iRobot Corporation IRBT is benefiting from its diversified product portfolio. Its innovation capabilities are also beneficial. These include the enhanced version of the Genius Home Intelligence platform, iRobot H1 handheld vacuum and Roomba j7+ robot vacuum. iRobot introduced Genius 4.0 Home Intelligence and launched a version of its U.K. website in March 2022. Its investments in software related to machine vision technologies, artificial intelligence and home understanding will likely be useful in the near term.
Solid product offerings and a robust customer base have been aiding IRBT for some time now. Its innovation capabilities, operational initiatives, expansionary vision, manufacturing in Malaysia and expanding direct-to-consumer sales will likely bode well for IRBT.
iRobot’s focus on expanding its recurring revenue sources, direct-to-consumer sales channel and business from the online platform is noteworthy. IRBT generated roughly 62% of its second-quarter 2022 revenues from the online platform, including Home App, online source of retailers, e-commerce sites and IRBT’s website.
Revenues from direct sales to consumers increased 12% year over year in the second quarter. In the quarters ahead, investments in building brand awareness via campaigning through traditional retail partners on its app and website, and online retailers might significantly boost its product demands.
iRobot Corporation Price and Consensus
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In the past 60 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2022 earnings has been revised 0.1% upward.
In light of the above-mentioned positives, we believe, investors should invest in iRobot stock now, as is suggested by its current Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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IDEX Corporation IEX presently has a Zacks Rank of 2. IEX’s earnings surprise in the last four quarters was 4.6%, on average.
In the past 60 days, IDEX’s earnings estimates have increased 0.1% for 2022. The stock has rallied 10.5% in the past three months.
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