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Sector: Broadline Retailers
Ticker: AMZN
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Market multiple valuation of Inc. ( AMZN | USA)

The most common multiple used in the valuation of stocks is the P/Earnings NTM multiple (Price to Earnings). P/E relates the current share price with the market expectations in terms of Earnings Per Share. This multiple is used to compare a company's market value with its earnings. A company with a high P/Earnings NTM is considered to be overvalued; a company with a low P/Earnings NTM is considered to be undervalued.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of Inc. is significantly higher than the median of its peer group: around 22.00. The company valuation of Inc. according to these metrics is way above the market valuation of its peer group.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of Inc. is significantly higher than the average of its sector (Broadline Retailers): 16.39. The company valuation of Inc. according to these metrics is way above the market valuation of its sector.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of Inc. is lower than its historical 5-year average: 104.4. The (current) company valuation of Inc. is therefore below its valuation average over the last five years.

P/E Last P/E (e) 2019P/E NTM Inc.Free trialFree trialFree trial
International PeersFree trialFree trialFree trial
Broadline Retailers12.5514.9516.39
NASDAQ 10025.3424.3025.76
United States of America5.669.2411.96
Beta (Ref: NASDAQ 100)
Levered betaUnlevered beta
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AMZNNASDAQ 100Rel. Perf.
International Peers - Inc.
Company NameCtryMarket
last (mUSD) Inc.USA1 232 496
International Peers Median0.92
Wal-Mart Inc.USA351 266
eBay Inc.USA31 761 Inc.CYM91 549
Target CorporationUSA59 735
Best Buy Co. Inc.USA20 019
GPRV Analysis Inc.
Intl. Peers
U.S Patents No. 7,882,001 & 8,082,201
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About Market Multiples

Many methods can be used to value a company. In reality, business valuation is often a combination of these different approaches. One of the most widely used quantitative methods is the market multiples method. The market valuation is utilized generally as a primary market input, to provide an objective starting point for the valuation. Put simply, this method multiplies the sales or profits of a business by an industry averaged multiplier to calculate the Market Value of the business.
Current multiples include:
- Historical multiples based on standardized financials for the last completed fiscal period: Last, Last Twelve Months (LTM);
- Forward multiples based on consensus estimates for the current fiscal period and next ones: Next Twelve Months (NTM), FY0, FY1.
Current multiples based on per-share metrics (such as earnings per share or book value per share) are calculated using the last closing price, while current multiples based on company-level metrics (such as net sales, EBIT or EBITDA) are calculated using the current market cap or EV (Enterprise Value).