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The Trade Desk - a moderately deep dive

I’ve taken a new position in The Trade Desk so I thought I should tell you a bit about the company and why I’m in it. It first came to my attention almost two years ago when the wonderful company who supports our board recommended it in Feb 2017. As you know I get a lot of my best ideas from them. I did notice the recommendation and thought about it but I had had bad experiences with advertising companies, and unfortunately I didn’t take a long term position at that time. They had it right!
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Then in May 2017 they recommended it again. This time I did listen enough to take a little 1% position in order to think seriously about it, but still dominated by my bad feelings about investing in advertising companies, I sold it at a couple of percent loss two weeks later. (After all, those earlier advertising companies were supposed to be special too. I just didn’t get it yet.)
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Then I read an interview with the Trade Desk CEO, Jeff Green. By this time I understood that the Trade Desk is a DSP, or Demand Side Platform, which means it sells its services to advertisers who need to buy ad space (‘inventory”), but that it differed from most of them in that:
1. It allies with agencies instead of competing against them
2. It uses a special system called programatic buying which actually buys ads in an intelligent AI fashion, and not just whatever is available. That means they get better resuts and better return on investment.
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Then I read a Digiday article. Digiday is an online magazine which covers advertising, publishing and media. Here’s a little excerpt from the article:

When Procter & Gamble overhauled its programmatic buying operations this month, it decided to switch its demand-side platform to The Trade Desk. That ranked as another big win for them. Their revenue was up 76% in the first quarter.

The stock market has had no love for ad tech firms. For example, the share prices of Rubicon, Rocket Fuel and Tremor Video are down 43%, 89% and 75%, compared to their IPO prices.

Jeff Green, CEO of The Trade Desk, thinks its growth can be largely attributed to its focus on agencies and buy-side technologies, as well as an omnichannel strategy.

‘More than 50% of our revenue comes from agencies. We never compete with them. We are also omnichannel and global…’

Green thinks many DSPs are trying to do too much: ‘They go directly to brands, pitching that they can offer both the tech and the service. But TTD never wants to compete with agencies for brand clients. This is because a big brand may need hundreds or thousands of people to run ad campaigns globally, and there is ad customization involved in each country. If a DSP acts like a tech provider and an agency concurrently, it would be spread very thin. I don’t know how you can be an agency and offer the best tech at the same time’ he said.

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Also in May 2017, The Trade Desk closed a secondary. It was a follow-on offering of 4.3 million shares by certain selling stockholders, at a price of $52 per share. The Trade Desk did not receive any proceeds and didn’t offer any shares of its own. There was no dilution.
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Then, in June 2017, Bear did a write-up on our board. (It was a pretty active couple of months, 😀). Here’s an excerpt:

It plays in the somewhat crowded world of advertising, but it seems the way they've positioned themselves to work with ad agencies (instead of with the companies placing ads) has really made them a preferred source. They also don't buy inventory but just facilitate, so that streamlines their process and enables them to serve their customers without conflict. Their growth is phenomenal: revenue grew by 78% in 2016. And they're profitable with a PE around 50, which given their growth, seems insanely low….Though everything seems to be going great, I just don’t understand the industry too well, or why TTD is growing so much faster than competitors…
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Then skip forward a year to last month (October 2018). Bert sent his thoughts about The Trade Desk in an email, responding to a question by one of our board members who, like me, is a subscriber to Bert’s newsletter, and this board member shared the email with me. (I’ll just say again, if you are investing in tech stocks and haven’t subscribed to Bert’s newsletter, you are out of your mind.) Here’s a paraphrased and shortened excerpt from the email:

This company is turning the ad world on its head, and I think it has a very bright future and will feast at the discomfiture of GOOG and FB. The market is unhappy with hyper-growth names these days. I haven't the kind of crystal ball that is going to predict how long the malaise lasts. But this is a name to own. I wish I had had either the prescience or time availability to get on this one sooner.

I have read many articles about programmatic advertising and the ROI it creates for advertisers. I can only say, hell yes! Most advertisers know that they have to optimize and target their ad buying and this is the leading platform in that regard. It’s no secret that advertisers need to embrace digital if they are going to transmit their message in a timely and efficient fashion.

