|Bid||0.0000 x 0|
|Ask||0.0000 x 0|
|Day's Range||1.2000 - 1.5000|
|52 Week Range||0.0000 - 66.8800|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||145.73|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||8.00|
The IPO bump is real. According to a new Redfin report, the housing market in San Francisco is quickly heating back up, and the recent round of tech IPOs seems to be the reason. Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather joins Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Rick Newman to talk about the impact of these tech IPOs on property values.
Pinterest and Zoom shares both soar on their IPO debut. Pinterest stock started trading at $23.75 a share, while Zoom's first trade price was $65. Firstminute Capital Co-Founder Spencer Crawley joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith.
The alternative meat stock is no longer one of short sellers’ favorite stocks to bet against—at least according to the numbers.
I happened to read an article from August that discussed the fact that Zoom Video's (NASDAQ:ZOOM) stock fell because Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) Workplace business communications platform had introduced video tools.Source: fyv6561 / Shutterstock.com InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFacebook is a giant company, so I'm not sure how many owners of FB stock actually noticed. However, the news made me think about the efforts to break up Big Tech and what that might mean for FB stock. I actually wrote about this very subject in March, suggesting that Elizabeth Warren is right to want to break up the big tech stocks. "Innovation only thrives when small businesses can grow into big companies. Warren believes this isn't happening as a result of big tech stocks," I stated. I finished by suggesting that investors should embrace the idea of a tech breakup. After all, Standard Oil was broken up in 1911 and it spawned three very large oil companies that still exist today, I pointed out. Workplace Has 3 Million UsersAt Workplace's annual conference on Oct, 8, FB announced that Workplace had reached 3 million paying users. The website hit that figure in just three years. Even more remarkable, 1 million of those users were acquired since February, meaning that Workplace has an annualized growth rate of 67%. Workplace charges $4 or $8 per worker per month. If 50% of the users generate $8 per month and 50% generate $4, Workplace's annual revenue would be over $200 million. Now, for a business with revenue of $62.6 billion over the past 12 months, $200 million+ is more like a rounding error than a real business. Separate From FacebookHowever, Slack (NYSE:WORK) recently went over 100,000 paying customers and had $145 million of revenue in Q2. So it's not such a crazy idea to think that Workplace could survive on its own. The beauty of Workplace is that it's completely separate from Facebook. The parent company doesn't have access to its corporate data."The uniqueness of Workplace is that we built the business by starting first with big companies," Julien Codorniou, vice president of Workplace said in March. "As Workplace continues to grow, the next priority is to increase adoption among smaller and mid-sized businesses, too."As Facebook continues to add third-party apps to Workplace ( it added 50 in 2018 including Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Sharepoint), the website will continue to attract businesses of all sizes.More importantly, Workplace focuses on frontline employees while Slack and Microsoft Teams are primarily targeting white-collar knowledge workers. As Workplace looks to attract more small- and medium-sized businesses, service-oriented companies with large labor pools should be drawn to Workplace. The Bottom Line on FB StockAs another InvestorPlace columnist, Tezcan Gecgil, recently highlighted, FB stock has gone sideways over the past 20 months as its reputation has taken a hit over privacy concerns. As various stakeholders call for the breakup of big tech, I know which part of Facebook I'd send out the door first.Spinning off Workplace would be a natural move for FB. The only problem is that the IPO market is in the gutter at the moment. Maybe sometime in 2020? At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post Would Facebook Stock Benefit From a Workplace Spinoff? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
After initially brushing off security concerns raised by a software engineer who went public with his findings, Zoom Video Communications is stepping up its response. It plans to make a patch available within hours to let Mac users access Zoom’s video-calling technology without also downloading a local web server. The server was lurking in the background on Mac devices, and stayed there even when the user had uninstalled Zoom.
