The pandemic lit a fire under many e-commerce stocks last year as more people shopped online. E-commerce stocks were among the top winners from the coronavirus pandemic on the stock market. While thousands of walk-in stores were forced to close or go bankrupt, the e-commerce industry boomed and stocks could rise even higher this year as that secular shift continues.
The coronavirus pandemic is still a long way from ending, we could see more people spending their hard-earned cash through the countless e-commerce platforms out there
In 2019, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 3.53 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 6.54 trillion US dollars in 2022. Online shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide.
APPlife Digital Solutions Inc (OTC: ALDS) mission is to grow revenue by investing and building ecommerce and cloud based businesses with intelligent solutions that make life, business and living, more efficient and just smarter.
APPlife Digital Solutions Inc.(OTC: ALDS), with offices in San Francisco CA. and Shanghai China, is a business incubator and portfolio manager that uses digital technology to create and invests in e-commerce and cloud-based solutions. The Company invests in and creates solutions for work, home life, recreation and research that makes users more productive and more efficient, whether at work, home or traveling the world. APPlife’s cloud-based businesses are designed to provide easy-to-use life solutions, often to address everyday issues and needs. They include a wide array of topics and needed services to cover the full marketplace across the spectrum. For more information visit www.applifedigital.com.
The company recently announced that they have entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire a company that provides plant-based food distribution and an end-to-end, technology-driven supply chain management system dedicated to improving connectivity, and driving efficiencies, transparency and waste reduction throughout the food industry.
The target company’s plant-based food distribution division has posted revenue of approximately $1 million for the trailing 12 months and is expected to produce $3 million in revenue by the end of 2021 and $5 million in revenue by mid-2022. The supply chain SaaS (software as a service) technology division is forecasted to achieve $1 million in revenue in 2021 and $10 million in revenue by the end of 2022.
“We chose the target based on the revenue, the business model and a strong and driven management team that will stay on and continue to operate and grow the business as a subsidiary of APPlife,” stated Matt Reid CEO of APPlife. “We are looking forward to a very exciting 2021 and we will continue to provide our shareholders and investors with updates on this transaction as well as other corporate developments as we are able,” added Reid.
Marble Arch’s valuation analysis indicates substantial share upside potential to the $0.64-$2.98 range, with further significant value upside in the making as it looks to grow its digital assets portfolio both organically and by acquisition.
- While e-commerce transcends geographical borders, APPlife has critical strategic presence in the world’s two largest e-commerce markets, China, and the US, with an addressable market worth $1.3 trillion in aggregate and rising.
- APPlife’s hybrid incubator/venture studio style business model will give the Company much greater diversity than many of its competitors and the advantage of accelerated growth.
- Moreover, the Company’s investment strategy is not limited simply to apps and websites but casts a broader net to embrace SaaS driven e-commerce platforms and cloud-based businesses.
- Such strategic flexibility gives APPlife remit to target and potentially capture a larger chunk of the market opportunity arising from the world’s ongoing process of digitalization while, at the same time, increasing its chances of commercial success in a highly-competitive industry.
Marble Arch Research notes that: “APPlife Digital Solutions is not just another e-commerce/digital technology play. Overseen by a multi-skilled and accomplished executive leadership team and Board of Directors, small-cap APPlife can claim a differentiated business model from most other app and website developers. APPlife’s hybrid incubator/venture studio style business model embracing a combination of in-house developments and investments in early stage but revenue-generating acquisitions, affords the company not only a greater opportunity to produce multiple and diverse revenue streams, but also gives it the capacity to drive a faster growth trajectory.”
Marble Arch Research continues: “APPlife’s business model lends itself to the potential for substantial value creation down the road. This claim is strongly supported by the outstanding success of an industry benchmark for this type of model, belonging to China’s Tencent. APPlife is only at the start of its journey and has yet to establish a track record of success. Taking this into account, we rate APPlife a Speculative Buy, but put it on watch for a possible upgrade to a firm BUY as we monitor the company’s early execution progress. Our valuation analysis indicates substantial share upside potential to the $0.64-$2.98 range, with further significant value upside in the making as it looks to grow its digital assets portfolio both organically and by acquisition.”