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May 21, 2021
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Feb 26, 2021
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Dec 10, 2020
FTC Attacks Facebook, Win-Win Scenario for Investors
Image Shown: Facebook Inc has a large digital advertising business with global reach, but it does not have a monopoly on digital advertising or social media by any means. Image Source: Facebook Inc – Third Quarter of 2020 IR Earnings Presentation. Facebook is being sued by the FTC for allegedly engaging in monopolistic activities via its acquisition program. It's important to note that the government is not seizing Facebook's assets and that Facebook investors own the future free cash flow stream of the entire entity under any and every scenario--whether Facebook is retained in current form or whether it is broken into different parts through a potential IPO/spin-off of its Instagram and WhatsApp properties. Under a status quo scenario, we believe Facebook's shares are worth $413 each, an estimate that is backed by the company's vast net cash position and future expected free cash flow stream. In such a scenario, the company would remain one of our favorite ideas, retain its material competitive advantages (i.e. the network effect) and continue to build upon its very healthy financial profile. Further, in light of the FTC news, we believe the market will look to price Facebook more and more on a sum-of-the-parts basis, which could help to accelerate price-to-estimated fair value convergence relative to our intrinsic value estimate. In a highly improbable break-up scenario, Facebook investors could receive more than our status-quo intrinsic value estimate. The IPO market is very, very healthy at the moment, with investor interest in new issues at historic highs and many recent IPOs soaring on their first day of trading. If Facebook is forced to IPO Instagram or WhatsApp, the very, very healthy IPO market could generate proceeds for Facebook investors far in excess of what the implied value of Instagram and WhatsApp contribute to our current $413 per share fair value estimate of the combined company. Further, the cash proceeds of an IPO of Instagram or WhatsApp would stuff the coffers of Facebook's balance sheet with even more excess cash that could be used for material share buybacks or a vast one-time cash dividend--or for other value-generating opportunities. In an IPO or spin-off of Facebook's Instagram or WhatsApp properties, please note that investors are merely capturing the present value of these properties' future free cash flows sooner (not losing them)--and the market may price them at a substantial premium above our implied valuation within Facebook. The FTC news, which was largely expected, will generate headline risk for Facebook's shares, and it will undoubtedly be a source of continued share-price volatility and confusion for investors. In many respects, however, the FTC's attack on Facebook may turn out to be a win-win for Facebook investors. At the very least, if investors start to look at Facebook more and more on a sum-of-the-parts basis (pricing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp separately with consideration of current market conditions/relative prices, which are undoubtedly healthy for new issues), it may only accelerate status-quo-scenario price-to-fair value convergence. Facebook remains a top-weighted holding in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, and we will continue to follow developments related to the FTC news.
Nov 24, 2020
Brain Teaser - Reflexive versus Reflective
Image: Amy Leonard. Valuation multiples tend to trigger the reflexive side of our brain, and we process the multiples through anchoring, in most cases. On the other hand, enterprise valuation, or the process required to answer the second set of questions in this article correctly, shows that our reflexive process can be quite incorrect at times. In fact, cognitive biases such as anchoring can completely trip us up into missing out on truly undervalued companies while baiting us into value traps.
Nov 20, 2020
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Nov 19, 2020
Videogaming Business Becoming More and More Attractive
Image Shown: The video game industry has been placing a much greater emphasis on growing their mobile gaming operations in recent years. Part of that strategy has involved leveraging existing IP and well-known gaming titles to appeal to a wide range of users. Image Source: Electronic Arts Inc – Second Quarter of Fiscal 2021 IR Earnings Presentation. As households have largely been “cocooning” indoors to ride out the ongoing coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic, demand for digitally provided entertainment options has grown considerably. NPD Group, an industry-tracking firm, estimates that US video game sales (software and hardware combined) will reach $13.4 billion in total in across November and December of this year. That would be up 24% from year-ago levels, and note this is only looking at the US market, which is estimated to have 244 million consumers of video game content according to NPD Group. Many of those consumers are considered casual video game players, playing mobile games on their smartphones and tablets, though NPD Group noted the number of more dedicated gamers (measured by hours played per week) is on the rise in both nominal and absolute terms. Mobile gaming options generally rely on in-game transactions, called microtransactions, to generate revenue. Usually those offerings include aesthetic upgrades or the ability to progress through the video game at a faster pace. For more conventional video game offerings--those normally played on PCs or consoles--video game companies have increasingly been successful in selling add-on content via high-margin digital packages (and in some instances, microtransactions have also been successfully implemented). Longer term, the rise of e-sports offers another revenue generating opportunity for companies in the video game and digital advertising world. Though a nascent part of the video game industry, initial levels of interest have been impressive. Beyond rising demand for video streaming services, demand for video games, a (usually) cost-effective entertainment option, has also held up incredibly well during the pandemic with several big video game publishers reporting strong financial results of late, too. Furthermore, Microsoft Corporation and Sony Corporation recently launched their next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, respectively. In theory, the console refresh cycle combined with growing demand for indoors entertainment options should provide the video game industry with several major growth catalysts in the coming quarters. One of the key positive attributes of the the video game publishing industry, generally speaking, is that these companies have strong balance sheets and stellar cash flow profiles (meaning a relatively modest amount of capital expenditures are required to maintain a certain level of revenues, and thus putting the firm in a position to better generate free cash flows). However, the performance of these companies can swing wildly depending on how well their blockbuster properties perform. The hit-or-miss nature of their operations has been a big reason why we haven’t added any videogame stock to the newsletter portfolios in the past, but their business models have become more and more attractive as the years have gone on. In this note, let’s get into the details of Activision Blizzard Inc, Electronic Arts Inc, and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, while we discuss broader industry trends.
Aug 31, 2020
Alibaba Mirrors the Performance of Its Western Peers
Image Shown: Alibaba Group Holding Limited posted strong results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020, mirroring the performance of its large-cap tech peers based in Western countries (particularly the US). Image Source: Alibaba Group Holding Limited – June Quarter 2020 Earnings Presentation. At a time when US-China geopolitical tensions are rising and the Trump Administration is pushing the Chinese tech firm ByteDance to divest (at least) the US-based operations of TikTok, many Chinese tech firms are still thriving. The ongoing coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic has fundamentally altered daily life for most households around the world. Social distancing practices have aggressively driven up e-commerce demand along with demand for cloud computing offerings (as more employees work from home and as households stay indoors for significantly longer periods).
Aug 14, 2020
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Jun 12, 2020
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Feb 28, 2020
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