Podcast: Why Etsy Is In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and to talk about our Danger Zone pick this past week: Etsy Inc. (ESTY).

 

This niche business generates plenty of “adjusted EBITDA,” but no real profits. It also has too much market value for too small a market, especially in light of its deteriorating competitive position. Absent a textbook case of “stupid money risk,” (i.e. a grossly overpriced acquisition) the risk/reward does not look good for equity investors.

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