For his second "Executive Decision" segment of Mad Money Thursday night, Jim Cramer spoke with Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy (ETSY) , the small business marketplace that just posted a 13-cents-a-share earnings beat. Shares of Etsy fell 5.1% by the close.
Silverman explained that Etsy will always be disciplined with their investments, but right now they need to invest in marketing to sustain their momentum.
Etsy has the potential to be so much bigger, Silverman continued. Etsy doesn't sell the same thing that 10 other vendors sell, leaving them only to compete on price and shipping times. Etsy is made up of over three million artisans who will make and customize an item just for you.
Silverman added that Etsy is growing at 2.5 times the rate of overall e-commerce as more people are discovering the joys of connecting with an individual person and supporting a small business instead of a big-box retailer.
Let's check in on the charts. We looked at ETSY on October 22 and wrote that "With a Point and Figure target of $114 we could see ETSY test nearby support in the $120-$110 area. If ETSY reaches $114 it would mean that prices declined more than halfway through the support zone and that increases the odds that ETSY could fall still further."