|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||30.23 - 32.25|
|52 Week Range||22.45 - 50.51|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.94|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||184.60|
|Earnings Date||Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 11, 2018|
|1y Target Est||42.33|
Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced that Chief Executive Officer George Colony and Chief Financial Officer Michael A. Doyle will speak at the William Blair 40th Annual Growth Stock Conference on Thursday, June 11, 2020 virtually.
Forrester today recognized five B2B organizations that transformed their marketing positioning, strategy, and processes to drive business growth using SiriusDecisions frameworks. Executives from Cisco, CME Group, Gigamon, SAP + Qualtrics, and VMware Carbon Black were honored as Return on Integration (ROI) Honors winners at the recently concluded Summit 2020, where they shared inspiring stories of their marketing transformation journeys. These organizations navigated and succeeded through change to accomplish ambitious goals and were bold in tackling new challenges.
Forrester today announced an extension to its CX Certification training program, a new Mandarin Chinese version of its globally acclaimed CX Foundations course designed to help CX professionals align and grow their team's CX knowledge. Forrester has already certified more than 2,000 CX professionals globally since CX Certification launched in August 2018.
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Forrester today announced that its annual Financial Services Summit in Singapore will be delivered as a week-long virtual event from May 26 – 29 —Forrester's Asia Pacific Financial Services Webcast Week 2020. This inaugural webcast series will comprise of complimentary keynote presentations and panel discussions featuring a total of twenty leading Forrester analysts and industry speakers.
With me today are George Colony, Forrester's chairman of the board and CEO; and Carrie Johnson, Forrester's chief research officer; and Mike Doyle, Forrester's chief financial officer. George will open the call.
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Rapidly evolving environmental factors due to the coronavirus pandemic are driving profound changes in the behaviors of B2B buyers. This poses a risk to all B2B organizations unless they adapt quickly and pivot their strategy to be more customer-centric and digital. To lead by example, Forrester transformed its flagship Summit 2020 into a four-day virtual event, which concluded earlier today. Attendance for the virtual event matched the number of attendees at last year's physical event, demonstrating the power of the virtual model to connect with customers in this new pandemic environment. Summit 2020 is symbolic of the agility organizations need to demonstrate to engage in a customer-obsessed and digital way.
Forrester today predicts that due to Coronavirus, global retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6 percent globally, a loss of $2.1 trillion. Forrester also predicts that it will take four years for retailers to overtake pre-pandemic levels.
According to Forrester (NASDAQ: FORR), many countries across North America and Europe are entering phase three (management) of the coronavirus pandemic, expected to last from mid-May through the end of the year 2020 and into the year 2021. During this phase, pandemic management protocols (PMPs) — ways of working, traveling, socially congregating, and connecting — will have to be constructed and maintained by governments, companies, schools, and all organizations in society. Forrester says that if phase three is mismanaged by companies, states, and federal governments, these countries will not drop back to phase two (social distancing) — they will loop back to phase one (infection) and start the recovery process from the beginning. This will risk a year-long disruption of the economy rather than the three-month disruption caused by phase two.
(Bloomberg) -- Just nine months ago, Masayoshi Son publicly declared Ritesh Agarwal one of the star entrepreneurs backed by his SoftBank Group Corp. The Japanese billionaire boasted that Agarwal’s Oyo Hotels & Homes was poised to overtake the biggest hotel chains in the world just a few years after its founding. “It’s unimaginable,” Son said on stage at SoftBank World in Tokyo. “At 25, he’s going to be world’s biggest hotel king.”Today, Oyo is freezing operations around the world and furloughing thousands of employees as it struggles to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Travel has slammed to a halt, leaving hotel rooms empty and losses rising.Oyo risks turning into another problem startup for SoftBank and Son, still reeling from the meltdown at the shared-office company WeWork. SoftBank had booked profits on Oyo’s rising valuation and may now be forced to take losses on the investment. The startup was valued last year at $10 billion, one of the highest in SoftBank’s portfolio.The Oyo situation could prove particularly messy. In a highly unusual move, Agarwal, now 26, borrowed $2 billion to buy shares in his own company as the valuation rose, and Son personally guaranteed the loans from financial institutions, including Mizuho Financial Group Inc. Banks may ask for more collateral if Oyo’s valuation drops, and the two men could face personal losses.“Agarwal could be in trouble soon if he faces a margin call,” said Justin Tang, head of Asian Research at United First Partners. “He might need to sell shares at a massive discount.”Oyo, SoftBank and Mizuho declined to comment.Son vowed after WeWork that he wouldn’t bail out any more startups, but concerns have lingered and weighed on SoftBank’s share price. Oyo would be complicated because Son’s personal financial interests, as a guarantor of Agarwal’s loans, would be somewhat different from SoftBank’s. The Japanese company’s board may ultimately have to get involved if SoftBank has to determine whether to rescue Oyo.