Amazon.com (NAS: AMZN) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. 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 revenue will grow 30.2% and EPS will wither 92.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $12.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.
Last quarter, Amazon.com booked revenue of $13.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.86 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q1 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.0%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $63.31 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.16.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amazon.com is outperform, with an average price target of $216.43.
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