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1) Netflix Hits A New Record 2) TSMC Cuts Its Forecast, 3) 10 Baggers Of The Last Decade and more!

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Some key data bites from this week that you should know: 

In today’s newsletter:

  • 🍿 Netflix Hits A New Record

  • 💾 TSMC Cuts Its Forecast

  • 📈 10 Baggers Of The Last Decade

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Netflix and chill is back on the rise.

The streaming giant reported Q1 2024 earnings last night with strong performance across the board.

Here’s a rundown of the key figures:

  • Earnings: $5.28 (+83% YoY, vs. $4.52 Est. from LSEG)

  • Revenue: $9.37B (+15% YoY, vs. $9.28B Est. from LSEG)

  • Global Paid Subscribers: 269.6M (+16% YoY, vs. 264.2M Est. from Street Account)

The company's operating income jumped by 54% YoY, with operating margin expanding from 21.0% last year to 28.1% this year.

This, coupled with free cash flow of $2.1B, marked a robust quarter from Netflix.

The company also added 9.33M net new paid subscribers, reaching a total of 270M paid subscribers globally.

However, it's worth noting that the company plans to stop reporting subscriber numbers next year, shifting the focus to revenue and operating margin as key indicators of its health and growth.

This strategic pivot and a slightly below-estimate revenue growth forecast of 13% to 15% for 2024 likely contributed to the stock's after-hours decline.

TSMC just signaled a warning.

The world's largest advanced chipmaker also reported Q1 2024 earnings yesterday.

Although TSMC exceeded quarterly expectations, their less optimistic outlook led to a near 5% drop in shares for the day.

Here’s a rundown of the key figures:

  • EPADR: $1.38 (+8.9% YoY)

  • Net Income: NT$225.49B ($7.17B USD) (vs. NT$213.59B Est.)

  • Net Revenue: NTS$592.64B ($18.9B USD) (vs. NTS$582.94B Est.)

  • Operating Margin: 42.0% (-3.5 ppts)

  • Cash On Hand: $53.1B

  • Return On Equity: 25.4%

In NTS$, revenue and net income increased 16.5% YoY and 8.9% YoY, respectively.

Looking ahead, management expects revenues of $19.6B to $20.4B and an operating profit margin of 40% to 42%.

Despite this, the stock decline as TSMC revised down its overall semiconductor growth forecast, excluding memory chips, to about 10%.

This was primarily due to unexpected declines in the automotive sector.

Given the stock's 52% rise over the past year, any hint of a weaker than expected forecast likely rubbed investors in the wrong way.

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💤 Sleep Apnea Fix. Eli Lilly’s $LLY obesity drug Zepbound was found to reduce sleep apnea - NYT

✂️ ECB Cuts. European Central Bank President Christine Lagard said the central bank plans to cut rates soon - CNBC

🐂 Bullish Sentiment. Asset managers are the most bullish they have been in over two years - R

💾 Chip Release. AMD $AMD revealed two new AI chips for the commercial PC market - TR

🎫 Ticket Lawsuit. Justice Department plans to sue Ticketmaster’s parent Live Nation $LYV over antitrust concerns - WSJ

🎁 TIME100. Time Magazine released its list of the most influential people of 2024 - TIME

⛔️ Short Block. Trump Media has advised $DJT shareholders on how to block short sellers - CNBC

Notable Companies Reporting Earnings Next Week:

  • Monday (4/22):

    • SAP $SAP, Verizon $VZ, Cadence Design Systems $CDNS, Truist Financial $TFC

  • Tuesday (4/23):

    • Tesla $TSLA, Visa $V, Pepsico $PEP, GE Aerospace $GE, Danaher $DHR, Texas Instruments $TXN, Philip Morris $PM, UPS $UPS, Lockheed Martin $LMT, Spotify $SPOT, General Motors $GM

  • Wednesday (4/24):

    • Meta Platforms $META, Thermo Fisher $TMO, IBM $IBM, ServiceNow $NOW, Lam Research $LRCX, AT&T $T, Boeing $BA, Waste Management $WM, Chipotle Mexican Grill $CMG, Ford $F 

  • Thursday (4/25):

    • Microsoft $MSFT, Merck & Co $MRK, Astrazeneca $AZN, T-Mobile $TMUS, Caterpillar $CAT, Intel $INTC, Altria $MO, Snap $SNAP

  • Friday (4/26):

    • Exxon Mobil $XOM, Chevron $CVX, AbbVie $ABBV, Colgate-Palmolive $CL, Phillips 66 $PSX, AON $AON

All of the companies that are reporting earnings next week can be viewed here.

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    • Company: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp ($FMCC)

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  • Tommy Tuberville (R)

    • Company: Apple ($AAPL)

      • Amount Sold: $15K - $50K

    • Company: Qualcomm ($QCOMM)

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