Intel: Chipping Away at a Turnaround


If you need a reminder of where Intel comes from, Gordon Moore (of Moore’s Law fame) was a co-founder of Intel. They were at the cutting edge of semiconductors before being left behind by competitors in Asia. The journey back to the top is painful and long, with many disappointed shareholders along the way. With the group now split into two profit centres and truly nowhere to hide, is this the time to believe in the turnaround?

Intel: Chipping Away at a Turnaround2024-05-29T21:56:51+02:00

Amazon: In Their Prime


Amazon’s management talks about it being early days in all of their businesses. That’s quite a statement for one of the world’s most valuable and exciting companies to make. Is this just a classic case of a growth stock trying to support its valuation multiple, or does Amazon still have enough runway? With performance well ahead of the Nasdaq-100 this year, Amazon has caught up some of the lost ground. Can it keep going?

Amazon: In Their Prime2024-05-08T23:15:44+02:00

Alphabet: Old Dog, New Tricks


It took Google 15 years to reach $100 billion in annual review. It then took just 6 years to triple it to $300 billion. But perhaps the most impressive statistic of all is that the company expects to end the 2024 financial year with an annualised run rate of $100 billion revenue in YouTube and Cloud combined, let alone Search. With growth of around 55% in the share price in the past 12 months, Alphabet has even outperformed Microsoft over that period. Perhaps Alphabet really is the old dog that can learn new tricks.

Alphabet: Old Dog, New Tricks2024-05-01T21:01:53+02:00

Netflix: Can the Show Go On?


270 million households. Over 190 countries. The ability to turn anyone in a world famous star with a single documentary or series. Netflix won many streaming battles and it seems to have won the war. After growth in subscribers stagnated last year and sent the share price into freefall, a recent rally has been driven by a resurgence in subscriber growth and improved user economics. As Netflix really comes into its own, how should investors be thinking about the company that was criminally left out of the Magnificent Seven?

Netflix: Can the Show Go On?2024-04-24T19:53:36+02:00

Magic Markets Ep169: Accenture and FactSet


Accenture and FactSet are great examples of US-listed companies that service a global client base. In the case of Accenture in particular, that client base is immense. FactSet is far more focused, with a product that will be familiar to those working in financial markets. Join us in Episode 169 as we unpack the latest news and financial results and how this stacks up to our previous analysis.

Magic Markets Ep169: Accenture and FactSet2024-04-03T16:21:47+02:00

Magic Markets Ep163: Airbnb and Shopify


Platform businesses are fascinating things that can make a great deal of money at scale. This week in Magic Markets Premium, we covered Uber and its emergence as a financial butterfly in literally the last year. To keep the platform theme going, we decided to cover Airbnb and Shopify in this week’s free Magic Markets show, made possible by B2IT.

Magic Markets Ep163: Airbnb and Shopify2024-02-21T17:07:47+02:00

Uber: Turning the Corner


It’s not every day that a company name becomes a verb. Usually, this only happens when a company becomes so synonymous with a particular service that consumers feel like there’s only one choice in the market – even when there isn’t. Uber’s brand has done an excellent job of becoming part of our everyday language. But for years, the company reported vast losses. When tech platforms finally turn the corner and become profitable, the results can be rather explosive, as we’ve now seen at Uber.

Uber: Turning the Corner2024-03-05T18:24:25+02:00

Palantir: Out of the Shadows


Palantir is the name for the indestructible crystal balls in Lord of the Rings. Those crystal balls or seeing stones were used by both good and evil in the story, which is rather apt. Palantir the listed company has been one of the most secretive and least understood companies around, which makes its status as a publicly listed company all the more surprising. The group is now pushing harder than ever into a corporate client base, so it is coming out the shadows and chasing real growth with its military grade data solutions. This has gotten the market excited.

Palantir: Out of the Shadows2024-02-15T02:54:50+02:00

Magic Markets Ep161: Meta and Microsoft


Zuck you money. In Satya Nadella we trust. You’ll hear these things on this show, with the hosts focusing on two of the most exciting technology companies in the world. Moe took on Meta, a love/hate stock for so many in the market. The Finance Ghost covered Microsoft, his favourite stock of them all.

Magic Markets Ep161: Meta and Microsoft2024-02-07T16:38:03+02:00


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