NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN)'s willingness to consider a more seasoned CEO may be exactly what the company needs. Groupon requires leadership from a business orientated mindset, focused on establishing and defending long-term revenue growth. We consider this consideration to be a net positive, reflecting well on the Board and introducing a potential turning point for the company. Our projections for Groupon and roadmap for recovery highlights the importance of... (Continue Reading).
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) suffers from the same problem as Groupon and many other companies that experience high-growth in such short periods of time. "The nature of the game, once you pass high growth stages, changes completely. You have to make the transition to implementing cost-controls, careful strategy planning and learn to watch your margins", remarked Frank Harnes, Research Lead at Investors-Alliance. "Often that means changing management to reflect changing business roles, a lesson Groupon is starting to realize today." The change Zynga needs to make in its strategy is three-fold... (Continue Reading).
Linkedin Corporation (NYSE: LNKD)' s focus on user relevance is paying off. By placing the interest of its users first, redesigning and simplifying the homepage to deliver a more social and relevant experience for members, Linkedin has increased homepage traffic by more than 60%. As a result of this and other advancements, we anticipate GAAP net income of $5 to 7 Million for LinkedIn's fourth quarter results. This translates into... (Continue Reading).
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) continues to see growth in Monthly active users (MAUs), recently surpassing 1.01 billion, an increase of 26% year-over-year. We see opportunity in the adoption of mobile, with Facebook's Mobile MAUs increasing at a rate of 61% year-over-year. This is in large part to Facebook's strategy of tight integration with iOS and Android, opening the gateway for mobile ad revenue which is expected to... (Continue Reading).