We first covered MercadoLibre in March 2023. We talked about Alibaba meeting Amazon in Latin America. Mostly, we were just highly impressed with the cohesive ecosystem that the company has built. We were also big fans of the commitment to profitability, something that many tech companies could learn something from. With Argentina in the headlines and renewed focus on the broader LatAm region, how has the business performed this year?
Welcome to episode 149 of Magic Markets. It’s the middle of US earnings season, and two international tech giants have released results last week. This is a tale of two stocks, with one garnering a very positive reaction from the market and the other… well, not so much. Join us as we discuss Amazon and Alphabet (the holding company of Google).
As the dust settles on the Big Tech earnings season, we look back on what we’ve learnt from covering the leading tech companies in Magic Markets Premium in the past year, including recent shows on Meta, Amazon and Apple. The fight for eyeballs is dominating this industry. The “attention economy” is lucrative and technology platforms have found various ways to monetise it, ranging from advertising to subscription business models. If you are interested in uncommon insights, then this show is for you. Instead of focusing on the obvious elements of Big Tech earnings, we highlight some of the trends and themes [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Amazon and its Q3’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 10 November 2022) What started out as “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” is now estimated to have gross merchandise value ahead of Walmart, with a big chunk of sales from third-party sellers who use Amazon as a marketplace. The retail side of the business is loss-making again. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making the money, with all eyes on cloud growth and the advertising business within Amazon’s retail operations. The group is a perfect case study of the [...]