Metaverse Stocks Profiles
Between Facebook’s (FB) renaming to Meta, the increasing velocity of digital goods purchases, and the rising interest in virtual experiences, the metaverse appears to have secured its future. But what exactly is the metaverse? The metaverse is a digital, three-dimensional world that is accessible in real-time by an unlimited number of people, allowing for social interactions, commerce, and much more. Barchart’s Metaverse Stocks list will help investors identify and compare metaverse companies to find the best investment opportunities.
Sea Limited is an internet service provider company. It offers Digital Entertainment, E-Commerce and Digital Financial Services known as Garena, Shopee and AirPay. The company operates primarily in Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Sea Limited is based in Singapore.
Roblox Corporation develops and operates an online entertainment platform. It offers Roblox Client, an application that allows users to explore 3D digital worlds; and Roblox Studio, a toolset which allows developers and creators to build, publish and operate 3D experiences and other content. The company also provides Roblox Cloud, a solution which provides services and infrastructure to power the human co-experience platform. Roblox Corporation is based in San Mateo, California.
Qualcomm Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecom products and services based on the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology. The products include CDMA-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications as well as global positioning system (GPS) products. Qualcomm's business is organized into two reporting segments as follows: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) and Qualcomm Technology Licensing. QCT reports operating results for sales of CDMA-based integrated circuit devices (chips) and system software for wireless voice and data communications, as well as GPS products. QCT's integrated circuit products are used mainly in mobile phones, wireless data access cards and infrastructure equipment. QTL reports revenues received from licenses to the intellectual property portfolio, which comprises various patent rights used in the manufacture and sale of wireless products, including Wideband Code Division Multiple Access technology solutions.
Zoom Video Communications' cloud-native unified communications platform, which combines video, audio, phone, screen sharing and chat functionalities, makes remote-working and collaboration easy. Zoom Video's solutions include Zoom Meetings, Zoom Rooms, Zoom Phone, Zoom Chat, Zoom Conference Room Connector, Zoom Video Webinars, Zoom for Developers and Zoom App Marketplace. Zoom Video's flagship solution Zoom Meetings provides high-definition video, voice, chat and content sharing across mobile devices, desktops, laptops, telephones and conference room systems. Zoom Meetings integrate with tools, such as Atlassian, Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Salesforce and Slack. Moreover, Zoom Phone is an enterprise cloud phone system that provides inbound and outbound calling via its support for native connectivity to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Meta Platforms is the world's largest social media platform. The company's portfolio offering evolved from a single Facebook app to multiple apps like photo and video sharing app Instagram and WhatsApp messaging app owing to acquisitions. Along with in-house developed Messenger, these apps now form Meta's family of products used by billions of people on a monthly basis. Meta uses metrics like daily active users (DAUs) and monthly active users (MAUs) to measure Facebook's user base. Marketers buy ads that can appear on multiple platforms including Meta, Instagram, Messenger and third-party applications and websites. Meta, thanks to its huge user base gained a significant market share in the advertising space wherein it faces tough competition from Google, Twitter, Amazon and Snapchat-parent Snap. Meta also faces significant competition from the likes of Apple (messaging), YouTube (advertising and video), Bytedance (social media) and Tencent (messaging and social media).
IMMERSION CORP. develops hardware and software technologies that enable users to interact with computers using their sense of touch. Their patented technologies, which are branded TouchSense, enable devices such as mice, joysticks, knobs, and medical simulation products to deliver tactile sensations that correspond to on-screen events. They focus on four application areas: computing and entertainment, medical simulation, professional and industrial, and three-dimensional capture and interaction.
Walt Disney Company has assets that span movies, television, publishing and theme parks. In October 2020, Disney reorganized its media and entertainment operations, which had been previously reported in three segments: Media Networks, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer & International. From the first quarter of fiscal 2021, Disney began reporting the financial results of the media and entertainment businesses as one segment, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) across three significant lines of businesses: Linear Networks, Direct to- Consumer and Content Sales/Licensing.
