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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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Zillow Idea Proposal (ZG)

Zillow Idea Proposal (ZG)

Will Zillow succeed in shifting the direction of the company to the iBuyer market with its Zillow Offers product? Report Available: March 21, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found ZG launching Zillow 2.0 to disrupt the real estate market again. ZG is going all-in on its Zillow Offers program, buying, selling and financing homes. This […]

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Subprime Loans Set to Grow in Personal and Mortgage But to Fall in Auto

Research Question: Can the subprime lending industry sustain its late-year bounce and extend gains through 2019? Companies: BAC, BX, CACC, COF, CPSS, DFS, ELVT, ENVA, FCFS, LON:EXPN, OMF, SC, USB, WFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Gains in the subprime lending industry through 2019 will be challenged […]

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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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