Obviously the CEO of TTD believes the thesis that privacy, and the GDPR, are big tailwinds for Trade Desk. If you haven't seen it, look at this comment from Jeff Green:

Here are four tailwind factors that I want to touch on, first Google sharply limited how their DoubleClick ID can be used. Second, significant merger deal shifted the TV landscape. And third GDPR went live in the EU, and finally The Trade Desk launched the biggest product in our company's history. I think it's important to discuss each of these events and how they impact the entire digital advertising marketplace….

….You are exactly right that what we are seeing now is that FB and GOOG have to rewrite their playbooks. They simply can't collect data in detail and use that to target ads as they have been doing. And that has facilitated the fantastic growth that TTD is enjoying and is likely to enjoy for the foreseeable future. Honestly, TTD has such an advantage in terms of the environment in which it operates that there is something close to unanimity amongst analysts who cover their name in their positive evaluation.
One of the things I do before I write up a name is to try to take a deep dive. That means I need to read lots about companies to try to educate myself and I like to speak with management. I simply haven't done that yet with TTD, so, I haven't written about it yet, but it is the kind of business I like to invest in and this is a great longer-term investment.


(Bert still hasn’t written it up. Maybe he feels it has gotten away from him), but with Bear and Bert really liking the company I decided to take a small position again.
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There was some discussion on our board and someone recommended an awesome article from August from Seeking Alpha called The Trade Desk: just buy and hold, it’s a high growth, capital-light compounder. By Saga Partners. This article really taught me what the Trade Desk does and what its advantages are. It’s really an excellent, excellent, article.
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Then, in this month (November), came the Q3 2018 results. You don’t often get such amazing results, and such a euphoric conference call. Here is my paraphrased and much abreviated summary of their results and the conference call. Remember that it's paraphrased and I may have made some errors:

We are a provider of a global technology platform for buyers of advertising… As the worldwide programmatic advertising market grows, we continue to outpace that growth. The need for objective, data-driven media buying is increasing. A steady stream of new brands and agencies continues to join our platform. We again broke our previous revenue record and surpassed our own expectations.

Record revenue of $119 million was up 50% yoy, which equaled the 50% yoy increase we had last year. Net income was a record $20.3 million, and was up 99%. Adj EBITDA was $36.6 million and it was up 50% yoy. The Adj EBITDA Margin was 31%. Adj Net was $30 million up from $15 million and Adj EPS was 65 cents up from 35 cents.

Connected TV, audio, mobile and video led our channel growth. Our momentum continued with additional large customer wins and strong international growth. We also saw continued adoption of our Next Wave products.

Continued Omni-channel Growth: Omni-channel solutions remain a strategic focus for The Trade Desk as the industry continues shifting toward transparency and programmatic buying. Specific channel spend highlights include:

Mobile (in-app, video and web) up 65%
Mobile increased to 46% of gross spend, its highest percentage ever, highlighting the growing importance of this channel to advertisers.
Connected TV grew over 10X yoy.
Audio grew 192% yoy.
Mobile video grew 98% yoy.
Mobile in-app grew 90% yoy.

Strong Customer Retention: Customer retention remained over 95% during the quarter, as it has for each of the last 19 quarters.

New Products and Features: We issued several new product features and enhancements to our platform.

Global Footprint Expansion: We broadened our coverage with the opening of our Toronto office.

Best Places to Work: We were ranked #2 among the 100 Best Medium Workplaces to Work for by Fortune.

The many new wins from the top 200 largest advertisers in the world over 2017 and 2018 are helping to drive significant growth. These major wins over the past two years are providing significant momentum and we believe it will continue into 2019 and beyond.
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Conference Call (If you can read this conference call and not run out and fill up on TTD stock, you are a stronger man (or woman) than I am.)

Before we get into our results, I want to set the context of where we fit into the overall programmatic advertising industry. Global ad revenues are estimated to be $700 billion in 2018. Digital is nearly half of that. Inside of digital, programmatic is one of the fastest growing segments.

We think nearly all of advertising will eventually be digital, and that nearly all of that will be programmatic. In 2018, programmatic will grow 21%. We are growing over twice as fast! In Q3, our revenue grew 50%. There are several reasons for our rapid growth.

First, there is strong momentum by advertisers to diversify their ad spend on digital, and programmatic is benefiting. Advertisers are taking a more data driven approach to the way they spend and they are realizing the traditional methods do not deliver the best ROI.