Match Group, Inc., the world's foremost provider of dating products, operates a portfolio of more than 45 brands. Its biggest and best known brands are Tinder, Match.com, PlentyOfFish, Meetic and OkCupid. All these brands have unique features and also the capability to both search profiles and receive algorithmic matches. The company offers dating products in multiple languages across countries. Tinder, the world's highest downloaded and top earning dating app, reflects the key catalyst for the company's year-over-year revenue growth. Based in France, Meetic is a leading European online dating brand. One of the largest brand, OurTime is a community of singles above the age 50 of any dating product. Hinge was acquired by Match. It is a mobile-only experience that focuses on users with a greater level of aim to enter into a relationship.
Okta, Inc. is a provider of identity for the enterprise. The Company's product consists of Okta information technology Products and Okta for Developers. Okta IT Products include Single Sign-On, Mobility Management, Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication, Lifecycle Management and Universal Directory. Okta for Developers include Complete Authentication, User Management, Application Programming Interface Access Management and Developer Tools. Okta, Inc. is based in SAN FRANCISCO, United States.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an Internet service portal. Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising. Tencent's leading Internet platforms in China are QQ Instant Messenger, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay. It has brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. Tencent Holdings Limited is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.
Matterport Inc. is a spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world. Matterport Inc., formerly known as Gores Holdings VI, is based in SUNNYVALE, Calif.
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the graphic processing unit, or GPU. Over the years, the company's focus has evolved from PC graphics to artificial intelligence (AI) based solutions that now support high performance computing (HPC), gaming and virtual reality (VR) platforms.NVIDIA's GPU success can be attributed to its parallel processing capabilities supported by thousands of computing cores, which are necessary to run deep learning algorithms. The company's GPU platforms are playing a major role in developing multi-billion-dollar end-markets like robotics and self-driving vehicles.NVIDIA is a dominant name in the Data Center, professional visualization and gaming markets where Intel and Advanced Micro Devices are playing a catch-up role. The company's partnership with almost all major cloud service providers (CSPs) and server vendors is a key catalyst.
Apple's business primarily runs around its flagship iPhone. However, the Services portfolio that includes cloud services, App store, Apple Music, AppleCare, Apple Pay & licensing and other services which become the cash cow. Moreover, non-iPhone devices like Apple Watch and AirPod have gained significant traction. In fact, Apple dominates the Wearables and Hearables markets due to the growing adoption of Watch and AirPods. Solid uptake of Apple Watch also helps Apple to strengthen its presence in the personal health monitoring space. Apple also designs, manufactures and sells iPad, MacBookand HomePod. These devices are powered by software applications including iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems. Apple's other services include subscription-based Apple News, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, new Apple TV app, Apple TV channels and Apple TV, a new subscription service.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Co is the world's largest dedicated integrated circuit foundry. As a foundry, the Company manufactures ICs for its customers based on their proprietary IC designs using its advanced production processes. TSMC's goal is to establish itself as one of the world's leading semiconductor companies by building upon the strengths thathave made it the leading IC foundry in the world.
Take Two Interactive Software is a leading developer and publisher of video games. Take Two's games can be played on video consoles, personal computers, mobile devices and tablets. The company earns revenues from the sale of disk-based video game products, downloadable contents, subscription, micro-transactions and advertising. The company develops and publishes games through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, Social Point and Playdots. Take Two's Private Division is the publisher of Kerbal Space Program. Take Two has development studios in Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. The company sells games both physically and digitally through direct relationships with large retail customers and third-party distributors. GameStop, Microsoft, Sony, Steam and Wal-Mart are the top customers.
PayPal is one of the largest online payment solutions providers that enables it to offer smooth and secure transaction facility to both customers and merchants. The company's peer-to-peer payment service, Venmo, is the key catalyst behind the solid growth in its total payment volume. The company offers domestic and international person-to-person payment facilities with the help of PayPal and Xoom products. PayPal allows customers to send payments in more than 200 markets globally. It has connections with financial service providers worldwide. Further, the company supports withdrawal of funds from bank accounts in 56 currencies and holding balances in PayPal accounts in 25 currencies. Additionally, transfer of funds supports more than 100 currencies globally.Additionally, this San Jose, CA-based company is gaining from strategic acquisitions including Hyperwallet, Braintree and iZettle that are helping it in delivering better payment experience.
