The global technology industry experienced a 43% drop in company filings mentions of ecommerce in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Meituan with 14% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 373 technology company filings. GlobalData’s Technology: Filings Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the technology industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

Notably, ecommerce was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q4 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of digital media and blockchain, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the technology industry, Meituan had the greatest increase in references for ecommerce in Q4 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 25 ecommerce-related sentences in the company's filings - 4% of all sentences - and an increase of 14% in Q4 2023 compared with Q4 2022. Mercado Libre’s mentions of ecommerce dropped by 11% to 24 and Zomato’s by 73% to 23 and Fiserv’s by 167% to 16 and Beijing Kuaishou Technology’s by 29% to 12.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for ecommerce in Q4 2023 was 100.

For further understanding of GlobalData's Technology: Filings Trends & Signals Q4 2023, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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