Notable Earnings: Amazon.com (AMZN), Google Inc. (GOOG), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Microsoft (MSFT)

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) shares are up $19.09 to $408.36 in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported its first quarter earnings results.

The e-commerce giant reported earnings of ($0.12) per share on revenues of $22.72 billion, up 15.1% from $19.74 billion a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of ($0.12) on revenues of $22.38 billion. For the current quarter, net loss was $57 million, or $0.12 per share, compared with net income of $108 million, or $0.23 per share, in first quarter 2014.

For Q2/15, AMZN provided revenue guidance of $20.6 – $22.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $22.12 billion.

On valuation measures, Amazon.com Inc. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 2.69 million shares, trade at a forward P/E of 165.29 and a P/E to growth ratio of 42.14. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $400.00 with a high target of $475.00. Currently ticker boasts 21 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 18 ’Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, AMZN has a t-12 profit and operating margin of (0.27%) and 0.20%, respectively. The $181.10 billion market cap company reported $14.55 billion in cash vs. $8.25 billion in debt in its most recent quarter.

AMZN currently prints a one year return of 18.37% and a year-to-date return of around 26%.

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

Google Inc. (GOOG) reported first quarter EPS of $6.57 after the closing bell Thursday, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.61. Revenues increased 11.9% from $15.42 billion last year to $17.26 billion. Analysts expected revenues of $17.49 billion. The stock is currently up $10.00 to $557.00 on 3.76 million shares. First-quarter net income rose to $3.59 billion, or $5.20 per share, from $3.45 billion, or $5.04 per share a year earlier.

“Google’s first quarter revenue was $17.3 billion, up 12% year on year. Excluding the net impact of foreign currency headwinds, revenue grew a healthy 17% year on year,” said in a statement Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google. “We continue to see great momentum in our mobile advertising business and opportunities with brand advertisers.”

Profitability-wise, GOOG has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 21.89% and 25.57%, respectively. The $372.30 billion market cap company reported $16.97 billion in cash vs. $3.22 billion in debt in its most recent quarter.

GOOG currently prints a one year return of 0.85% and a year-to-date return of around 2.50%.

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

Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) rallied $1.75, or 6.54%, to $25.75 in after-hours trading after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings.

The tech firm handed in earnings of $0.32 per share on revenue of $1.07 billion, beating Wall Street estimates of $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion. GAAP net income was $80.2 million, or $0.19 per share, compared with net income of $110.6 million, or $0.22 per share in the first quarter of 2014.

“During the quarter, we delivered good year-over-year non-GAAP operating margin and earnings per share expansion, through continued management of our cost structure,” said in a statement Robyn Denholm, Juniper chief financial and operations officer. “We also continue to benefit from our focus on customer diversification and we see broader healthy demand trends beginning to emerge.”

For Q2/15, JNPR provided EPS guidance of $0.38 – $0.42 versus consensus of $0.38 per share. The company also issued revenue projection of $1.09 – $1.12 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.09 billion.

Profitability-wise, JNPR has a t-12 profit and operating margin of (7.23%) and 13.81%, respectively. The $9.77 billion market cap company reported $3.45 billion in cash vs. $1.64 billion in debt in its most recent quarter. Capital expenditures were $44 million.

JNPR currently prints a one year loss of 4.56% and a year-to-date return of around 10%.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) gained $1.40 to $44.74 in after-hours trading after it reported fiscal results for the third-quarter.

In its quarterly report, the software maker said it earned $0.61 per share, well above the $0.51 per share analysts were expecting. Revenue rose 6.5% to $21.73 billion, above views for $21.04 billion. Fiscal third-quarter profit was $4.99 billion, or $0.61 per share, from $5.66 billion, or $0.68 per share a year earlier.

M’soft said the strengthening of the greenback compared to foreign currencies had a significant impact on results in the quarter. Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate changes on the GAAP amounts, revs and gross margin would have grown 9% and 4%, respectively, and operating income and EPS would have declined 4% and 7%, respectively.

On valuation measures, Microsoft Corp. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 35.63 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 17.48, a forward P/E of 15.21 and a P/E to growth ratio of 2.47. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $48.00 with a high target of $55.00. Currently ticker boasts 16 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 14 ’Holds’ and 3 ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, MSFT has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 22.12% and 30.59%, respectively. The $355.55 billion market cap company reported $7.41 billion in cash vs. $27.64 billion in debt in its most recent quarter.

MSFT currently prints a one year return of about 11% and a year-to-date loss of around 7%.

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