GLUU - Glu Mobile Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
10.70
-0.17 (-1.56%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close10.87
Open10.80
Bid10.69 x 900
Ask10.70 x 3100
Day's Range10.55 - 10.87
52 Week Range3.58 - 10.94
Volume2,189,860
Avg. Volume2,296,443
Market Cap1.542B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.09
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.09
Earnings DateApr 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est10.54
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  • Here’s Why Benefitfocus Is a Way Better Buy Than Glu Mobile Stock
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    Trading within 5% of its 52-week high of $10.41, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) and Glu Mobile stock is on a roll. It's up almost 24% year-to-date through March 14 and a whopping 160% over the past year.Source: Glu Mobile As a result of the roll it's on, investors are wondering if this is the beginning of a move to $14.80 and beyond, the all-time high for Glu Mobile stock, which was achieved in June 2007 , or is $10.41 the best investors can hope for?However, when it comes to companies that aren't making money as is the case with Glu Mobile, I always ask myself if there isn't a better option available that is profitable. After all, investors like Catherine Wood might be comfortable betting millions on a company like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), but regular investors looking to grow their retirement accounts safely, ought to at least consider the alternatives.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade The AlternativeI've found a company whose market cap is almost identical to Glu Mobile and also is losing money. Its name is Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), and it provides a cloud-based platform that helps employers, insurance brokers and carriers, and other benefit suppliers, deliver excellent employee benefits. In a tight employment market like the one we have today, Benefitfocus' services could be the difference between an excellent business and a mediocre one. Mobile games vs. cloud-based technology. One is a more significant contributor to the health and wellness of Americans, but before I rush to judgment, why don't I consider the strengths of each business. Glu Mobile Stock StrengthsAny time you've got the Kardashians on your team, you're going to attract a lot of attention. According to the company's 10-K, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood generated $34.0 million in revenue in 2018, 28% higher than a year earlier, making it one of Glu Mobile's top revenue generators. In terms of its income statement, two things jump out at me that are positive. Overall revenues have grown by 64% over the past four years from $223 million in 2014 to $367 million in 2018. A little farther down the income statement, Glu Mobile's gross profits increased by 91% to $228 million from $137 million in 2014. Not only that, but gross margins increased slightly over the four years from 61.6% to 62.3%.Where things don't look nearly as positive is on the bottom line where it's managed to lose almost $200 million over the past five years. Looking at this with the glass half full, Glu Mobile only lost $13.2 million in 2018. More importantly, in the fourth quarter, it just lost $1.3 million on a GAAP basis, far less than the $39.6 million loss in Q4 2017.As CEO Nick Earl stated in its Q4 2017 press release, the fourth quarter and 2018 were good performances. "Our strong fourth quarter performance capped off a great year for Glu and our shareholders. Bookings for the full year grew 20% on the strength of our core business driven by the successful execution of our Growth Games strategy…The top line growth we delivered drove increased profitability on an adjusted EBITDA basis each quarter throughout 2018 on a year over year basis, reflecting the scale in our operating model."It might not be making money on a GAAP basis, but it's getting there. Benefitfocus' StrengthsBenefitfocus makes money on a subscription basis from its customers who use its software-as-a-service offerings over the cloud. Its employer customers sign one-year contracts that are renewable annually while insurance carriers sign contracts for more extended periods of three to five years. So, the amount of recurring revenue that it gets is reasonably high. Recurring revenue, in my opinion, is the Holy Grail of sales. In terms of the breakdown of its revenue, it gets approximately 66% of sales from those one-year employer contracts and the remaining 34% from insurance carriers. In 2018, Benefitfocus increased employer revenue by 10.6% year over year and 6.7% for carrier revenue, bringing the total to $258.7 million, 9.2% higher than a year earlier. On the bottom line, it lost almost $53 million on a GAAP basis in 2018, 4.6% higher than a year earlier. However, on a non-GAAP basis, Benefitfocus lost $18.3 million in the past year, 44% less than in 2017. In the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018, it made $4.7 million, 375% better than a year earlier. So, it too is going in the right direction. The Bottom Line on Glu Mobile StockIn early February, my InvestorPlace colleague Will Healy suggested that only risk-taking investors should buy its stock on the dip. GLUU had dropped from over $10 down to the high $8s on the company's Q4 loss and a weak outlook for bookings in 2019. Healy felt that because the volatile nature of the gaming business, you've got to have a good understanding of the industry to know whether Glu Mobile is winning or losing.I don't disagree. Both stocks require a firm understanding of how they make money, whether competitive threats are real or imagined, and are they gaining a pathway to profitability.I believe both businesses are doing what it takes to grow profitably.However, if I only could buy one stock, I'd have to go with Benefitfocus for the sole reason that it's solving a problem. Businesses that do this have a good chance of succeeding. