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$U $BIRD $OLO Earnings: What I'm Looking For
Unity Software Inc. ($U) - Reporting earnings this afternoon (5/10)

Here's what I'm looking for:

  • Currently trading at 15.2 trailing sales and 8.7 forward sales which sounds expensive. However, It's slightly on the cheap side on my Price-to-Sales-to-Growth ratio at 0.20 (accurately priced is 0.25). Will they maintain 40% revenue growth and keep the PSG in the range it's at?
  • Net profit margin (I guess it's more accurate to call it a net loss margin) has gotten worse each of the past 2 years. FCF worsened as well. Curious to see what direction this goes. I would guess they'll both get worse before better.
  • Operate revenue growth >50%.
  • DBNER >140%
  • Customers generating $100,000 revenue >1,100.

Current position:
Total cost basis: 27th highest in my portfolio
Time since first buy: 0.32 years
Number of purchases since: 1
Annualized return: (90.7%)
Annualized $SPY return: (30.0%)
Annualized $QQQ return: (45.1%)

Allbirds, Inc. ($BIRD) - Reporting earnings this afternoon (5/10)
This is a company that I'm partially blinded by my love of the product. Allbirds are incredible shoes. I own 5 pairs. I still think $LULU should by them. Seems like a match made in heaven.

Here's what I'm looking for:

  • Really need to see strong revenue growth. 2021 grew at 26.5%. Really hoping for 30%+ in Q1.
  • Would really appreciate if management would begin providing digital vs store revenue breakdown along with shoe vs apparel and men vs women.
  • Just curious to see what management's comments on are the conference call.

Current position:
Total cost basis: 22nd highest in my portfolio
Time since first buy: 0.51 years
Number of purchases since: 2
Annualized return: (92.5%)
Annualized $SPY return: (21.6%)
Annualized $QQQ return: (38.3%)

Olo Inc. ($OLO) - Reporting earnings this afternoon (5/10)
This was my play on the food delivery trend. I hate the food delivery apps ($DASH $UBER $GRUB whatever, they all suck and are predatory to their "contractors" and the restaurants). Olo though is just SaaS for restaurants. I'm getting pummeled in my position but I remain cautiously bullish.

Here's what I'm looking for:

  • Annualized revenue growth of 67% since 2018 is nothing to sneeze at. Need to keep it up to justify their somehow still high P/S ratios. PSG is cheap on my scale though at 0.10.
  • Gross profit margins got worse in 2021. Get it back above 80%, please.
  • Active location count growth >83,000.
  • Average revenue per unit >$525.
  • NRR >120%
  • Not sure of management will provide this metric but a modules per location update would be lovely.

Current position:
Total cost basis: 12th highest in my portfolio
Time since first buy: 1.14 years
Number of purchases since: 1
Annualized return: (61.1%)
Annualized $SPY return: 2.4%
Annualized $QQQ return: (4.1%)
Beaten-down 2021 IPOs
I love avoiding new initial public offerings for their first couple of earnings reports as a publicly-traded company -- but even more so, I love revisiting them after this 6-12 months.

Life as a newly public company is rough as expectations from analysts are wonky, and management is adjusting to a new lifestyle of increased scrutiny.

With this in mind, here's a list of 2021 IPOs I'm watching that have traded down since going public.

$RSKD Riskified -74% | $PATH UiPath -67% | $COOK Traeger -66% | $BIRD Allbirds -65% | $MQ Marqueta -64% | $CPNG Coupang -62% | $OLO Olo -56% | $COIN Coinbase -53% | $APP Applovin -51% | $EXFY Expensify -44% | $USER UserTesting -42% | $BMBL Bumble -42% | $WRBY Warby Parker -40% | $AFRM Affirm -39% | $WEBR Weber -37% | $NU Nu -31%| $RBLX Roblox -30% | $SEMR SEMrush -27% | $FIGS FIGS -27% | $MNDY Monday -13% | $DOCN DigitalOcean -11% | $CFLT Confluent -8% | $GLBE Global-e Online -6% |

Curious to hear what you all may like the most from these?

Out of this list, four are part of my Core 34 group of holdings that I aim to add to the most here in 2022.

Have a good weekend, friendly humans.
With of the four from my core 34 do you like the most?
42%Coupang
31%Roblox
15%DigitalOcean
10%Global-e Online
19 VotesPoll ended on: 05/02/22
One of my favorite small (ish) cap stocks out there. These guys have a lot going for them. $OLO
Had not heard of $OLO before this. Thank you so much for sharing your pitch :) Concise and insightful!

What were some of the other players in the restaurant industry that you were watching before you settled on $OLO?
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2021 was a great year for me, Thanks for supporting me!
Looking back at 2021, here is a list of some of the best ideas I have written about $BLND $HIMS $SEMR $SMWB $EJFA $ZIP $PCOR $OLLI $JAMF $FROG $SQSP $OLO

Let's Look at these, one by one:

Also, I own all of these, I share my portfolio here - https://moderngrowthinvesting.com/tag/portfolio/

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Modern Growth Investing Portfolio 12/01/2021
Sharing My portfolio for December 2021(Top 30 Positions - 87.39% of my overall portfolio - Ask Me Anything!)

