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Stay on top of the latest investment trends. The podcast is hosted by Managing Principal Sean D. Emory from Avory and Company. An investment firm focused on where the world is headed.

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Inside Scoop Sean Emory from Avory and Co.

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    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Stay on top of the latest investment trends. The podcast is hosted by Managing Principal Sean D. Emory from Avory and Company. An investment firm focused on where the world is headed.

**Nothing discussed is a recommendation

    Post Mortem: Fiverr Upmarket and Ai Leading to Earnings Results

    Post Mortem: Fiverr Upmarket and Ai Leading to Earnings Results

    Summary

    Fiverr reported strong earnings, beating their own guidance on revenue and adjusted EBITDA. The company has been impacted by the health of the economy and concerns around AI, but they have addressed these issues and showcased the positive impact of AI on their platform. Fiverr is focused on moving upmarket and increasing spend per buyer, while also improving their take rate through promoted gigs and their Seller Plus platform. They have seen growth in complex services and repeat buyers, indicating a strong recurring nature of the business. Fiverr plans to expand their Generative AI Search and launch new products in the future.



    Chapters



    00:00 Fiverr's Strong Earnings Performance

    02:29 Addressing Concerns: Economy and AI

    06:40 Moving Upmarket and Increasing Spend per Buyer

    08:33 Improving Take Rate with Promoted Gigs and Seller Plus

    12:47 Growth in Complex Services and Repeat Buyers

    13:45 Expanding Generative AI Search and New Product Launches

    • 14 min
    Post Mortem: : Dutch Bros vs. Starbucks: Contrasting Earnings Results

    Post Mortem: : Dutch Bros vs. Starbucks: Contrasting Earnings Results

    Summary

    Dutch Bros and Starbucks are taking different approaches in the coffee market. Dutch Bros focuses on decadent offerings and drive-through service, while Starbucks offers a mass-market, somewhat premium experience. Dutch Bros is experiencing strong growth in units, revenue, and same-store sales, while Starbucks is seeing negative same-store sales. Dutch Bros emphasizes brand identity, customer service, and experiential moments, while Starbucks is leaning towards discounting to bring back customers. We break it down more.



    Chapters



    00:00 Introduction and Background

    02:26 Dutch Bros' Growth: Units, Revenue, and Margins

    03:24 Starbucks' Challenge: Negative Same-Store Sales

    05:45 The Importance of Brand Identity and Customer Service

    09:33 Starbucks' Strategy: Discounting

    11:29 Retail Sales Trends

    • 12 min
    Earnings this Week: Apple, Block, The FED, Zillow...

    Earnings this Week: Apple, Block, The FED, Zillow...

    This week's Inside Scoop covers the Fed's stance on inflation and jobs, as well as earnings reports from companies like Square, Apple, Zillow, and Omnicell.

    The Fed expressed neutrality towards inflation and jobs, while the conversation around inflation focused on its moderation. Square had an incredible quarter, with a pivot to profitability and a focus on Bitcoin. Apple reported a decline in revenue, but services and Mac sales grew. Omnicell beat their own guidance and saw improvement in the hospital system. Zillow reported strong earnings, with a focus on rentals and their mortgage business.

    • 18 min
    Earnings Are Back -> Tesla, Cloud Wars, Meta Ads

    Earnings Are Back -> Tesla, Cloud Wars, Meta Ads

    This week's Inside Scoop episode focuses on the earnings reports of major tech companies, including Tesla, Microsoft, Google, Meta, and ServiceNow. The conversation covers several themes, including the Cloud Wars, ad spending, and the future of AI. The key takeaways include the strong demand for cloud services from Microsoft and Google, the growth of AI unicorns as customers of Google Cloud, the positive ad revenue growth rates for Meta, Snapchat, and YouTube, and the challenges faced by Tesla in terms of revenue and margins. The discussion also touches on the potential impact of AI on productivity and job growth.




    Strong demand for cloud services from Microsoft and Google
    AI unicorns are major customers of Google Cloud
    Positive ad revenue growth rates for Meta, Snapchat, and YouTube
    Challenges faced by Tesla in terms of revenue and margins
    Potential impact of AI on productivity and job growth




    00:00 Introduction to Earning Season and Tech Themes

    08:10 Tesla's Revenue and Margin Challenges

    13:47 Summary and Conclusion

    • 14 min
    Post Mortem: Blocks Profit Earnings Guidance Shines

    Post Mortem: Blocks Profit Earnings Guidance Shines

    In this episode, Sean Emory, Founder of Avory reviews Block's earnings and focuses on the two main segments: Cash App and Square.



    Overall the messaging from management emphasizes a focus on growth and efficiency. The discussion highlights the efforts to build a suite of banking solutions within Cash App and the focus on productivity and margin expansion. The performance and growth of the company are analyzed, with a particular focus on Cash App's user base and the success of Cash App Borrow and Cash App Pay. The incorporation of Afterpay and the threat it poses to competitors is also discussed, as well as the focus on Square's offerings.
























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    Disclaimer

    Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place.

    Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

    “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments.

    Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation.

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    • 13 min
    Zoom Primer: The Investment Case

    Zoom Primer: The Investment Case

    Investment Primer on Zoom

    From management to product, to growth profile, we dig into the investment case for Zoom.

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    Disclaimer

    Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place.

    Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

    “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments.

    Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation.

    $FVRR $UPWK

    Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details.


    Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page

    • 28 min

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