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Home Depot Earnings: Strong Q1 2015 Followed By Raised Guidance
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  • Home Depot (NYSE: HD) EPS increased by 21% to $1.21 in Q1 2015 as compared to Q1 2014; after tax audit settlement, the company earned $ 1.16 per share beating analyst estimates of $ 1.15 per share
  • Revenue increased 6.1% to $ 20.9 Bn relative to Q1 2014 and beat the analyst estimates of $20.8 Bn
  • Company raised its fiscal 2015 guidance for revenue growth, comparable store sales and diluted EPS growth (from $5.14 initially to $5.25)
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Home Depot (HD), Lowes (LOW)
2016 Will be the Year of Virtual And Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
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  • The virtual and augmented reality market is continually progressing and expected to turn into the next big consumer electronics device.
  • Most leading vendors marked 2016 as the year to launch their devices.
  • As we are getting closer to 2016, more information is unveiled, and we can start putting the pieces together.
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Baidu: Investors Will Gain Only Once Transformation Is Done
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  • Baidu reported disappointing Q1’15 results with light guidance that sent the stock 7 percent downhill.
  • The company positioned itself as a follower with little innovation, which is reflected in the decreasing margins.
  • In the long term, the company will experience further pain before its transformation process is done.
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Microsoft Valuation Post Earnings - Don't buy Microsoft yet
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  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) fair value estimate is $ 48.50, which has upside of only 2.43% as compared to its closing price $47.35 as on 12 May 2015.
  • Launch of Windows 10 might affect the revenue negatively due to its revenue recognition policy, however, there won't be any impact on cash flows
  • Other products like, Surface Pro 3, Xbox, Cloud based services, have a potential to increase revenue marginally.
  • The company has a stable dividend policy and with $ 26.1 bn remaining of their $40 bn share repurchase program, they might add value to shareholders
  • Recent integration and restructuring expenses resulted in lower Net Income
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Microsoft (MSFT)
IBM and Apple Merger: Is It Even a Possibility?
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  • Forbes recently published an article stating that Apple should buyout IBM.
  • The combined organization would be large, but there's limited strategic value in merging the two companies.
  • Even if the deal could generate some accretion, creating long-term value out of the combined business would be extremely difficult, as the two companies really aren't compatible.
  • A Microsoft and IBM merger would make more sense from the context of economics, as it would lower competition, and create a central market place for enterprise apps & computing.
  • Even if Apple's cash pile were to match the size of IBM's market cap, share buybacks and investing in organic ...
Related Tickers:
Apple (AAPL), IBM (IBM)
Apple Watch Analysis shows Gross Margins Will Exceed 50% Eventually
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  • After the quarterly earnings conference call, there was a lot of confusion around Apple Watch gross margins.
  • After doing further due diligence, it seems that supply chain issues are increasing costs.
  • However, with enough volume, the gross margin figure will likely improve.
  • After reviewing accounting notes from both Apple and Microsoft, and reviewing figures from IHS, I anticipate gross margins for the device to be 51%.
  • Admittedly, this is the gross margin I anticipate after various supply chain kinks have been resolved, and enough volume is achieved to offset various fixed costs.
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Apple (AAPL)
Twitter Still A Risky Bet After The Massive Post Earnings Correction
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  • Twitter valuations have improved post Q1 2015 earnings.
  • However, revenue growth is projected to nearly halve in 2015.
  • With no major improvement in user addition, Twitter needs to focus on profits.
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Twitter (TWTR)
Shopify IPO: Beware of Etsy Like Post IPO Valuations
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  • Canadian commerce services provider Shopify filed for IPO, seeking to raise $100M in $1B valuation.
  • Company presents impressive triple digit growth rates and a very appealing revenue multiple.
  • In light of the sharp surge in Etsy’s IPO share price, investors should be very careful not to buy when valuation is not compelling.
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Related Tickers:
Wix.com (WIX), ETSY INC (ETSY)
AWS Financial analysis Unveils Its Importance To Amazon’s Profitability
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  • Amazon finally removed the curtain of confidentiality from its cloud computing division, AWS.
  • With an impressive sales growth and amazing operating margin, AWS is a major factor in Amazon’s profitability.
  • AWS received much attention lately and had a significant impact on the company’s stock price and analysts’ price targets.
