Beyond Meats (BYND)

By stockbuyerguy1, May 7, 2019

As you may well know it shot up over 160% on its first day of trading and has continued to climb since. I think this will likely be a largely expanding market in the coming years. Any opinions on valuation or the company itself?

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The product, a pea based soylent green has few trade secrets associated with it. Substitutes will be numerous and likely better. The product is a commodity. Product differentiation will be hard. Individual producers will face a near horizontal demand curve. The opinion on this product is mixed. Its better than a veggie burger, perhaps, but it lacks a lot of what it is trying to imitate. Ohhhh excuse me it is beyond that… they can not duplicate a hamburger so they have moved beyond. As will every other major producer of such products. I’m tired of being told this is… Read more »

Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

I like the product just fine for vegetarians or those trying to cut down on meat for environmental or compassionate/ethical/cultural reasons, it tastes OK and mimics meat flavor and texture a lot better than anything else I’ve tried, though it doesn’t seem likely to be meaningfully “healthier” — and the Impossible Burger is, I’m told by our vegetarian test subjects, substantially better than the Beyond Meat burger. I agree that competition is likely to come in hard from the existing meat companies and packaged food firms, though there is clearly some differentiation among just these two products and there will… Read more »