Palantir Stock Review

Palantir Stock Review
Is Palantir stock a buy? 
In this Palantir stock review video, I talk about the latest earnings report in May as well as break down the 4 Ms. 
Time Codes 
  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 00:25 – Palantir journey
  • 1:00 – Palantir News
  • 02:07 – EPS
  • 10:15 – Mos
  • 10:32 – Meaning
  • 11:27 – Palantir Competition
  • 15:07 – Moat
  • 15:25 – Management
  • 16:26 – Conclusion

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  • Transcription
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So what is going on with talent here? In this video, I’m going to talk about the latest earnings report, and then.


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We’Ll jump into a 4Ms analysis. We’ll look at the margin of safety.


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Within Tykr, and then we’ll look at the meaning mode and management.


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And then I’ll talk about what I.


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Plan on doing with the stock moving forward. Full disclosure on a long term investor in Pallandeer. Let’s dive in. So let’s quickly highlight the journey of this stock. So Palantir went public in September of 2020 at around $9 a share. A few months later, it went up to $35. And since then, it’s been on this slow decline ever since. And with the economy the way it is, especially with this bear market, especially tech stocks, Palantir has really not been a great performer. In fact, the latest earnings report caused it to go under $10.


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I think today is somewhere around seven.


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Point $80 or something like that.


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But overall, let’s dive into what’s going.


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On with the stock.


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So we’re going to talk about the.


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Good news in the earnings report and.


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Then the bad news.


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So good news is total revenue grew by 31%, which is great commercial revenue.


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They have really two segments.


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They focus on commercial, in other words, businesses and then government contracts. So with the commercial segment, they increase.


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Revenue year over year by 54%.


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Within the US, commercial revenue increased by 136%. That’s awesome. The issue is on the government side, it only increased by 16%, not nearly as high, but the customer count did increase by 86%. So let’s talk about the negative here.


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With every earnings report that comes out.


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That’S every quarter there are two numbers that analysts and institutions are looking at. Two key variables.


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There are numerous others, but the two.


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That stand out the most would be EPS and revenue. So in this case, revenue did beat expectations just by a little bit, like by point 64%. So it’s not huge, but it still beat expectations. But the miss was EPS was expected at came in at $0.02. So the stock went it was just north of $10 and it went under $10 a share. So let’s continue diving into some of the news here, especially with what others have to say. I’m going to kind of piggyback off a YouTuber. His name is Sasha Jenson. He had some really good comments on this latest earnings report, and a few of them align with a few I do not.


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But let’s just start with the items.


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I do not agree with.


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So first off, he talked about there’s.


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A negative sign that government revenue is declining. And I’m okay with that. The reason is when you look at government institutions and how many businesses there.


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Are, there are not nearly as many.


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Government institutions you can serve.


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It’s just the logic makes sense.


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There’s tons of enterprise businesses, big businesses, and there’s a lot of small and mid sized businesses, which Palantir hasn’t tapped.


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In yet, but we’ll talk about that in a little bit.


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But with the enterprise side, it’s an open field.


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They can serve a lot more. So that’s where that growth opportunity sets. That’s where you and I should be focusing on this stock if we’re investing in this business, the government side, I think that’s nice to have, but that’s not the long term focus with government.


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Contracts and businesses that I’ve been aware.


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Of that have worked with the government is you’re typically not signing a government.


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Contract for like a year or two.


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These are really long relationships. The government does a lot of homework up front, usually over the span of almost a year or more to really determine if your business is the right fit, and then they engage in a relationship in a contract that can be.


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Over a decade long.


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Not always, but I’ve seen this happen in many cases, so that’s great. These are going to be long term clients.


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That’s the goal.


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But the focus, of course, is on the enterprise side.


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So I do have to disagree.


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I don’t think that’s a negative thing.


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That the government revenue is slowing down.


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I’m completely okay with that. I like to see that enterprise and commercial increase in now, another thing I’d.


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Like to talk about here that I.


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Do agree with and I just want to expand upon a little bit is when Palantir or really any enterprise business starts working with somebody is you’re not going to sell that $500,000 or million.


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Dollar contract right away. What you do is like a try.


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Before you buy situation. You run like a pilot. That means, like in Palantir’s case, you work with a client in your first year contract might be like $100,000 or less. And the idea there is to get that customer warmed up to your platform.


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And just aware of what it can.


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Do, like the full power, full potential. And that’s when your two comes around, is when you start selling. Now, the problem is in that first year you have really high expenses with their sales.


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And this is one reason why the EPS was a mess.


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As they’re hiring a lot of sales.


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People, there’s a lot of labor.


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Sales people are typically pretty expensive.


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You have their base salary, and then there’s usually Commission or bonus on top of that, rightfully so. In this case, there’s a lot of upfront and expense and you start making those profits on customers near two and after.


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So it’s a little slower.


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But after you get a few customers.