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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    It's best known as the owner of online messaging platform WeChat, and then for its stakes in dozens of other tech firms inside and outside of China. More than anything else, though, Tencent Holdings (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) is a video game publisher. Most prospective and even current owners of Tencent stock just don't realize it.Source: Shutterstock It matters. Early last year, Chinese regulators stopped approving new games altogether.Although they finally started to issue licenses again in December, curiously, none of those newly-approved titles came from Tencent. It did finally happen in late January, with two Tencent titles getting the green light.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMany more are in the queue though, and regardless, the damage has already been done. In the second quarter of last year, Tencent reported its first year-over-year earnings dip in thirteen years. * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash Things didn't get much better in the subsequent quarter. Indeed, in November the company announced it was cutting its marketing budget for a handful of games until there was some clarity as to win the normal pace of approvals would be restored.That still hasn't happened, although there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Right Business, Wrong TimeFor the record, while Tencent drives more revenue from video games, they still don't account for a technical majority of its sales. During its third quarter of last year, 32% of its top line was driven by online games. The next-biggest contributor was its social networking platforms, mostly WeChat, accounting for 22.5% of its business. The rest is made up of online advertising revenue.Still, games are its biggest business. In fact, the odds are good Tencent's online gaming arm sports better-than-average profit margins.Those margins have been pressured of late too, as the fast-moving and hyper-competitive mobile gaming market all but requires a flow of new titles.Case in point? Fortnite, which was developed by Epic Games, which happens to be 40% owned by Tencent. The online battle royale hit caught rivals like Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) off-guard. Both have since adapted, but those responses didn't sway gamers or analysts at first, but eventually they did.In July of last year, the game's revenue growth slowed to a crawl, even before other game developers were able to begin marketing their rival games. It points to the limited life span of all video games.The game developer hasn't been able to offset that headwind though, thanks to a seemingly-targeted effort to chip away at its dominance, perhaps for its partnerships with U.S. companies against a backdrop of strained trade ties.Epic Games is based in North Carolina, while another partner called Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is based in California. Without explicitly saying so, China's regulators are favoring home-grown developers and punishing publishers with American ties.Or, perhaps China's video gaming regulators are concerned with nothing more than the violence and game-addiction they say they are. Tencent's game "Honor of Kings" is not only China's favorite and best-grossing title, it's also a violent fighting game.Whatever the reason, it's been slow, tough going for the company on this key front. Looking Ahead for Tencent StockAlthough it will never be clear if it's political, practical, or just coincidental, whatever the reason for the regulatory headwind it's working against Tencent stock.Still, working against Tencent stock. Although the company got a couple of new titles approved in January, the country's regulators suspended new application acceptance altogether, hoping to clear out a backlog of at least 5,000 titles that had been submitted since China's government stopped approving games in March of last year.There's no word as to when it will start accepting requests again, and only one new Tencent game called Journey to Fairyland 2 has gotten the green light since January's two approvals.In the meantime, Tencent only can wait.Investors can't wait though, not knowing when or even if the company will be able publish a new title. As is the case with all video games, Tencent runs the risk of its existing lineup of games losing players, chewing away at growth and profits.The one upside? It will be anything but a secret if China's overseers pick up the pace of new game approvals. The company will also be sure to share it when its games receive permission to be marketed.Tencent knows the key people watching TCEHY stock are making buy/sell decisions largely based on how accommodative regulators seem like they're going to be going forward.