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Amazon Earnings: What Will Move the Market

Amazon Earnings: What Will Move the Market



Amazon Earnings: What Will Move the Market


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Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has earnings due out on Thursday 2018-10-25 after the market closes. Special attention should be paid to the AWS business and the now burgeoning advertising business, which has become the fastest growing segment for the company.





Amazon - By the Numbers

While the numbers are driven by the individual business segments, namely e-commerce, AWS (cloud), advertising, and hardware, when all rolled up -- there is an expectation set by Wall Street -- and there are numbers at the top tier of that expectation as well. Guidance, at times, moves the market more than the actual quarter being reported -- so watch those numbers as well.

But, if there is a surprise to be had, one of those Amazon "I can't believe it" moments, it's going to have to come from advertising... and it very well may.



Current Quarter Analyst Estimates

Revenue$57.13 Billion
Adjusted EPS$3.10


What Constitutes a "Large Beat" for the Quarter

* If AMZN reports a revenue number above $58.08 Billion, that would be ahead of even the highest estimates.
* If AMZN reports an EPS number above $4.40, that would be ahead of even the highest estimates.


Next Quarter Analyst Estimates

Revenue $73.83 Billion
EPS$5.90


What Constitutes a "Large Beat" in Guidance

* If AMZN guides revenue above $75.78 Billion, that would be ahead of even the highest estimates.
* If AMZN guides EPS above $8.04, that would be ahead of even the highest estimates.


Implied Forward PE

Current Fiscal Year103.15
Next Fiscal Year70.59

* If AMZN hits the mean estimates for EPS this year, the company trades at a forward PE (for the current fiscal year) of 103.15.
* If AMZN hits the mean estimates for EPS for next year, the company trades at a forward PE (for the next fiscal year) of 70.59.



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