“An indefinite furlough must mean Oyo’s earnings and cash flow have deteriorated extremely,” said Daisuke Seki, chief executive officer at IB Research & Consulting Inc. in Japan.SoftBank shares declined 3.4% in Tokyo Monday and have dropped about 12% this year.Agarwal, in a video last week, told employees that furloughs will keep jobs safe and help the business long term. Oyo has more than $1 billion of cash in the bank and is exploring options to remain viable for at least the next 36 months, a person familiar with the matter has said.Agarwal founded Oyo after traveling around India on a budget, seeing first-hand the opportunities in the industry. At 19, he set up a reservation website and began working with small hoteliers on service, design and standardized accouterments like bedding and toiletries to draw more travelers. He took a 25% cut of sales.The concept was a hit in India. The reassurance of basic quality fostered trust with customers and brought in extra revenue. Enamored of the idea and Agarwal, Son invested in 2015, two years after founding.But as SoftBank started its $100 billion Vision Fund in 2017, Son encouraged Agarwal to dream bigger. He put about $1.5 billion into the company and suggested the young founder challenge the world’s largest hotel operators. Getting to No. 1 by room count would have meant surpassing Marriott International Inc., founded in 1927.The business model that worked so well in India wasn’t such an easy fit in markets like the U.S. and Europe, with more established hotel chains. Yet Agarwal pushed ahead overseas, rapidly building teams around the globe and buying a few properties, including the Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.The aggressive expansion proved particularly ill-fated as the coronavirus stopped most travel, first in China and then Europe, the U.S. and the rest of Asia including India.One way Oyo recruited hotel owners was by guaranteeing a minimum amount of revenue, essentially betting that its online booking system and brand name would draw enough extra business to bump sales. Instead, revenue plummeted and Oyo has had to pay hotel owners anyway.“Oyo’s problem is that they’re not just an aggregator; they have minimum guarantees to pay -- or they have to tell owners they cannot make those payments,” said Satish Meena, senior forecast analyst at Forrester Research Inc. “The pandemic is coming in waves and that makes it even more difficult for them.”Oyo has recently pulled back on such guarantees.For Son, Oyo risks dealing another blow to his reputation as a startup investor. For years, the Japanese billionaire could rely on his profitable telecom operation for stability and win renown for dabbling in venture capital, with a few enormous hits like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo! Inc.But with the Vision Fund, by far the largest fund of its kind ever, Son staked his reputation on his startup bets -- and every setback is magnified by the billions invested and the antipathy of Silicon Valley rivals. While WeWork was the highest-profile misstep so far, Brandless Inc. has closed, Zume Pizza Inc. cut jobs and OneWeb just filed for bankruptcy.The wins and losses are uncomfortably visible each quarter with SoftBank’s earnings. Early on, the Vision Fund reported a steady rise in the value of its startup holdings. Son would highlight them as evidence of the fortunes to come, though they were often profits only on paper -- a practice criticized by accounting experts.Oyo contributed to those apparent profits. The Vision Fund put $250 million into the Indian firm in 2017 and led a $1 billion funding round in 2018, pushing the Indian company’s valuation to $5 billion. Sequoia India and Airbnb Inc. also invested in Oyo.Now, the Vision Fund has been reporting losses since the WeWork fiasco, contributing to the negative sentiment among SoftBank’s investors. The fund lost about $11 billion in the past two quarters. There may be more damage in the period ending in March as SoftBank reassesses the value of holdings from OneWeb to Oyo.“They will have to revalue Oyo after such a crisis,” said Forrester’s Meena.(Updates with shares in ninth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Forrester (NASDAQ: FORR) today announced an update to its events lineup scheduled for the second quarter of 2020. Forrester previously announced that its SiriusDecisions Summit will be delivered as a virtual event. Today, the company announced that its CX Sydney and CX North America events will also be held virtually. Additionally, Forrester is canceling its Technology & Innovation conferences in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Forrester (NASDAQ: FORR) today announced that its SiriusDecisions Summit 2020 will now be delivered as a virtual conference, starting May 4. The decision has been made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of the more than 4,000 customers, partners, sponsors, and team members who attend. Summit 2020 will offer a robust, user-friendly platform to allow attendees to easily navigate within the virtual environment. Attendees will have access to all keynotes and track sessions, the marketplace and show floor experience, analyst one-on-ones to meet and discuss priorities, and virtual networking opportunities to interact and collaborate with other participants for a fully immersive experience.
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Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced its 2019 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.
Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) will broadcast its 2019 fourth-quarter earnings conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
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(Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. kicked off 2020 with an array of gadgets from prototype augmented-reality glasses to a new smart speaker that the company hopes will kickstart a fresh foray into the crowded smart home arena.The world’s biggest home appliance maker set out its latest Internet of Things strategy, describing it as an “Age of Experience,” at the CES 2020 technology conference in Las Vegas. It will span everything from individual care to the connected home and smart cities in the next decade. At the heart of Samsung’s new smart home push will be the Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker, which the company plans to release in early 2020, said Hyunsuk Kim, chief executive officer of Samsung’s consumer electronics division.“We need to rethink the space we have to accommodate our diverse and evolving lifestyles and generations,” said Kim during the opening CES keynote address. Along with artificial intelligence-driven concept products like the Ballie rolling bot, Samsung also showcased tech solutions for visually impaired and disabled people under the broad banner of technology enhancing people’s lives.The Galaxy Home Mini comes years after Google’s Home and Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo smart speakers -- and nearly 18 months after Samsung’s promised but never released Galaxy Home -- but the Korean giant believes it can build a unique ecosystem around the Mini by making it the best controlling device for the home gadgets and appliances that bear its brand.Powered by Bixby, Samsung’s answer to digital assistants like Apple Inc.’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, Samsung’s offering will focus on making home appliances execute voice commands rather than attempting a conversation based on artificial intelligence trained on reams of internet user data. Acknowledging negative chatter about Bixby lagging the field, Kim said orchestrating a smooth question-and-answer exchange wasn’t his priority, while the focus on hardware over user information means better consumer privacy.“Samsung will remain a hardware company, forever,” said Kim, who is testing the Galaxy Home Mini in his own abode, connecting it to 63 devices that include his curtains, lighting and third-party gadgets. Appliances linked to the Mini will be able to carry out orders such as scheduling when the dishwasher should run or making sure the washer’s rinse cycle is complete before the user gets home. “It’s not about when we release the product, but it’s more crucial how much further we can evolve the technology. No other speaker in the world can control gadgets as much as Samsung can.”Read more: Amazon and Google to Hit CES With Digital Assistants in TowAmazon’s Alexa has a broad ecosystem of third-party Skills, which let you use Alexa to do things like control your Xbox, stream Apple Music, find your smartphone or play quizzes and other voice-based games. Samsung, which ships half a billion devices every year, lacks the same third-party support. However, it says it can muscle its way into the AI speaker market by virtue of its own product portfolio.Like Amazon and Google’s home ecosystem ventures, Samsung sees the Mini acting as the hub connecting all its present and future AI-embedded hardware. That would encompass any devices connected through its SmartThings app as well as gadget rivals’ products linked via infrared hookups.With plateauing smartphone and PC sales, voice-based computing is among the biggest growth opportunities remaining in the tech industry -- and the home is where some of the earliest consumer adoption is happening. Forrester Research Inc. expects the market for smart home devices to expand 26% a year between 2018 and 2023. Samsung’s own home Internet of Things business grew 10-fold in 2019 from the previous year, mainly thanks to South Korea, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, according to Sunggy Koo, head of the business at Samsung.Wearable technology is another big area of focus for growth-starved companies, and Samsung’s latest effort is a teaser for its own AR glasses, seeking to succeed where Google Glass failed. The company is working to minimize dizziness, said Kim, which is the key to making the glasses as small as possible. Apple and Facebook Inc. are both working on AR glasses of their own, Bloomberg News has reported, and Microsoft Corp. offers the HoloLens headset.The original Galaxy Home speaker that was announced in the middle of 2018 never materialized. Samsung has yet to make a final decision as to whether to sell the bigger smart speaker while it focuses on the more compact Mini. But it’s also working on peripheral gadgets in the interim, including the Ballie -- a companion robot in the vein of Sony Corp.’s Aibo that rolls around like BB-8 in Star Wars. Kim expects both smart speakers and mobile robots will become major products in the consumer electronics market, offering a variety of services tailored to pet, child and elderly care.“Eventually, I hope there is no interaction between humans and technology,” Samsung home IoT chief Koo said with respect to what the smart home may look like in 2030. Devices will anticipate people’s needs and offer services based on data collected from in-house appliances, he said. “At least within the boundary of smart homes, technology development will head toward touch-less and voice-less.”Read more: Silicon Valley Is Listening to Your Most Intimate MomentsOne thing in Samsung’s favor in realizing that vision, Kim said, is a more hands-off approach to consumer data than internet-based rivals that have in past years hoovered up users’ personal information to improve their services. Facebook has earned criticism for this with its Portal teleconferencing cameras, as have Amazon and Google, each of which have exposed recordings of user interactions to human analyzers.Kim said Samsung is putting an emphasis on safeguarding privacy by doing the necessary computations on the device itself -- the so-called edge computing -- removing the need for user information to ever leave the smart appliance or user’s home. Unlike advertising-reliant businesses like Facebook and Google, Samsung doesn’t need to build out intimately detailed user profiles to help it target ads. Consumers will get to choose whether to share data with the cloud to access additional services or just save data on their devices, Kim said.“We will minimize data sharing. I mean, a hardware company like us is willing to do that,” said Kim, who also spearheads Samsung’s AI push. “We are a latecomer in the AI field, but we are catching up very fast.”(Updates with comments from CEO in third paragraph)\--With assistance from Mark Gurman.To contact the reporter on this story: Sohee Kim in Seoul at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Vlad SavovFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Does Forrester Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORR) represent a good buying opportunity at the moment? Let’s quickly check the hedge fund interest towards the company. Hedge fund firms constantly search out bright intellectuals and highly-experienced employees and throw away millions of dollars on satellite photos and other research activities, so it is no wonder why they tend […]