Netflix has an unsustainable business model in the meantime.
Becky Berkman

2019-05-02 13:30:00 Thu ET

Netflix has an unsustainable business model in the meantime. Netflix maintains a small premium membership fee of $9-$14 per month for its unique collection of TV shows, programs, and movies etc, whereas, HBO charges $15 per month. With its original video content, Netflix earns a mere net profit of 28 cents per subscriber (in comparison to $3.65 for HBO) due to high programming costs and low subscription prices. As Netflix expands into international video markets, these margins cannot be feasible in the long run.

Netflix relies on vertical integration to curate more original video content with lower programming costs. As the average Netflix subscriber streams video for about 2 hours per day, this integration empowers Netflix to charge higher premiums. Netflix can run ads on the broad network of almost 150 million subscribers worldwide (60 million U.S. subscribers) as of early-2019. Ad executive heads from YouTube and JPMC to external media agencies such as UM and MediaLink view running ads as an inevitable fresh fallback route for Netflix. With $15 billion annual costs and $10 billion debt mountains, Netflix needs to find feasible ways to monetize its user base. As NYU business valuation professor Aswath Damodaran suggests, Netflix now has an unsustainable business model.

 


If any of our AYA Analytica financial health memos (FHM), blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, and notifications etc, or any other form of online content curation, involves potential copyright concerns, please feel free to contact us at service@ayafintech.network so that we can remove relevant content in response to any such request within a reasonable time frame.

Blog+More
Top 4 U.S. richest people are self-made billionaires: Gates, Buffet, Bloomberg, and Zuckerberg.
Dan Rochefort

2017-08-01 09:40:00 Tuesday ET

Top 4 U.S. richest people are self-made billionaires: Gates, Buffet, Bloomberg, and Zuckerberg.

In American states, all of the Top 4 richest people are self-made billionaires: Bill Gates in Washington, Warren Buffett in Nebraska, Michael Bloomberg in N

+See More
AYA fintech finbuzz analytic report on the U.S. top tech titans Fall-Winter 2019
Andy Yeh Alpha

2019-11-06 12:29:00 Wednesday ET

AYA fintech finbuzz analytic report on the U.S. top tech titans Fall-Winter 2019

Our fintech finbuzz analytic report shines fresh light on the fundamental prospects of U.S. tech titans Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon (F.A.

+See More
Would you rather receive $1,000 each day for one month or a magic penny that doubles each day over the same month?
Laura Hermes

2017-04-07 15:34:00 Friday ET

Would you rather receive $1,000 each day for one month or a magic penny that doubles each day over the same month?

Would you rather receive $1,000 each day for one month or a magic penny that doubles each day over the same month? At first glance, this counterintuitive

+See More
Former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff advocates that artificial intelligence helps augment productivity growth in the next decade.
James Campbell

2018-04-23 07:43:00 Monday ET

Former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff advocates that artificial intelligence helps augment productivity growth in the next decade.

Harvard professor and former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff advocates that artificial intelligence helps augment human productivity growth in the next d

+See More
Fed Chair Janet Yellen confirms with her successor Jerome Powell the final interest rate hike in December 2017.
Joseph Corr

2017-12-14 12:41:00 Thursday ET

Fed Chair Janet Yellen confirms with her successor Jerome Powell the final interest rate hike in December 2017.

Federal Reserve raises the interest rate by 25 basis points to the target range of 1.25% to 1.5% as FOMC members revise up their GDP estimate from 2% to 2.5

+See More
Goldman, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and UBS face an antitrust lawsuit.
Daphne Basel

2018-09-30 14:34:00 Sunday ET

Goldman, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and UBS face an antitrust lawsuit.

Goldman, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and UBS face an antitrust lawsuit. In this lawsuit, a U.S. judge alleges the illegal cons

+See More