Another reason is that media is rapidly fragmenting, especially in TV. From an agency and advertiser perspective, The Trade Desk is the best way to target audiences effectively across fragmenting distribution channels. This fragmentation enhances our value proposition because we are independent and objective and we nimbly move where the advertising ecosystem moves. This is driving advertisers to spend their marketing dollars beyond the traditional search and social websites.

Finally, our independence, avoiding conflicts of interest by not owning any media and serving only the demand side is more valuable today than ever before. The market continues to validate our business model. This is now the second quarter in a row where our growth rate has equaled the prior year's growth rate. We are seeing measurable results in our numbers.

For 3Q, I'm pleased to report that we had another record quarter. Our revenue increase to $119 million, once again exceeding our own expectations. We have seen significant growth in our most strategic channels. 46% of Q3 spend in our platform was in mobile. This is the highest percentage of mobile spend we've ever had.

Our Mobile Video growth was up nearly a 100% yoy. Mobile In-App growth was also nearly 100%. Data spend on our platform grew by over 70% yoy. We are extremely excited that our first acquisition made almost a year ago, has already paid for itself.

Cross-Device spend was up 3x compared to last year, but perhaps most exciting is what we're reporting in CTV (Connected TV), which once again, grew more than 10x from a year ago. CTV growth and our CTV market share continue to exceed our own expectations. Our expansion and international markets also continue at a strong pace. Once again Q3 international spend grew more than the domestic spend.

This puts international spend on track to exit the year at a much faster pace than the U.S. We continue to expect rapid growth outside the U.S. for the foreseeable future. We're also excited to report that we signed up three more top 200 global advertisers. This includes one of the biggest retailers in the U.S., a huge multinational consumer technology firm and one of the biggest global beverage companies in the world. We view most of their current spend in our platform as small tests relative to what we expect them to do in 2019.(Land and expand) .

Over the past 12 months compared to the same period last year, nearly half of the top 200 brands increased spend with us by more than 50%. Of the top 200 brands that have signed with us, spend has increased by over 5x year-to-date compared with last year.

This positions us very well for continued growth not only in Q4 but also in 2019. While too early to quantify we are more bullish on 2019 than we have ever been going into another year. We're more optimistic about our ability to gain market share than we've ever been. Add to this the growing adoption of Connected TV by large advertisers. Advertisers have only just started to move budget over from linear TV, which is why Connected TV will possibly be the most important channel for our growth in 2019 and beyond.

The largest part of the $700 billion worldwide advertising market is TV estimated at $230 billion according to IDC. But when TV spend is reallocated to web, video, social video, mobile video, and CTV, video content will approach about half of the growing global advertising pot.

While TV has moved to digital, it is still in its very early days. We are witnessing a generational shift with a global convergence of the Internet and TV. Within the next 10 years linear TV as we know it today, will be dead. Technologies such as 5G are expected to start rolling out in China, Japan and the U.S. very soon.

Increased speeds and reduced latency are a big deal for advertising. 5G is expected to accelerate on-demand content. 5G will change the advertising and media landscape. Mobile video usage will increase. Cable companies that leverage 5G will have a huge advantage over those who don't.

We recently met with the head of a major television network and their team. In our meeting, they made their main point very clear. CPM (cost per thousand) is king and they will embrace anything that maximizes ROI, and this is where we come in. Programmatic more effectively monetizes content. It was awesome to see one of the most senior executives at one of the largest content companies in the world embrace programmatic and The Trade Desk.

Driving better CPMs is one of the reasons content owners are coming directly to us. By doing so, these content owners are eliminating many steps in the distribution channels and are monetizing their ad inventory more directly and efficiently. We expect to work with any TV cable or online channel who wants to have a direct relationship with consumers.

Better monetization and the fact that no single company dominates the market share in TV leads us to believe that a walled garden approach will not succeed in TV. TV market dynamics are much different from those of other channels. The Google and Facebook playbooks for search and social do not apply to the TV industry. It is virtually impossible for any one content provider to own as much market share in TV as Google has in search or Facebook has in social. This is why our objectivity from not owning media ourselves makes us one of the most important partners to these TV content owners.

We think that in the long-term we may be the one company who can partner with everyone in digital, because of our scale and independence with no conflicts of interest. That's why we can work with many of the biggest digital publishers on the planet from Google in most of the world, to Baidu in China. From Amazon, in the U.S., to Alibaba in China, and globally on Spotify, and don't forget in TV, AT&T, ABC, Dish Network, Fox, Scripps and DirecTV.

