APRN - Blue Apron Holdings, Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
0.9767
-0.0150 (-1.51%)
As of 12:39PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close0.9917
Open1.0000
Bid0.9755 x 1400
Ask0.9780 x 1200
Day's Range0.9722 - 1.0000
52 Week Range0.6500 - 4.1500
Volume728,406
Avg. Volume3,563,012
Market Cap190.537M
Beta (3Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.6340
Earnings DateApr 30, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est1.54
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The bikes' braking problems weren't well known until April 14.To that end, litigant investors may also face a challenge in convincing a judge or jury they were legitimately injured, given Lyft's notice in its prospectus: "Revenue from our network of shared bikes and scooters was not material for the year ended December 31, 2018." Lyft Stock and an Investor Reality CheckThe lawsuit isn't really about market share or electric bicycles, of course. It's about investors searching for a way to offset losses on a gamble that didn't go as hoped.It's not the first time we've seen it. Roughly 12% of newly-IPO'd companies face a securities lawsuit within a year of going public, while almost one-fourth of new companies are sued within six years of their public offering.Some familiar names have faced such legal hurdles too. 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    The stock of meal-kit maker Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) went public in mid-2017 at an IPO price of $10. Right from the onset, investors sniffed out that this company had competition and profitability problems.Source: Shutterstock The stock consequently never traded above its IPO price. Ever since, disappointing quarter after disappointing quarter has confirmed those early fears, and APRN stock now trades hands just above $1, with the threat of bankruptcy lingering around the corner. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives A number of events in early 2019 gave investors hope that APRN stock was in the beginning stages of a massive turnaround. Specifically, Blue Apron announced a big meal-kit partnership with Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW), gave a positive update on its fourth-quarter trends, and reaffirmed its guidance for positive EBITDA in fiscal 2019. APRN stock consequently tripled over the course of a month.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat turnaround rally was ultimately stymied by bigger picture and longer-term concerns related to revenue stability and profitability.The "false turnaround" of APRN stock in early 2019 shows that Blue Apron stock won't meaningfully rebound until APRN's fundamentals start to materially improve. That means investors should not buy APRN stock until they see customer stabilization, alongside revenue stabilization. They will also need to see APRN's gross margins expand to and hold the 40% level, and the company's operating losses must narrow significantly.If all of those conditions are met, APRN stock could rally towards $1.50 or higher in 2019. What Blue Apron Needs for a TurnaroundOver the past several quarters and years, as the meal-kit space has become more crowded than ever before, APRN has lost customers, its revenues have dropped, its margins have been adversely impacted, and its narrow losses have turned into wide losses.There's reason to believe these trends will continue. Its competition is only ramping. Plus, the meal-kit space is turning out to be a lot smaller than most had anticipated, so Blue Apron is presumably losing share in a market that may already be tapped out.APRN can't really afford to cut its operating spending by very much, since doing so in the past has caused its customer base to decline by large amounts. Consequently, the reality is that Blue Apron is stuck between a rock and a hard place, so Blue Apron stock probably won't stage a big turnaround anytime soon.But there's a chance that APRN will pull a rabbit out of its hat.For starters, APRN has a new CEO, Linda Findley Kozlowski, who knows a thing or two about turnarounds. Before coming to APRN, she was the COO of Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY). When she became COO in May 2016, ETSY stock was in the midst of a downward spiral from $30 to $8. By the time she left in late 2018, ETSY stock had skyrocketed to $50. The combination of Kozlowski's arrival and the big deal with WTW could be exactly what the company needs to stabilize its customer base without increasing its marketing spending.Furthermore, the company has a new fulfillment center that is fully operational and has significantly higher margins than the company's older fulfillment center. Thus,in 2019, its gross margins could rise towards 40% and could potentially exceed 40%. Along with that margin improvement, revenue stabilization, stable marketing spending and lower general and administrative expenses would lead to healthy operating-spending leverage.All in all, there is an opportunity for APRN to stabilize its customer and revenue base in 2019, while concurrently improving its gross margins and driving down its operating-spending rate. If the company does check off all those boxes, APRN stock will rally tremendously. APRN Stock Has Room to RunAPRN stock is so beaten up today that if the company meets the criteria I set above, Blue Apron stock can jump 50% this year.The math is pretty easy to understand. Blue Apron's customer base has been consistently dropping for several quarters. But, given the WTW deal and its new CEO, it's reasonable to assume that its customer base will not drop much below 500,000 Those customers will develop some sense of loyalty to Blue Apron, so it will be able to continue to spend less on marketing. 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    InvestorPlace21 days ago

