An Introduction To Forecasting Growth and Revenues

Projecting growth of earnings and revenues has always been bread and butter of equity analysis, with equity research departments deploying state of art models and tools in order to gain an advantage in forecasting the high growth industries. However, as 2019 certainly has been for many investors a year of growth stocks rallies and downturns, […]

Lyft-ing up or Falling Fast?: Lyft Becomes the First Rideshare Company to IPO

Lyft inc. [LYFT: NASDAQ] – Market Cap as of 5/4/2019 $21.28bn Introduction  On March 29, Lyft – a leading US ride-hailing company – went public on the Nasdaq. Its IPO price settled at the top end of the pricing range, with shares at $72 a piece valuing the company at nearly $24bn. The offering ranked […]

Shareholders Activism: recent trends and strategies

Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) – market cap as of 04/05/2018: £7.84bn Introduction Conflicts of interest between shareholders and managers represent an old phenomenon and an inherent element of capitalistic governance systems. It stems from the fact that managers tend to profit from simply because their companies are getting bigger (through higher salaries, increased social standing, etc.) […]

The Battle of Dragons – Recent Acquisitions and Investments in China amid the Rivalry between Alibaba and Tencent

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) – market cap as of 20/04/2018: $462.0bn Tencent Holdings Ltd. (HKG:0700) – market cap as of 20/04/2018: HK$3,780bn Introduction The first two weeks of April 2018 have seen a string of aggressive acquisitions and the announcement of financing rounds by companies backed by the Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent. […]

2017 M&A Review and 2018 Breakthrough: the cases of the Pharma and TMT sectors

Introduction In January 2018, M&A activity surpassed investors’ expectations. According to a report by law firm Baker McKenzie, global mergers and acquisitions are expected to hit an 18-year record, reaching $3.2 trillion in 2018. To the same extent, cross-border M&A is expected to reach new time highs. In the December 2017, President Trump signed the […]

The Rise Of User-Based Valuation In Tech

Introduction When we look at the biggest companies by market cap, many of them are Tech firms, capable of leveraging innovative technologies to create new types of businesses. Most times they offer business models that are so different from the companies we are used to, that we struggle in finding the best way to give […]

Ride-Hailing Wars – The Anti-UBER Alliance Awakens

About Uber Headquartered in San-Francisco Uber Inc., known as everyone’s private driver, is the largest mobile app-based transportation company in the world in terms of both network and valuation. It was founded in 2009 and underwent a period of aggressive growth unlike any other tech company. In less than six years Uber has landed its […]

Ferrari: too fast outside the circuit?

[edmc id= 3236]Download here the Ferrari Pitch[/edmc] After having covered the IPO of Ferrari (http://www.bsic.it/wanna-flawless-ferrari-52-now-feasible/) in detail a couple of weeks ago, we are now trying to identify RACE’s market positioning in terms of multiples. The structure of the analysis is as follows: firstly, we plot Ferrari’s positioning against major automakers and luxury brands in terms […]

Daimler – Shifting into the next gear

Driven by strong growth in China, the announcement of QE in the Eurozone and a solid recovery in the US, the automotive sector experienced a remarkable rally since the beginning of the year to the end of June. The SXAP (STOXX Europe 600 Automobiles & Parts Index) expanded more than 29% during the five months […]

THE APPLE WATCH: THE PATH TO A 1$ TRILLION VALUATION IS PAVED WITH GOLD

Apple Inc.; Market Cap. (as of 13/03/2015): $719.88bn A Record Company Apple is a company of excesses. With fiscal reports exceeding even bullish estimates more often than not, the Cupertino-based company has become synonymous with exuberance. In its most recent quarterly earnings, Apple reported $18bn of net profit, setting a historical record. Sales of the […]

Special Report: Geox Breathes Again

Here we go with our last production of 2014, take it as a small Christmas present. We are proud to publish a full equity research report on an established Italian company, mainly known for its waterproof breathable shoes: GEOX. In order to analyse and evaluate the company, we have considered its most recent financial results […]

Gone Too Pro: GoPro Special Report

This week, we are proud to publish a full report on GoPro, one of the best performing tech stocks of the year. In order to analyse and evaluate properly the Company, we thoroughly studied its most recent financial results and its business. We shortlisted the Company’s competitors, considering both the other consumer electronics companies and […]

Long term investment: continuation of Netflix uptrend

Vanquishing markets in April 2013, Netflix has been on a stream recently. After releasing their Q1 numbers on March 31st and got higher than expected revenues, investors and markets got suddenly excited about the stock. Moreover, we’ve seen that their new programming is amassing a lot of praise from critics. House of Cards, one of […]