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Profitability for PayPal’s Venmo Will Take Years But the Path Is There (PYPL)

Research Question: Will PayPal’s efforts to monetize its Venmo app reach a tipping point in 2019? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, BAC, DFS, EPA:ING, FDC, GOOG/GOOGL, GRUB, JPM, KRX:005930, MA, PYPL, SQ, TCEHY, V, WFC, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Turning Venmo profitable will be a slow […]

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Dec 14 2018 Services, Travel & Leisure

Cruise Industry Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Cruise Industry Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL, NCLH)

Will the cruise industry’s 2019 bookings continue to be ahead of 2018’s pace? Report Available: January 16, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research showed booking strength for cruise lines as advance bookings for 2019 are ahead of this year’s pace, rates are higher, and the booking window is further out. Innovation including smart technology, apps for […]

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Netflix Challengers Are Ramping Up But Not a Threat in 2019 (NFLX)

Research Question: Will Netflix’s subscriber growth be slowed in 2019 by new content options such as Disney+ or by platforms like Roku that make competing content easier to find? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BABA, CBS, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, FB, FOX, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, ROKU, T, TCEHY, TMUS, TYO:6758, VIA, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download […]

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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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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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Upwork Retains Large User Base, Stands Apart from Competitors (UPWK)

Research Question: Will newly IPO’d Upwork generate significant, sustainable growth in 2019? Companies: ADBE, MSFT, UPWK By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Upwork Inc. (UPWK) stands out by a wide margin as the best platform for freelancers and employers to connect. It outranks its competitors because of the […]

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Netflix Idea Proposal (NFLX)

Netflix Idea Proposal (NFLX)

Will Netflix’s subscriber growth be slowed in 2019 by the proliferation of new content options such as Disney’s upcoming SVOD channels, or streaming devices like Roku that make competing OTT content easier to find? Report Available: November 29, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found NFLX bouncing back with strong subscriber growth in Q3, while offering […]

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Zillow Offers Will Capture Share of Limited iBuyer Market, But Premier Agent Revenue at Risk (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Is the Zillow Offers program on track to become Zillow’s next growth story, or is the program detracting from the company’s core premier agent business? Companies: BRK.A/B, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, LON:PURP, RDFN, RLGY, Z/ZG By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Zillow Group Inc.’s (Z/ZG) Zillow Offers is […]

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Facebook’s Focus on Stories Is Fraught with Challenges (FB)

Research Question: Will Facebook be able to monetize Stories at the same level as news feed ads? Companies: ACXM, AMZN, EXPGY, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, SNAP, TWTR By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Facebook Inc. (FB) is going to have trouble moving both users and advertisers from its news feed to […]

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Upwork Idea Proposal (UPWK)

Upwork Idea Proposal (UPWK)

Will newly IPO’d Upwork generate significant, sustainable growth in 2019? Report Available: October 31, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found UPWK, the leading freelance employee marketplace, scheduled for its IPO on October 3rd. The company hopes to raise $169 million with a total valuation of $1.3 billion, pricing its offering between $12 and $14. Given the […]

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