Alphabet Inc (GOOG)

GOOG (:Internet) EQUITY
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Today's Range: 689.00 - 697.62 | GOOG Avg Daily Volume: 2,350,700
Last Update: 04/29/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 0.00%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $691.02
52 Week Range: $515.18 - $789.87
Oustanding Shares: 688,319,767
Market Cap: 475,642,725,392
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for GOOG
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 4 4 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 1 1 1 1
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.40
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
GOOG Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 29.10 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Revenue 13.60 0.50 0.14
Net Income 13.20 0.50 0.15
EPS 8.70 0.40 0.12
Earnings for GOOG:
Revenue 74.99B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $n.a. $n.a. $n.a. $n.a.
Number of Analysts 0 0 0 0
High Estimate $n.a. $n.a. $n.a. $n.a.
Low Estimate $n.a. $n.a. $n.a. $n.a.
Prior Year $4.93 $5.73 $22.84 $n.a.
Growth Rate (Year over Year) n.a.% n.a.% n.a.% n.a.%
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Seventeen reasons why NFLX doesn't deserve a $51 billion market cap.
Revenue growth was 23%, but that's not stunning given the company's market cap. One of the main issues going forward is whether NFLX can expand margins even with overseas growth. Subscribers pay with local currencies, but Netflix's largely dollar-based content costs are increasing. International subscribers were stronger and Netflix's overseas-penetration rate is still low (in the mid-single digits, but probably going to about 10% in the next three or four years). But we don't know how much marketing money the company will have to spend in its new non-U.S. markets. Domestic subscriptions are now at about 45 million, but that missed analyst expectations. Guidance on subscription growth was also weak for the next quarter, lowered by 20%. The company is attracting competition, and it releases little in terms of viewership numbers vs. subscriber numbers. Netflix has been consumer friendly from a pricing standpoint, underpricing its product to date. But price increases planned for May and October could result in a tick-up in domestic churn, while the company is inching ever closer to a saturation point. If margins don't increase, then NFLX's growth approximates revenue growth. But the company faces huge investments and higher content costs this coming year. Fourth-quarter EBITD declined slightly (by $2 million). That means $339 million of incremental revenues produced a minus $2 million in incremental EBITD. Ergo, there was operating leverage. This has happened for five quarters in a row. Interest costs quadrupled to $29 million from a previous $7 million. This reflects NFLX's cash burn. Cash-flow coverage of interest is only a little over 3x, so I'm surprised Netflix hasn't done a huge
NFLX doesn't have contracts with content owners for all of the new markets that it's entering. The firm will have to negotiate these on a regional or single-country basis, and those might be difficult talks. After all, the content firms will surely see Netflix as a direct competitor (which it is). The company plans to price its overseas services at about $8 a month. However, the strong U.S. dollar means that's more expensive in local-currency terms than it once was. Demand might be price sensitive, and NFLX will face domestic competition in many foreign countries. Netflix is now advertising its wares by buying high-priced TV ad time. I saw a NFLX advertisement on NBC the other day after President Obama's State of the Union address. That's not low-priced inventory.
The selloff that began back on New Year's Eve appears to be on the verge of a new down leg.
What happened 20 years ago still matters if you want to make money in today's market.
TFANGs Lose More Bite (Jan. 4, 2016) 'FANGs' Are Losing Their Bite (Dec. 23, 2015) More 'Short FANG' Evidence (Dec. 10, 2015) And here's a chart from my pal Steve Cortes of BGC that highlights the FANGs' weakening action:

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The U.S. dollar's strength is conspicuous today -- and poses economic and profit risks for the many multinational players that dominate the S&P 500. As a measure of economic risk/prosperity, oil continues to signal a slowdown. Banks are again failing to mount any rally despite large percentage loses yesterday. In fact, they're starting to roll over. The same weakness applies to the
The on-demand media giant's global strategy is setting the stage for a new age of distribution power.

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