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  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why international markets are a big opportunity for Netflix

    Netflix expects 2.15 million net subscriber additions in the fourth quarter. This growth is faster than what Netflix experienced in the U.S.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Priceline?

    Priceline’s consensus 12-month target price is $1,479.55, which indicates an 11.5% return potential.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Which Segment Is Ctrip’s Biggest Contributor to Growth?

    Hotels make up a significant part of Ctrip’s revenues—39% of total revenues in 2Q16—similar to OTA peers Priceline, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Priceline’s Valuation after 2Q16: What’s Priced In?

    Priceline currently trades at a forward PE multiple of 19.5x. This is slightly lower than its average valuation of 19.9x since February 2006.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Trivago’s Journey toward Its IPO

    In Expedia’s 2Q16 earnings call in July 2016, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said it would work with Trivago to file a Trivago IPO before the end of 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Twitter?

    As of March 21, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) has generated returns of -67.1% for the trailing 12 months and -7.8% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter’s New ‘Moments’ May Engage More Users

    Twitter has rolled out a new feature called Moments. By pressing the Moments button on Twitter’s mobile app, users can view pictures and videos of events as they happen.

    By Parker Thomas
  • Consumer

    Why Google’s search engine optimization change affected eBay

    eBay’s management said that despite its 8 million product listings, the largest collection online, the company’s data is largely unstructured. As a result, it’s more challenging for search engines to index its inventory.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hulu’s Subscribers Touch 25 Million: Is Netflix Worried?

    On January 8, Hulu’s CEO, Randy Freer, expressed confidence that the company can catch up to Netflix (NFLX) in terms of subscribers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: TripAdvisor’s Leverage after 3Q17

    At the end of 3Q17, TripAdvisor had $763.0 million in cash and short-term investments on its balance sheet—lower than the ~$904.0 million it had at the end of 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Can TripAdvisor Overcome Weakness in Hotel Bookings?

    In 3Q17, TripAdvisor’s revenues grew 4.3% year-over-year to $439.0 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor’s Revenue Aided by Non-Hotel Segment

    For the second quarter of 2017, TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) revenue rose 8.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $424.0 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Priceline’s Valuations for 2017: What Is Priced In?

    Priceline (PCLN) currently trades at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 25.2x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    TripAdvisor’s Valuation: What Does It Mean for Investors?

    Currently, TripAdvisor (TRIP) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 17.9x—lower than its average of 18.5x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Assessing Whether TripAdvisor’s Leverage Could Rise in 2017

    For 2016, TripAdvisors (TRIP) cash flow from operations fell 6.9% to ~$1.1 billion compared to ~$1.2 billion in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Ctrip Invest in Skyscanner?

    In its earnings call on November 23, Ctrip.com (CTRP) announced that it acquired a majority stake in Skyscanner, a metasearch engine based in Scotland, for ~$1.7 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Recommending for Ctrip?

    According to Reuter, of the 31 analysts tracking Ctrip, 26 analysts have issued a “buy,” while three have issued a “hold,” and two have issued a “sell.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Google Trips Reduce Travel Stress?

    If done the right way, traveling can be fun and a huge stress buster, which is what Google (GOOGL) aims to tap into with Google Trips.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Trips: Could It be Google’s Breakthrough in the Online Travel Space?

    On September 19, Google launched its brand new travel app, Google Trips. The app aims to be a tour guide, helping travelers develop an entire itinerary.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for eBay?

    As of July 7, 2016, eBay (EBAY) has generated returns of -8.3% in the trailing 12 months and -1.4% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Twitter’s Most Important Financials

    For 2Q16, Twitter expects its revenues to be in the range of $590 million–$610 million.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter’s User Growth Looks Sluggish

    Intensifying competition from rivals such as Facebook (FB), Instagram, LinkedIn (LNKD), and Snapchat coupled with declining user engagement are the primary reasons behind Twitter’s stagnating user base.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Amazon’s Marketplace Is Driving Its Gross Margins

    The growing number of third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace is one of the key factors driving the company’s expansion in its gross margin.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    How Is Google X’s Self-Driving Car Project Performing?

    Alphabet’s (GOOG) Google X unit aims to develop an autonomous car that does not require any human intervention and at the same time, maintains safety on the road.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Alibaba Is Buying Back Shares Worth $500 Million

    In its recent earnings, Alibaba (BABA) mentioned that it is highly reliant on China despite its aspirations to broaden its exposure overseas.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How eBay Will Execute Its Structured Data Initiative

    eBay’s (EBAY) initiative toward structured data—to make the listing process standardized—will lead the company to the use the barcode technology.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Groupon Could Help Alibaba Penetrate the US Market

    In February 2016, Alibaba announced it would buy 33 million shares of Groupon (GRPN). With a 5.6% stake, Alibaba will become the fourth-largest investor in the company.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Alibaba’s Revenue Growth Is Exceeding Merchandising Growth

    In the previous two quarters, Alibaba’s growth rate year-over-year from revenue surpassed the growth rate of GMV.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Facebook’s 3 Key Priorities?