Business I Own - Percentage
$TTD 8.23
$NOW 5.65
$APP 5.41
$HIMS 4.83
$BRLT 4.58
$AFRM 4.58
$CRM 4.35
$IS 4.22
$ROVR 3.89
$BLND 3.30
$CTSDF 3.00
$ACI 2.77
$MAPS 2.66
$TCNNF 2.56
$VYGVF 2.17
$FROG 2.13
$ZIP 2.12
$DT 2.10
$JAMF 2.09
$ADSK 1.96
$OLO 1.84
$COTY 1.83
$MDB 1.79
$BBLN 1.74
$SMRT 1.53
$SEMR 1.36
$TVAC 1.18
$ENNV 1.18
$FMAC 1.18
$OCA 1.17

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How many positions do you have any what is your process for tracking them? Do you pay closer attention to larger weighted names?
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Olo - powering restaurants
Anyone else starting to build a position in $OLO? Discovered the platform a few years back and recently learned it’s powering the Sweetgreen app, Shake Shack, Jamba Juice, and many more. Seems like a much more interesting play on the future of food POS systems vs $DASH and $UBER.

Will be interesting to see this one play out.

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Pretty great customer list - especially since Sweetgreen and Shake Shack immediately come to mind as having some of the better checkout experiences compared to other fast casual spots. Great find!
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IPO & SPAC Announcements in March 2021
Following the interest in these two topics, I'm coming back with two names that might be of interest to all of you.

IPOs
4: $OSCR | Oscar Health
10: $RBLX | Roblox
11: $CPNG | Coupang
17: $OLO | Olo, Inc.
24: $DOCN | DigitalOcean
25: $VZIO | VIZIO Holding
25: $SEMR SEMrush Holdings
26: $TDUP | ThredUp
31: $COUR | Coursera

SPACs
**_Rumors/Announcements/In talks:
Grab -- Weighs U.S. IPO Through SPAC Merger
British auto data start-up Wejo in talks to go public in $2 billion
APGB.U- Apollo Strategic Growth Capital’s SPAC deal has expanded from just Solera to include two more Vista portfolio companies: DealerSocket & Omnitracs. A deal could be valued at about $15 billion.
$QELL — Lilium, a German flying taxi startup, is in talks to merge with Qell, a SPAC led by former GM exec Barry Engle. A deal is set to value the combined co. at >$2bn.
$HZON — Swiss gambling data company Sportradar is in talks to go public through a merger with a SPAC led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly (Horizon Acquisition Corp. II)
$AGC- Altimeter SPAC is and the talks with Grab
$SVOK — Boxed, an online retailer of groceries/household products in bulk, is in talks to go public through a merger with a SPAC (Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp.)
$ENFA — Buzzfeed is in talks to go public through 890 5th Avenue Partners, a SPAC named after the Avengers mansion

#### Confirmed deals
$MOTN Ambulnz (dba DocGo), a “leading provider of last-mile telehealth and integrate medical mobility services”
$NHIC EvolvTechnology, the “leader in AI-enabled touchless security screening”
$NBA @airspannetworks, a “leading 5G technology company”
$DMYI @ionq_inc, the “first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing company”.
$GWAC  Cipher Mining, a “newly-formed US-based Bitcoin mining company”
$RTPZ @hippo_insurance, a “company that is transforming the home insurance industry”
$SOAC @deepgreenmetals, a “developer of the world’s largest estimated resource of battery metals for EVs” (pre-revenue until 2024)
$VMAC @anghami, the leading music streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa.
$CAP Doma, a disruptor in the closing process of the residential real estate industry.
$ACND Beacon Street Group, a subscription platform for financial research, software, and education.
$TWND QOMPLX, a leader in cloud-native risk analytics.
$NSH @spireglobal, a provider of space-based data and analytics.
$VACQ @rocketlab, an end-to-end space company and a global leader in launch.
$BOWX -@wework, shared workspace.
$SV -@aerofarms, indoor vertical farming.
$GNPK -@redwirespace next-generation space infrastructure.
$SPFR -
@velo3dmetal, high-value metal additive manufacturing market
$TBA -@ironsource, a business platform for the app economy
$CIIC -@arrival, EV
$MLAC - Asia Vision Network, Indonesia's fastest-growing OTT media provider
$SCPE -@rockleyphotonic integrated silicon photonic chips
$ITAC -@arbe_robotics, high-resolution 4D imaging radar technology
$FTCV -@etoro, social investment network
$SPNV -@offerpad, real estate platform
$DFNS -@ironnet, collective defense, and network detection
$CTAC -  KORE, IoT solutions and connectivity-as-a-service
$EMPW - Holley, performance automotive aftermarket platform
$EMPW — Holley, the “largest performance automotive aftermarket platform”.
$AJAX — @cazoouk, “UK’s leading online car retailer with a fast-growing presence in Europe”
$CMII -@somalogic, the “leading AI-data driven proteomics platform for advanced research and clinical apps”
$QELL — @lilium, “positioned to be the global leader in regional electric air mobility” (pre-revenue)
$LATN — Procaps Group, a “leading global pharmaceutical technology and healthcare company”

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