Today only, Redbox offers a free 1-night DVD rental or $1.50 off a Blu-ray or video game rental via coupon code "5654UUUU". That's tied with our expired mention from four days ago and a savings of $1.50.
Redbox offers a free 1-night DVD rental or $1.50 off a Blu-ray or video game rental via coupon code "GEORGE". That's tied with our mention from two days ago and a savings of $1.50.Coupon expires February 17 at 1 am ET
My neighbors and friends also use Redbox to watch a movie, but only once or twice a month when they receive FREE rental codes.
Redbox continues its decline.
Compare the earnings of AMZN vs. OUTR. Now go to the OUTR chart on the right and add AMZN as a comparison stock. Then look at the chart over various intervals, what do you see? 1 Year, 2 Year, 5 Year, etc.
U.S. homeowners added 6 million streaming media players through the end of the second quarter (ended June 30), increasing market penetration of the devices to 17%, according to new data from The NPD Group. Market penetration is projected to reach 39% of U.S. Internet homes by the beginning of 2017.
The rise in streaming media, underscored by subscriber growth at Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus, is rapidly changing the home entertainment and network broadcast landscapes. Increasing numbers of consumers watch recorded content via TV Everywhere platforms and SVOD delivered to the TV from the Internet through a streaming media device.
NPD said that while the market continues to be led by Apple TV, its market share actually decreased 7% to 39% due to the inclusion of new device Amazon Fire TV. Runner-up Roku saw its market share decline 5% to 28%, followed by Google Chromecast at 16%. Not included in the study were connected Blu-ray Disc players.
“Content is what’s going to bring these devices to the next level. It’s not just necessary to be able to stream popular video services such as Netflix and Hulu. Device manufacturers must also have the ability to attract a wide array of content owners and developers to build apps for their platforms — which is the direction Apple, Roku, Google, and Amazon are taking with their devices,” John Buffone, executive director of connected intelligence at NPD, said in a statement.
Despite the added access to content, streaming media device unit prices are falling. The average price of a streaming media player dropped from $88 in 2012 to $61 in the first half of 2014, according to NPD. The decline in pricing was initiated by Google with its $35 Chromecast, followed by Roku bowing an HDMI streaming stick for $49. “Affordability can drive impulse buying, rapid increases in ownership, and in turn it is increasing the number of homes with access to apps on TV,” Buffone said. “It’s quickly becoming a great new channel content owners can use to grow the audience for popular TV shows, movies and more.”
By: Erik Gruenwedel
With subscription streaming services adding millions of new subs each quarter, the number of households purchasing streaming media players linking broadband to the television in growing as well.
Household penetration of streaming players such as Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV is projected to reach 40% by 2017, according to new research from The NPD Group.
Streaming media player household penetration stood at 16% at the beginning of 2014. Ownership is on track to climb to 24% this quarter when taking into account holiday purchases.
The top five video apps used by streaming media devices include, in order, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Movies, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus and HBO Go.
While the device market has been driven by Apple and Roku, over the past year and a half Amazon and Google have made a significant impact on market share. In addition to media players, smart TVs, video game consoles and Blu-ray Disc players also offer streaming apps to connected TVs.
Media players are forecast to contribute the most growth over the next two years, with smart TVs the second-biggest drivers. This will increase the total number of devices delivering apps to TVs to 211 million units by the first quarter of 2017, according to NPD.
“Over the coming years we will continue to see a growing audience of TV viewers for streaming video services, authenticated network apps, and offerings such as CBS All Access that no longer require a pay-TV subscription from a cable or satellite provider,” John Buffone, executive director of connected intelligence with NPD, said in a statement.
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If a company spends more on stock buybacks than it actually generates in cash, it has to get the rest of the cash somewhere.
One option is to take the cash from existing reserves, which Outerwall seems to have done, as Cash and Equivalents declined nearly $200 million over the most recent twelve months.
Another option is to borrow the money, and as the next chart shows, Outerwall has done that as well, adding over $250 million in debt in the past twelve months.
In addition to plotting debt across time in the blue bars, the red line depicts equity across time.
This underscores an interesting thing about buybacks: They reduce assets, and therefore, equity. In the last twelve months, Outerwall has seen its equity decline 91 percent ($470.6 million).
When debt increases and equity declines, the debt to equity ratio goes through the roof. Outerwall has seen its debt to equity ratio skyrocket from 1.5 to 21.1 in the last twelve months.
The meteoric rise in Debt to Equity at Outerwall certainly looks troubling, but it's really an unpleasant side-effect of the recent stock buyback binge. By itself, it probably doesn’t warrant alarm.
However, in concert with a deterioration in financial performance, alarm bells should probably go off. In fact, Earnings from Continuing Operations Margin has declined nearly 50 percent in the past year, from 8.7 percent to 4.6 percent.
On the surface, Outerwall was on a roll.
Beneath the surface was a different story, though, as a stock buyback strategy has increased debt and reduced cash reserves, putting additional pressure on the company to perform operationally.
Yet, over the past few quarters Outerwall has not performed. Revenues have begun to decline, and along with it, margins
Netflix will begin streaming 'The Interview' on Saturday
The movie makes its debut on the streaming video service 30 days after its limited theater run and online debut.
"Nearly 50% of video content that US consumers watch on a TV set is non-linear, up from 38% in 2010, and it is already the majority for people 18-44," said Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates.
Redbox raises its prices as it loses market share
By B.G. Henne
Nov 24, 2014 •2:08 PM
In move that suggests you may someday live in a world where you won’t have to hear somebody breathing over your shoulder while you try to choose between 22 Jump Street and The Purge: Anarchy, Redbox has announced price increases. Starting on December 2, DVD rentals will cost $1.50 (up from $1.20), Blu-rays will cost $2 (up from $1.50), and video games will jump from $2 to $3 starting in January.
Analyst Eric Wold explains that he expects people to “adjust their usage patterns” in response to the news, and the price hike could further push “market share shift away from Redbox.” (Put another way, if you barely tolerated Redbox before, how much of an increase are you going to accept before finding an alternative to waiting in line to operate a touchscreen bacteria dispenser?) In addition to reduced rental volume, Wold suggested that film distributors might start charging Redbox more per disc, and predicts losses in 2015 and 2016.
It’s only Redbox’s second price hike for DVDs, and its first for Blu-ray and games, and so not everybody shares Wold’s skepticism. Investors liked the move, with stocks gaining over 7 percent on Monday, and according to parent company Outerwall, the increases will “help offset future declines in the physical rental market. Outerwall CEO Scott Di Valerio goes even further, promising increases would enable Redbox to “enhance the customer experience,” presumably by making the experience of renting a movie from Redbox less like renting a movie from Redbox.
Redbox Raising DVD Rental Price by 25%
Prices to Rise to $1.50 a Night for DVDs, $2 for Blu-ray Discs Beginning Dec. 2