US Internet Industry: What Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon Are Up To

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US Internet Industry: What Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon Are Up To PART 15 OF 15

A Quick Look at Amazon Stock

Keep an eye on Amazon’s price multiple

Amazon’s current book value per share of $48.50 compares with the expected book value per share of $62.20. Amazon (AMZN) shares are trading at a price-to-book value of ~20.2x.

In comparison, Twitter (TWTR), eBay (EBAY), PayPal (PYPL), and Facebook (FB) have current book values per share of $6.50, $10.70, $12.50, and $22.90, respectively.

The company’s price-to-sales ratio of ~3.1x compares with the estimated price-to-sales ratio of ~2.7x for 2017.

A Quick Look at Amazon Stock

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Analyst recommendations

Of the 46 analysts covering Amazon, 40 have given it a “buy” recommendation, two have recommended a “sell,” and four have recommended a “hold.” Analysts’ stock price target for the company is $1,145.89, and their median price target is $1,150. Amazon is trading at a discount of ~15.0% to its median target.

Relative strength index

For the last 14 days, Amazon reported an RSI (relative strength index) of 60 compared to 78, 87, 71, and 65 for Twitter, eBay, PayPal, and Facebook, respectively, for the same period. The RSI measures the speed and change at which prices move.

Moving averages

Moving average refers to the average price of a security over a given period of time. On September 11, 2017, Amazon closed the trading day at $977.96. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 0.10% above its 100-day moving average of $977
  • 0.82% below its 50-day moving average of $986
  • 1.2% below its 20-day moving average of $966

Amazon’s cash flow numbers on focus

Amazon has $21.5 billion in cash on hand. Shares of Amazon are trading at a price-to-cash-flow ratio and a price-to-free-cash-flow ratio of 27.5x and 53.1x, respectively. For the last year, its EV (enterprise value)-to-cash-flow ratio was 26.7x, while its EV-to-free-cash-flow ratio was 51.5x.

Earnings and sales

Amazon’s EPS (earnings per share) for the last year came on the back of total sales of $150.1 billion, which rose 24.0% annually.


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