    A New CEO Is the First Step Toward a Blue Apron Stock Turnaround

    The last time I wrote about embattled meal-kit service Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN), I took a surprisingly optimistic view. Despite the ugliness in Blue Apron stock -- it's one of the most disappointing initial public offerings ever -- I felt that the underlying company had some catalysts to advantage.But from a practicality standpoint, the issue has always been market volatility.Source: Shutterstock Within a span of just over a month, I was both right and wrong on APRN stock. Immediately after my contrarian take, shares tumbled badly, making me want to hide underneath my desk in shame. However, weeks later, APRN shot to the moon.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhere do we stand now? Unfortunately, we're pretty much back to square one. That said, the meal service generated headlines that had a massive impact on Blue Apron stock.In an abrupt but not entirely unexpected announcement, management disclosed that CEO Brad Dickerson left their ranks. Coming into replace Dickerson is Linda Findley Kozlowski, who previously served as COO of Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY). While APRN stock dropped during regular hours, shares gained nearly 16% in extended trading. Leadership Change Provides Credibility for Blue Apron stockThe announcement comes at a particularly important time for the organization, and for stakeholders of APRN stock. Using January's dramatic surge in valuation as evidence, Blue Apron has potential for a meaningful recovery. More importantly, Wall Street believes it too, so long as the driving narrative is credible. * 7 Reasons Americans Should Embrace Socialism And that's exactly what Kozlowski brings to the table. A veteran executive, she specializes in e-commerce and consumer-focused businesses. Such expertise is vital given that Blue Apron stock has colossal competition. One of the company's rivals is Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), an organization that thrives on disrupting other industries.Additionally, Kozlowski can point to Etsy's market success as a lesson in contrast. Since its IPO, Etsy shares have more than quadrupled in value. On the flipside, Blue Apron stock lost 90%.Moreover, Etsy doesn't immediately strike you as a compelling opportunity. The company specializes in handmade or vintage items, hardly emblematic of today's highly-digitalized world. Yet ETSY has smoked most of its publicly-traded competition. Therefore, it's not out of the question that Kozlowski could redirect APRN stock to profitability.While I wouldn't necessarily chase shares based on this executive-level announcement, the meal service has a chance for a rebound. APRN Must Pull the Demographic LeversCuriously, one of the biggest mistakes that now former CEO Dickerson made was focusing on the older, affluent crowd. At first glance, this doesn't sound like a mistake. In almost every other industry, old money wins out.But when it comes to food, zeroing in on retirees is actually short-sighted. Baby boomers are on their way out. Millennials are on their way in. Age isn't the only factor that separates them. Culturally, these two demographics have different expectations and desires.For example, an American rite of passage traditionally involved attaining a vehicle. But with millennials, they're just not as interested in cars as prior generations, resulting in fewer auto sales. The rise of ride-booking apps like Uber has only exacerbated this trend.So what are millennials interested in spending on? Wining and dining. Food-delivery statistics confirm this dynamic. Although many millennials are laden with student loans and a tough job market, they place a premium on culinary experiences -- likely because treating yourself to a nice meal occasionally is far cheaper than a house or a car.That's where Kozlowski can make a notable difference for Blue Apron stock. Instead of focusing just on raw numbers, she can tap into what the emergent generations want. It's clear that millennials are interested in culinary experiences, and while meal services' high prices may be prohibitive for some younger adults, those who can afford to pay for them are willing to. Thus, a few critical tweaks could make Blue Apron great again. APRN Stock a Risky But Rational PlayConservative investors shouldn't get too excited about APRN stock. It is still a risky trade, and the underlying company has much to prove. * 7 Biometric Stocks to Watch as AI Rises But if you have tolerance to high-risk opportunities, you might want to consider Blue Apron stock. The organization requires a fresh strategy and execution. It's not an easy road ahead, but at least one leg of the recovery narrative has been checked off.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Low-Priced Tech Stocks With Great Potential * 9 Stocks That Would Be Hurt By a Mexico/U.S. Border Closure * The Era of Car Ownership Is Over. And These 4 Charts Prove It Compare Brokers The post A New CEO Is the First Step Toward a Blue Apron Stock Turnaround appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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