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Originally posted on VentureBeat:
With increases in revenue and higher than expected subscriber growth, video rental service Netflix is once again the darling investment among Wall Street analysts (for the most part). However, not all the comments from Wednesday’s fourth quarter earnings results were positive.
Netflix warned of increasing competition against its domestic streaming service, while celebrating its shrinking DVD-by-mail business — two subjects analysts spend far too much time obsessing over. The biggest threat Netflix faces overall has nothing to do with business in the U.S. and everything to do with the success of the company’s expansion into the U.K., Ireland, Canada, and Latin America.
Failure in these new markets would easily drain Netflix’s resources and hinder its ability to renew costly content agreements, which are expected to get even more expensive. Part of what gives Netflix an edge over domestic competitors like Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime is its vast library of…
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