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AMZN : NASDAQ : Services
$539.80 | %
Today's Range: 530.27 - 541.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 4,298,100
10/09/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AMAZON.COM INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 10.99% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)23184.019340.0
EBITDA ($mil)2016.01123.0
EBIT ($mil)512.014.0
Net Income ($mil)92.0-126.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14001.07986.0
Total Assets ($mil)52440.037898.0
Total Debt ($mil)8250.03119.0
Equity ($mil)11768.010602.0

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin41.136.46
EBITDA Margin8.695.8
Operating Margin2.210.07
Sales Turnover1.832.16
Return on Assets-0.350.47
Return on Equity-1.591.7
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio1.11.0
Interest Expense113.045.0
Interest Coverage4.530.31

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)468.0462.0
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share25.1522.95
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4142889.03010978.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 20.71 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 15.33. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, AMAZON.COM INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AMZN NM Peers 80.02   AMZN 26.94 Peers 24.31

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

AMZN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AMZN is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
AMZN 104.35 Peers 239.15   AMZN NA Peers 0.98

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

AMZN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
AMZN 20.71 Peers 15.33   AMZN -213.15 Peers -112.82

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AMZN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, AMZN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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AMZN 2.54 Peers 3.68   AMZN 17.18 Peers 32.21

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AMZN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AMZN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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