Needham Sees 5 Reasons to be Optimistic on Magnite's (MGNI) Growth Going Forward

May 11, 2021 7:11 AM EDT
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Needham & Company analyst Laura Martin reiterated a Buy rating and $70.00 price target on Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI) after the company reported unimpressive 1Q21 CTV growth of 32% y/y (vs SpotX at 70% and Roku at 100% y/y). However, that changed on April 30th when the company acquired SpotX, which doubles MGNI's CTV revenue and at 2x-4x higher EBITDA margins.

The analyst offered 5 reasons to be optimistic about growth going forward:

1) 1Q21 revenues were up 34% y/y and adjusted EBITDA was up 235% y/y.

2) Together, MGNI and SpotX represent the largest digital video Sell-Side Platform (SSP) in a winner take all industry

3) Advertising revs are closely correlated to GDP growth. After shrinking by 3.5% in 2020, US GDP is projected to grow by 6.5% in 2021.

4) The growing the total addressable market (TAM) is a more valuable upside driver than take-rate.

5) MGNI's total revs are estimated to be 30% exposed to Cookies in 1Q21. Since CTV revenue is growing much faster than MGNI's total revs, risk from Cookies deprecation is falling since CTV has no Cookies.

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Shares of Magnite closed at $28.56 yesterday.

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