Rakuten – Underestimated Potential?

Rakuten 1-Year Chart_2021Rakuten, Inc. (4755.T) is the sixth-largest e-commerce company in the world and is often referred to as ‘the Amazon of Japan.’ Besides e-commerce, the company has built up a comprehensive ecosystem that includes travel, advertising, membership cards, sport and event management, bank, securities trading, insurances, communication and messaging services, TV, digital content, and many more services. Rakuten runs a sophisticated loyalty program that encourages customers to cross-use all services in this ecosystem. Continue reading “Rakuten – Underestimated Potential?”

Ctrip.com – Plenty of Room for Growth

Ctrip 1-Year Chart_2019Ctrip.com International Ltd (CTRP) is China’s largest and the world’s second largest online travel agent by market capitalization. With over 300m users the company is a leading provider of online travel and related services, including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, package tours, in-destination services, and corporate travel management in China. Continue reading “Ctrip.com – Plenty of Room for Growth”