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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    In January, I published a gallery that included seven dark horse stocks that had the potential to explode higher in 2019. The premise was simple. Because risk and reward are tied together in financial markets, it's usually the high risk, dark horse stocks that end up being the biggest winners in any given year. Case in point: all of 2018's big winners, including unknown or given-up-on names like Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), Turtle Beach (NASDAQ:HEAR), Twilio (NASDAQ:TWLO), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), and Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX).The seven dark horse stocks outlined in my January gallery have done broadly well thus far in 2019. Only one of them is down year-to-date. Three are up more than 40%, two are up more than 50%, and one is up as much as 70%.Will these dark horse stocks continue to broadly outperform into the end of the year? The answer depends on the stock. For some of these dark horse stocks, the rally is just getting started. For others, the big 2019 rally appears to have already happened.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Top Stocks to Buy From Goldman Sachs' Secret Portfolio With that in mind, let's take a look at how 2019's dark horse stocks are doing thus far, and where they are going next. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: IBM (IBM)YTD Gain: 19%The Dark Horse Thesis: The dark horse thesis for IBM (NYSE:IBM) is pretty simple. You have a really beaten up blue-chip tech giant that is finding its groove again through reinvigorated cloud growth. As the company continues to find its groove throughout 2019 -- mostly thanks to the Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) acquisition -- growth rates will improve and IBM stock will bounce back.Why It's Up: IBM stock has rallied 20% in 2019 mostly due to multiple signs that the company's AI and cloud businesses are gradually gaining ground, including a strong double-beat-and-raise earnings report in late January.Where It's Going Next: IBM's AI and cloud businesses aren't going to enter some renaissance. But they are improving, and those improvements will couple with Red Hat integration later this year make the numbers look pretty good. Those good numbers will continue to converge on a still discounted valuation, and keep IBM stock on a winning path. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Spotify (SPOT)YTD Gain: 29%The Dark Horse Thesis: Too much hype caused Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) stock to plummet in 2018, and too little hype in 2019 should likewise cause the stock to soar. Investors seemingly forgot about the huge secular-growth narrative underlying Spotify stock, which includes the company turning into a global streaming music giant, and that near term memory loss won't last forever. The market will soon remember, and when it does, SPOT stock will fly.Why It's Up: Spotify stock is up big in 2019 thanks to multiple positive developments, including strong quarterly numbers, successful expansion into India and talk of original podcast content. * 5 Warren Buffett Stocks You Can't Go Wrong With Where It's Going Next: Spotify stock will stay in rally mode for the rest of 2019 because the underlying narrative is dramatically improving. Specifically, the company now has a moat in the form of original content, growth isn't slowing and international expansion is going much better than anyone expected. In other words, the growth narrative is firing on all cylinders. So long as this remains true, SPOT stock will head higher. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Weibo (WB)YTD Gain: 10%The Dark Horse Thesis: Company-specific fundamentals at Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), including top- and bottom-line growth, have remained resilient and healthy amid a major China tech stock selloff. As such, all Weibo stock needs to explode higher is some positive developments on the U.S.-China trade war front. Weibo stock will get those developments in 2019, and as such, Weibo stock should rally in a big way.Why It's Up: Weibo stock is up slightly in 2019 thanks to positive developments on the U.S-China trade-war front, as well as strong numbers across the board from the China tech sector in early 2019.Where It's Going Next: Weibo stock is going higher. This stock remains way undervalued relative to its long-term growth potential and is one of the stickier, larger, and faster growing platforms in the China internet landscape. Revenue growth is big. Margins are big. User growth is big. Everything is big but the valuation. This disconnect can't last forever. When it corrects, Weibo stock will soar. