Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

Once simply an online purveyor of books, Amazon.com has become a marketplace for just about anything you’d want to buy.

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Member Avatar RedbirdNation (< 20) Submitted: 7/28/2014 11:05:47 AM : Outperform Start Price: $318.79 AMZN Score: -0.31

Widening the moat. Bezos is creating more and more value for its customers through continued investment. This company is going to be extremely success over the long term.

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Member Avatar andrewatnu (< 20) Submitted: 7/27/2014 12:46:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $324.25 AMZN Score: -1.69

Creating a full ecosystem

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Member Avatar ytoossi (50.16) Submitted: 7/26/2014 2:05:28 AM : Outperform Start Price: $324.25 AMZN Score: -1.69

Amazon continues to grow even at $80 billion in sales a year. They are creating a moat that will grow for the next decade

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Member Avatar youngblood58 (21.00) Submitted: 7/25/2014 1:56:35 AM : Underperform Start Price: $317.30 AMZN Score: -0.62

Long term, this is still a great investment, but short term -- let's say the next several months -- Amazon will have to prove they can increase margins and/or cut back on operating costs and also expand revenue opportunities. I don't see that happening short-term. The Kindle Fire is a success, but not a runaway hit like the iPad, and the Phone fell flat into the marketplace.

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Member Avatar nestorax (< 20) Submitted: 7/24/2014 7:35:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $317.30 AMZN Score: +0.62

Continued innovation on their kindle product line

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Member Avatar egamsin (52.28) Submitted: 7/24/2014 2:14:44 PM : Outperform Start Price: $317.06 AMZN Score: +0.61

The launch of unlimited Kindle book download subscriptions, Prime memberships, and growth in the grocery segment. More and more of my friends are getting a lot of their essentials, clothes, movies etc. from Amazon versus other websites.

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Member Avatar littorch (< 20) Submitted: 7/24/2014 11:45:44 AM : Underperform Start Price: $361.41 AMZN Score: +11.17

AMZN about to sell off. Fair Value = $320 or <. Fire is going to flame out AND Reid will pass internet tax. All not good for AMZN.

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Member Avatar MidAtlanticDad (49.55) Submitted: 7/19/2014 11:53:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $358.10 AMZN Score: -11.30

Great customer service. Huge scale. Will make a good profit once they decide to stop putting everything into growth.

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Member Avatar missyjcase (38.51) Submitted: 7/15/2014 12:22:04 PM : Outperform Start Price: $352.13 AMZN Score: -9.90

history has already given this stock a great ride, by all reports, it should continue for a long run.

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Member Avatar TMFBwithbike (36.97) Submitted: 7/4/2014 9:26:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $337.50 AMZN Score: -5.51

Will be the first or second company to $1T market cap.

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Member Avatar JoeKube (< 20) Submitted: 7/2/2014 11:32:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $333.39 AMZN Score: -4.61

Amazon is so powerful, it's like trying to stop a train! They could turn the earnings around whenever they like!

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Member Avatar Jaeger (26.41) Submitted: 7/2/2014 10:58:35 AM : Outperform Start Price: $335.30 AMZN Score: -5.11

This on line retailer will continue to expand its lead.

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Member Avatar Yeshaua (< 20) Submitted: 6/30/2014 8:36:03 PM : Outperform Start Price: $325.86 AMZN Score: -2.97

Just watch and SEE for yourselves......they are gung-ho my friends!

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Member Avatar anindakumars (20.74) Submitted: 6/26/2014 2:32:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $317.06 AMZN Score: +0.61

moat, vision, focus on customer and innovation

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Member Avatar ElCid16 (94.06) Submitted: 6/19/2014 11:51:11 AM : Outperform Start Price: $321.17 AMZN Score: -7.36

This post inspired me to pick Amazon as a long term outperform.

http://philosophicaleconomics.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/wmt/

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Member Avatar MARGMCLEAN (43.67) Submitted: 6/15/2014 2:32:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $324.86 AMZN Score: -3.87

Still lots of possibilities.

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Member Avatar DocDoo (38.59) Submitted: 6/12/2014 4:00:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $335.55 AMZN Score: -6.59

Do people still buy things on the high street? You can buy anything on Amazon without leaving your chair. You can compare the price of pretty much any non-designer product on their website and even if the manufacturer makes a loss, Amazon make a margin.The capex required to replicate their business model for so many product groups almost gives them the monopoly in online shopping. At the very least, you would always compare the price of something with what you can get it for on Amazon. Very high PE though so I'd like to see some margin improvement and growth but can't see anyone stopping them.

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Member Avatar Colton11290 (66.34) Submitted: 6/11/2014 1:27:09 PM : Underperform Start Price: $336.93 AMZN Score: +6.80

I'm going to play devils advocate on this market darling with a few simple points made from simply analyzing the financials. Looking first at the assets of the company one immediate red flag is their total assets up against their total liabilities. Over seventy-five percent of their total assets are tied up in liabilities, and that's assuming that the almost eleven billion in property plants and equipments could be sold for the full listed value (hint: it's unlikely).

Now one might say here that Amazon's current liabilities (totaling just under twenty three billion) can be paid with just the cash on hand and still have a billion dollars left over. The problem with this statement is what they spend on CapEx every year. Looking at the cash flow statement one can see that they have three billion in depreciation every year which they pay for with their capital expenditures. So they have twenty-two billion in current liabilities, three billion in CapEx spending, and only twenty four and a half billion in cash or cash equivalents. So where does this extra money come from?

Obviously it comes from borrowing. This brings us to the income statement. Now everyone knows about their low margin and lack of profits and all that so I'm not going to beat a dead (and at this point I would go so far as to say buried) horse here. Instead my concern is with interest expense. A quick look at interest expense and one can see it's been rising over the past few years. Keep in mind that this is the lowest interest rates have ever been in America. My concern is that as interest rates go up they'll be squeezed more and more.

Now, full disclosure: I'm pretty new to analyzing balance sheets. I have no formal education aside from what I've gleaned from the internet and various books. Should any of what I said in this pitch be wrong or "misguided" by all means please let me know in the comments below. CAPS is, after all, just one great learning experience. I also don't want this to be taken as me betting against the company. Amazon has huge plans and everybody knows the brilliance that is Jeff Bezos. My thoughts here are the stock is priced for perfection even after coming off of it's highs and the balance sheet suggests that perfection is not something they've yet found.

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Member Avatar NuclearSolutions (27.96) Submitted: 6/8/2014 7:58:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $331.57 AMZN Score: -5.09

Inflation leaps.....I think not stocks leaps and the rally to Dow 32,000.

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Member Avatar HayZeus (41.35) Submitted: 6/8/2014 7:31:31 AM : Outperform Start Price: $331.57 AMZN Score: -5.09

The Worlds store, bigger than any Costco or BJ's.

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