682 		-42.1%		980,000 	285,000 		
					1	1	0	Competitors' Average
Margins & Ratios . . .								
  Gross Margins		42.8%		42.8%		0.0		86.8%		37.2%		62.0%
  Net Margins		5.0%		5.5%		-0.5		40.7%		12.7%		26.7%
  Cash-to-Debt		50.54		0.35		14174.9%	19.29		4.58		12.89
  Net Cash		28983.0		-872.0		N/A		17922000.0	2701000.0	10311500.0
  Fool Flow Ratio	0.88		1.11		-20.4%		0.37		1.16		0.77
	
								
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Ranking Rule Makers								
								
1) Brand	Points (0-1)			3) Financial Direction	Points (0-3)		
Familiarity	1				Sales Growth		3		
Openness	1				Gross Margins		3		
Optimism	1				Net Margins		2		
Legitimacy	1				Shares Outstanding	2		
Inevitability	0				Cash-to-Debt		2		
Solitariness	0				Fool Flow Ratio		3		
Humor		1				Expansion Potential	3		
  Subtotal	5				  Subtotal		18		
							
2) Financial Location	Points (0-2)		4) Monopoly Status	Points (0-4)	
Mass Market Habit	1			Gross Margins	0	
Gross Margins		1			Net Margins	0	
Net Margins		0			Net Cash	0	
Cash-to-Debt		2			Fool Flow Ratio	0	
Fool Flow Ratio		2			Convenience	2	
Your Interest		2			  Subtotal	2	
  Subtotal		8						
					5) Your  Enjoyment	1	
							
	  Total Score	34	Third Tier				
Notes:	
Palm's main competition is Windows CE. Whether nok
should be included is debatable, but palm gets killed
in monopoly whether nok is included or not.

Palm had a Cash King margin of 13.9%
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