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Apr 14 2016 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Advance Auto Parts’ Push into Commercial Sales Remains Stalled

Research Question: Is Advance Auto Parts executing the right moves to catch up to its peers this year and beyond? Companies: AAP, AMZN, AZO, EBAY, GPC, ORLY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Advance Auto Parts Inc.’s (AAP) focus on the commercial market is the right strategy, […]

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No Bubble Set to Burst This Year in Subprime Auto Loans

Research Question: Is the subprime auto loan industry in a bubble that will burst this year? Companies: ALLY, CACC, COF, GM, KAR, LAD, PAG, SC, WFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings An auto financing bubble that is set to burst in 2016 does not exist. Only three […]

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Auto Industry Evolving Into Mobility Industry with Autonomous, Connected Cars

Blueshift Research attended Telematics West Coast 2015 and the Connected Car Expo, meeting with new sources as well as those interviewed for our various reports on Auto Infotainment in 2014 and 2015. The following are highlights and themes pulled from interviews, observations, and speaker presentations. Companies: AAPL, BBRY, BOM:500530, BOM:500570, CTTAY, DDAIF, DLPH, ETR:NSU/FRA:NSU, F, […]

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Used Auto Financing Still in Drive, But Roadblocks Loom in 2016

Research Question: If a slowing auto sales cycle leads to higher used inventories and lower pricing, which sectors and companies will be most exposed? Companies: ALLY, CACC, CAR, COF, FIG, GM, HTZ, KAR, KMX, LAD, LEAF, PAG, SC, WFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The used car […]

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Jul 24 2015 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Auto Infotainment Hardware Makers Face Lost Power and Profits

Research Question: Will hardware makers like Harman and Delphi be left behind as the auto infotainment landscape veers toward software platforms and smartphones? Companies: AAPL, BBRY, BOM:500530, BOM:500570, CTTAY, DDAIF, DLPH, ETR:NSU/FRA:NSU, F, FCAU, FLEX, GM, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, HAR, INTC, JCI, KRX:000270, KRX:005380, MENT, MSFT, NVDA, P, SIRI, TMOAF/TMOAY, TPE:2315, TSLA, TYO:6632, TYO:6752, TYO:6773, TYO:6816, TYO:7203, […]

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Feb 06 2015 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Tesla’s Failure in China a Stark Contrast to Its Position in the U.S., Europe

Research Question: Will Model D sales compensate for Tesla’s issues with China and lower gas prices? Companies: BOM:500570, DDAIF, EPA:RNO, ETR:BMW, ETR:NSU, FIATY, GM, HKG:1211, HKG:1958, POAHY, SHA:600104, STO:VOLV-B, TSLA, TYO:6752, TYO:7201, TYO:7203, TYO:8058, VLKAY By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) continues its contrasting global […]

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Sirius Has Window for Growth As In-Car Connectivity Issues Persist

Research Question: Will SiriusXM be able to grow its paid subscriber base, given the increasing alternatives in the connected car? Companies: AAPL, GM, GOOG/GOOGL, P, SIRI, T, VZ By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Primary interviews conducted with 29 auto industry sources show that connectivity is increasingly important to […]

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Oct 29 2014 Automotive, Consumer Goods

Tesla’s Long and Winding Road Worldwide

Research Question: Can Tesla overcome the looming obstacles in China and Europe? Companies: BRK.A, DDAIF, EPA:RNO, ETR:BMW, ETR:NSU, F, FIATY, GM, HKG:1114, HKG:1211, KRX:000270, POAHY, TSLA, TYO:7201, TYO:7203, TYO:7211, TYO:7267, VLKAY By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) is in different stages of sales progression for […]

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SiriusXM Not Guaranteed a Dashboard Spot in Connected Cars

Research Question: Will the evolution of auto infotainment render players like SiriusXM obsolete in cars? Companies: AAPL, BBRY, CTTAY, DLPH, F, GM, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, HAR, IHRT, INTC, JCI, MENT, P, SIRI, T, TYO:6752, TYO:6816, VZ By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Reliable connectivity is the top issue to […]

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New Software Era Could Crimp Auto Infotainment Hardware Makers

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: AAPL, BBRY, BOM:500530, DLPH, ETR:CON, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, HAR, INTC, JCI, MENT, MSFT, TYO:6503, TYO:6752, TYO:6773, TYO:6816, TYO:6902 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings […]

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