This US giant is on track to become the world's first trillion dollar company
- Amazon could beat Microsoft to be the first trillion dollar company, Macquarie says.
- The bank's new price target translates to a market cap of $1.19 trillion.
Amazon's blowout earnings on Thursday has Wall Street analysts once again raising their price target for the e-commerce giant.
"We believe that even without margin expansion in core retail, the other businesses can drive significant profit growth over the coming years and will make AMZN the first trillion dollar company," analyst Benjamin Schachter told clients Friday.
Amazon's margin expansion — up to 37.5% from 22% less than a decade ago — is largely coming from things other than its own retail sales, like third-party sellers and Amazon Web Services, or AWS.
"As its core 1st and 3rd party retail sales continue to take significant share from virtually all competitors, its subscription business, Amazon Web Services, and advertising business are all exceeding expectations markedly," Macquarie said.
Amazon, which spiked more than 7% following blowout earnings, currently has a market cap of $701.55 billion. Apple, by comparison, has a book value of $818.38 billion. Microsoft, also considered a contender for the race to a trillion, has a market cap of $716.57 billion.
Receive a single WhatsApp message every morning with all our latest news: Sign up here.
- 'Avengers: Infinity War' is worth the 10-year wait and will rip your heart out
- 'We were maybe a little bit naive': Grindrod Bank has un-redacted its executive pay numbers
- Lawyers say Tiger Brands may have to pay listeriosis victims up to R3 million each
- This cheap breast cancer drug – and 3,600 other medicines – is not on sale in SA due to a massive approval backlog