Jul 16, 2018

Netflix stock sinks after missing on Q2 revenue, subscriber additions

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Netflix stock was down nearly 14% in after-hours trading after the company reported that it missed investor expectations on revenue and subscriber additions.

Why it matters: The company has spent an enormous amount on original content and marketing to ensure strong user growth quarter after quarter. Both expenditures have held Netflix back from profitability for years, and are projected to continue to do so. However, investors have been bullish on the platform due to strong user growth over the past several quarters.

By the numbers: Netflix added 5.2 million subscribers, the same as Q2 last year, but lower than its forecast of 6.2 million. The company brought in $3.91 billion in revenue versus $3.94 billion expected.

A silver lining: The company beat in earnings per share, with $0.85 vs. $0.79 expected.

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Tech can't remember what to do in a down market

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Wall Street's two-day-old coronavirus crash is a wakeup alarm for Silicon Valley.

The big picture: Tech has been booming for so long the industry barely remembers what a down market feels like — and most companies are ill-prepared for one.

Brace yourself for a coronavirus outbreak

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Public-health officials’ warnings about the coronavirus are sounding increasingly urgent, with one top CDC official asking the public yesterday "to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad."

Reality check: Other administration officials, including President Trump himself, were more subdued in their assessments. But underneath those tonal differences, the reality of the coronavirus is the same: It spreads quickly, and has already spread to many countries, making it likely to start spreading here, too.

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Exclusive: Pro-Trump group plans post-Super Tuesday blitz on Democrats

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Pro-Trump super PAC America First Action is preparing to unleash a series of targeted, swing-state attacks on the Democrats most likely to face President Trump after Super Tuesday, people familiar with the group's plans tell me in an exclusive preview of its strategy.

The state of play: The group has been tracking favorable/unfavorable ratings in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania for 2020 candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg — under the theory that if Trump wins each of these six states he would win re-election.