Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Do Not Underestimate The Legal Risks Of Facebook

Facebook (FB) operates under two distinct entities, Facebook USA, which oversees users from the US and Canada and, Facebook Ireland, which deals with users from Europe and the rest of the world. As many of you should know, Facebook does not respect the rights to privacy and data protection of its users. 

While Facebook Ireland falls under EU law, Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, decided to sue the Ireland entity to protect the fundamental rights of EU citizens. Besides the altruism move, I do believe it put Facebook business at stake. In fact, the class action lawsuit could meaningfully impact Facebook revenues outside of the US and Canada because it will affect the business practices of collecting data and selling ads. It could literally lose "billions" in the case. In this article, I'm going to explain you why you should take into account that legal risk in your investment thesis.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Groupon Is A Screaming Buy

Since Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) sold a majority stake in its TicketMonster Unit, the share price tumbled to historical lows. It went from $8.18 in April to $4.82 right now, having decreased by more than 40% in a couple of months. The market was expecting more from this deal but it fails to realize that it was actually a good deal to Groupon. While it decreases total revenues reported, it strengthens the balance sheet and enhances the cash position. In this article, I'm going to explain why I do believe Groupon offers a tremendous value at these depressed prices going forward.

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