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Friday, June 26, 2020

Q2.2020 - Cerence: Secular Growth Opportunity In Automotive AI Market

  • With AI-based virtual assistants becoming more mainstream, Cerence will continue to benefit from the secular demand from the automakers across all tiers.
  • The company has a deep moat and leadership in the automotive AI industry, having spent 20+ years building relationships with major automakers. BMW, Audi, and Ford are all customers.
  • Its fundamentals are rock-solid. Revenue grew 23% YoY in Q2, with operating and EBITDA margins at ~30%.

We believe that Cerence (CRNC), the market-leading provider of automotive AI technology, will continue benefiting from the secular growth of automotive AI-based virtual assistants and maintain its leading position for the foreseeable future. Despite being founded in 2019 as a result of a spin-off from Nuance (NUAN), the conversational AI company we have also rated highly, Cerence has spent over 20 years in the automotive industry as a combined entity, perfecting its technology solutions and developing relationships with the major automakers. At present, we see two medium-term key catalysts in the business as we initiate our coverage with an Overweight rating.

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