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eSports Idea Proposal

eSports Idea Proposal

Where are the best moneymaking opportunities in the thriving eSports ecosystem over the next 12-18 months? Report Available: April 17, 2020   Blueshift’s initial research found excitement around competitive gaming continuing to reach new levels. Viewership numbers for eSports tournaments are rising, top players are gaining celebrity-like status and the world’s biggest brands are clamoring […]

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Mar 12 2020 Automotive, Retail, Services

CarMax’s Growth Trend is Sustainable in Strong Used Car Market

Research Question: Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as the former disruptor faces intense competition from both new and old players in the space? Companies: AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CVNA, KMX, LAD, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc. (KMX) is expected to sustain its growth […]

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Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Will podcasts and artist services give Spotify revenue upside and set it apart from competitors? Report Available: April 2, 2020   Blueshift’s ongoing research centers on questions about SPOT’s revenue and subscription growth prospects as its ARPU continues to decline. SPOT is investing heavily in podcasts but it is not clear whether the format can […]

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Pluralsight: Important Now, Could be Vulnerable in a Down Cycle (PS)

Research Question: Is Pluralsight a must-have enterprise learning tool or a nice-to-have option? Companies: CSOD, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PS, SAP, WDAY By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pluralsight Inc. (PS) is a highly regarded online technology skill development platform that competes in a growing yet competitive market. Pluralsight’s—and its […]

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Price Pressure, Competition Coming for Beyond Meat But Demand Not Slowing (BYND)

Research Question: Can Beyond Meat get the cost of its plant-based meats competitive with animal products? Companies: BYND, COST, DNKN, KR, MCD, MLFNF, NSRGY, QSR, SYY, TSN, UL, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND) is not close to getting the cost of its […]

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Observers See an Ad-Supported Tier in Netflix’s Near Future (NFLX)

Research Question: What impact will competition from Disney, Apple, HBO, and others have on Netflix in 2020? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, DIS, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, ROKU, T, VIAC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netflix Inc. (NFLX) may not be able to rely on a strictly subscription-based model for much […]

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Roku At Risk of Getting Steamrolled by Amazon and Comcast (ROKU)

Research Question: Will competition from Apple, Comcast, and others drive down Roku’s device prices and ad revenue growth? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CHTR, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, EXPGY, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, KRX:005930, KRX:034220, NFLX, RAMP, ROKU, T, TIVO, TRU, VIAC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Roku Inc. (ROKU) has only […]

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Jan 08 2020 Services, Travel & Leisure

Cruise Bookings to Continue Growing in 2020, Will Outpace 2019 (CCL, NCLH, RCL)

Research Question: Will the cruise industry’s 2020 bookings continue to be ahead of 2019’s pace? Companies: CCL, DIS, NCLH, RCL By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Bookings continue to increase for cruise companies and are expecting to outpace 2019’s numbers, keeping intact the trend Blueshift Research saw in […]

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Pluralsight Idea Proposal (PS)

Pluralsight Idea Proposal (PS)

Is Pluralsight a must-have enterprise learning tool or a nice-to-have option? Report Available: January 29, 2020   Blueshift’s initial research found PS, a provider of cloud-based technical training software for employees, working to recover from its Q2 sales execution issues. After wowing investors following its May 2018 IPO with huge revenue growth and expanding margins, […]

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Snapchat Is Gaining Followers Among Brands but TikTok Looms (SNAP)

Research Question: Will Snapchat become a “must-buy” for brand and direct response advertisers? Companies: AMZN, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PINS, SNAP, SPOT, TWTR By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Snap Inc.’s (SNAP) Snapchat is far from an essential element of most advertisers’ digital strategies, but its appeal to brands […]

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