Netflix investors: When will revenue match content spending?

Netflix will report earnings for the third quarter after the market closes on Monday, Oct. 16. The company has been overspending his competitors in recent years and bought a staggering $22 billion in new content since 2014. While the expansion is crucial to Netflix’s aspiration to build a world-class digital library, Drew Pascarella, lecturer of […]

Lyft’s IPO success hinges on distance from Uber

Lyft is reportedly close to hiring an advisory firm that will help the ride-hailing service select underwriters and plan for the company’s stock market debut. Drew Pascarella, lecturer of finance at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, says that the firm’s first goal will be to convince investors Lyft, and not Uber, is the company to […]

Whole Foods ripe for an Amazon purchase

Drew Pascarella, a lecturer of finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University explains why Amazon is the perfect suitor for cash flow-challenged Whole Foods Market. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=ddp4 Pascarella says: “This is a very smart deal. Whole Foods Market is a great brand and a good business, with a healthy […]

Decision day: Is Snap the next Google or Twitter?

Drew Pascarella, lecturer of finance at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, says that Snap’s IPO, expected to be announced after the U.S. stock market closes today, will tell us if investors believe Snap can become a premiere destination for digital advertising, or if the firm will follow the path of Twitter – […]

Investors beware: Snap’s secrecy at odds with IPO

Drew Pascarella, lecturer of finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, says that the photo-sharing social network Snap, which officially filed for an IPO on Thursday, has a history of secrecy that is at odds with its now public profile.   Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=ddp4   Pascarella says: “Investors, beware. Snap’s dismissive behavior towards […]

Massive new investment shows Uber is early leader in mobility industry

Uber raised $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund this week, one of the largest cash infusion made by a private investor into a start-up. Drew Pascarella is lecturer of finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Before joining Cornell University Pascarella has spent 15 years working at bulge bracket investment […]