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The momentum really increases from there. I’ve seen this with other enterprise platforms like AWS. Microsoft Azure, Adobe has the Am tool. I’ve worked in software engineering for about.


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15 years, and I’ve done a lot.


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Of work on the enterprise side implementing these large projects. And yes, it’s not as lucrative that first year, but I’ve seen contracts that we’re talking multi million dollar contracts per year after that first year, and that’s a big deal.


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So it’s a patient process in the.


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Enterprise world, but when the momentum really.


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Gets going, it’s well worth it. This is one reason why I have.


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Multiple enterprise software platforms in my portfolio for Dnet. Cybersecurity is one I like Palantir, I’ve got Velocity, which is HR, payroll, all that kind of stuff.


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Of course, Microsoft is in there, which has Azure as well.


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But anyway, back to Palantir.


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So let’s talk about a few points that I really agree with, which is.


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In the earnings report. Alex talked about profiting off world conflicts like Russia and Ukraine.


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I don’t think that’s anything to boast.


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About or really even talk about. Like if there are conflicts in the world, don’t mention that you can make a profit on it. I don’t think that’s worthy of even mentioning. You should be placing your focus on the commercial side. How can you help businesses run more efficiently?


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And that’s essentially what Palantir does.


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It’s data analytics. They use the data and businesses. And believe me, working in big business for many years, there’s a lot of wasted time, wasted meetings, wasted emails, and a lot of inefficiencies with marketing, sales and operations. Where talent here can help is automate things, remove steps in the process. In my opinion, this is a big.


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Deal for the future.


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They’re a big necessity.


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But to talk about like, yeah, if.


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There’S a conflict, we’re going to make money and then make you money. We don’t want to hear it.


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So Sasha, I agree with you.


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I thought Alex Carbs comments in the earnings report, that was poor taste. I still respect what Alex has done. I respect what his leadership team has done.


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But I do not want to hear.


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Anything about world conflicts, tensions in the world, and how we as shareholders are going to make money on that.


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That does not motivate me to be a shareholder. I’ll be honest and I know there’s a lot of people that agree with that.


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Another thing that I thought was in.


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Poor taste was Alex saying how good they were.


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And he said it many times like.


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We were very good at this, we’re.


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Very good at that. That’s the last thing I would be doing, especially if my share price was at an all time high of 35 and now it’s less than $10. My responsibility as CEO, if I run that earnings call, would be to explain why this is happening and what I’m.


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Doing about it and what my team.


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Is really doing about it to improve. We won’t be talking about those world conflicts, but we would own what’s going on and try to give some peace of mind on the exact actions we’re taking. Like, what are you doing with the enterprise side?


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This is what I’d also like to.


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Hear is how are you going to serve the small and mid sized business market, those SMBs? Because that’s a huge market too. Maybe you can come up with like a light version of your enterprise platform.


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That can serve that market.


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That’s a little lower touch.


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Maybe takes less time to onboard a.


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Customer instead of like 6912 months or longer.


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Maybe it’s like 30 days, 60 days, something like that.


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Maybe a lower price point. So I would be looking at things like that. I look at the latest Netflix earnings call they talked about, yeah, they had a miss, but what are they doing about it? They went from one revenue stream to four. That’s what shareholders want to see. That’s the positive action. We want to see Palantir.


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We didn’t really hear that.


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They kept talking about how good they.


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Were and that again was poor taste.


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So let’s dive into the forest here and then I’ll talk about what I’m.


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Doing with talent here. So with the first and let’s just take a look here at my screen real quick. Within Tykr, you can see this stock is still on sale.


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Now for a stock that’s a little.


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Less than two years in the public.


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Market, more like a year and a.


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Half, this is pretty good. Most stocks that IPO go public, they’re looking to raise funds, which means their financials are pretty weak. They’re usually going to be overpriced. So talented already is off to a good start.


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They’re on sale a score of twelve out of 20 right now with our scoring system, which is pretty good, you.


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Want to be north of ten. So twelve out of 20 is still good. And then margin of safety is 80%.


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Right now.


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I think in Tykr it’s saying seven point $55. And the sTykr price is $37, which means that’s intrinsic value, the fair value where it should be today, which I very much agree with. So the financials are looking pretty good.


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But let’s dive into the meaning of the business. This is where I spend a lot.


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Of time and this is what motivated.


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Me from the beginning.


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So this goes back to my comments on data analytics. So data is a big deal. More businesses need data to just be smarter, to get ahead of competition, to run more efficient. And this is where companies like Palantir can really thrive. They’re also enterprise software, which of course.


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I made some great comments earlier is this is really sticky.


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People are not trying something out for.


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Like a week or two.


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They’re committing to multi year contracts that.


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Can be hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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And up to millions of dollars per.


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Year for just one customer.


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I love enterprise SaaS.


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It’s a great place to be.


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Like I mentioned, I’ve got a few.


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Enterprise SaaS businesses in my portfolio.


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So that really motivated me.