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Skechers (SKX)YTD Gain: 41%The Dark Horse Thesis: The ugly duckling in the athletic apparel industry -- Skechers (NYSE:SKX) -- isn't really an ugly duckling. Revenue growth has been very good and among the best in the industry. Margins have struggled, but they are turning around, and as they do turnaround in 2019, there will be no reason for SKX stock to trade at such a huge discount to its peers. Investors will rush in. SKX stock will pop.Why It's Up: SKX stock is up big in 2019 thanks to a strong double-beat earnings report wherein margins finally improved alongside healthy revenue growth, with the implication from management being that concurrent revenue and profit growth will be the new norm going forward. * 7 Growth Stocks Racing to All-Time Highs Where It's Going Next: SKX stock is heading higher. Revenue growth is healthy, and margins are finally starting to stabilize and even improve. As such, Skechers projects as a healthy profit growth company over the next several years, much like its peers. But at just 15 forward earnings, SKX stock still trades at a huge discount to peers, and this discount gives the stock ample fuel to keep rallying on strong earnings reports throughout 2019. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Snap (SNAP)YTD Gain: 72%The Dark Horse Thesis: Domestic user-base stabilization at Snap (NYSE:SNAP) will couple with potential international growth through a revamped Android app in 2019 and change the whole narrative for SNAP stock. Advertisers will flock to the platform. Ad prices will go up. Revenue growth will ramp back up. Margins will expand with scale. And SNAP stock will retake the $10 level.Why It's Up: SNAP stock has surged higher in 2019 thanks to a strong earnings report that importantly highlighted an end to user-base erosion alongside continued robust revenue growth and margin expansion.Where It's Going Next: In my first dark horse article, I said SNAP stock could retake the $10 level in 2019. It has already done that, and it's only March. As such, further gains in the near term seem unlikely. The stock appears maxed out here and now. There is more upside in the long run if the user base can return to growth, but until that happens, upside will be capped by what has now turned into a full valuation. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Stitch Fix (SFIX)YTD Gain: 52%The Dark Horse Thesis: Weakness in Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) stock in late 2018 was the product of temporary headwinds, all which will pass in 2019. As they do pass, this company's long-term growth narrative of pioneering a new era of data-driven, curated, and subscription-based shopping will come back into focus. As it does, SFIX stock will rally back from a big late 2018 selloff.Why It's Up: There hasn't been a specific catalyst behind the big move higher in SFIX stock in 2019 besides that the valuation had simply fallen too far. Also, broader retail sentiment and financial market confidence improved, both of which likely had a positive impact on SFIX stock in 2019. * 7 Top Stocks to Buy From Goldman Sachs' Secret Portfolio Where It's Going Next: In the long run, SFIX stock is heading higher. Why? Because this is a small company attacking a big market with an exceptionally unique approach. This unique approach offers consumers price and convenience advantages, and as such, will ultimately win share with time. Because Stitch Fix is so small relative to its big opportunity, this market share expansion narrative can last for a long, long time, meaning SFIX stock projects as a long term winner. Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Blue Apron (APRN)YTD Gain: -7%The Dark Horse Thesis: Thanks to a unique diet meal kit partnership with Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW), Blue Apron (NASDAQ:APRN) has an opportunity stabilize the user base in 2019 at the same time that management is cutting costs. If so, revenue and margin trends will both improve this year, and as they do, exceptionally beaten up APRN stock could rise in a big way.Why It's Up/Down: Blue Apron stock rallied big in early 2019 on strong quarterly numbers, but has since given up all of those gains as investors have questioned the company's ability to stabilize the user base.Where It's Going Next: Blue Apron is the only stock on this list that is down year-to-date, and there's reason for that: it is the biggest wild card in the group, with the least going for it in the long haul. As such, it's tough to say where APRN stock will go next. Having said that, if they can stabilize the user base in 2019 while still reducing expenses (which seems possible), then this stock could also turn into a huge winner.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long SPOT, WB, SKX, SFIX, and WTWCompare Brokers The post 7 Dark Horse Stocks That Deserve Your Attention in 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    The video game industry has been in a strange place since the release of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds in March 2017. Whenever an industry-wide step change takes place, it's almost always driven by a fear of missing out, or "FOMO." With PUBG, the gaming industry found "battle royale," its biggest genre hit since Minecraft. But amid all the battle royale madness, there are still appealing video game stocks to buy that don't rely on new titles within the BR genre for impressive gains.Investors just aren't paying much attention to them. And understandably so.The battle royale genre, which was popularized by Fortnite shortly after PUBG's release, has sent developers tripping over themselves to make the definitive BR title, and it has caused investors to take cash out of any video game investment threatened by Fortnite's dominance. Now, the copycats are here, and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is up 22% so far in 2019, as it's the publisher behind trendy new battle royale contender Apex Legends.