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Amazon (AMZN)
Akamai Earnings Q1 2015
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  • Akamai reported its Q1 2015 earnings after the market close on April 28, reporting in line with analyst estimates on revenue as well as earnings.
  • The strong growth in security services was a huge positive following the launch of new security products through the quarter.
  • Our Akamai stock analysis reiterates our positive long term outlook on Akamai.
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Akamai (AKAM)
Apple Earnings Q2 2015
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  • Apple's revenue grew by 27%, way faster than it did in Q2 a year ago.
  • iPhone sales continued to drive revenue growth, accounting for 69% of revenue in Q2.
  • Apple has now sold more iPhones in Q1 and Q2 2015, than it did in 3 quarters in FY 2014.
  • Apple reported solid profit margins with a 40% expansion in earnings per share.
  • Apple's enhanced capital return program and strong revenue guidance are positives.
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Apple (AAPL)
Baozun IPO: An Interesting Angle To The Chinese E-commerce Market
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  • E-commerce service provider, Baozun, filed for IPO last week.
  • The company provides end-to-end e-commerce services for international brands looking to penetrate the Chinese e-commerce market.
  • Baozun is well positioned as the market leader to benefit from the impressive growth rates expected in the Chinese e-commerce services market.
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Related Tickers:
Baozun (BZUN), Alibaba (BABA)
Google Earnings Q1 2015
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  •  Google missed analyst estimates or revenue dragged by currency fluctuations.
  • Google's net margin was impacted by a higher tax rate.
  • Google's future outlook looks strong, as the company focuses on app distribution.
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Facebook Earnings Q1 2015 Review
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  • Facebook beat earnings estimates, but missed revenue estimates dragged by currency fluctuations.
  • Facebook’s profit margins declined in line with expectations.
  • Facebook’s revenue growth remained at enviable levels in spite of the marginal miss.
  • Strong user growth remains Facebook’s strength and could drive revenue in the coming quarters.
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Facebook (FB)
Yahoo Earnings Q1 2015
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  • Yahoo saw its revenue grow by 8% in Q1 and continued to show progress on mobile.
  • High Traffic Acquisition Costs (TAC) dragged profitability in Q1.
  • Yahoo's projected revenue growth in Q2 and reduction in TAC are positives.
  • Yahoo re-iterated its Q4 target for the Alibaba spin-off and is exploring options for its Yahoo Japan stake.
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Why NetEase Is On Our Buy List: NetEase Stock Analysis
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  • NetEase revenue growth has rebounded significantly in 2014.
  • NetEase has robust profit margins and healthy cash flows.
  • With its PE ratio significantly lower than the industry PE, NetEase is attractive.
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NetEase (NTES)
Our Qihoo Stock Analysis Reveals An Opprtunity
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  • Qihoo has doubled its revenue every year with accelerating growth rates.
  • Qihoo's operating and net profit margins have improved significantly.
  • Qihoo valuations are attractive, with its lower than industry PE.
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Qihoo 360 (QIHU)
Twitter Earnings Q1 2015
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  • Twitter earnings for Q1 2015 are due to be reported on 28 April.
  • Twitter valuations are expensive,  going into Q1 earnings.
  • User growth, engagement levels and profit margins are the number to watch out for.
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Related Tickers:
Twitter (TWTR), Facebook (FB)
Outbrain IPO: Impressive Growth at Attractive Valuation
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  • Outbrain is the leader of the content recommendation market, with a 25% share.
  • The company generated revenues of $260M in 2014 with an 80% annual CAGR.
  • Outbrain is valued at a very appealing PS multiple that will attract a high demand for the IPO.
  • Within a reasonable price range, this is an attractive IPO to participate in.
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Yandex Earnings Q1 2015
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  • Yandex is down by about 36% YTD, in spite of the 27% recent rally in stock price.
  • Yandex valuations are attractive going into Q1 earnings, with a strong upside potential.
  • However, the macro economic uncertainties surrounding the Russian economy, make it a risky bet right now.
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Twitter Revenue Growth Could Slow Significantly In 2015
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  • Twitter's user growth has slowed significantly and user engagement has declined.
  • Twitter's revenue growth could become a function of growth in user monetization rates.
  • Twitter's revenue growth could slow to just over 60% in 2015.
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Related Tickers:
Twitter (TWTR)

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