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Coupang: The Problem Really Lies With SoftBank - Here's Why

Apr. 04, 2022 4:13 AM ETCoupang, Inc. (CPNG)SFTBF, SFTBY4 Comments


  • Coupang reported an underwhelming FQ4'21 card. However, it communicated that Q1 has been looking constructive.
  • However, we think SoftBank's huge stake in Coupang could continue to impact CPNG stock's momentum.
  • We discuss why SoftBank could remain Coupang's biggest risk in the near term.
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Investment Thesis

Coupang, Inc. (NYSE:CPNG) reported its FQ4 card early last month, which came in below consensus estimates. The company felt the pressures from the COVID-19 cases and dealt with labor supply constraints. Consequently, capacity utilization

Coupang revenue segments

Coupang revenue segments (S&P Capital IQ)

Coupang GAAP EBIT margins and FCF margins

Coupang GAAP EBIT margins % and FCF margins % by FY (S&P Capital IQ)

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