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut, as is characteristic of any "FOMO" play, the mere-exposure effect tends to lead gamers, developers and investors to all drink from the same pool of water. That is, the more popular a thing is, and the more we are exposed to that thing, the more we gravitate toward it, unconsciously or not. * 7 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the 2019 Rebound For investors, this is particularly disconcerting, as it means chasing areas of investment that have already peaked rather than making sound decisions for our long-term financial health. Think bitcoin. In response, I've put together this short, but vital, list of small- and mid-cap video game stocks that may have been overlooked. Each of these gaming stocks has a strong catalyst independent of the Fortnite/battle royale hysteria. Sea Ltd (SE): Battle Royale Meets eBaySource: Shutterstock You may not have heard of it, but Sea Ltd (NYSE:SE), the parent company of Garena, is responsible for the original mobile battle royale game, Free Fire, released around the same time as PUBG. As Garena's first in-house title, Free Fire has proven itself a monster hit. In fact, as of SE stock's most recent quarterly earnings statement, FF sports more than 350 million registered users, of whom 40 million are daily active users (DAUs). What's more, Garena's relationship with Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) has allowed SE stock to benefit from global video game sensations, including League of Legends.But all of this is just one segment of Garena's parent company, Sea Limited. In addition to digital entertainment, SE benefits greatly from e-commerce and digital financial services. In fact, its e-commerce business, Shopee, generated $3.4 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) and $127 million in sales for Q4, a year-over-year increase of 1,262%!Considering the success SE has had in diversifying its business, it's no wonder SE stock has nearly doubled this year. With momentum like this, it's not unusual for bullish analysts to revise their price targets, which currently average out to $24.67. Take-Two Interactive (TTWO): Playing By Its Own RulesSource: Via RockstarAside from Red Dead Redemption 2's Make It Count mode, Take-Two Interactive's (NASDAQ:TTWO) entire portfolio is free of battle royale games.In fact, TTWO's entire publishing methodology goes against modern games development … rather than releasing big tentpole titles on an annual schedule, Take-Two spends years cultivating franchises. It's the opposite of rival EA, which releases a new Call of Duty game every year without fail. And it's this alternative approach that has made Take-Two one of the best video game stocks to buy for quite some time now.TTWO's formula works, as the newest Red Dead shipped more than 23 million copies to retailers, and Q3 revenue jumped to $1.25 billion from $481 million. Further, management increased its outlook for the full year, citing a "record year" for bookings and cash. Despite this, TTWO stock is down nearly 20% year-to-date as investors had more lofty expectations. * 7 Stocks Under $10 You Shouldn't Buy Considering it has one of the most sought-after gaming portfolios in the industry, and Take-Two stock is considered a buyout target from a Big Tech company like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) or Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), TTWO appears oversold. If it can get to the consensus price target of $124.06, that would represent a near-40% gain from its current perch. Not too shabby. Glu Mobile (GLUU): Freemium for AllSource: Shutterstock Unlike the other video game stocks on this list, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) focuses its efforts on the freemium model of mobile gaming. Its specialty is in celebrity endorsements (think Kim Kardashian, Brittany Spears, etc.). But its latest bout of high-profile branding comes from none other than Disney (NYSE:DIS).Glu Mobile currently holds a license to develop games based on Disney and Pixar characters. And Darla Anderson, producer of the hit film Coco, has joined the board of Glu Mobile to help steer it in the right direction. Disney Sorcerer's Arena will be the first title to come out of the licensing agreement, but far from the last.Its recent strategical pivot, in fact, has led Glu Mobile back to profitability. In its most recent quarter, GLUU posted a loss of 1 cent vs. a loss of 29 cents a year ago. Revenue, too, increased by roughly $15 million in the quarter. Still, GLUU shares plummeted as forecast bookings of $88 million to $90 million fell short of expectations for $93.5 million. Consequently, GLUU stock is off 8% since Feb. 5.With a robust mobile gaming market as its tailwind, GLUU stock can run much further if its partnership with Disney takes off. And this isn't a bad spot to buy.John Kilhefner is the Deputy Managing Editor of InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Big Data Stocks That Deserve a Closer Look * 7 Best Energy Funds to Outperform the Market * 5 Blue-Chip Stocks Ready to Rise Compare Brokers The post 3 Small- to Mid-Cap Video Game Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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