One of the biggest shifts of the last two years is how we consume our entertainment—in particular, the massive boom into live video streaming and social media participation.
Live-streaming audience numbers have EXPLODED, growing a full 45% between March and April, and was up 99% year over year. Millions of new content creators have turned to livestreaming to earn a living during Covid-19, incentivized to join the gig economy. 
Live-streaming is a market exploding at a CAGR of 28.1%, and is expected to reach US$247 billion by 2027.
Tech giants from around the world are fully aware of how high the stakes of live streaming dominance are—and it’s turning into an all-out war.
From our research, few companies appear as well-positioned as up-and-comer Hello Pal, which in a very short period since launching garnered 5.4 million users from 200 countries and regions (INCLUDING CHINA). We can’t help but notice their robust Livestreaming growth, increasing monthly receipts 25x from $100,000 CAD in November 2019 to over $2.5 Million CAD by May 2021.
In 2020 alone, their revenue grew a whopping 900%!
And new coverage from analysts, Fundamental Research Corp., puts HP share price at $21.67 CDN! We will come back to that further down.
U.S.-listed quality Chinese tech companies are now all spiking as China’s tech sector skyrockets.
Hello Pal is a proprietary suite of mobile applications built on a user-friendly messaging interface that focuses on social interaction, language learning, and travel.
The company is moving forward with new technologies, such as Livestream, to enhance the 5G revolution experience. What’s key is making connections and engaging – two things that Hello Pal is perfectly suited for.
Hello Pal’s Impressive Livestreaming Growth
Hello Pal International has experienced robust growth of its Live-streaming, rocketing monthly receipts from $100,000 CAD in November 2019 to nearly $2.6 Million CAD in May 2021. Importantly, Hello Pal is successfully monetizing its user base without paid advertising.
“Hello Pal Year In Review: 900% Revenue Growth in 2020”
It very quickly hit the coveted 5 million user mark, which is seen as an industry standard benchmark of success.
Mirroring Trends Seen from Another Livestreaming Platform Giant
By comparison, up and comer Hello Pal is starting to look a lot like the platforms spawned by giant players like JOYY Inc. (formerly YY Inc.).
For those unfamiliar with that $5.6 billion company, JOYY Inc. operates live streaming platforms, including YY Live and Bigo Live.
In Q1 2021, JOYY’s revenue grew 88.1% year-over-year to $643 million. Meanwhile, BIGO accounted for $581 million, growing 92.5% on-year revenue growth—as its paying users grew by 72.1% to 1.67 million.
Using the same approach being incorporated by Hello Pal for Livestreaming, Bigo Live grew to 400 million registered users in just 4 years since launch.
JOYY Inc. is one of the fastest-growing companies in its space that continues to expand into dozens of countries, especially in Southeast Asia. So, while JOYY Inc. and the giants are blazing a path, juniors like Hello Pal are taking advantage by catching the tailwind.
The Growing Social Media Phenomenon: Livestreaming
As heralded in a 2019 article from the South China Morning Post, livestreaming has made incredible gains in popularity in recent years. Sales revenue in China’s livestreaming market grew by 180% in 2016 and was worth $3 billion in US dollars. In 2017 alone, one company reporting selling goods worth $4.4 million in US dollars.
Unlike the US where Twitch is very popular, game streaming only makes up 20% of China’s $5 billion live streaming market. The remaining 80% comes from IRL (in real life) streamers.
Live streaming, as the name suggests, provides live video streams that can be viewed in real time online, most by mobile devices according to the latest stats. The Live Streaming phenomenon has exploded in China where there are 660 million viewers seeking content on an average day.
The streams are mostly monetized by subscribers who offer hosts gifts (virtual items, like jewels or kisses, all the way up to a virtual yacht). These are purchased using actual money online through token systems. Many of the streams are also supported by advertising, and most recently, streamers have been introducing direct sales of products in a kind home shopping network format where they offer a product directly to viewers and earn a cut of the take.
Hello Pal Delivers Engagement
Hello Pal International Inc. (OTC: HLLPF / CSE:HP) is a proprietary suite of mobile applications built on a user-friendly messaging platform. While that might sound like a broad brush, what Hello Pal promises to do is help individuals make friends all over the world and generate real engagement – one of the key analytics for all social platforms.
The app translates what you want to say and helps you understand the text of your new friends. You can communicate through text messages, audio messages, and livestream videos. Users can access 30 phrase books with 2,000 readymade, commonly used phrases to help send messages and understand the replies from new friends. The Hello Pal translation engine allows real-time language translations within the chats, enabling people to talk to each other no matter what language they speak.
Languages already available include English (US), Mandarin Chinese, Spanish (Spain), French, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai and Arabic.
