NTAP: Expect Puts and Takes from FQ3 Print to Basically Offset

We think FQ3 (Jan) results and FQ4 (Apr) guidance from NetApp (NTAP; $86.03; E/W), scheduled for next Thursday (2/29 after market), are unlikely to change our F2024/F2025E (Apr) EPS thinking much given further evidence of…

LCID: More Challenges Ahead in 2024

Lucid Group (LCID; $3.70; E/W) produced Q4 sales of $157mm (+14% QoQ and -39% YoY) after previously disclosing it delivered 1,734 vehicles in the quarter (+19% QoQ and -10% YoY). By comparison, we were modeling…

FLEX: Some Positive Power Data Points

We reiterate our Outperform and $32 target on Flex (FLEX; $27.22) after reviewing this morning’s CQ4 results and outlook from Vertiv Holdings (VRT; $56.90; NR), which is a leading producer of uninterruptable power suppliers, power…

Some Early Year Auto Facts to Consider

This morning, the European Automotive Manufacturers Association released car registration data from the region for the month of January. Overall, European car registrations (15-20% of global demand) declined 3% MoM from December or right around…

GLW: 10-K Tidbits

We maintain our EPS forecasts on Corning (GLW; $31.91; E/W) following our review of its recently filed 10-K, albeit with somewhat of a downward bias to our current modeling. This is due to a few…

DASH: Growth Story Remains Healthy

We raise our 2024E EBITDA for DoorDash (DASH; $126.27; E/W) from $1.525B (2.0% of GOV) to $1.7B (2.2% of GOV) after the company provided initial 2024E guidance that encompassed our and Street thinking on the…

DASH: First Look at Q4 Results and Outlook

DoorDash (DASH; $126.27; E/W) reported Q4 sales of $2,303mm (+27% YoY), which was ahead of our $2,243mm and the Street’s $2,250mm on gross order value (GOV) of $17.64B (+22% YoY) in Q4 that was also…

UBER: Raise Target to $100 After Investor Update

Earlier today, Uber Technologies (UBER; $79.15; O/P) hosted a virtual Investor Update, which featured presentations from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, CFO Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah, as well as Andrew Macdonald, SVP, Mobility and Business Operations; Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, SVP,…

CART: More Than Delivering to Expectations

We bump up 2024/2025E adjusted EBITDA for Maplebear, doing business as Instacart (CART: $25.40; O/P) from $680mm (2.1% of GTV) and $770mm (2.3% of GTV) to $700mm (2.1% of GTV) and $790mm (2.3% of GTV)…

LYFT: Demonstrates Benefits of New Tactics

We adjust full year 2024E EBITDA for Lyft (LYFT; $12.13; E/W) from $350mm (2.3% of gross bookings) to $338mm (2.1% of gross bookings) after somewhat of a Q4 beat and Q1E guidance that was a…

Supply Chain Survey Highlights More Inventory Progress

Our latest look at aggregate inventories up and down the supply chain suggested some more solid improvements towards a return of more normalized levels, although it is hard not to argue there remains “more inventory…

FLEX: Meetings Highlight Range of EPS Growth Vectors; Raise Target to $32

We reiterate our Outperform and raise our target from $30 to $32 on the shares of Flex (FLEX; $26.65; O/P) after hosting investor meetings last Thursday (2/8) in Boston with CEO Revathi Advaithi, CFO Paul…

BDC: Sees A Stabilizing Backdrop

The shares of Belden (BDC; $83.23; E/W) surged 11% last week after a Q4 beat that came with Q1E guidance that jibed with the Street. The stock is now 33% “off the bottom” put in…

BDC: First Look at Q4 Results and Outlook

Belden (BDC; $74.50; E/W) reported Q4 non-GAAP EPS of $1.46, which was handily ahead of our consensus matching $1.13 on some better than expected sales ($551mm vs. our $527mm and the Street’s $522mm). We estimate…

CART: More Support for Its Grocery Advantages

This morning, Maplebear, doing business as Instacart (CART; $24.46; O/P) announced a new partnership with Amazon’s (AMZN; $170.53; NR) Whole Foods Market Canada to offer on-demand grocery delivery to consumers in Canada. Our checks suggest…