(AMZN) : Q415 Earnings Whisper

All eyes will be on, Inc. (AMZN) after today’s close. Wall Street analysts are on average expecting the e-commerce giant to post $35.99 billion in sales during the quarter. This would show a 41.69% increase from the Q315 revenue of $25.4 billion, and an increase of 22.71% from the same period in Q414. EPS in Q415 are expected to come in at $1.58, a massive growth rate of 251.11% from $0.45 per share a year earlier. Meanwhile, reports a whisper number of $1.70 per share.

As a quick reminder, Amazon reported Q315 EPS of $0.17, $0.30 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs increased 23.42% yoy to $25.4 billion versus the $24.91 billion consensus.

Fundamentally, AMZN shows the following financial data:

  • $14.43 billion in cash in most recent quarter
  • $56.34 billion t-12 total assets
  • $10.74 billion total equity
  • $100.59 billion t-12 revenue
  • ($241 million) annual net income
  • $1.95 billion free cash flow

On valuation metrics, Amazon shares have a trailing-12 price/sales ratio of 2.72 and a price/book for the same period of 22.01. EPS is $0.69. The name has a market cap of $285.78 billion and a median Street price target of $760.00 with a high target of $900.00. Currently there are 33 analysts that rate AMZN a ‘Buy’, 6 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analyst rates it a ‘Sell’.

In terms of share statistics, has a total of 468.76 million shares outstanding with 17.82% held by insiders and 67.50% held by institutions. The stock’s short interest currently stands at 1.27%, bringing the total number of shares sold short to 4.89 million.

Shares of Seattle Washington-based company are up 90.17% year-over-year ; down 13.69% since the beginning of the year.

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