This is why we are so excited about our new global partnership with Tencent. You may recall that we have announced our partnerships with Baidu and Alibaba previously, so this is a big announcement, but let me finish a few things on TV and the CTV front.

Our CTV spend was up strongly again this quarter at over 10x year-to-year. The number of advertisers running on CTV has increased about 100% over the past year. The early investments we made in this channel continue to yield increasing returns and we expect continued growth as the CTV ecosystem matures, but the success in CTV is not only happening in the U.S. We are also seeing great progress in Asia and Europe.

We also recently signed an exclusive deal with ITE Taiwan, Taiwan has a massive user base that is highly engaged with its innovative video and gaming content and is one of the largest publishers in Taiwan. ITE Taiwan is a must have inventory source for digital marketers and that inventory is now available exclusively through The Trade Desk.

In Hong Kong, we recently ran a large CTV branding campaign for a large multinational skincare company. The results were fantastic. The completion rate was nearly 100% and the cost per completed view was 62% lower than on the competing video platform.

We're also seeing growth in Europe in Q3 we again had record spend in the UK, Spain and Germany. Our Hamburg office to cite just one instance, increased its business over 200% from a year ago. Despite the concerns of some, we have not seen diminished spend in Europe as a result of GDPR. Instead, GDPR has enabled us to build trust with publishers and customers. We continue to win spend.

For example, a global media company moved spend from a large competitor due to GDPR. Our competitor was favoring its own inventory instead of supporting the inventory partners that the media company wanted to reach. We see this regularly and it is yet another example of why our objectivity is so valuable to advertisers. We can partner with all publishers that provide premium inventory.

Now, moving to the data side of our business, we are enabling the activation of data to make smarter decisions much easier for advertisers. As a result, we've seen increased adoption of Cross-Device data. In Q3 our Cross-Device spend was up over 3x. Last year we bought a Cross-Device company. It was our first acquisition.

Our intent behind the acquiring Adbrain was primarily as a service to our customers, not as a key revenue generator for us, but when the ability to buy inventory and track results across multiple channels in one place became available, our customers embraced the opportunity and began building multi-channel media plans. By any measure the acquisition has more than paid for itself, but the strategic value of our enhanced ID offering is worth even more than the revenue.

Over the last year we integrated multi-channel campaign capabilities in our platform in a practical, actionable way. Now, one third of our customers are buying inventory in five or more channels on our platform. And we see much of the incremental revenue from their increased spend going straight to the bottom line. Our multi-channel proficiency enhances our position and reputation as the independent alternative to the walled gardens.

Facebook is where people go to buy Facebook, and Google is where people go to buy Google. Amazon is where people, go to buy Amazon, but the Trade Desk is the place where people go to buy everything else worldwide. That's why a recent study showed The Trade Desk ranked third right after Amazon and Google in overall demand side platform usage last year.

We were also a strong third in intended usage for the upcoming year and we are the number one DSP for self-service campaigns and the top multi-channel DSP. We are also rated as number one in thought leadership (the ability to articulate a compelling vision of programmatic).

We're hearing more and more marketers and advertisers from some of the largest brands in the world express the sentiment that The Trade Desk delivers ROI and insights that nobody else can. Our numbers reflect that. As the worldwide programmatic advertising market grows, we continue to outpace that growth. Our fundamental business model continues to be validated by our clients and the overall marketplace.

Our business model is exceptional. A soon to be $1 trillion total advertising market presents an opportunity for us that most companies of any size never see. We benefit from faster revenue growth in the programmatic industry at large, strong profitability and strong operating leverage. We expect to continue to see this for the foreseeable future.

We often benchmark our results against the 40% Rule of other SaaS companies in which the health of a company is expressed as the sum of a its growth rate and its EBITDA margin. 40% is healthy and we're on pace to be about two times that (80%) this year, and even though we are investing our future as fast as we can.

Programmatic is only getting started, it is growing. We believe it will continue to grow and as our numbers quarter-after-quarter show, we are growing even faster. We anticipate these trends will continue for the rest of this year and into 2019.

Now I'd like to turn things over to Rob to discuss our operating performance for the quarter. Rob?

