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Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN)

Price: $183.75

Industry: Nonfood Retail-Wholesale Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Wed Feb 29 11:40 EST 2012 Power Gauge Rating

AMZN - Very Bearish TM

The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for AMZN is very bearish due to very poor financial metrics and very negative expert opinions. AMZN's financial metrics are very poor due to a high price to book value ratio and relatively low cash flow.

News Sentiment Rating

Bearish AMZN Amazon.Com I..

February 29, 2012

TM

Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for AMZN is bearish. There is currently a significant negative sentiment within news stories concerning AMZN.

News Sentiment :Negative

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stock's potential.

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics Rating

Financial Metrics

Very Bearish

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

AMZN's financial metrics are very poor. The company may be overvalued and generates relatively low free cash flow relative to market capitalization.

Price to Book Value

The rank is based on a low long term debt to equity ratio relative to its industry group, high price to book value ratio and relatively low cash flow.

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities

Valuation

Returns

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

Ratio

TTM

Current Ratio

1.17

Price/Book

10.77

Return on Invest

6.2%

LT Debt/Equity

0.34

Price/Sales

1.74

Return on Equity

8.1%

Earnings Performance

TTM

Earnings Performance Rating

Neutral

Earnings Growth

AMZN's earnings performance has been neutral. The company has a history of strong earnings growth and experienced relatively poor earnings growth in the past 12 months.

Earnings Surprise

Earnings Trend

The rank is based on high earnings growth over the past 3-5 years, better than expected earnings in recent quarters, a relatively poor trend in earnings this year, a relatively high projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth

EPS Estimates

12/07

12/08

12/09

12/10

12/11

14,835.00

19,166.00

24,509.00

34,204.00

48,077.00

38.50%

29.19%

27.88%

39.56%

40.56%

$1.15

$1.52

$2.08

$2.58

$1.39

150.00%

32.17%

36.84%

24.04%

-46.12%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$0.45

$0.07

-0.38

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$1.39

$1.37

-0.02

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

35.14%

28.30%

-6.84

3-5 year EPS

EPS Quarterly Results Estimate

Actual

Difference

% Difference

Latest Qtr

$0.16

1 Qtr Ago

$0.23

2 Qtr Ago

$0.37

$0.38

3 Qtr Ago

$0.60

$0.44

FY

Qtr 1

Qtr 2

Qtr 3

Qtr 4

Total

$0.38

$0.22

$0.14

$-0.09

137.50

12/09

$0.41

$0.33

$0.46

$0.87

$2.07

-39.13

12/10

$0.67

$0.46

$0.52

$0.92

$2.57

$0.01

2.70

12/11

$0.45

$0.42

$0.14

$0.39

$1.40

$-0.16

-26.67

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Neutral

Relative Strength vs Market

Price and volume activity for AMZN is neutral. AMZN is in an accelerating price trend compared to 4 months ago and has underperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks.

Chaikin Money Flow

Price Trend

The rank for AMZN is based on its relative weakness versus the market, a negative Chaikin price trend, a positive Chaikin price trend ROC and an increasing volume trend.

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether AMZN is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Factor

Value

Volume Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

Value

52 Week High

246.71

% Change Price - 4 Weeks

-5.47%

Average Volume 20 Days

7,065,314

52 Week Low

160.97

% Change Price - 24 Weeks

-16.28%

Average Volume 90 Days

6,677,162

% Change YTD Rel S&P 500

-4.71%

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P

-9.59%

% Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

-28.44%

Expert Opinions

Very Bearish Expert opinions about AMZN are very negative. Analysts are lowering their EPS estimates for AMZN and analysts's opinions on AMZN have been more negative recently.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

The rank for AMZN is based on analysts revising earnings estimates downward, a low short interest ratio, insiders not purchasing significant amounts of stock, pessimistic analyst opinions and relative weakness of the stock versus the Nonfood Retail-Wholesale industry group.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current

Next Qtr

0.07 0.19 Current

Current FY

62%

Expert Opinions

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Current Qtr

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

1.37

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 0.07 0.19

0.00% 0.00%

30 Days Ago % Change 1.91

-0.54

Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week

EPS Estimates Revision Summary Value

Buy 0.00

Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Buy

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

0

1

3

15

Curr Yr

0

1

3

24

Next Qtr

0

1

2

16

Next Yr

0

1

3

16

Buy

Change

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Last Week Up

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for AMZN

AMZN's Competitors in Nonfood Retail-Wholesale Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

SGI shares plunge 23 pct as profit margins fall Feb 8, 2012

AMZN

35.14%

28.30%

1.31%

4.75

137.16

48,077

EBAY

14.84%

11.90%

27.72%

1.57

20.69

11,652

Arizona sends Amazon $53 million tax bill - Feb 3, 2012

IACI

-7.16%

35.17%

8.46%

0.65

27.21

2,059

NFLX

30.50%

20.59%

7.23%

-

26.60

3,205

OSTK

8.61%

20.00%

-0.11%

-

-

-

Company

Power Gauge

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Company Details

Company Profile

Amazon.Com Inc 410 TERRY AVENUE NORTH SEATTLE, WA 98109 USA Phone: 2062661000 Fax: 206-622-2405 Website: http://http://www.amazon.com Full Time Employees: 56,200 Sector: Retail/Wholesale

Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they may want to buy online. The company lists unique items in categories such as books, music, DVDs, videos, consumer electronics, toys, camera and photo items, software, computer and video games, tools and hardware, lawn and patio items, kitchen products, and wireless products.

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