Chowdhry: GoPro Is 'Declining Asset Business,' No One Would Touch In M&A
- GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) shares have been on a downtrend since August, and have lost 72 percent in six months.
- Global Equities’ Trip Chowdhry said that the company is “total junk” and fundamentals are nonexistent.
GoPro preannounced its 4Q results significantly short of expectations. Revenues came in at $435 million, missing the forecasted $521 million. The company indicated plans to lay off 7 percent of its workforce.
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Analyst Trip Chowdhry commented, “Our views on GPRO have remained unchanged to what we presented on October 28'2015, February 07'2015 and February 05'2015…Many kept telling...Drones are coming, its a media company etc etc....basically investment thesis were being built on imagination.”
He added that GoPro is a "declining asset business," and is not a product company, media company or drone company. Referring to GoPro’s M&A potential, the analyst wrote, "No one wants to touch [the company],” and that it would not add any value to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
Apple may have a fate similar to that of GoPro and Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) in the absence of an immediate executive correction. Trip recommended the replacement of Apple’s current CEO and CFO with Job Rubinstein and Fred Anderson, and the letting go of Angela Ahrendts as the Retail Executive.
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