Netflix Shares Boosted by Successful Password-Sharing Crackdown
Netflix's shares surge as its crackdown on password sharing boosts U.S. sign-ups, signaling a lucrative investment opportunity, including for NVIDIA investors, with potential for significant monetization and growth in the coming years.
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2023-06-10 11:29

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), the streaming giant, saw a remarkable rise in shares after fresh data revealed that its crackdown on password sharing was yielding impressive results. This positive outcome presents a significant win for the company, sending a strong signal to potential investors, including those vested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA).
Netflix Shares Boosted by Successful Password-Sharing Crackdown
Analysts at Antenna, a leading data analytics firm, report that U.S. signups for Netflix experienced their highest surge in nearly half a decade following the implementation of the password-sharing crackdown. This policy has been deployed across the United States and more than a hundred other countries since May 23rd, leading to nearly 100,000 daily signups just days after the U.S. launch.

Though some churn is anticipated following the stricter enforcement, there is growing evidence to suggest that many consumers have become so accustomed to Netflix's extensive content library that they are willing to invest in a personal account, despite having previously shared passwords.

J.P. Morgan estimates that approximately 100 million Netflix users are currently sharing passwords. However, the firm projects that Netflix will be able to monetize 14 million of these users by the end of 2023, 26 million by the end of 2024, and 33 million by the end of 2025. These estimates have resulted in a wave of bullish sentiment among Wall Street analysts.

Netflix's share price received a boost from both J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo earlier this week, accompanied by a noteworthy update from Pivotal Research. The latter raised its price target on Netflix's stock from a previous $425 to a high of $535 a share. Given the current trading price for Netflix shares at roughly $420, this suggests a potential upside of more than 25%.

A large portion of this bullish sentiment stems from the successful crackdown on password sharing, alongside the rollout of the ad-supported tier in November. This recent development provides a more affordable option for viewers, further broadening Netflix's customer base. However, it remains unclear if the new subscribers are opting for the premium tier or the ad-supported tier.

As we look ahead to Netflix's upcoming earnings call, investors are hoping for more detailed insight into the success of both the ad-supported tier and the crackdown on password sharing. Both initiatives represent bold strides in the company's strategy to sustain its dominance in the highly competitive streaming market and could significantly impact the company's revenue trajectory over the coming years.

Given the reported success of Netflix's recent initiatives, the company presents an attractive investment prospect.


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