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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Pay-TV Providers Are Signing Up a Lot of Netflix Subscribers

As of last month, around one out of every five pay-TV households subscribe to an online video service through their pay-TV providers, according to a survey from Parks Associates. That's good news for pay-TV companies like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), and smaller providers using TiVo's (NASDAQ:TIVO) set-top boxes. It's also good news for Netflix, which is looking to penetrate the next 10 million to 30 million households through the cable box.

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Monday, April 02, 2018

Roku Is Taking the Right Steps

Last August, market analysts at Parks Associates found that more than any other streaming media device -- including those from Amazon, Apple, and Google -- Roku was the leading brand and had increased its market share with 37% of the installed base, up from one-third in the year-ago quarter. Amazon was the only other provider that saw its share rise in the period studied, from 16% to 24%.

From the article "Roku Is Taking the Right Steps" by Rich Duprey.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Roku Plunges: 3 Reasons to Buy, 4 Reasons to Sell

Last August, Parks Associates reported that Roku controlled 37% of the streaming device market in the U.S., while Amazon, Google, and Apple held shares of 24%, 18%, and 15%, respectively. All three of those companies can also afford to take losses on their streaming devices to expand their ecosystems -- a luxury Roku can't afford. 

From the article "Roku Plunges: 3 Reasons to Buy, 4 Reasons to Sell" by Leo Sun.

Friday, December 01, 2017

2 Surprising Stocks to Buy and Hold Until 2030

Americans view security as one of the top benefits of smart home technology, ahead of options such as energy/resource management, or indoor convenience/entertainment. Alarm.com aims to give consumers something better than a traditional security service, controllable only from home-based devices with limited capabilities. Instead, it offers users mobile-app access to their smart home security systems. According to Parks Associates, the smart home security market is projected to d ...read more

Thursday, November 30, 2017

3 Stocks That Look Just Like Google in 2004

Yet just like Google in 2004, Roku dominates its market. According to market researcher Parks Associates , Roku boasts a 37% market share in "over the top" streaming devices. Amazon's Fire TV, Apple TV -- even Google's own Chromecast -- don't even come close.

Will Roku maintain its lead in the years to come? Can it translate wild consumer popularity into cold, hard cash profits? That remains to be seen. But if Google's performance offers any example, I'd say Roku's chances l ...read more

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Simple Reason Why I Won't Buy Roku Inc.

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) went public on Sep. 28, its stock surging nearly 70% from its IPO price of $14 per share. The stock hit almost $30 the following day, but subsequently pulled back to the low $20s.

On the surface, Roku's numbers look solid. Its total revenue rose 25% to $399 million last year, and grew another 23% annually during the first half of 2017. It dominated the US streaming media player market during the first quarter of 2017 with 37% market share according to Park ...read more

Friday, August 26, 2016

Most Consumer Electronics Buyers Consider Only One Brand

The majority of consumer electronics (CE) buyers, 71%, only consider one brand when shopping, according to new consumer research from Parks Associates. In some categories the numbers are even more overwhelmingly in favor of consumers only considering a single brand. For tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles 75%-80% of device buyers do not consider other brands when shopping, according to the research.

"Building brand mindshare early is critical so that consumers associat ...read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The New Apple TV is Looking Like a Failure

"[Apple is] becoming a pretty small part of the market," said Roku CEO Anthony Wood in an interview with Business Insider last month. Wood was referring to the market for internet-connected set-top boxes, a space his company competes in alongside Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). According to research firm Parks Associates, the four companies combined to sell 94% of the dedicated streaming devices sold last year.

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