    Facebook’s mobile monthly active users (or MAUs) constitute 90.6% of total MAUs.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Twitter?

    As of February 24, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) has generated returns of -62.9% for the trailing 12 months (or TTM) and -5.8% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does Twitter Stand in Comparison to Peers?

    Until last year, Twitter managed to increase its revenue per user despite its user growth declining.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers: What’s the Benefit?

    Amazon provides sellers with an advanced fulfillment network that allows businesses to store their products in Amazon Fulfillment Centers.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Facebook Drive More Traffic to Instant Articles?

    Facebook (FB) is highly monetizing its growing user base of 1.6 billion as of 4Q15. It’s doing this by liberalizing its policies for publishing Instant Articles.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Users Go Live with New Video Streaming Feature

    Facebook has announced the rollout of live video streaming to all iPhone users across the United States. This new feature will be part of the Facebook app.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google’s Cost-per-Click for All Its Properties Moved in Tandem

    According to Forbes, both PC and mobile search ads have contributed around 70% of the total value generated by Google.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Continues to Expand Its Exposure in China

    Amazon’s efforts to target overseas international consumers have started gaining ground against China’s two e-commerce leaders, Alibaba and JD.com.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Amazon’s Shares Slumped by 14% on Lower-than-Estimated 4Q15 Earnings

    Amazon’s 4Q15 results drove a hostile market reaction and dragged shares down by 14%, despite the fact that it achieved its highest quarterly growth ever.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Why eBay’s 4Q15 Revenues Had a Negative Impact on Its Bottom Line

    In 4Q15, eBay generated revenues of $2.3 billion, which is flat compared to 4Q14.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook Investments Bore Fruits: Significant Growth of Mobile Users in 4Q15

    Facebook’s worldwide ARPU (average revenue per user), came in at $3.73 in 4Q15, compared to $2.81 in 4Q14, which represents an increase by $0.92.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Twitter Earnings Ahead: What to Expect for 4Q15

    On February 10, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) is set to release its 4Q15 earnings results. In 3Q15, the company beat analysts’ estimates despite investors driving the price down by 10.2%.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lack of Specialization Caused Twitter to Fall behind Rivals

    Twitter has faced a number of issues that have slowed its MAU (monthly active user) growth. It’s active users haven’t seen much growth in the United States.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    E-Commerce Shoppers Prefer Mobile over Computers

    E-commerce vendors are leveraging social media sites to increase their website traffic. Social media sites have introduced “Show Now” or “Buy” buttons to land users on their mobile devices.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Fund Managers

    Why Did Qualcomm Even Consider a Split?

    A split consideration took place when Qualcomm shares were continuing to fall, with market value at $72 billion from $130 billion in 2014. JANA Partners raised concerns and told Qualcomm to split.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Might Walmart Benefit from Walmart Pay?

    Walmart is now making use of technology to come up with an effective way for customers to make payments through its mobile app Walmart Pay.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Logistics: Amazon to Reach Customers’ Doorsteps

    Until now, Amazon has highly depended on a logistics partner for delivery, but it has come up with its own delivery process to bypass the intermediary.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yahoo’s Video App Aims to Help Users Choose Streaming Service

    Yahoo (YHOO) has come up with a new mobile app that helps users find their favorite TV shows or movies available on various streaming service providers.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft’s Strategy to Launch Surface Bore Fruit

    In October 2015, Microsoft’s (MSFT) online revenue from the tablet surpassed the online revenue generated by Apple’s iPad. Microsoft captured 45%, while Apple got 17%.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Miscellaneous

    Market Speculations: Who Could Be Yahoo’s Potential Buyer?

    Investors are assigning a value of less than zero to Yahoo, since the company’s market cap includes two large assets, namely Alibaba and Yahoo Japan.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Target Website Faced Outages on Cyber Monday

    Cyber Monday was a mixed bag for Target, as its website could not manage the customer volume.

    By Parker Thomas
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Why does eBay’s take rate keep declining?

    The company’s take rate is the commission eBay (EBAY) charges on the goods and services sold through its platform. Its platform consists of eBay Marketplaces as well as its payments system, Paypal.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why acquiring LiveRail will help Facebook’s video ads business

    A few weeks back, Facebook (FB) acquired LiveRail, which is an online video advertising platform that helps customers to monetize their video inventory efficiently.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Yahoo’s search advertising business is better than its display ad

    In the second quarter, Yahoo’s search revenue of $428 million increased by 6%.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Must-know: Will Alibaba help Yahoo?

    Before the IPO, Alibaba values itself at $130 billion.

    By Puneet Sikka
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