Not All Big Tech Companies Are Equally Created
The MATANA stocks continue to do well despite a confluence of crises. MIcrosoft, Apple, Tesla, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Amazon, collectively showed that big tech, digital giants who:
WWDC Announcements Do Not Disappoint
On June 6th, 2022, Apple made some of its most significant announcements in a decade at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). The live, in-person, Apple Park event, showcased the power of having a vertically integrated silicon to software approach and the benefits that over 30 million registered developers across its entire portfolio will enjoy in creating new experiences and outcomes for Apple customers.
Disney's Performance Shows Strength and Depth Of Portfolio
Quality balance sheets, predictable revenues are key to sustaining stock prices during this current market rout. Investors only care about future forecast guidance despite current quarterly performance. While Disney's Q1 2022 showed 23% YoY gains with $1.4 billion in operating profit, guidance has been muted in spite of the near pandemic comparables.
Smaller Enterprises Can Now Affordably Manage And Secure Devices Like Large Enterprises
On March 31st, 2022, Apple officially announced general availability of its Business Essentials offering for organizations with up to 500 employees. Business Essentials provides device management features such as setup, on boarding, backup, security, support and updates for devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Varying plan levels are based on number of devices and amount of storage.
Goodbye FAANG, Hello MATANA.
The FAANG stocks (i.e. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) have had a great run as the large cap digital giant leaders. However, with Facebook and Netflix facing massive declines in year over year subscriber growth, their valuations have taken a hit along with the macro conditions of rising interest rates and global instability.
Apple Launches New Business Essentials Service On Wednesday, November 10th, Apple introduced a new business service for companies up to 500 employees. Apple Business Essentials enables organizations to easily add users, onboard users, back up information, secure devices, receive 24/7 support, repair devices onsite, and manage the device lifecycle for deployment.
Crypto FOMO Drives Capital Flows Out Of Big Tech (For Now)
Retail investors have taken money out of the equity market and rotated into crypto to catch the wave. With all crypto's now worth more than $2 Trillion in market cap and Bitcoin standing out at $1 trillion, this poses a risk to the US dollar dominance as the reserve currency.
Google Amps Up Its Vertical Industry Program With Ford Partnership
The Ford Motor Company and Google announced a six-year extensive business and technology partnership. Ford's VP of Strategy, David McClelland clarified that Ford chose Google for:
The Q4 2020 big tech earnings season started with Netflix and their great numbers. Apple and Microsoft report on Tuesday their Q4 2020 and all indications seem to show good growth. Tesla's numbers are officially announced on Wednesday.