Autodesk develops model-based design, engineering and documentation software. The company serves customers in architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Autodesk recognizes revenue from the sale of product subscriptions, cloud service offerings, and Enterprise Business Agreements, renewal fees for existing maintenance plan agreements that were initially purchased with a perpetual software license, and consulting, training and other goods and services.
Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest broad-based technology providers in the world. The company dominates the PC software market with more than 80% of the market share for operating systems. The company's Microsoft 365 application suite is one of the most popular productivity software globally. It is also now one of the two public cloud providers that can deliver a wide variety of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions at scale. Microsoft's products include operating systems, cross-device productivity applications, server applications, business solution applications, desktop and server management tools, software development tools and video games. The company designs and sells PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. Through Azure, it offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms and content.
Cloudflare Inc. provides platform protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software or changing a line of code. It operates principally in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, San Jose, Washington, D.C., Lisbon, London, Munich, Beijing, Singapore, and Sydney. Cloudflare Inc. is based in Denver, Colorado.
Advanced Micro Devices offers the industry's broadest portfolio of leadership high-performance and adaptive processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and end devices.
Alphabet Inc. is engaged in technology business. The Company provides web-based search, advertisements, maps, software applications, mobile operating systems, consumer content, enterprise solutions, commerce and hardware products through its subsidiaries. Alphabet Inc., formerly known as Google Inc., is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Snap's flagship product, Snapchat, is a mobile camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images called Snaps. The application is one of the most popular and trendy messaging and social media applications in the United States. It is also growing rapidly in other international markets, such as India.Snapchat's popularity, especially with teens and millennials, can primarily be attributed to its ephemerality i.e. photos/videos and text sent to friends via Snapchat disappear after sometime. Moreover, an interactive style of chat developed by the addition of stickers, doodling etc. has really caught the fancy of teens. Advertising forms the mainstay of Snap's revenues. The company is helping advertisers reach millennials and Gen Z audience, who are more active on immersive mobile platforms like Snapchat.
Amazon.com is one of the largest e-commerce providers, with sprawling operations spreading across the globe. Its online retail business revolves around the Prime program well-supported by the company's massive distribution network. Further, the Whole Foods Market acquisition helped Amazon establish footprint in physical grocery supermarket space. Amazon also enjoys dominant position in the cloud-computing market, particularly in the Infrastructure as a Service space, thanks to Amazon Web Services, which is one of its high-margin generating businesses. Amazon has also become a household name with its Alexa powered Echo devices. Artificial Intelligence backed Alexa is helping the company sell products and services. The company reports revenue under three broad heads'North America, International and AWS, respectively. Amazon targets three categories of customers - consumers, sellers and website developers.
Fastly Inc. provides infrastructure software. The Company offers cloud computing, image optimization, security, edge computer technology and streaming solutions. Fastly Inc. is based in San Francisco, United States.
Block Inc. is a technology company with a focus on financial services. Block Inc., formerly known as SQUARE INC, is based in SAN FRANCISCO.
Unity Software Inc. provides platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D content. The company platform provides set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles and augmented and virtual reality devices. Unity Software Inc. is based in San Francisco, United States.
Shopify Inc. provides a multi-tenant, cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the company's software to run business across various sales channels, including web and mobile storefronts, physical retail locations, social media storefronts, and marketplaces. Shopify's platform enables merchants to manage products and inventory, process orders and payments, ship orders, build customer relationships and leverage analytics along with reporting from one integrated back office. Moreover, Shopify hosts a huge database of merchant and customer interactions. Merchants leverage this transactional dataset to get meaningful insight into the sales channel growth prospects and consumer behavioral aspects. This improves their ability to target prospective customers more easily, which drives sales growth.