Thanks Jeff. We continue to add new agencies and we continue to see strong cohort growth. We have won significant amounts of new business, large global brands are moving additional spend onto our platform, including one of the largest retailers in the U.S.

These wins continue to come from a diverse group of verticals including brands and sectors such as food and beverage, retail, fashion, fitness, consumer technology and business services. While we see some incremental spend in Q4 from these new client wins, we expect all of these brands to be much bigger contributors starting in 2019, as they ramp up on our platform.

Outside the U.S. the trend is similar. Nearly every office outside the U.S. set records again in Q3 led by Spain, which grew 380% year-over-year. Our Hamburg, Germany at 206% and Hong Kong, which grew by 107% on a year-over-year basis. In Europe there were two notable wins that represent much of the success we see worldwide. One was a high-end luxury automobile manufacturer that moved from a large competitor due to our ability to partner with many publishers in those specific regions that provide premium inventory.

The other was a large global bank and financial services company that moved due to our ability to do custom attribution modeling using the advertiser's own first party data. This just cannot be done on other large competing platforms.

Now in Asia, I want to highlight some of the successes we're seeing in the Australian and Indonesian markets. In Australia we recently won one of the largest travel companies in the country. Our success was due to our omni-channel buying capabilities and a customer service and product support model that is, as our client put it, literally second to none.

Our audio spend was also very strong, growing nearly 200% on a year-over-year basis. Total Mobile dollars reached 46% of total spend in the quarter for the first time while display is now less than 30% of spend. As media continues to fragment and our omni-channel strategy continues to drive spend growth.

In Asia, all of our offices are posting good growth numbers and our client teams are regularly opening up new inventory and winning new business with large global brands.

I'm going to turn the call over to Paul to discuss our financials.

Thanks Rob
. Revenue was up 50% yoy. Adj EBITDA was up 49% yoy and net income increased 98% to a record $20.3 million, all while we continue to invest aggressively for future growth.

Revenue for the third quarter was a record $119 million, which was above our expectations and reflected increased spend by our existing customers and the addition of new customers. About 91% of our growth spend came from existing customers who've been on our platform for longer than a year.

Our operating expenses grew to $97 million in Q3 of 2018 from $61 million during the same period in 2017. This increase was primarily due to increased investments in R&D and technology as we invested for future growth.

Our adj net income was $30.2 million or 65 cents per share, compared with $15.3 million or 35 cents, a year ago.

Adj EBITDA was $36.6 million, with a margin of 31% of revenue.

Our op cash flow was about $26 million. Trailing 12 months of operating cash flow and free cash flow were $63 million and $46 million.

We continue to have zero debt on our balance sheet, and our cash position continues to climb, exiting the quarter at $166 million.

Question-and-Answer Session
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- Congratulations on a terrific quarter here. You're more bullish about 2019 and that's quite a divergent from the other SaaS companies who really aren't willing to talk about 2019 yet. Could you give some details?

A - Really appreciate the question. We have the winds at our back. We're in a better position than we've ever been at this point in the year with more confidence than we've ever had at this position in the year.

So the first thing is, just looking at our own performance, it's pretty remarkable that in Q2 and Q3, we equaled our growth rate of 2017 which, given that we're making much bigger numbers now, we're very proud, and that beat our own expectations. But it goes even further when we guide today that for Q4, we expect to accelerate and grow faster this year than we did last year.

So with all of those things happening, we're more confident for 2019 than we ever were. And I compare that to a year ago when we're looking at the next year. It's just night and day difference in terms of our confidence.

Q - Jeff, I would like to ask you to sort of simplify for us the Connected TV advertising process.

A – Sure. So first let me just give everybody a little bit of context for Connected TV. In Q1 I said the most bullish thing in this report is that inventory for Connected TV went up by a 1000%. And then the next quarter, I said the most bullish thing is that our CTV spend went up by 1000%. And I never anticipated that when we are giving our Q3 results I would once again say that CTV spend went up by 10x again. I’d never expected that to happen.

So in answer to the second part of your question. Most of digital is still sold by sales forces, which represent a tremendous opportunity for us. So, the fact that the majority of it is still sort of hand sold, if you will represents future upside. And then of course there's a macro secular tailwinds that is moving everybody off of traditional cable.

So, we've never seen it an opportunity like CTV before and I don't think we'll ever see one like it, again. It is the biggest opportunity we've ever seen probably ever will.