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So the meeting really checks out. To go back, the margin of safety really checks out.


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So we got those two boxes checked with the competition.


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We just want to take a quick look here.


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I’m going to list a few of these. You’ve got Alterix, Snowflake, Data Dog. Splunk is another one. And looking at Alteris and Snowflake and Data Dog, these are all good businesses, and I feel they can all thrive in this market. It’s kind of like I have a few fintech stocks in my portfolio, like PayPal and Square. They can all thrive. There’s plenty of business for everybody. And I think the same for these businesses.


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The thing that for the business that has done a really good job, I have to say, is that a dog they do serve.


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They have enterprise customers, and that small and mid sized business market. And that’s a great place to be.


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When you have a platform that can serve. Like, let’s say you’ve got a company.


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With several different platforms within under its umbrella. That’s a really healthy business model. You can serve a lot more customers. There’s a lot more room to grow. So with Palantir, they’re only serving really that enterprise market.


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Of course, there’s government market.


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I’d really like to see as that.


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Business matures, they introduce some kind of SMB focused product. I think that would be a great.


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Way to get people using the tool.


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Using its power, and then maybe upselling them to something that’s a little higher end.


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So that’s what I would do, at least.


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I want to also address this.


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There’s this debate whether talent here is.


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A consulting company or a software company.


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So let’s just set the record straight.


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Consulting companies don’t have a Bolt on product. They’re really selling to generate revenue within the business model.


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For example, I’ve done a lot of.


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Work with Accenture and Deloitte are two.


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Really solid management consulting companies.


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They’re straight up consulting, though.


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They’re not providing a service and a software product. So you’re making money on both. With Palantir, they have what’s called. And you see this within enterprise software, they call Pro Serve professional service, and it’s the onboarding, it’s all the work upfront. And then there’s the ongoing support that.


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You have with that tool.


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It’s just a Bolt on service to the software. And that’s important because when you start working with these salespeople that are the.


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Salespeople of like a large enterprise platform.


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The best in class, they’re just real people. They’re down to Earth. They’re nice. They want to come in, they want to provide awesome customer service, and they take you out to dinner, go out for golf, whatever, and the best in class, they just do that like they treat people with respect. They’re not corporate. They’re really there along the way.


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And when you have people like that.


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Serving that customer, that large entity, the stickiness increases even more.


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In other words, if you were to.


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Take that salesperson out of the equation and only use the software, sure, it can be a great product, but the stickiness isn’t quite there. So Palantir is doing a really good job of building those relationships.


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They get those sales people engaged.


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They probably got a whole team interwoven with the customer there, and they’re taking care of them. They’re there to ask questions, improve the tool, just make it better over time. And that’s a big win that creates that stickiness, that scalability that we’re starting to see with Palantir. So we know that whoever is their CRO of their chief revenue officer is really leading a really solid team. So with the moat, in this case, I do check. The box at the moat checks out as well.


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I think, yes, there’s a few competitors.


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In this space, but Palantir is doing a pretty good job.


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I think they have a sophisticated product.


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And I think they have a lot.


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Of opportunity to grow in this market.


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So that box checks.


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The last M in the equation of.


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The four M is management. So Alex carpet, as I mentioned, is the CEO.


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I think he’s done a great job.


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Since the company really started in 2003. Peter Thiel is a co founder.


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If you don’t know him, he was.


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The first investor in Facebook.


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He also has a venture capital firm.


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That has invested in a lot of other businesses. I think Tesla is on that list.


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And then his early days, he started PayPal.


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So him and Elon Musk were involved.


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In that organization in the late 90s, early 2000s.


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So he has a really nice winning track record. He’s invested in a lot of businesses.


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That have done very well.


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And that’s another thing that motivated me to really turn my attention to Palantir.


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In the beginning is, hey, you’ve got a solid management team here.


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You get the right people leading the organization.


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Of course, Peter Thiel is not involved with day to day operations, but he’s on the board and he’s heavily influential.


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So with this, I do say all.


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Four Ms check out, but here’s what I’m doing. I’ve been heavily investing in the stock.


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Through 2021, and what I’m doing now.


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Is I’m still investing a little, but.


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I have a focus portfolio of about.


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Ten stocks, and I need to turn my attention to some of the other stocks because they’re all pretty much beaten down. They’re all tech stocks. So I’m slowing down Palantir, and I’m.


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Starting to go into, like, I’ve got.


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Microsoft long term hold there. Google, you got PayPal, Apple, AMD.


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There’s a few others as well.


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Fortinet Pelosi.


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So I’m starting to kind of diversify my investments.


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There still long term holder of talent here. But I think, Alex, if I were.


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You, I kind of pull back on.


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The comments around benefiting or profiting from.


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The conflicts in the world.


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And let’s really focus on the commercial side, both enterprise. And let’s see what you got. If there’s anything out there SMB related, that would be really awesome to see you guys jump into that market. All right.


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Hopefully, this video helps. We’ll talk soon.