This December marks the end of a decade that, especially, has been very positive for Netflix shareholders. The actions of the streaming audiovisual content platform have achieved more than 4,100% since the end of 2009, making them the best activity of the S&P 500 in the last 10 years.
The American company is increasingly facing more competition –this year it has lost some of its advantages over HBO– and it remains to be seen if it will be able to maintain the rapid growth of users. Even so, analysts recommend buying shares of the company, according to Reuters.
The success of Netflix and the price of the shares made the California-based entity become part of the quartet called FANG –Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet, the owner of Google– of high-performance shares. These multinationals have conquered investors throughout the decade and have contributed greatly to the recovery of Wall Street.
Netflix leads the best annual performance of the S&P 500
At the beginning of 2009, the number of Netflix subscribers was 12 million, compared to 158 registered last September. In addition to having the best overall performance in the decade, Netflix had the best annual performance of the S&P 500 in 2010, 2013 and 2015, with annual increases of 219%, 298% and 134%, respectively.
The only S&P 500 company that has led the index more than once during the decade is the Advanced Micro Devices manufacturer, which gained 80% last year and is on its way to up 132% in 2019. With a 340% rise Since the end of 2009, AMD’s growth marks a recovery after a fall in personal computer sales in the first half of the decade, when many investors wondered if the manufacturer would survive in the shadow of the semiconductor giant Intel.
Under the executive presidency of Lisa Su, who took office in 2014, AMD stopped losing money and analysts expect their results to grow more than 40% in 2019, according to Refinitiv.