Alphabet Led Its Internet Peers in Global Market Cap on June 27



Alphabet’s scale

On June 27, 2017, Alphabet (GOOG) was the largest Internet player in terms of global market capitalization—$639.2 billion. In comparison, its peers had the following market cap levels:

  • Facebook (FB): $432.2 billion
  • Alibaba (BABA): $361.8 billion
  • Amazon (AMZN): $462.3 billion
  • Twitter (TWTR): ~$13.1 billion
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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Alphabet (GOOG) generated investor returns of -4.5% in the trailing-one-month period and 38.8% in the trailing-12-month period. The company’s stock price lost 2.5% in the trailing-five-day period.

Moving averages

On June 27, 2017, Alphabet stock was trading at $927.33. This price was 5.4% above its 100-day moving average of $880.00, 0.61% below its 50-day moving average of $933.00, and 3.3% below its 20-day moving average of $959.00.

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Alphabet’s cash flow numbers in focus

Alphabet has cash in hand of ~$92.5 billion. Alphabet stock is trading at a price-to-cash-flow multiple of 17.3x and a price-to-free-cash-flow multiple of 23.5x.

For the last one-year period, the company’s enterprise-value-to-cash-flow multiple was 14.8x, and its enterprise-value-to-cash-flow multiple was 20.3x.

Enterprise value measures a company’s total value, and it’s often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market capitalization.

Alphabet’s price multiples

On June 27, 2017, Alphabet was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA[1. enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization] multiple of 13.1x. Among its peers, Facebook, Alibaba, Amazon, and Twitter, had EV-to-EBITDA multiples of ~17.1x, 23.7x, 23.7x, and 17.5x, respectively.


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