Why Netflix Is Feeling Lucky

With shares up by 200% over the last year, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) has investors feeling confident that its roughest days are behind it. And the company's management is acting just as self-assured lately. Netflix approved a second season of its original show Orange Is the New Black -- before introducing the first season to its 30 million subscriber base.

In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos discusses how Netflix's success in original content is affecting its business, and what investors can expect from the streamer going forward.

How that success helps Netflix and other new entrants disrupt traditional networks remains to be seen. The Motley Fool's new free report "Who Will Own the Future of Television?" details the risks and opportunities in TV. Click here to read the full report!


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  • Report this Comment On July 15, 2013, at 8:40 PM, Stockhawker wrote:

    How is it possible that Netflix is trading for more than $10? This stock price is driven strictly by the hype of the company's promoters and the uninformed investor/gambler who cannot read a financial statement. The price/earnings ratio is over 600!!!!! For you uninformed investor/gamblers, that means that if you had the money to buy this entire company today, it would take over 600 years for the company to pay for itself based on its current net income!!!!!

    When you look at the balance sheet it is even worse. There is NO VALUE THERE!!!! There are going to be thousands of shareholders who are going to take a huge loss on this stock. PAY ATTENTION!!! THE INSIDERS HAVE BEEN JUMPING SHIP FOR OVER A YEAR. Directors and other insiders have been selling their shares in droves. Just because you like Netflix on your TV does not make it a good investment. You have a better chance of saving your money if you throw it in a toilet and flushing it, hoping that some of your money will float and miss the first flush cycle.

  • Report this Comment On July 15, 2013, at 8:44 PM, Stockhawker wrote:

    How is it possible that Netflix is trading for more than $10? This stock price is driven strictly by the hype of the company's promoters and the uninformed investor/gambler who cannot read a financial statement. The price/earnings ratio is over 600!!!!! For you uninformed investor/gamblers, that means that if you had the money to buy this entire company today, it would take over 600 years for the company to pay for itself based on its current net income!!!!!

    When you look at the balance sheet it is even worse. There is NO VALUE THERE!!!! There are going to be thousands of shareholders who are going to take a huge loss on this stock. PAY ATTENTION!!! THE INSIDERS HAVE BEEN JUMPING SHIP FOR OVER A YEAR. Directors and other insiders have been selling their shares in droves. Just because you like Netflix on your TV does not make it a good investment. You have a better chance of saving your money if you throw it in a toilet and flushing it, hoping that some of your money will float and miss the first flush cycle.

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