Wall Street darling Zoom (NASDAQ:ZOOM) did not disappoint with its first earnings report as a public company. The hyper-growth cloud video conferencing giant reported strong first quarter numbers in early June that topped revenue and profit estimates. Zoom stock rallied more than 20% in response to fresh all-time highs right around $100.Source: ZoomManagement also delivered above-consensus revenue and profit guides for both the second quarter and the full year. Investors were impressed. As a reminder, Zoom went public in mid-April 2019 at $36 a share. That means Zoom has nearly tripled in less than two months. Naturally, one has to ask: has this rally come too far? * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% In the big picture, yes. Even under aggressive long term growth assumptions, the fundamentals here don't support a $100 price tag on Zoom until the end of fiscal 2019. The stock is already nearing that level today near the beginning of its fiscal 2019. Further, under more conservative growth assumptions, one could reasonably argue that the stock is actually considerably overvalued here.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAs such, Zoom stock does appear fundamentally overvalued here and now.Having said that, Zoom may continue to zoom higher in the near term. This company has a lot of momentum. The stock does, too, and there are certain dynamics at play which could keep the uptrend alive for the time being.All in all, while I'm not rushing to buy ZM stock here, I'm also not waving the short flag. This stock may be overvalued, but it's too hot to bet against, too. Lots to Like About Zoom StockA lot of things look very good about this company. First, Zoom is in the right space. Cloud video conferencing is the next big thing in enterprise communication, and as enterprise communication does migrate from voice to video, this whole market will grow by leaps and bounds.Second, Zoom is currently a small player in the market (depending on who you ask, Zoom's market share hovers around 2-3% today), but they are leveraging a video and cloud-first focus to rapidly win market share. For example, Zoom reported revenue growth of over 100% last quarter; the video conferencing market is growing at a 10%-plus pace. Third, at the same time that revenues are running higher, gross margins are remaining largely stable in the sky-high 80%-plus territory, while opex rates are falling with scale. Indeed, the company reported a GAAP and non-GAAP profit last quarter. That's rare for a 100%-plus revenue growth company.Fourth, the opportunity is massive. Zoom exited the quarter with around 60,000 customers. There are 5.6 million employer businesses in the U.S. alone and far more globally. Thus, the company is tapping into only roughly 1-2% of its total potential. Zoom Stock Appears OvervaluedAlthough there is a lot to like about ZM stock, one thing not to like is the valuation. Long term growth fundamentals imply that Zoom stock presently sits in fairly valued to overvalued territory.The global video conferencing market is expected to grow at a 10%-plus compounded annual growth rate to over $20 billion by 2024. I actually think that projection is conservative. Video is the new voice, and the global enterprise communications market is marching towards $160 billion. As such, the video conferencing market will likely head towards $30 billion or more by 2025.As stated earlier, Zoom is presently a small player in this market with 1-2% share. That figure is rapidly expanding. Where will it land by 2025? Probably between 10% and 15%.At 10%, you're looking at $3 billion in revenue, which represents 30%-plus annualized growth from 2019's projected revenue base. At 15%, you're looking at $4.5 billion in revenue, which represents 40%-plus annualized growth from 2019's projected revenue base.Gross margins are guided to remain north of 80% in the long run. Meanwhile, the adjusted opex rate is in the high 70s and dropping. Competitors in this space like Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) operate at mid-30s opex rates. To be sure, those companies are much bigger. But, a 40% opex rate seems doable for Zoom by 2025.Thus, Zoom projects as somewhere between a $3 billion and $4.5 billion revenue company by 2025, with roughly 40% operating margins. That should produce EPS of somewhere between $3.50 and $5 by 2025. Using an application software average 35-forward multiple and 10% discount rate, that yields a fair 2019 price target range from $75 to $110.Zoom stock currently trades towards the top end of that range, and as such, does appear somewhat overvalued here. The Uptrend May Stay AliveAlthough Zoom appears somewhat overvalued, the stock may not collapse just yet.This is a small company in a big market with a lot of momentum. In practice, that combination means the sky is the limit for bulls. So long as the sky remains the limit, the market will turn a blind eye towards valuation, and the stock will march higher.To be sure, this honeymoon phase won't last forever. If growth starts to falter, or if broader markets go into sell-off mode, then ZM stock will drop, and the fundamentals won't provide much support. That's why this is a risky situation.But, until that happens and so long as this company continues to fire on all cylinders, ZM stock should drift higher. Bottom Line on Zoom StockZoom is a great company that's firing on all cylinders. The stock just appears slightly overvalued here and now. As such, I'm not rushing to buy here. Instead, I'll wait out this rally, wait for a dip, and then buy at a more reasonable price.As of this writing, Luke Lango did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% * 7 Stocks to Buy That Don't Care About Tariffs * 5 Healthcare Stocks to Pick Up From the Wreckage Compare Brokers The post It's Beginning to Look as if Zoom Stock Has Peaked appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Tech companies such as Uber are waiting too long to go public, suggests ANGI Homeservices CEO Brandon Ridenour.
“Life is all about the pursuit of happiness. Delivering happiness is what we do at Zoom,” notes Zoom founder and CEO Eric S. Yuan in the company’s S-1 filing. In his letter, Yuan notes that, while he was the engineering lead at video-conferencing company Cisco Webex, customers would tell him about how “unhappy” they were with the technology, making Yuan feel “unhappy” too.