Stock of the Day: Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Print
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Written by MsEconometrica   
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 11:35

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is  the world’s leading Internet  Company  that operates as an online retailer internationally. Amazon.com provides customers to find anything that they want to buy with low prices and fast delivery system. Amazon.com was founded by Jeffry P. Bezos in 1994 and is headquarted in Seattle, Washington. Amazon.com has almost 137 million active customers worldwide.  Amazon debuts on the web in 1995 and became the first Internet retailer to secure customers in 1997. After entering the online music and video business in 1998; Amazon.com expands into selling electronic, toys, tools and hardware in 1999. As a result of all these developments the company reports its first net profit in 2001. Amazon.com has continued its expanding rapidly with its new products such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and Amazon Route 53 since 2004. Amazon acquired “Touchco”, a touch screen technology company, in 2010. Amazon.com Inc. announced in Q2 of 2011 that it  built 15 new fulfillment centers that enable the company to store inventory and fulfill orders.

Let’s look at the financial analysis of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN).  Amazon.com has a market cap of $96.82 billion. AMZN has a tremendous P/E ratio of 92.72 and forward P/E ratio of 54.64. Amazon.com Inc. had a 26.44% EPS growth in the past 5 years. Analysts expect AMZN to have a 28.69% EPS growth in the next 5 years. Amazon.com Inc. announced that net sales up 51% to $9.91 billion in the second Quarter of 2011. Operating cash flow was $3.21 billion for the trailing twelve months in 2011. There was a 25% increase when it compared with the same period of 2010. Operating income decreased 34% to $201 million for the second quarter of 2011 results, compared with $270 million in the same period of 2010. Amazon.com expect that third-quarter sales will increase 47% to between $10.3 billion and $11.1 billion. AMZN projected operating income will be between $20 million and $170 million. Finally, Amazon’s second quarter results were ahead of analyst’s expectations on revenues and profits. AMZN had the fastest growth over a decade. As a result, analysts became more optimistic about Amazon.com Inc stocks.


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