Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Amazon.com's revenues will grow 27.8% and EPS will shrink -15.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $22.27 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Last quarter, Amazon.com booked revenue of $13.81 billion. GAAP reported sales were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.88 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.23. GAAP EPS were -$0.61 for Q3 versus $0.14 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 25.3%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.2%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.0%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $62.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.04.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,348 members out of 6,728 rating the stock outperform, and 1,380 members rating it underperform. Among 1,747 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,464 give Amazon.com a green thumbs-up, and 283 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amazon.com is outperform, with an average price target of $269.55.
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