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LinkedIn Earnings Review Q3 2014
  • LinkedIn beat revenue and EPS estimates in Q3 2014.
  • Linked recorded improvements across operating metrics.
  • LinkedIn valuations are expensive given the company's profitability.
  LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) reported its earnings for Q3 2014 on 30 October. The company beat revenue and Non-GAAP EPS estimates for the quarter. The professional networking site registered better member addition when compared to the previous quarter. With improvements in monthly active members and engagement levels on the site, LinkedIn’s performance in Q3 was strong across metrics. However, LinkedIn streak of GAAP net losses continued for the third quarter on the trot. Viewed in this light, in spite of its otherwise ...
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IACI Q3 2014 Earnings Review
  • Interactive corp reported its Q3 2014 results before the market hours on October 28.
  • The company beat analyst estimates on topline as well as bottomline, driven by improvements in its search and applications business and accelerated growth in the Match group revenue.
  • The upcoming monetization of Tinder, revival of growth in the search and applications segment and improving monetization on its dating properties will be key value drivers over the coming quarters.
  • Our IACI stock analysis assigns a buy rating to the stock, re-iterating our long term positive outlook on the stock
  Interactive corp (NASDAQ:IACI) released its Q3 2014 results on Oct 29. The stock ...
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Expedia Q3 2014 Earnings Review
• Expedia reported strong numbers, beating analyst consensus on both topline as well as bottom line. • Strong growth in room nights, advertising and media and air ticket bookings drove Expedia’s revenue growth. • Strong growth in air travel and room nights to drive Expedia’s fourth quarter growth   Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) released its earnings result for Q3 2014 on 30th October after market close. The company reported an earnings of $1.93, a 35% increase from same quarter last year. Revenues rose by 22% on YoY basis to $1.71 billion. It trumped analyst estimates of $1.74 earnings on a revenue of $1.68 billion. Expedia is ...
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Baidu Earnings Review Q3 2014
  • In Q3 2014, Baidu missed revenue estimates marginally and beat earnings estimates.
  • Revenue growth remained impressive. Improvements were seen in profitability and other metrics.
  • Q4 2014 revenue guidance and implied full year revenue based valuations indicate potential upside.
  Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) reported its earnings for Q3 2014 on 29 October. The Chinese internet search giant missed revenue estimates marginally, but beat Adjusted EPS estimates by a healthy margin. In spite of the marginal slowdown in Baidu’s revenue growth, the company’s growth rate remains impressive. Baidu’s profit margins showed marginal improvements over the levels seen in FY 2014 so far. Based on its Q4 2014 revenue ...
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Akamai Q3 2014 Earnings Review
  • Akamai technologies reported its Q3 2014 numbers yesterday (October 29) after the market close.
  • The company reported strong numbers, beating analyst consensus on both topline as well as bottomline.
  • We expect the earnings growth to continue over the long term led by increased demand for media delivery services and internet security services.
  • Our Akamai stock analysis reiterates our positive long term outlook on the stock.
  Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), the leader in content delivery solutions and one among our top stock picks announced its Q3 2014 results yesterday (Oct 29) after the market close. Akamai stock has been among our top stock picks for close ...
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Facebook Q3 2014 Earnings Review
  • Facebook reported Q3 2014 earnings of 43 cents, beating analyst estimates by 3 cents.
  • The reported revenue of $3.2 billion was 3% higher than analyst consensus estimates.
  • The strong results failed to impress investors, as the stock was sold off in after-hours trade on concerns of lower guidance for Q4 2014.
  Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) reported its Q3 2014 earnings results yesterday after market close (Oct 28). The company beat analyst estimates on both the topline as well as bottomline, as we had stated in our preview. However, a marginally lower guidance for Q4 2014 forced a sell-off in after-hours trade following the conference call. The ...
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Expedia Q3 2014 Earnings Preview
• Expedia has displayed a healthy growth in top line while its margins have remained volatile. • Acceleration in US hotel room demand and increase in revenue per available room during Q3 2014 will serve as a material tailwind for the company during the quarter. • Competition from Priceline.com and slowdown in global economic growth will act as a headwind for the company.   Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) is slated to report 3Q 2014 earnings after the market close on Thursday, October 30th. Expedia performed well during the first half of the year with revenues reaching $2.695 billion, a 22% yearly growth. Expedia’s stock is up ...
