KeyBanc initiated coverage of 14 popular tech stocks on Tuesday and is bullish on the long-term opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We believe the next leg of price appreciation is driven by improved supply capacity, increased customer loyalty, and margin expansion,” Justin Patterson wrote in a note.
Patterson said Frontdoor is making progress with its on-demand opportunity and cost-cutting initiatives.
“However, until the Company can achieve >10% y/y revenue growth, we believe it will be difficult for shares to re-rate,” he wrote.
Finally, Patterson said Yelp has improved its product and its user monetization, but it also faces unique challenges.
“Enthusiasm toward this progress is offset by multiple unknowns around COVID-19’s impact in core Yelp markets (e.g., SF Bay Area, NYC, etc.), consumer behavior changes, and the competitive landscape,” Patterson wrote.
“On a sum-of-the-parts basis, valuation appears compelling,” he wrote.
Patterson said Match Group’s business has been resilient in 2020, even though the dating scene has been extremely challenged due to social distancing.
“International and Tinder monetization create a path for sustainable growth and best-in-class margins, warranting a premium multiple (30x 2022E EV/EBITDA),” Patterson wrote.
“Results during COVID-19 suggest the potential UCAN TAM is even larger than expected, and that increases our conviction in both pricing power and the International opportunity,” Patterson wrote
Given Roku’s massive user base, Patterson said the company has significant long-term monetization opportunities.
“We expect growth in ad-supported channels, and new ad units should drive faster revenue growth than consensus contemplates,” he wrote.
Patterson said Spotify is a clear leader in the streaming audio space, but it is lacking a near-term catalyst.
“As such, we would prefer to wait for a more compelling entry point,” he wrote.
“Coupled with an advertising market recovery and digital acceleration, we believe Facebook is well positioned for positive revisions,” he wrote.
Patterson said Alphabet’s cloud success is becoming clear, and its advertising business should support double-digit revenue growth.
“When viewed on a sum-of-the-parts basis, valuation for Alphabet’s assets remains compelling,” he wrote.
Patterson said The Trade Desk is gaining market share and has opportunities in audio and video.
“We believe this will sustain 30%+ revenue growth and 30%+ EBITDA margin,” he wrote.
“Coupled with long-term margin expansion, we believe a 10x 2022E EV/S multiple is appropriate (vs. 7.5x today),” he wrote.
Patterson said Snap has vastly improved its product and its advertising business, creating opportunity to grow average revenue per user in the long-term: “As revenue scales, margins can materially expand.”
Patterson said new advertising products and user growth are bullish for Twitter, but much of its recent success has already been priced into the stock.
“We advise waiting for a more attractive entry point,” he wrote.
Patterson initiated coverage of the following stocks:
- ANGI Homeservices Inc (NASDAQ: ANGI), Overweight rating, $15 price target.
- Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Overweight rating, $330 target.
- Frontdoor Inc (NASDAQ: FTDR), Sector Weight rating.
- Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Overweight rating, $1,955 target.
- IAC/Interactivecorp (NASDAQ: IAC), Overweight rating, $160 target.
- Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH), Overweight rating, $138 target.
- Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX), Overweight rating, $590 target.
- Pinterest Inc (NYSE: PINS), Overweight rating, $44 target.
- Roku Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU), Overweight rating, $228 target.
- Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP), Overweight rating, $29 target.
- Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT), Sector Weight rating.
- Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ: TTD), Overweight rating, $580 target.
- Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Sector Weight rating.
- Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP), Sector Weight rating.
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