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Grubhub Delivers Disappointing Results for Subway, Taco Bell (GRUB)

Research Question: How are Grubhub’s partnerships with Subway and Taco Bell progressing? Companies: GRUB, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) is not having a significant effect on Subway or Taco Bell (Yum Brands Inc./YUM) sales since the launch of partnerships with these companies. This […]

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Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Does Spotify have the leverage to get lower royalty rates or a bigger share of music label ad budgets? Report Available: March 20, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found SPOT turning its first profit in Q4 but with lingering concerns about its 2019 outlook and revenue-per-user trends. The streaming service continues to joust with record […]

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Grubhub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

Grubhub Idea Proposal (GRUB)

Will Grubhub wilt in 2019 under pressure from competitors? Report Available: March 14, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found GRUB with divisive earnings results raising concerns about its rising costs but also feeding optimism that its spending will pay off with a strong 2019 in new markets. Competition is as fierce as ever which is […]

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ANGI Homeservices Providers’ Ad Spending Flat to Declining (ANGI)

Research Question: Are home service providers increasing their advertising spending with ANGI Homeservices’ Home Advisor and Angie’s List brands? Companies: ANGI, GOOG/GOOGL, IAC, VZ, YELP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Overall, home service providers who advertise on ANGI Homeservices Inc.’s (ANGI, with IAC/InterActive Corp.) HomeAdvisor and Angie’s […]

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Report Update: Grubhub Continues to Outperform Competitors, Including UberEATS (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub’s purchase of Eat24 be enough to hold off competitors? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, MCD, PNRA, SQ, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) remains the top performing delivery business, outpacing all competitors, according to a frozen yogurt franchise owner source who […]

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Report Update: Additional Enterprise Source Confirms WageWorks Challenged with ADP Transition (WAGE)

Research Question: Will WageWorks’ organic growth continue at its projected pace of 9% to 14%? Companies: ANTM, BNFT, CNDT, FITB, HQY, MMC, TNET, UMBF, WAGE, WLTW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings An additional interview with a benefits manager for a financial services firm with nearly 5,000 employees […]

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WageWorks’ Growth Stems from Acquisitions Rather Than New Clients (WAGE)

Research Question: Will WageWorks’ organic growth continue at its projected pace of 9% to 14%? Companies: BNFT, CNDT, HQY, MMC, TNET, UMBF, WAGE, WLTW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings WageWorks Inc. (WAGE) is more likely to see its growth come from acquisitions rather than organically. Seven of […]

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Grubhub to Stay Ahead of Competitors with Purchase of Eat24 (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub’s purchase of Eat24 be enough to hold off competitors? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, MCD, PNRA, SQ, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc.’s (GRUB) purchase of Eat24 will help it keep its competitors at bay, a reversal of sentiment toward the company […]

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ServiceMaster’s ServSmart App Popular, But Not a Game Changer for AHS (SERV)

Research Question: Is ServiceMaster’s ServSmart technology bringing incremental improvement or revolutionary change to its American Home Shield segment? Companies: SERV, SHLD By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The ServSmart app from me is very popular among ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s (SERV) American Home Shield contractors and has provided […]

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ServiceMaster’s AHS on Track for Growth Despite a Technician Shortage (SERV)

Research Question: Will ServiceMaster’s American Home Shield maintain its service quality as it adds contractors and introduces new technology? Companies: ANGI, FAF, ORI, SERV, SHLD, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s (SERV) American Home Shield (AHS) is well positioned to gain market share despite […]

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