Will Amazon’s Stock Continue Its Ascent?

E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Normal

The debt-to-equity ratio for Amazon is normal and a non-factor. The balance sheet is strong.

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

AMZN

0.35

$5.25 Billion

$2.68 Billion

EBAY

0.22

$9.41 Billion

$4.11 Billion

OSTK

0.80

$74.53 Million

$17.00 Million

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong  

Amazon has outperformed the market over the past year, but its run hasn’t been as impressive as eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) or Overstock.com Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK).

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

AMZN

10.53%

8.02%

41.04%

116.10%

EBAY

11.95%

9.34%

76.57%

142.20%

OSTK

-0.57%

-3.07%

101.00%

16.95%

 

At $273.65, Amazon is currently trading above all its averages.  

50-Day SMA

255.58

100-Day SMA

250.66

200-Day SMA

236.43

 

E = Earnings Have Been Inconsistent    

FY2012 net sales increase 27 percent to $61.09 billion, but there was a net loss of $39.00 million. However, tech investors are much more interested in top-line growth, and Amazon has shown consistent annual revenue growth.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($)in billions

14.84

19.17

24.51

34.20

48.08

Diluted EPS ($)

1.12

1.49

2.04

2.53

1.37

 

We already know what happened this quarter. Now let’s take a look at previous quarters.

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($)in billions

10.88

17.43

13.18

12.83

13.81

Diluted EPS ($)

0.14

0.38

0.28

0.01

-0.60

 

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