Five million people are chatting through the app to learn the language of their new friends, making Hello Pal both entertaining and educational. It has the advantage of coming at a unique point in history when schools are dropping foreign language curriculums, but experts are emphasizing the importance of fluency in multiple languages.
Gaining language is just the beginning for Hello Pal. A massive factor driving Hello Pal’s shift into high gear is the addition of livestreaming. Their Livestreaming service is comparable in user experience and quality to the large livestreaming companies such as Twitch, KK, TicTok and Huya.
It also offers a proprietary digital wallet, which allows users to store and transfer digital assets and tokens, including Bitcoin and Ether based on blockchain technology.
A Strategic Alliance with Melot Group and KK
Hello Pal has joined forces with successful Melot Group in China. Melot Group is the owner and operator of the highly popular KK Livestream that enjoys over 170 million subscribers and more than 200,000 live stream hosts. Estimated revenues for Melot were $131 million in 2019.
Recently, Hello Pal International moved its operations into the KK headquarters in Hangzhou, China in order to take advantage of shared resources. KK has some 1500 employees and locations in eight global cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mumbai and Islamabad.
This strategic consolidation of offices is aimed at reducing operational costs and provide whole new efficiencies for Hello Pal.
New Features = Added Revenue Potential
Since inception, Hello Pal has been constantly working to increase its user engagement and experience to grow revenue potential. One of the features just added to the Hello Pal app is their ‘moments’, which are comparable to popular features in other apps such as WeChat and Instagram.
Moments allow people to share ‘moments’ of their lives in the form of pictures, short videos, audio and text, with other users on the platform. Moments postings are categorized by location, language and category type to allow for greater interaction. So, for instance, a ‘foodie’ in Seattle, can easily see what Korean food looks like, simply by filtering by location (“Korea”) and Category type (“Food and Drinks”).
Moments is an important part of Hello Pal’s monetization strategy, allowing increased opportunities for targeted sponsored posts.
Hello Pal Leverages Proven Educational Techniques to Drive Audience
The best way to learn a new language is to make a new friend, according to GoAbroad.com, which helps people find the resources to travel in other countries and publishes thousands of travel guides and articles each year.
In an article from GoAbroad about the top 10 best ways to learn a new language, the No. 1 tip is to make new friends. The article argues that the fastest and easiest way to learn slang, intonation, and mannerisms is through casual conversations with friends. No. 2 is to find a pen pal. You’ll help each other master a new skill when you converse in writing.
Hello Pal has managed to include both of these by offering both casual, spoken and written conversations with friends. Users immerse themselves in a new language through text messages sent to individuals. The text messages teach users to read and write in a new language.
Hello Pal’s livestream feeds also use audio clues to help new users learn how to understand and speak the language.
A Great Time for Learning Languages and Hello Pal
EF, which provides language training along with cultural exchange and educational travel around the globe, clearly endorses learning new languages. EF tells its followers, though, that learning a new language offers much more than the opportunity for an exotic vacation. Adding a second language to your resume and your application will stand out from the crowd. Companies with international offices are inclined to hire people who speak the language of both home and field offices.
As the world becomes more global, many colleges and K-12 schools are cutting foreign language programs. That means fewer people are learning a second language in school. But if America is to actively participate in a multilingual world, then a multicultural education is crucial, according to a New York Times opinion piece published recently. Learning a second (or third) language is key to a multicultural outlook.
Analyst coverage: Fundamental Research Corp.
Let’s see what Fundamental Research Corp. thinks of Hello Pal.
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Fundamental Research Corp. evaluation puts Hello Pal share price at $21.67
Read complete report here: https://simplywall.st/stocks/ca/software/cse-hp/hello-pal-international-shares
All of these factors play in Hello Pal’s interesting strategy. Taken in context with its Livestreaming platform, Hello Pal is a truly unique application suite.
As apps go, those that are most successful provide something that is of real use to a broad audience with proven revenue streams. So, while there is plenty of room to grow, it appears that Hello Pal is well on its way in this dynamic, emerging space.
- People are eager to download and use the Hello pal app. With only minimal marketing, Hello Pal has passed 5,400,000 users – the industry benchmark for success.
- Hello Pal is getting 5,000 to 6,000 new signups daily.
- Hello Pal has increased Livestreaming receipts from $100k to $2.1 million per month in just over a year without the need for paid advertising.
- Hello Pal had 900% revenue growth in 2020.
- Hello Pal has formed a strategic relationship with social media powerhouse Merlot (KK), a large, successful livestreaming company in China, where livestreaming is wildly popular and positions Hello Pal alongside giants like Tencent and JOYY Inc.
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