Netflix's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

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Based on data from Netflix's latest SEC filings

Annual Revenue

Based on data from Netflix's latest SEC filings

Employees

Reed Hastings's photo - Chairman & CEO of Netflix

Chairman & CEO

Reed Hastings

CEO Approval Rating

84/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

1997

Headquarters:

Los GatosCalifornia

Status:

PublicIndependent Company of NASDAQNFLX

Industry Sector:

Movies & Entertainment

SIC Code:

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Competitive Analysis

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Prime Video is Netflix's #1 rival. Prime Video is a Product/Brand/Service company that was founded in , in 2006. Like Netflix, Prime Video also works within the Movies & Entertainment field. Prime Video has 992,900 more employees vs. Netflix.

Hulu is perceived as one of Netflix's biggest rivals. Hulu was founded in 2007, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Hulu competes in the Broadcasting field. Hulu generates $15.8B less revenue vs. Netflix.

YouTube is a top competitor of Netflix. YouTube is a Product/Brand/Service company that was founded in 2005 in San Bruno, California. YouTube is in the Internet Software field. Compared to Netflix, YouTube has 5,979 fewer employees.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Reed Hastings

Chairman & CEO

- -
7,100
$1.9B
$17.6B
1

CEO

- -
1,000,000
- -
$1.7B
2

Randy Freer

CEO

83/100
1,850
$100M
$1.8B
3

Susan Wojcicki

CEO

86/100
1,121
$8M
$20B
4

Jeffrey A. Hirsch

President & CEO

82/100
1,500
$125M
$3.7B
5

David Nevins

Chairman & CEO

67/100
1,050
- -
$986M
6

Jeremy Verba

General Manager

52/100
155
- -
$15M
7

CEO

- -
627
$226.7M
$1.9B
8

Warren Schlichting

President

82/100
1,153
$57.1M
$50M
9

Dale Hopkins

President & CEO

53/100
180
- -
$62.2M
10

Stephen B. Burke

CEO

55/100
64,000
- -
$35.9B

Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$17.6B

Netflix's revenue is the ranked 3rd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 7.6B. Over the last three quarters, Netflix's revenue has grown by 17.6%. Specifically, in Q2 2019's revenue was $4.9B; in Q1 2019, it was $4.5B; in Q4 2018, it was $4.2B.

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
StoryBots

May 2019

Source »
undisclosed
StoryBots is an educational media franchise that provides educational books, videos and games for kids.

These are all the companies that Netflix has acquired. Netflix's latest acquisition was StoryBots in May 2019. StoryBots is an educational media franchise that provides educational books, videos and games for kids.

Netflix Funding History

Since Netflix was founded in 1997, it has participated in 11 rounds of funding. In total Netflix has raised $1.9B. Netflix's last funding round was on Sep 2011 for a total of $200.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Convertible Note
Sep 2011
$200M
-
IPO
May 2002
$82.5M
-
Series E
Apr 2000
$50.3M
Debt
Jul 1999
$30M
-
Series D
Jun 1999
$30.3M

Total Funding: $1.9B

Since Netflix was founded in 1997, it has participated in 11 rounds of funding. In total Netflix has raised $1.9B. Netflix's last funding round was on Sep 2011 for a total of $200.0M

Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Roku operates a TV streaming platform that broadcasts a range of movies and TV episodes, live sports, music, news and others.
$6M
Jan 15, 2008
Series B
Sep 27, 2017

These are all the companies that Netflix has invested in. Netflix's latest investment was StoryBots in May 2019. StoryBots is an educational media franchise that provides educational books, videos and games for kids.

Netflix News

Today 10:10 PMAdvertisingAge India

Netflix brushes off 'streaming wars' by adding 6.8 million subscribers

Netflix says it's ready for the "streaming wars" in its third-quarter earnings report that showed sub... See more »
Today 10:10 PMThe Tech Portal

Netflix Q3 earnings meet and exceed analyst expectations

Netflix Q3 financial report is finally out, and guess what? Profits have...... See more »
Today 10:02 PMLight Reading

Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge

Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term g... See more »
Today 9:54 PMFinanzNachrichten

Netflix Adds More Subscribers, Q3 Earnings Beat Wall Street; Shares Up 7%

WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) jumped 7% in extended trading session Wednesday ... See more »
Today 9:42 PMByteFunding

Welcome! Your success will be our success

Netflix makes the case in its shareholder letter that more streaming services won't curb subscriber g... See more »
Today 9:42 PMThe Washington Post

With competition looming, Netflix hangs on to its subscribers -- for now

Netflix looks strong, but pitfalls await... See more »
Today 9:38 PMThe Financial Times

Netflix subscribers miss forecast for second straight quarter

Shares rally more than 9% after investors expected wider miss... See more »

Netflix Blogs

Netflix Press Releases

September 16, 2019centralcharts

Netflix to Announce Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Netflix to Announce Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results PR Newswire LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 16, 201... See more »
September 5, 2019PRWeb

Children's Institute to Honor Netflix's Channing Dungey and Long-Time Supporters Bridget Gless Keller & Paul Keller at 2nd Annual Cape & Gown Gala on October 30, 2019

Children's Institute (CII), the social impact organization dedicated to transforming the lives of chi... See more »
July 29, 2019PR Newswire

Netflix Joins the Academy Software Foundation

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum fo... See more »
July 26, 2019StreetInsider

Netflix's Orange Is the New Black Brings Lasting Change to Criminal Justice System With New GoFundMe Initiative 'The Poussey Washington Fund'

GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, announced today an initiative in partnersh... See more »
July 17, 2019PR Newswire

Netflix Releases Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

LOS GATOS, Calif., July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has released its second... See more »
June 20, 2019WebWire

Jens Lapidus Snabba Cash Becomes a Netflix Original Series

Netflix announced Snabba Cash, a brand new six part original series from screenwriter Oskar S�derlu... See more »
April 26, 2019WebWire

DARK Season 2 launches globally on Netflix Friday, June 21, 2019 -

Jonas finds himself trapped in the future and desperately tries to return to 2020. Meanwhile, his fri... See more »

Netflix Videos

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Summary

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Overview

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is an American media company that provides online streaming television shows and movies in several dozen countries, as well as a DVD-by-mail service. Netflix was founded in Scotts Valley, California (CA) in 1997 by Reed Ha...

CEO

Netflix's Chairman & CEO, Reed Hastings, currently has an approval rating of 84%. Netflix's primary competitors are Prime Video, Hulu & YouTube.

Website

netflix.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Netflix

  1. When was Netflix founded?

    Netflix was founded in 1997
  2. Who is Netflix's CEO?

    Netflix's CEO is Reed Hastings
  3. How much revenue does Netflix generate?

    Netflix generates $17.6B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Netflix have?

    Netflix has historically raised $1.9B in funding
  5. Where is Netflix's headquarters?

    Netflix's headquarters is in Los Gatos California, USA
  1. How many employees does Netflix have?

    Netflix has 7,100 employees
  2. What sector does Netflix operate in?

    Netflix is in Movies & Entertainment
  3. Who are Netflix's competitors?

    Netflix's top competitors are Prime Video, Hulu, YouTube
  4. Who has Netflix invested in?

    Netflix's has invested in companies such as Roku