Corporate happy hour intensifies
Corporate Happy Hour has never been happier... Zoom absolutely smashed earnings last quarter (for a reason that requires no explanation). In just 3 months, the videoconferencing service made double the amount of money that it did during its entire 2019 fiscal year:
Zoom, zoom, zoom... Investors brought Zoom to their room on Tuesday, sending the stock soaring 40%. Zoom's market cap is now $129B, up from $25B a year ago. It's worth more than IBM and Lyft combined, or as much as four Twitters. Why the wild stock surge?
This is abnormally fast growth... for a publicly-traded, relatively mature company. For reference, let's look at some best quarters from the past: Apple killed it in 2008 with iPhone 3 and 90% sales growth. Facebook liked itself in 2014 with 72% growth. Netflix won an Oscar in 2011 with 50% growth. Zoom slayed in 2020 with 355% growth. Zoom is growing abnormally fast because its product was/is positioned to thrive during these abnormal times.