For the first time in the last five quarters, IBM (NYSE: IBM) missed revenue expectations for the quarter. The market is understandably unhappy, and the stock has plunged more than 5% in the after-hours trading session.
According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, the global video streaming market is estimated to grow from $30.29 billion in 2016 to $70.05 billion in 2021. That translates to an annualized growth rate of 18% over the five-year period. Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is already delivering more than the industry’s growth rate in its revenue growth. But things may not look all that rosy in the future.
According to Gartner, web conferencing will be used for 15% of enterprise voice and video communications by 2019, up from less than 1% in 2016. A rising player in this space is cloud video conferencing service Zoom Video Communications, which recently made it to the Billion Dollar Unicorn Club. >>>
According to the report on used car dealers in the US published by IBISWorld earlier this year, the used car industry is estimated to grow 2.9% annually through the period 2012 through 2017 to $116 billion in revenues. The market has traditionally been dominated by physical dealership stores, but has, as of late, seen several online players as well. But not many of these have really managed to succeed. Carvana is one player who appears to be ready to test stock market appetite for a business model that is yet to turn in profits.
Many expected the Snap IPO earlier this year to help drive more tech Unicorns into the public markets. Some have followed suit and listed, but to rather unimpressive results. One such company is IT solutions provider Presidio.
A BIA/Kelsey report published in 2015 estimates the location-targeted mobile ad revenues in the US to grow from $6.8 billion in 2015 to $18.2 billion in 2019. The researcher believes that location-based advertising has been a primary driver of mobile advertising growth. After struggling for a while, geolocation services provider Foursquare has finally figured out a sustainable business model and is on the way to profitability.
Technology startup Nutanix went public last October. After the initial surge post listing, the stock hasn’t seen many good days. Last month as the lockup period on the shares expired, the stock fell even further. It does still retain a Billion Dollar Unicorn status, albeit at reducing valuations.