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November, 2018  // Posts published in November, 2018

Grubhub Is Not Losing Share But Trails in Usage and Popularity (GRUB)

Research Question: Is Grubhub losing share to competitors? Companies: AMZN, BWLD, CMG, GRUB, MCD, WEN, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) may not be losing share to competitors, but it has a smaller share of online food delivery orders than its rivals and a […]

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Tech Trends: Palo Alto Networks’ Channel Practices, Commissions Questioned (PANW)

Research Question: Can a shakeup of its NextWave channel partner program and a heavy push to market itself as a hybrid cloud security company help Palo Alto Networks stave off competition and post sustained growth so that it can finally turn a profit? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to […]

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Adobe Idea Proposal (ADBE)

Adobe Idea Proposal (ADBE)

Will Adobe’s Creative Cloud continue to experience year-to-year subscription growth? Report Available: December 12, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research shows ADBE reaping the rewards of its decision five years ago to switch to a SaaS model, charging a monthly subscription for its renamed Creative Cloud instead of the perpetual license for its Creative Suite. Revenue […]

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Tech Trends: Open Source, Containers to Kill Growth for Big Proprietary IT Vendors

Research Question: How are open-source and container software approaches tied to the big three clouds changing the way data networks operate? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, CTXS, FFIV, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MDB, MSFT, ORCL, RHT   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Although still below the radar, the shift in how to handle […]

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Mixed Signals for Tax Law’s Effects on Capex

Research Question: Are companies increasing their capex as a result of more favorable expensing rules? Companies: BA, BRK.A/B, CAT, CVX, DWDP, GE, HON, IR, JBHT, MMM, SLB, SWK, VZ, XOM By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Blueshift Research interviewed eight sources to assess the effects on capital spending […]

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Comtech and Next-Gen 911 Industry Will See Slow Growth Until Funding Is Available (CMTL)

Research Question: Will Comtech’s next-gen 911 products continue to drive growth, or is the momentum from the rollout fading? Companies: AAPL, CMTL, CSCO, CTL, FTR, GOOG/GOOGL, MSI, T, VZ By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s (CMTL) next-gen 911 and related products will experience demand and […]

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Grubhub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

Grubhub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

Is Grubhub losing share to competitors? Report Available: November 29, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found GRUB putting up record revenue and delivery numbers, expanding aggressively with YUM’s KFC and Taco Bell locations, and increasing guidance. It is adding to its platform, acquiring a delivery company focused on college campuses, as well as bringing on […]

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Burberry Benefitting from Tisci’s New Collection As Current Sales Up Year to Year (LON:BRBY)

Research Question: What was the initial response to Burberry’s release of Riccardo Tisci’s first collection? Will this new line revitalize the brand? Companies: LON:BRBY, VIE:MC   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY) is benefitting from the buzz created by the upcoming release of Riccardo […]

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Tech Trends: Big Three Firewall Firms Face Upcoming Container Chaos (CHKP, FTNT, PANW)

Research Question: Can Check Point, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet successfully transition to become major cloud security providers without exposing their revenue to increasing risk? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, PANW, RHT   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings In a word, “No.” A new industry is rapidly […]

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