Analyst Rob Sanderson of brokerage firm MKM offers his two cents on Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) after updating his comparison of trends for large U.S. retailers and seeing how AMZN’s second-quarter sizes up in comparison.
The analyst sings the praises of the retail web giant for continuing to outclass traditional retailer rivals by a considerable profit margin. As “international growth has broken out over the past several quarters on the back of the Prime flywheel gaining momentum, achieving a multi-year high of 28% last quarter,” the path to profitability appears golden for AMZN, from Sanderson’s viewpoint.
“Once again, AMZN is outperforming by a wide margin, growing at well over 10x the industry. We estimate that in retail categories where AMZN has reasonable participation, the company has about 3.1% share of revenue and 5.6% share of merchandise value. We think the addressable market could more than double over several years with autos, business supplies, groceries and food delivery. We also think expectations for int’l growth continue to be too low,” he concludes.
Sanderson reiterates a Buy rating on Amazon shares, with a price target of $995, which represents just under a 29% increase from where the shares last closed.
According to TipRanks, which measures analysts’ and bloggers’ success rate based on how their calls perform, four-star analyst Rob Sanderson is ranked #863 out of 4,147 analysts. Sanderson has a 62% success rating and realizes 3.4% in his annual returns. When recommending AMZN, Sanderson gains 20.1% in average profits on the stock.
TipRanks analytics exhibit AMZN as a Strong Buy. Based on 33 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 31 rate a Buy on AMZN, while 2 maintain a Hold. The consensus price target stands at $888.45, marking a nearly 15% upside from where the stock is currently trading.