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More on Citi's Internet coverage launch: Analyst Mark May, taking over for the fired Mark...
More on Citi's Internet coverage launch: Analyst Mark May, taking over for the fired Mark Mahaney, predicts Google (GOOG) will benefit from advertiser and publisher interest in consolidating ad sales/spend, so as to benefit from better scale and data. He notes Google has made the most progress in creating an end-to-end ad platform, but cautions more work is needed. May thinks Amazon (AMZN) can post at least a 17% CAGR over the next 5 years, and believes investors are getting AWS and other growth initiatives for free at current levels. He cites slowing top-line growth (expected to fall to 10%-15% in the next 2-3 years), caused in part by high penetration rates, as a reason for starting OpenTable (OPEN) at Sell. OPEN -3.5% AH.