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Akamai Q3 2014 Earnings Preview
  • Akamai is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings after the market close tomorrow.
  • The street expects the company to report earnings per share of 57 cents on revenue of $490.15 million.
  • We expect the company to beat the consensus estimates, and our Akamai stock analysis assigns the stock a positive rating.
  Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), the largest content distribution services provider is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 results after the market close on Oct 29. The current analyst consensus estimate is Non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of 57 cents on quarterly revenue of $490.15 million. The company is set to see continued ...
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Yandex Earnings Review Q3 2014
  • Yandex beat revenue and EPS estimates for Q3 2014.
  • Improvements across operating metrics and new verticals are a positive.
  • Yandex valuations indicate an upside potential of about 38%-41%.
  Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) reported its earnings for Q3 2014 on 23 October. The stock was up by close to 6% following its earnings release, as revenue growth and profitability beat analyst estimates for the quarter. Yandex delivered a strong performance across metrics and narrowed its full year revenue growth guidance to the higher end of the range it had previously outlined. We see a further upside in Yandex valuations following its recent earnings release.   Yandex Q3 2014 – ...
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Twitter Earnings Review Q3 2014
  • Twitter continued to deliver stellar revenue growth in Q3 2014.
  • Twitter's user growth, engagement levels and Q4 revenue guidance are disappointing.
  • Twitter valuations seem to be riding solely on revenue growth, making it a risky bet.
  Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) reported its earnings for Q3 2014 on 27 October. Twitter’s earnings (adjusted EPS) for the quarter were in line with analysts’ expectations and its revenue growth beat estimates. However, the company’s user growth and engagement levels revived concerns about Twitter’s scalability, and its Q4 2014 revenue guidance implied a significant slowdown from its current growth rate. Following the earnings release, Twitter’s stock was down by 11% ...
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Google Invests Further In The Steaming VR/AR Market
  • As computing and display technologies improve, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are being revived by major technology companies.
  • Intense competition by Facebook/Oculus, Sony Morpheus and Samsung Gear VR/Blink undermined Google’s position as an industry leader.
  • Investment in Magic Leap should help Google maintain its leading position.
  In the last couple of years, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) markets have heated up as the internet-of-things (IoT) evolved and wearable devices entered our lives.   Virtual reality is described in Wikipedia as a “computer-simulated environment that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds.” As VR is used to ...
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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Review
  • Microsoft reported a solid quarter, which was driven by better than expected growth in many of its reporting segments.
  • Microsoft’s subscription businesses: Office 365, Xbox Live, Azure, Microsoft CRM, and Skype reported solid growth rates which drove consolidated revenue growth in the most recent quarter. Hardware also saw meaningful volume growth as well.
  • However, revenue outlook for the next quarter was underwhelming.
  • It’s highly likely that Microsoft low balled its revenue outlook, just to be conservative.
  Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported a fairly solid quarter in terms of sales growth metrics; however earnings did slide, albeit marginally, which was driven by a restructuring charge that negatively impacted ...
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Amazon Q3 2014 Earnings Review
• Amazon missed revenue and earnings estimates in the most recent quarter. • Outlook is indicative of sales deceleration even as broader macro indicators indicate that retail sales trends improved or accelerated. • Amazon’s e-commerce business is reaching market saturation, and investment into new business categories has yet to generate   meaningful contribution in terms of revenue and earnings. • The holiday quarter outlook fell short of expectations, and hence, full-year revenue figures have to be adjusted lower, and long-term expectations on growth have to be reset.   Investors should be cautious of investing into Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) as the company is struggling to generate growth even ...
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Apple Payments To Enhance Apple Eco-System
  • Apple Pay was launched on Monday along with iOS 8.1.
  • The service will continue to scale as the installed base of users, and the number of financial partners increase.
  • Apple Pay may contribute $500 million - $1 billion revenue in Apple’s 2015 fiscal year.
  • Apple’s payment network will impact the product/service ecosystem favorably, and will face limited competition.
