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Investors are concerned about Snapchat`s future

Snap Inc, formerly Snapchat Inc, is a camera company. The company`s flagship product, Snapchat, is a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images as a Snap.

As of December 31, 2016, on an average, 158 million people used Snapchat every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore curated content from publishers.

The market cap of Snap has fallen dramatically from about $30 billion to $20 billion.

 

 

Many investors are now concerned about Snaps DAUs. Not only that; Snapchat has a lot of competitors and to understand that you have to see it with marketers glasses. They are a copycat and have much lower margins than their competitors.

Facebook has the same application and makes Snap tools like a «me too» product. What they need now is International growth, but why should people use Snap`s tools in an already developed market?

Advertisers spend their money on Facebook and YouTube because they know it works. If Snap want to compete with them they need to burn some cash. A lot of cash. What they need is to look overseas to grab more teens.

Snap dropped down -3,19% on Tuesday and its valuation is about $20 Billion, trading at 17,31. The stock is back to its IPO price and it’s headed for a cruel summer for Snap. In comparison, Twitter`s market cap is about $12 Billion and I assume you know the rest of that story.

Investors are worried about Snaps competition. Especially from Facebook`s Instagram which is the same kind of its popular features.

Snap opened at $24 on its initial day of trading back in March, but surged 44% by the close. They started the IPO price at $17 and now we are back to the start again. At $17.

Barclays, Citygroup and J.P Morgan have lowered the price target on Snap.

 

 

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Alibaba with a massive Monster revenue growth of nearly 50% in 2017

Alibaba went public in 2014. The company is one of the world`s biggest with a market cap of 308,96 billion dollars. Its businesses consist of core commerce, cloud computing, mobile media and entertainment, and other innovation initiatives.

Alibaba will go straight up from start today. Reason? The company is forecasting massive Monster revenue growth of nearly 50 percent in 2017. The target implies sales of up to $34,5 billion dollars, and this is the biggest underlying rise so far since its IPO in 2014.

 

 

The stock has gone straight up since its IPO in 2014 and the company is near its all-time high. Some investors are bullish but others are sceptical and warns of odd accounting and an opaque corporate structure.

Investors are divided in ways only stocks with strong charts and a shaky fundamentals tend to do.

To put the company in perspective, Amazones market cap is $478,81 billion. Amazons founder Jeff Bezos knew that the key to success in the market in electronic commerce was not to focus only on a bookstore.

Alibaba is more than a retailer. It also has Taobao, Tmall.com and Alipay to name a few. Over the past few years, it owns established businesses across commerce, cloud computing and media. So, the business model is very similar to Amazon.

Alibaba is the largest e-commerce player and cloud-computing provider in China. An exceptionally strong media empire that is underestimated with a strong growth outlook. Tmall TV is expanding. So are UCWeb, YouKu Tudou, Alibaba Music and Alisports.com in the category Media Entertainment.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of Alibaba Group Holding during the fourth quarter worth about $171,085,000. 35,17 percent of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Alibaba`s share price is $125,64 before the opening on Thursday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a «conviction-buy» rating and set a $135,00 price target on shares of Alibaba in a report on Friday, March 17th.

Watch out for Alibaba from start on Thursday. It will skyrocket.

 

 

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Aston Martin is planning to go public in London next year

Aston Martin is planning to go public as soon as possible, and it can happen already next year. If that happens, Aston Martin will be listed in London and not in New York. It seems like Aston Martin is following Ferrari`s success.

Ferrari went public in 2015 and the stock is up over 60 percent since then. Aston Martin is a luxury brand just like Ferrari and they have both similar vehicles and price strategy. An initial public offering can be very profitable for Aston Martin.

 

 

Aston Martin is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. The brand was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Their sport cars are regarded as a British cultural icon.

Aston Martin is associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DBS model in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrent as purveyor of motor cars to HRH the Prince of Wales since 1982.

Aston Martin`s valuation could be similar to Ferrari which is about $2,3 billion pounds. The company has 1,850 employees and a revenue of £593,5 million last year.

The company said a new factory in Wales will produce a sport utility vehicle which is called DBX, and that will be a «practical and family friendly» vehicle and not a luxurious and fast one. They will also expand with a push into yachts, apartments and handbags.

Aston Martin`s fourth-quarter results jumped and they shipped 155,000-pound DB11 models. The firm said they expects a full-year EBITDA to increase to 165 million pounds which is a great jump from 101 million pounds last year.

The main shareholders are Investindustrial (37,5% stake), with Kuwaiti companies Investment Dar and Adeem Investment Co.

 

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EU passenger car registrations increased +11,2% which is an all-time high

EU is selling cars like never before. According to ACEA, EU passenger car registrations increased significantly, totaling 1,891,583 units, which is up +11,2 percent in March this year. This is an all-time high.

All the big five markets recorded very strong performances during the month, with Italy (+18,2%), Spain (+12,6%) and Germany (+11,4%) posting double-digit percentage gains, followed by the UK (+8,4%) and France (+7,0%).

 


This level of growth is mainly due to Easter falling in March last year and in April this year. The demand for passenger cars from January to March 2017 increased by 8,4 percent, totaling 4,141,269 units.

Italy (+11,9%), Spain (+7,9%), Germany (+6,7%), the United Kingdom (+6,2%) and France (+4,8%) all saw their markets grow during the first three months of the year, contributing to the overall upturn in the EU market.

The growth in car sales rose «only» 2,2 percent in February this year. The demand fell in several big markets and sales of volume brands Volkswagen and Peugeot slumped. Volkswagen AG, which is the biggest manufacturer, continued to lose market share, falling down to 10,4 percent.

Volkswagen new car sales fell 6,6 percent in February, and the sales of the larger Volkswagen group, which includes Audi, Porche, Skoda and SEAT, fell 1,1 percent.

The sports car brand Jaguar in the Jaguar Land Rover Group was again the fastest growing automaker in Europe. New Jaguar sales surged about 52 percent in February, which is much better than their competitors like BMW, Audi, Daimler AG`s Mercedes and Porsche.

 

 

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Facebook are dealing with the music industry

Facebook has a lot of DAU`s and more and more people spend time watching videos. Facebook is a young company and so far they already have billions of video views. But Mark Zuckerberg want to prosper from this industry.

There is no doubt that YouTube is the most popular video-sharing company in the world. Many artist has started their carriere at YouTube and one of them is Justin Bieber. In 2016, YouTube gave the music industry $1 billion in ad revenue, and Facebook wants to join.

 

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Streaming was a game changer on how media is bought. It changed how it`s consumed. It also changed who profits from it, and of course how much they all made in this industry. For the first time in 20 years, the music industry saw significant revenue growth in 2015.

The revenue from streaming is $2,9 billion world-wide, and revenue from video on demand rose almost 9% in 2015, and music clips can move about $50 – $70 billion from TV industry.

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users and still a growing advertising business, and a deal with the music industry can be a win-win agreement, which means billions in revenue from new sales for the music industry.

The interest in videos is growing and Facebook want to prosper from that, and that’s why they are so interested in music rights. Facebook moved billions in ad revenue from print and now many online firms have targeted TV.

Facebook are not alone on the market and they need to share some of the market with Twitter and Snapchat, but the biggest of them all is YouTube which is Faecbooks main rival. Googles YouTube channel said music is one of the most popular types of videos on their on-demand service.

TV networks and News organizations are experimenting with Facebook, just like they did with YouTube and this will continue. This is interesting because Facebook is big.

Thanks to streaming, the music industry is growing again and that is because of the paid streaming services from Apple and Spotify.

Facebook will probaby sign a deal with the music industry before the summer this year.

 

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