Internet Influence Indicator
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Capitalization and Sales Data is current as of April 6, 1999
** IVB: The Internet Valley Benchmark (IVB)
compares a company's zone of Web influence to that of its
peers and across industries through the use of a standard value. The set level for the IVB
is the current zone of Web influence for Internet Valley.
At this time when many investors are salivating over the next
Internet-related companies to declare themselves as publicly traded entities on the stock
market, some critics are decrying the lack of information regarding these relative
Some companies claiming to be the next big Internet-related stock have little or no
earnings, but create a strong Web influence zone, fast
growing Web community and solid technology based e-commerce
Meanwhile, many others feel that by writing of an exciting intended long-term business
plan and using artificial tricks, such as adding ".com" or other similar, but
less common measures, will be well enough to attract a greater amount of attention from
Sometimes both of these
approaches work well... But what criteria can investors use to
discern between these two types?
Over the last four years, Internet Valley has been studying the Web
influence of the leaders of the different industries: computer companies, online banking, online publications and other institutions.
As a result of our research, we have found that those companies with strong Web presence
are most likely to have a strong brand name with Web consumers, leading to an increase in
Web traffic and online sales.
For the most part, those with strong Internet brands finally -- often after a period of
time -- begin to correlate with a strong market capitalization.
We now offer you this list of Internet-related companies ranked by Web
influence, combined with upcoming IPOs that claim to be Internet companies.
The companies Web influence level is labeled IVB
(Internet Valley Benchmark). This list compares the Web influence of established Internet
companies with that of Internet-related companies that have recently filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.
Needless to say - we hope it's clear enough to every one of our readers
- that under no circumstances does this information represent a
recommendation to buy or sell stocks of any kind.
By publishing this list, Internet Valley only hopes it will offer
you some additional useful criteria to use when viewing
upcoming IPOs entering the market, in a place where many are unsure.
This publication is provided "AS IS"
without warranty of any kind.
This publication provides information in good faith, but does not provide any
warranties whatsoever, nor assume any legal liability or responsibilty whatsoever for the
accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any of the information supplied.