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Anaplan Likely to Rebound From Q4 Decline but Concerns Linger (PLAN)

Research Question: Is the deceleration in Anaplan’s billings growth a blip or a warning sign? Companies: IBM, LON:SGE, MSFT, ORCL, PLAN, SAP, WDAY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Anaplan Inc.’s (PLAN) fourth-quarter billings growth deceleration does not seem to be a sign of deeper troubles. However, some […]

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Food Delivery Up Markedly in April, Will Continue in May; GRUB Performing Well

Research Question: How is the coronavirus affecting Grubhub and other food delivery businesses? Companies: GRUB, MCD, PZZA, UBER, WEN, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Food delivery orders have increased significantly in April—compared to our March 24 report when they had not yet seen any immediate additional […]

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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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Coupa Pay Will Struggle to Gain Traction with Enterprises (COUP)

Research Question: Can Coupa entice enterprises with established payment systems to switch to Coupa Pay? Companies: AXP, BCS, C, COUP, DFS, HEL:BAS1V, JPM, LON:SGE, ORCL, ROP, SAP, WDAY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Coupa Software Inc.’s (COUP) new payment module has too many obstacles to garner broad […]

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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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Smartsheet Idea Proposal (SMAR)

Smartsheet Idea Proposal (SMAR)

Does Smartsheet offer a unique approach to simplifying project management or is the market crowded with fungible solutions? Report Available: September 27, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found investors reacting positively to SMAR’s impressive revenue growth. However, the company raised some eyebrows with its Q3 guidance, which included an increase in spending and a wider-than-expected […]

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Zalando Idea Proposal (ZAL.DE)

Zalando Idea Proposal (ZAL.DE)

Are Zalando’s partner brands expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions? Report Available: October 2, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found Zalando with a solid Q2, growing revenue and Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV), and expansion of its Zalando Fulfillment Solutions (ZFS) as it transitions its logistics platform to have a stronger presence with its partner […]

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Microsoft’s Teams Is Becoming a Big Headache for Slack (WORK)

Research Question: Can Slack expand its appeal to a broader audience and stave off Microsoft Teams? Companies: CRM, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, LOGM, MSFT, NEWR, TEAM, WORK, ZM By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Teams communication software has closed the gap with Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) to […]

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Slack Idea Proposal (WORK)

Slack Idea Proposal (WORK)

Can Slack expand its appeal to a broader audience and stave off Microsoft Teams? Report Available: July 25, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found WORK’s valuation soaring to lofty heights in its debut on the public markets. The company has been growing rapidly but is still piling up operating losses. Its efforts to expand to […]

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