In a separate SEC filing, Netflix registered a so-far-undisclosed slug of stock for sale. Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan are leading the stock offering, according to the filing. Netflix said it will use proceeds from the stock sales for “general corporate purposes, including working capital and capital expenditures.”
We'll have to wait and see how much additional dilution this will be on top of the convertible
Netflix just announced in an 8-K filing that it has raised $200 million in convertible notes. The conversion price is a laughable $85.80 or just 16% above the closing price translating into 2.3 million shares of additional dilution, confirming that this is nothing short of an equity raise in sheep's clothing (on the buyer's terms at that), and indicates that the firm may have well entered a liquidity death spiral courtesy of a business model that still has to generate any substantial free cash flow. Naturally, the second investors realize this they will dump the stock in droves, which is horrendous news for Whitney Tilson, but amazing news for everyone long the Anti-Tilson ETF. In other news, it may just be time for Tilson to call it a career.