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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as the former disruptor faces intense competition from both new and old players in the space? Report Available: March 11, 2020   Blueshift’s ongoing research found high expectations for KMX as it closes out its fourth fiscal quarter in February. The former used car industry disruptor continues to execute […]

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Americold Will Successfully Execute its Growth Strategies in a Hot Market (COLD)

Research Question: Can Americold execute its growth strategies to capture significant additional share in the cold storage warehouse industry? Companies: COLD, LW By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Americold Realty Trust (COLD) will continue to execute its growth strategies of acquisition/consolidation, expansion at existing facilities, and greenfield development […]

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Americold Idea Proposal (COLD)

Americold Idea Proposal (COLD)

Can Americold execute its growth strategies to capture significant additional share in the cold-storage warehouse industry? Report Available: December 18, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found demand for cold-storage warehousing increasing while the industry is consolidating. COLD and the top competitors in the space have been rolling up the industry with acquisitions and developing new […]

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Zillow Offers Growing, But Not Profitable and Threatening Premier Agents (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow Offers’ growth trend continue? How is the iBuyer program affecting Zillow’s premier agents? Companies: AMH, BX, NWS, 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 gaining traction in some markets and flat in others. Continued growth […]

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Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (Z/ZG)

Will Zillow Offers’ growth trend continue? How is the iBuyer program affecting Zillow’s premier agents? Report Available: October 30, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found the real estate (r)evolution in full swing. Demand for ZG’s Zillow Offers is increasing and the company is responding with continued expansion to new markets and the creation of a […]

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SQ’s Cash App Carving Out Better Path to Profits Than PYPL’s Venmo (PYPL, SQ)

Research Question: Will Square’s Cash App upend PayPal’s grand plans for Venmo? Companies: AAPL, GOOG/GOOGL, JPM, MA, MSFT, PYPL, SQ, V, WFC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The growth of Square Inc.’s (SQ) Cash App does not directly threaten PayPal Holdings Inc.’s (PYPL) Venmo, but Cash App […]

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PayPal/Square Idea Proposal (PYPL)

PayPal/Square Idea Proposal (PYPL)

Will Square’s Cash App upend PayPal’s grand plans for Venmo? Report Available: October 9, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found SQ’s peer-to-peer payment service, Cash App, surpassing PYPL’s Venmo in downloads and revenue run rate. The peer-to-peer space is a huge opportunity for both companies, who are trying to monetize their millions of users and billions […]

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Online, Store Expansion Initiatives to Drive CarMax’s Growth in Robust Used Market (KMX)

Research Question: Will the rollout of an omnichannel/online car buying option and the expansion of physical store locations drive sales and loan originations for CarMax in 2019? Companies: ABG, AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CVNA, HYRE, KMX, LAD, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc.’s (KMX) omnichannel/online and […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Will the rollout of an online car-buying option and expansion of physical store locations drive sales and loan originations for CarMax in 2019?   Report Available: May 1, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KMX, the nation’s largest used car dealer, recovering nicely in its Q4 from declining market share experienced in the first half […]

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Mar 21 2019 Real Estate, Services

Zillow Offers Will Dominate iBuyer Segment But May Alienate Many Premier Agents (Z/ZG)

Research Question: Will Zillow succeed in shifting its direction to the iBuyer market with its Zillow Offers product? Companies: BRK.A/B, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, INVH, NWS, 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 on track to become the leading iBuyer because […]

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