Even in a volatile market environment, the companies that execute well are able to see their stocks push higher, said Jim Cramer on CNBC’s “Mad Money.”
To illustrate his point, Cramer called attention to the technology sector, which has struggled lately. Last week, two technology companies gave two very different outlooks.
Infosys, an information technology outsourcing and consulting services provider, reported disappointing quarterly results. In turn, its stock fell sharply. On the same day, though, enterprise software maker SAP pre-announced strong earnings and its stock pushed higher.
Infosys and SAP aren’t in the same exact business, Cramer admitted. But both companies serve the same end-market and are part of the same enterprise food chain.
So how can one company be thriving while the other seems to be in trouble? Infosys does have more exposure to troubled financial services companies and Europe's debt crisis, but Cramer thinks those are poor excuses. After all, he said it's hard to blame Europe when SAP is a European company.
Infosys' real problem, Cramer said, is "lousy execution" pure and simple. The company has missed its own forecast three quarters in a row, Cramer complained.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page