Q - Hey, guys, congrats on the quarter. A couple of questions. First on, I think, last quarter you talked about Google limiting how DoubleClick ID can be used. Additionally, just your thoughts maybe Facebook also kind of limiting advertised data if that's starting to benefit you as well.

A - You bet. Let me explain. So, what DoubleClick used to do is they used to share their ID with everybody. And that was great because it basically became a common currency and it was fine for the industry, it worked well. But they decided to limit the use of that mostly because of the liability of owning the search engine. That's the same thing that I believe made Facebook make the decision to not ever use their ID again.

But in our case, where it's anonymous, we are not trading in personally identifiable information or directly identifiable information because, we don't transact in that. It makes it possible for an advertiser to track exactly what they bought is something that's much more feasible for us because, again, we don't have a search engine. So as a result, we will share our ID with the large CPG, for instance and Google will not and it makes a really hard for that CPG company to know what they bought on Google and especially, it makes it impossible for them to compare the performance on Google to something else.

So, as a result, we're getting new inquiries from advertisers and agencies saying in cases where we used to spend with Google or Facebook, we'd like to spend with you. And in fact we prefer to spend with you and spend as much as we can with you first, and then we'll back-fill with them just because we don't get the insights back.

So because it's complicated and nuanced, I think, we've only scratched the surface of what we will ultimately see as a result of this policy change, it is a huge, huge advantage that we have. They made that choice because their DSP is not core to their strategy, but, of course, it’s at the center of what we do.

A - I think, that we going forward will have a more complex relationship with Amazon. I believe that Amazon is going to be a significant player in the Connected TV sort of OS as a result of their efforts and Fire and that creates an opportunity for them to have influence over advertising. But I believe that nobody has enough of the inventory under their control that they can build a walled garden. There is no walled garden playbook that will ever work in TV and because Amazon is smart they recognize that they will have to welcome demand from other players.

And so I anticipate that we'll be one of those, which I welcome and hope to be a partner of Amazon's when that time in my view inevitably comes, which will make it more complex because on another front Amazon is somewhat of a competitor in the sense that they're trying to get advertising dollars, especially for their site.

In terms of Amazon building a DSP or having efforts to go off site, I worry about them way less than I do Google or Facebook, simply because I think they have more of an objectivity problem than any other company on the planet. And as you already know, Facebook got out of the game in part because of that conflict. I think Amazon has a much tougher road than they did. So, I worry less about them than even Google or Facebook and hope that we have the complex partnership that I'm describing.

A - DoubleClick, when they made that strategic choice to remove the DoubleClick ID, from sharing with clients, it created a huge opportunity for us.

So that's been humongous for us and it means that in more and more head-to-head, we have advantage and as we continue to build out our offering, it is getting more competitive more quickly.

On the GDPR thing, there's probably not a place in the world where there was more discussion about GDPR than Germany and we just talked about how we had nearly 200% year-over-year growth rate inside of Germany. The growth in Europe has been fantastic, and we haven't seen any negative impacts from GDPR.

We've massively increased our legal resources, but more preventative because we want to make certain that we're doing the right thing and that we understand thoroughly the law everywhere in the world, so that we're constantly in compliance in doing the right thing.



Finally, some facts and figures:

Revenue

2016: 30 47 53 72 = 203
2017: 53 73 79 102 = 308
2018: 86 112 119


Revenue % increase

2017: 76 55 50 42 = 52
2018: 61 54 50


Adjusted earnings

2016: 09 23 24 33 = 89
2017: 18 52 35 54 = 159
2018: 34 60 65

Trailing earnings are currently $2.13, so the PE ratio is roughly in the range of 50x




My Take (Saul) – These guys seem so excited it’s like they just can’t believe how they landed in this unbelievable situation! It’s like they are kids in a candy store who just learned all that candy is going to be theirs and they can hardly believe it. Or guys who just learned that they won the lottery. It’s awesome!

I should build out my position as fast as possible! Obviously things have happened (that they discussed above) that have made their business and revenue and profits explode, and that have given them much more confidence than they had a year ago. I certainly feel better buying it now than I would have a year ago.



I hope this has been helpful, but for God’s Sake, don’t just buy it because I did. Do the research and decide for yourself if it’s worth the risk, the high price, and all the things that can go wrong!

Saul
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