MimeCast Analysis

Goals

To obtain a comprehensive overview of Mimecast which will ultimately illuminate details on the company's revenue sources, why their costs are so high, how they have grown so much, how their product is so unique, and any reasons for their success and high valuation.

Early Findings

MimeCast General Company Statistics

MimeCast Financial Data

Proposed next steps:

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It is suggested that research continue to further investigate and present the following: 1) Overview of the Mimecast core leadership team (approximately 20 members), their general backgrounds, and business philosophies; 2) evaluation of the company's revenue sources; 3) overview of the product pricing structure and 12-month press scan to illuminate commentary on pricing; 4) determination of if the products are truly unique to the market and why; 5) 24-month press scan focusing on the company's valuation to gain insights into the reasons behind the current and historical valuation; and 6) an executive summary of the entire project.
Alternatively, the following path can be followed: 1) a more general overview of the leadership can be performed which will identify the core team, their overall company philosophy, and values; 2) evaluation of the company's revenue sources; 3) overview of the product pricing structure and 12-month press scan to illuminate commentary on pricing; 4) determination of if the products are truly unique to the market and why; 5) 24-month press scan focusing on the company's valuation to gain insights into the reasons behind the current and historical valuation; and 6) an executive summary of the entire project.