The pandemic brought about many challenges for various companies and industries. Being prepared for such crises is an important aspect of stock trading. Click here for advanced direct access trading. A look at stocks from various industries can give you a clear picture of what to expect in the future.      

MicroVision ($MVIS)
The pandemic affected laser scanning technology stock MicroVision significantly in 2020. This can be seen from the four quarters’ performance:
  • In Q1 2020, MicroVision earned revenue worth $1.5 million, lesser than the $1.9 million it had earned in Q1 2019. Net loss of $4.9 million for Q1 2020 was lesser than the net loss incurred during Q1 2019, $8.1 million. 
  • Q2 2020 revenue for MicroVision was reported at $0.6 million. This was a decline from the $1.2 million the company had earned in Q2 2019. Net loss was reported at $2.3 million, lesser than the massive $9 million incurred in Q2 2019. 
  • Q3 2020 revenue for the company also totaled $0.6 million while it had earned $1.2 million in Q3 2019. Net loss was reported at $2.8 million, significantly lesser than the $6.1 million net loss incurred during Q3 2019.
  • For Q4 2020, the company reported revenue worth $0.4 million, a year-over-year decline of 91.42%. Net loss was reported at $3.5 million. 

Gilead Sciences ($GILD)
Biopharm company Gilead Sciences had a great opportunity with its Covid-19 treatment Veklury. But the company faced some setbacks with WHO recommending against using it. As a result, it struggled in 2020:
  • During Q1 2020, Gilead earned total revenue worth $5.5 billion. This was a 5% growth over the revenue from Q1 2019. Net income for Q1 2020 was reported at $1.6 billion which was a 21% drop from the corresponding quarter in 2019.  
  • Q2 2020 revenue was reported to be $5.1 billion compared to the $5.7 billion from Q2 2019.
  • During Q3 2020, Gilead experienced total revenue worth $6.6 billion which was a 17% growth over the $5.6 billion earned in Q3 2019.
  • For Q4 2020, the biopharm giant attained product sales worth $7.3 billion, a 26% growth year-over-year.

Intel ($INTC)
The pandemic and the resultant shutdown increased the reliance of people on online working and other online activities. There was also a heightened demand for consumer electronics. That has helped chip making companies such as Intel:
  • In Q1 2020, Intel attained revenue worth $19.8 billion. That was a 23% year-over-year gain indicating minimal impact of Covid-19.
  • For Q2 2020, Intel reported GAAP revenue worth $19.7 billion. That was a 20% year-over-year growth.
  • Q3 saw Intel attain revenue worth $18.3 billion. It was a year-over-year decline of 4%. Data-centric revenue also experienced a decline of 10%.
  • Q4 revenue was reported at $20 billion, a year-over-year decline of 1%.

Procter & Gamble ($PG)
Though Covid-19 should usually affect retail, consumer goods are an absolute necessity. That must be why Procter & Gamble, which has a range of consumer goods brands in its arsenal, managed to raise its net sales and income in 2020:
  • For Q1 2020, Procter & Gamble reported net sales worth $17.8 billion.
  • During Q2 2020, the company reported revenue worth $18.24 billion which was marginally lesser than expectations of $18.37 billion. Net income was reported at $3.72 billion. 
  • Q3 2020 saw the company attain revenue worth $17.21 billion. Net income was reported at $2.92 billion.
  • Q4 net income for P&G was reported at $2.8 billion, an improvement from the $5.2 billion loss in Q4 2019.

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