JD.com (JD) Tops Q4 Forecasts

JD.com, Inc. (JD) reported fourth quarter EPS of ($0.04) before the opening bell Tuesday, compared to the consensus estimate of ($0.13). Revenues increased 72.5% from last year to 34.72 billion yuan ($5.62 billion). Analysts expected revenues of 32.97 billion yuan ($5.34 billion). The stock is now up 2.21% to $28.79.

On a non-GAAP basis, JD turned profitable in Q4. Excluding certain items, the company recorded a profit of 83.8 million ($13.5 million), with non-GAAP net margin of 0.2%. JD said it moved more goods than ever during the fourth quarter, with gross merchandise value reaching 85.8 billion yuan ($13.8 billion), an increase of nearly 120%.

For the full-year of 2014, gross merchandise value and net revenue was 260.2 billion yuan ($41.9 billion), up 107% from the full year of 2013. Net revenues was 115.0 billion yuan ($18.5 billion), up 66% from fiscal 2013. For Q1’15, the company expects revenues to be between 34.8 billion yuan ($5.63 billion) to 35.8 billion yuan ($5.79 billion), as compared to analysts’ expectations of 34.95 billion yuan ($5.66 billion).

On valuation measures, JD.com Inc. ADS shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 7.4 million shares, trade at a forward P/E of 703.75 and a P/E to growth ratio of 79.84. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $34.50 with a high target of $38.00. Currently ticker boasts 11 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 7 ’Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, JD has a t-12 profit and operating margin of (4.63%) and (5.29%), respectively. The $38.90 billion market cap company reported $5.2 billion in cash vs. $454.08 million in debt in its most recent quarter.

JD currently prints a one year gain of 35% and a year-to-date return of around 21.70%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.

JD.com Inc. operates as an online retailer in China. The company, which the biggest e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), retails various categories of products to customers worldwide. It was founded in 1998 and is based in Shanghai, China.

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