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Category: Tech Stocks

Podcast: My favorite picks for 2021, Zoom Video, and IPOs/SPACs

Earlier this month, I joined Jason Calacanis and Alex Wilhelm on “This Week in Startups.” We discussed the current state of the IPO market, Zoom’s pricing power, top stock picks for 2021, and some of the most anticipated IPOs of 2021.  The conversation begins with a discussion about the IPO market and some of the recent froth we have seen. The recent offerings of DoorDash, Airbnb, and C3.ai demonstrate how much demand and hype we are currently seeing for new issues. We discuss if this is sustainable and if future companies are better off going public via a direct listing.…

My Early Bitcoin Bull Analysis

I first recommended Bitcoin to my free newsletter readers in June of 2019. Although I was already a proponent of Bitcoin (enough even to attend conferences), I knew it was time to bring the Bitcoin thesis to my readers in the public markets. I was hesitant because it was bold at the time to cover Bitcoin fundamentally for stock investors. In August of 2019, my technical analyst – Knox Ridley — urged me to release a full-length PDF on the premium site with my target market caps so he could start guiding entries. He was adamant we needed to start…

FuboTV’s New Path for Monetization: Sports Betting

Last week, we discussed why live sports OTT presented a unique opportunity for FuboTV and why we think it is positioned well for free-to-play fantasy games and sports betting. Fubo TV announced Q3 results on November 10th, the company’s first earnings report since its October IPO. Management described the quarter as the “strongest in company history.” Revenues of $61.2 million increased 47% YoY on a pro forma basis, or +71% excluding 2019 licensing revenue from the FaceBank AG business, which was sold in July 2020. Subscription revenue increased 64% YoY to $53.4 million, while advertising revenue increased 153% YoY to…

Podcast with Motley Fool: Big Tech Plus the 1 Stock I’d Buy Right Now

I had the privilege of joining Tim Beyers and Brian Feroldi on The Motley Fool podcast earlier this month.  In the hour-long interview, we cover topics such as big tech, my research process, tech valuations, and we also cover a number of individual stocks including Twilio, Bandwidth, Zoom, Facebook, and Palantir. The discussion starts off with big tech and why I believe Google Cloud Platform has missed an opportunity to catch up to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services on cloud IaaS. With that said, all three players are aggressively pursuing edge computing and how to combine the compute and…

Tech Growth Earnings Review for Q3 2020 – Part 3

In the 3rd part of my Q3 earnings analysis, I review reports from Zoom Video, Okta, Snowflake, Crowdstrike, ZScaler and Elastic. Zoom Video Zoom Video provided a nearly flawless earnings report for the first full quarter that followed initial work-from-home orders. The blend of Zoom Video having virality across consumers from its freemium model combined with enterprise is the company’s strength strategically as the competitors do not have the virality component. In Q3, customers with more than 10 employees represented 62% of revenue with net dollar expansion rate of 130%. Globally, Zoom exhibits strong growth, as well, with revenue from…

Why It’s Too Late for Google Cloud to Overtake Microsoft Azure

In our latest Forbes report, we discuss why Google (Alphabet) may have missed a critical window this year for the infrastructure piece. We also analyze how Microsoft directed all of its efforts to successfully close the wide lead by AWS. Lastly, we look at how all three companies will bring the battle to the edge in an effort to maintain market share in this secular and fiercely competitive category. Google Cloud grew two percentage points from 5% to 7% since 2018 while Azure grew four percentage points from 15% to 19% in the same period. In the past year, Google…

Fiverr: Explosive Growth with a Bright Future

Fiverr has climbed 678% this year. In this analysis, we examine if the growth can continue in the short-term and also post-COVID.  Specifically, our research shows that Fiverr is leading its industry and outpacing its primary competitor, Upwork.  We look into why this might be and what the future could look like. Background: Fiverr’s platform transforms the traditional freelancer staffing model into an e-commerce-like transaction.  The company’s model is known as a Service-as-a-Product (SaaP) offering, where sellers can list their services in over 300 different categories and buyers can easily find and purchase these services with the click of a…

Tech Growth Earnings Review for Q3 2020 – Part 2

In the second part of my Q3 2020 tech earnings review series, I covered Roku, Square, The Trade Desk, Datadog and JFrog. Roku Roku reported Q3 earnings on November 5th. The 73% year-over-year revenue growth the company announced was 23% above consensus expectations. Gross profit rose 81% YoY while gross margin rose 216 basis points in total to 47.6%. Roku added 2.9M active accounts in the quarter (+43% YoY). Total streaming hours increased by 0.2 billion hours over the last quarter to 14.8B (+54% YoY), while ARPU grew 20% YoY to $27. Roku was a beneficiary of the rebound in…

Tech Growth Earnings Review for Q3 2020

In my latest Forbes article, I covered the Q3 results for Big Tech earnings. Each company beat on both the top and bottom lines. Other than Alphabet, they are all trading down after-hours following these results as the market digests the magnitude of the beats, and in Apple’s case, the lack of guidance. Snap: Snap reported Q3 results on October 20th, beating both the top and bottom lines. The ongoing recovery of advertising budgets helped to boost Snap’s revenue growth to 52% YoY in Q3, which now sits just below the 58% pre-COVID growth rate the company recorded during Q1.…

Podcast: Tech Growth Stocks ZM ROKU FSLY BTC and more

I had a great time talking with Ryan Henderson and Brett Schafer on the Chit Chat Money podcast last week. They challenged me with questions on the bear case for Roku and Zoom Video. For instance, they asked if Roku will lose to the tech giants on over-the-top and if Zoom has reached peak usage. We also talked about sensitive topics such as what it’s like being a woman in finance — you’ll hear whether I think it’s more challenging to be a woman in finance or tech and why. We also revisited Fastly, which I’ve been hesitant to invest…