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Wayfair Stock: Pandemic Tailwinds Are Far Behind Us

Oct. 04, 2021 3:00 PM ETWayfair Inc. (W)1 Comment
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  • Wayfair's growth kick in as the pandemic period has proven short-lived.
  • In the company's most recent quarter, revenue growth declined double-digits against the onset of the pandemic last year.
  • This showed us that while consumer habits may have shifted permanently to making large furniture purchases online, we may never see those kinds of demand levels again.
  • Shares of Wayfair look expensive from an adjusted EBITDA standpoint.
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The story of Wayfair (NYSE:W) in the stock markets over the past year is one of a big boom and bust cycle. Wayfair was one of the highest-profile e-commerce stocks to pop, and early on, during the

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