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AMZN : NASDAQ : Services
$969.33 up 9.5 | 0.99%
Today's Range: 962.9 - 970.74
Avg. Daily Volume: 3261100.0
05/22/17 - 12:55 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AMAZON.COM INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 46.88% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)35714.029128.0
EBITDA ($mil)3484.02943.0
EBIT ($mil)1049.01116.0
Net Income ($mil)724.0513.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)21531.015859.0
Total Assets ($mil)80969.061128.0
Total Debt ($mil)7691.017512.0
Equity ($mil)21674.014756.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin43.9941.5
EBITDA Margin9.7510.1
Operating Margin2.943.83
Sales Turnover1.761.86
Return on Assets3.181.9
Return on Equity11.917.9
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.061.08
Interest Expense139.0117.0
Interest Coverage7.559.54

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)478.0472.0
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share45.3431.26
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3251664.03670794.0


BUY. AMAZON.COM INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 180.33 for the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 21.14 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 17.81. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, AMAZON.COM INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AMZN 180.17 Peers 180.33   AMZN 26.83 Peers 26.35

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

AMZN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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AMZN 81.64 Peers 108.45   AMZN 4.71 Peers 3.56

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.


Premium. 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.

AMZN trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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AMZN 21.14 Peers 17.81   AMZN 118.93 Peers 87.33

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 premium to its peers.


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

AMZN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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AMZN 3.21 Peers 4.01   AMZN 25.70 Peers 24.87

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 discount to its industry on this measurement.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

AMZN is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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