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Netflix (NFLX) Stock Price Soars On Robust Q3 Earnings: What’s Next?

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Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) is quite impressed with its third-quarter earnings. The unveiled report indicates a 7% rise in the pre-market session. This time around, it was a case scenario of mixed results. This comprised of a rise in earnings and what the company has been quick to term a drop in domestic subscriber adds. Business analysts had earlier made their projections but it is clear they were wrong this time around.

A close outlook into the earnings

The third-quarter revenues rose to about $5.3 billion which according to analysts was representative of a 10% year-over-year growth. Analysts have been trying to explain how the company achieved these results. They pointed out to the streaming paid memberships that accounted for up to a year-over-year increase of about 19.2%.

Sources indicate that the business guru was able to add 6.8 million paid streaming members in its third quarter. This was impressive and at the same time promising at this point when business dynamics keep shifting from time to time. Market observers who had taken a close look at the company’s Q2 in 2018 were quick to congratulate Netflix for the uptick. During the time, the business giant had about 2.7 million paid streaming members. It is also worth noting that in the Q3 of 2018 the company succeded at adding 6.1 paid steaming members.

Market changes

Netflix is doing well overall, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any cause to worry. The modern time markets are undoubtedly very dynamic. Reports indicate that competition in this company’s streaming space may be escalating anytime soon. There have been instances of this streaming giant speaking out on the competitive environment out there.

Most of the investors have been following such talks keenly in a bid to see what works best for them. The competition expected to move into this space includes companies such as Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS). Investors look forward to seeing Netflix unveil its quarterly update. This will allow them to understand the management’s take on the moving in of the latest competitors.

The management acknowledges that indeed it is going to be tough with the entry of the business giants. However, the company will be counting on its large market opportunity and the strength of its service delivery.

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Comcast (CMCSA) Enters The Streaming Business: How Far Can It Go?

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There had been a lot of anticipation with regard to the ‘streaming wars’ for most of the year. At least it’s here, with the launch of Apple TV+ (AAPL) and Disney Plus (DIS). However, those two launches simply signify the commencement of the streaming wars.

Comcast To Launch Own Streaming Service in 2020

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NBC Universal, owned by Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), is all set to launch its own streaming service named Peacock in April next year and it is interesting to figure where it is going to stand with regards to the streaming wars. As everyone knows, content and pricing are the most important factors in this regard. Here is a closer look at Peacock.

According to reports, Peacock is apparently going to launch with as much as 15,000 hours worth of content for its users and it is also going to include such cult classic shows like ‘The Office’. More often than not, streaming services need a few ‘anchor shows’ in order to attract users and that seems to be in place at Peacock.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Content Providers Eager To Capitalize

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as scriptwriting and distribution.

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

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On October 31, Fearless Films (FERLannounced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

What’s In Store For Peacock?

However, it is highly interesting to note that Peacock is going to make an ad-supported free version of the platform available. Initially, it was supposed to be an option for Comcast cable or broadband customers only.

This pricing structure could throw the other companies into chaos, considering no one in the industry offers a free version at this point. Peacock expects to generate $5 per month per user from the free version. Apple TV+ is priced at $4.99 per month but it is free 12 months for users who have purchased a new Apple device. Disney Plus, on the other hand, is priced at $6.99 a month.

A yearly subscription will cost $69.99 a month. Another heavyweight that is going to join the arena in a few months is HBO Max and that is going to set back a customer $14.99 on a monthly basis. However, HBO Max will be available for free for AT&T customers. So, it is clear that the streaming space is heating up and Peacock has come up with a very interesting plan to make a mark.

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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

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Streaming Stocks Take Aim At Winning The Content War

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The Rise Of New Services Has Created A Battleground For Streaming Stocks

Over the past half a decade or so, the world of entertainment changed dramatically with the emergence of video streaming service Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX). As cord-cutting grew, Netflix’s continued to corner more and more of the streaming market.

