Does the New "Arrested Development" Make Netflix Stock a Buy?

The Bluths are back on May 26, and that's good news for owners of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) stock. The company saw its worldwide streaming subscriber base jump 3 million in the first quarter thanks to the lure of House of Cards, which still rates 4.5 out of 5 stars from the more than 890,000 Netflix members who've watched the show.

Importantly, Netflix has a full slate of Original Series on the horizon and in development. Jenji Kohan's Orange Is the New Black debuts in July. Animated series Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) arrives in December, followed by Narcos, Sense8, and the second season of House of Cards in 2014. Restarted series such as AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX  ) thriller The Killing also add heft, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following interview with the Fool's Erin Miller.

While Netflix stock isn't cheap at more than 500 times trailing earnings, this business is still in the early stages of global disruption. Subscribers and viewership matter more right now. With Original Series, Netflix is getting plenty of both. Don't be afraid to nibble on weakness, Tim says.

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  • Report this Comment On May 08, 2013, at 1:28 AM, AceInMySleeve wrote:

    "The company saw its worldwide streaming subscriber base jump 3 million in the first quarter thanks to the lure of House of Cards"

    You have no idea how much HoC mattered. I'd estimate the difference at 10% or fewer of that 3M.

  • Report this Comment On May 08, 2013, at 10:19 AM, DigitalMediaView wrote:

    Notice no mention of the most recent NFLX original Hemlock Grove...NFLX bulls just burying the dead duds and moving on? Bad reviews, no buzz, crashing on Google trends... So much for NFLX original program picks infallibility with that Big Data edge...

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