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    Airbnb

    Online private lodging service operating worldwide
    OTC
    Medium risk

    Company revenues in 2014-2017

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    Investment Idea Details
    About

    Airbnb is a worldwide home-rental service leader. The company offers a community-based online platform that makes it easy for hosts to connect to guests on a global scale. It also facilitates rental transactions. Airbnb plans to go public in 2020.

    According to our estimates, currently, Airbnb comes to $5 billion in revenue. Given the company's profitability and a reported 30-40% revenue growth rate, the P/S ratio can soar as high as 15x by the time it goes public, which will correspond to the market cap of $75- $90 billion. Airbnb's shares now trade at about a $45 billion valuation. The expected return on investment is 80%.

    Growth opportunities

    Airbnb provides spaces in 81,000 cities and 191 countries of the world. It has hosted 400 million guests since its launch. 93% of Airbnb users are satisfied with the service.

    Looking to expand beyond basic booking services, as if February 2019 Airbnb has acquired 21 startups. 500,000 companies are using the platform to arrange business trips for their employees.

    Financials
    • Revenue growth reaches 70% every year over the past 3 years (2015-2017);
    • At the end of 2018, Airbnb brought in more than $1 billion in quarterly revenue;
    • For 2018, the company's revenue is assumed to reach about $4 billion, and in 2019 it will exceed $5 billion;
    • The company has been profitable for the second year in a row (2017-2018).
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    Public Offering Date
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    Estimated Gains
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    • Illiquidity. There is a possibility that early exit from this investment will take more than 1 month.
    • Asymmetric information. Management and current investors have access to more internal information about the company than other market participants.
    • Time uncertainty. There is no information regarding next financing round or exit strategy timeframe (IPO or M&A).
    • Share dilution. The issue of additional shares by a company may reduce the value of shares of existing investors.

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