  In its October Conference, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) mentioned that it had increased the number of banking partners, and the number of retailers for its NFC payment service. With significant gains in this area, Apple seems well positioned in comparison to PayPal, and Google Wallet. Admittedly, the success ...
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Facebook Q3 2014 Earnings Preview
  • Facebook is expected to report its Q3 2014 results after market close on October 28.
  • The company undertook a number of moves in Q3, which should drive both topline and bottomline performance in Q3, as suggested by the operating metrics tracked by Nanigans.
  • We expect the company to report 48 cents earnings on revenue of 3.29 billion, well ahead of the street consensus of 40 cents earnings and $3.1 billion revenue.
  Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings results after the market close on Oct 28. The company has reported an earnings surprise for 5 successive quarters and is expected to ...
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Yahoo Q3 2014 Earnings Review
• Yahoo posted earnings of 52 cents a share on revenue of $1.09 billion, handsomely beating the analysts estimate on both top and bottom line. • New investments like mobile advertisement business have experienced a strong growth. • Yahoo’s core advertising business remains a concern with display revenue declining by 6% on YoY basis.   Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced its Q3 2014 earnings yesterday after the market close. Helped by rising revenues from search and mobile business, the company reported a top line and bottom line growth which was higher than analyst’s expectation. Yahoo’s shares rose 3% in after-hours trading to $41.40.   Yahoo posted earnings of ...
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Twitter Earnings Preview Q3 2014
  • Twitter is expected to deliver strong revenue growth and user engagement.
  • User growth will be the metric to watch out for.
  • Twitter valuations make it a risky bet; Facebook is relatively more attractive.
  Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings on 27 October. Twitter reported substantial revenue addition in Q2, earlier this year. In its upcoming earnings release, the company is expected to continue its streak of exceptional revenue growth. Further, we expect the micro blogging site to sustain, or improve upon, its previously reported user engagement levels. However, Twitter valuations are expensive and seem to incorporate a lot of expectations, ...
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Content And Competition To Weigh On YouTube
  • YouTube net US video ad revenue is expected to grow at a slower rate, due to increased competition, saturation of video ad space, and slowing engagement trends.
  • However, the business should be able to scale despite its competitive environment due to favorable CPMs (cost per impressions) in the video ad space.
  • While CPMs are high, content creators have yet to reach the scale in which it can compete with professional studios.
  • Therefore, YouTube will have to invest more capital into content development, which will lower the overall profitability of the segment as content acquisition costs will increase considerably.
  YouTube is one of Google’s more ...
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Facebook Operating Metrics Point To Solid Growth In Q3
  • Facebook ad partner Nanigans recently released its Facebook advertising benchmark report for Q3 2014.
  • Nanigans reports a solid growth in CPC and CPM prices on the social network, even as the CTR continued to grow.
  • The Nanigans report hints at yet another quarter of solid revenue and earnings growth at Facebook.
   Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the social networking giant with over a billion monthly users is expected to report its Q3 2014 results after market close on 28th October. Facebook revenue growth has accelerated over the last few quarters. However, in line with management comments in Q1 2014 conference call, the 61% YoY revenue growth ...
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Zillow: Short Term Challenges, Long Term Opportunities
  • Zillow agreed to acquire Trulia in a $3.5B deal that should create an online real estate giant that controls around 60% of the market.
  • With only 6% of the real estate advertising originating on the digital players, the online real estate market withholds a massive growth opportunity.
  • News Corp acquired Move for almost $1B in cash in order to use its media network and seize the growth opportunity in the online real estate market.
  • Zillow faces not only increased competition but also a possible examination from the FTC that may impact the stock price in the short term.
  Online real estate portal, Zillow (NASDAQ: ...
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Yelp Earnings Preview Q3 2014
  • Yelp is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings on October 22nd after the market close.
  • Analyst consensus estimates earnings of 3 cents per share on revenue of $98.9 million.
  • The company will report in-line with estimates and is more of a long term play which will benefit from the growth opportunity in the local business online advertising.
  Yelp (NYSE:YELP) is expected to release its Q3 2014 earnings after the market closes on October 22. This is a big release for Yelp. The online local business directory surprised analysts in the last quarter by recording its first-ever quarter of profitability. Analysts had expected loss ...
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