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A Look at Amazon’s Stock Trends

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Amazon (AMZN) has generated investor returns of -9.6% in the last month, 58.2% in the last 12 months, and 1.2% in the last five days. Over the last 12 months, peers eBay (EBAY), PayPal (PYPL), Yelp (YELP), and Yandex (YNDX) have returned 17.2%, 79.2%, 30.9%, and 56.8%, respectively.

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How much debt is Amazon carrying?

Amazon is carrying a total debt of $30.8 billion, arrived at by summing its short-term debt of $6.1 billion and long-term debt of $24.7 billion. With total capital of $58.6 billion, Amazon’s total debt-to-total capital ratio is 52.7%. Amazon has debt-to-assets, debt-to-equity, and debt-to-EBITDA [1.earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization] ratios of 0.24, 111.4, and 2.8, respectively.

Moving averages

On April 11, 2018, Amazon closed the trading day at $1,427.05. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 6.0% above its 100-day moving average of $1,346
  • 3.5% below its 50-day moving average of $1,479
  • 4.0% below its 20-day moving average of $1,636
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Relative strength index

Over the last 14 days, Amazon has had an RSI score of 35, whereas eBay, PayPal, Yelp, and Yandex have had RSI scores of 38, 40, 44, and 19, respectively.

Understanding Amazon’s earnings and sales

In 2017, Amazon posted EPS (earnings per share) of $4.68 and total revenue of $177.9 billion. Revenue rose 31% YoY. In 2018, Amazon is expected to see revenue of $284.1 billion and EPS of $8.30.

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Examining Amazon’s cash flow metrics

Amazon has $30.9 billion in cash in hand. Its price-to-cash flow and price-to-free cash flow ratios are 37.5x and 106.6x, respectively. In the last 12 months, the company has had EV[2.enterprise value]-to-cash flow and EV-to-free cash flow ratios of 38.2x and 108.6x.

Amazon’ scale

Amazon was the world’s largest Internet player, with a market capitalization of ~$690.9 billion. In comparison, eBay, PayPal, Yelp, and Yandex have market caps of ~$40.3 billion ~$91.8 billion, ~$3.7 billion, and ~$11.4 billion, respectively.

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