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Auto Infotainment Whisper

Auto Infotainment Whisper

Research Question: Will the fast-evolving auto infotainment industry, and the plethora of competitors entering the space, increase dollar content per car for embedded system providers like Harman? Companies Covered: Harman Industries (HAR), Apple (AAPL), BlackBerry (BBRY), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Sirius (SIRI) Report Available: July 1, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows increasing growth for the […]

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May 30 2014 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Dorman Still Running Smoothly, Has Room to Add New SKUs

Research Question: Can Dorman continue its impressive run as the landscape for the auto parts aftermarket shifts and as competition from cheaper Chinese manufacturers rises? Companies: AAP, AZO, BWA, CAAS, DORM, F, FDML, GPC, ORLY, PBY, SMP, TPE:1522, ZX Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 23 sources rated Dorman Products Inc. […]

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Dorman Products Whisper

Dorman Products Whisper

Research Question: Can Dorman continue its impressive run as the landscape for aftermarket parts shifts and cheaper competition from China rises? Companies Covered: Dorman Products (DORM), Genuine Parts Company (GPC), Federal Mogul (FDML) Report Available: May 30, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Dorman experiencing growth and expanding its product base, though it faces cheaper and growing […]

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Apr 22 2014 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Obstacles Loom on Tesla’s Road to Success in China and Europe

Research Question: Will Europe and China lead the way for Tesla sales in 2014? Companies: DDAIF, EPA:RNO, ETR:BMW, ETR:NSU, ETR:PAY3, FIATY, GM, HKG:1211, KRX:005380, STO:VOLV-B, TSLA, TYO:7201, TYO:7203, TYO:7211, TYO:7267, VLKAY By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Interviews with 21 sources in China and Europe revealed considerable sales potential for Tesla […]

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Tesla Whisper

Tesla Whisper

Research Question: Will Europe and China lead the way for Tesla sales in 2014? Companies Covered: Tesla (TSLA) Report Available: April 18, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Tesla with aggressive sales goals in Europe and China, but the lack of charging stations in these regions and other obstacles could hold back adoption of Tesla models […]

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Luxury Brands Not Breaking Out in 2014, Need Focus on Ultra-Rich

Research Question: Are luxury brands expecting and prepared for a breakout year in 2014? Companies: BIT:SFER, COH, COTY, EPA:KER, EPA:MC/LVMUY, EPA:RMS, FNP, HKG:1913,  KORS, LON:BRBY/BURBY, RL, SIG, TIF, VTX:CFR, VTX:UHR, ZLC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The global luxury market will not have a breakout year in 2014. Instead, sales […]

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Feb 06 2014 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Tesla Still in the Driver’s Seat

Research Question: Will demand for Tesla vehicles remain strong throughout 2014? Companies: BIT:F/FIATY, EPA:RNO/RNSDF, EPA:UG/PEUGY, ETR:BMW, ETR:DAI/DDAIF, ETR:NSU, ETR:PAH3/POAHY, ETR:VOW3/VLKAY, F, GM, TSLA, TYO:7201/NSANY, TYO:7203/TM, TYO:7267/HMC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings U.S. sales of Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) Model S sedan will continue to be strong in 2014. The […]

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Rental Car Fleets in Line with Solid Demand

Research Question: Are rental car fleets for Hertz, Avis and Enterprise a rational size for profit, and what is their inventory utilization rate? Companies: CAR, HTZ By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings National rental car fleets are sized appropriately at all the major rental car companies. Regional increases to meet […]

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Sirius XM Attracts Few Dealers, Customers of Used Cars

Research Question: Will Sirius’ efforts to target used car dealerships and used car buyers result in a significant new revenue stream for the company? Companies: AAPL, CCO, LMCA, P, SIRI By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Few buyers of used cars that are already equipped with Sirius XM Holdings […]

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Tesla Whisper

Tesla Whisper

Research Question: Can Tesla maintain its high demand throughout 2014? Companies Covered: Tesla Motors (TSLA) Report Available: February 6th, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research indicates that Tesla Motors is hitting on all cylinders with its Model S outperforming expectations, though it faces headwinds including possible production challenges, rising infrastructure capital expenditures, and the sustainability of the company’s […]

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