However, that is now going to change with the emergence of competing for streaming services from other corporate giants like Disney and it has been projected that the industry is going to be worth $124.57 billion by 2025. That being said, there may be ample opportunity for investors. Here is a look at a few tech stocks to watch that could be set to prove themselves on this new battlefield.

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) Aims To Tackle Over The Top Content

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as scriptwriting and distribution.

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

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On October 31, Fearless Films (FERL) announced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Walt Disney (DIS)

The first one to consider is the entertainment giant Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), which is all set to launch its streaming service Disney+. Many analysts believe that Disney could prove to be one of the best stocks to pick when it comes to video streaming stocks and reasons are manifold.

The company owns one of the most extensive archives in the industry and has also acquired content steadily. Additionally, it owns a controlling stake in Hulu as well. The purchase of 21st Century Fox may have put a bit of pressure on its earnings. They went down by 6% in the first three quarters of the year. But it boosted Disney’s archives considerably. Its earnings announcement could be a major event this week.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Roku (ROKU)

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The other company that is expected to go strongly over the coming years is Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU). It offers a platform that can access all different streaming services. The company has grown impressively over the past year or so and that has continued into 2019. Roku might not have made a meaningful profit yet but it has grown considerably.

In Q2 2019, its revenues hit $250.1 million and recorded growth of 59%. Gross profit for the same period soared 47% to $114.2 million but at the same time, the company’s investments in research pretty neutralized the gains. The company has grown rapidly and it is reducing its losses progressively as well. Analysts estimate that the losses for Q3 are going to be $0.28 per share.


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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

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Will Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Stock Price Head Higher As Cord Cutting Continues?

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If One Thing’s Certain, The Streaming Wars Have Opened New Options For Companies Like Apple and Others

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock gained 11.1% in October according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Since the beginning of this year, the price of shares has increased steadily on the hope that robust growth in non-iPhone products and services can contribute substantially to the top line.  This includes things like Apple TV.

Thanks to more attention from entertainment moguls, we’re seeing the advent of new services. These come from the likes of NBC, Disney, HBO and yes, Apple. Even with this being the case, the “cord-cutting” trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

As industry analysts forecast another merciless year of cord-cutting—the act of canceling cable TV in favor of streaming services and web content— a recent survey [1] of Americans indicates that cord-cutting is well underway. Survey results indicate that 59% have cut the cord and another 29% are thinking about it.

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) Aims To Tackle Over The Top Content

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as scriptwriting and distribution.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

On October 31, Fearless Films (FERL) announced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

Declining iPhone Sales Signal New Opportunities For Apple TV

The smartphone market is currently oversupplied and therefore Apple doesn’t see iPhone sales contributing enough anymore to its growth. However, in the fourth quarter earnings demonstrated that waning iPhone sales are not a concern.

In the fourth quarter, the company topped analysts’ estimates in earnings and revenue. iPhone sales declined 9.2% from a year ago but this drop was offset by an 18% growth in revenue from services. The sales of home accessories and wearables grew by 54% with total sales increasing by 1.8% from last year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated that the company’s year-over-year revenue without factoring in iPhone sales grew by 17%. Despite revenue from other segments increasing, the iPhone segment is still the largest revenue segment for the company. The growth posted by the company in services and other products indicates the success the company is experiencing.

Apple’s Services and Accessories Segments Growing Fast

Cook indicated that Apple hit a new all-time high in the services segment which includes AppleCare, App Store, Cloud services, Music as well as the App Store ad search business. He added that the company is on track to double its FY2016 services revenue by 2020.

Recently Apple launched its Apple TV+ which will most likely attract a large number of subscribers. The company plans to offer a one-year free subscription of customers buying a new iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac. For those who will not buy new devices, they will subscribe at $4.99 per month which will equally attract more subscribers.

In August the company launched Apple Card which has seen positive reception from users. All the Apple accessories and services segments are growing fast which is a huge boost for the company. In FY2019 ended in September, the combined services and accessories revenue was around $70.8 billion.

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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

End Notes:

[1] https://www.westmonroepartners.com/Insights/Newsletters/Cord-Cutting-Statistics

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