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Amazon Poised for Growth in 2024
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In a recent webinar, Inc. shared its 2024 forecast, reported a Roth MKM research note.

Roth Capital Partners analyst Rohit Kulkarni recently hosted a webinar with an Inc. (AMZN:NASDAQ) advertising partner agency discussing trends in Amazon's marketplace. The speaker provided an upbeat outlook on Amazon heading into 2024 based on strong fourth quarter (Q4) and holiday sales momentum.

Kulkarni maintains a Buy rating and a US$180 price target.

Results and Forecasts

Amazon posted US$514 billion in sales for 2022. Kulkarni models accelerating growth to US$623 billion by 2024, driven by expanded Prime adoption and new advertising products. He sees earnings nearly tripling over that span, from a US$0.27 loss to US$3.60 per share.

Holiday Sales Commentary

The advertising partner indicated that the holiday shopping season started early for Amazon, with steady deal activity through December. Campaign performance met or exceeded expectations for most brands on the platform.

Advertising and Commission Rate Updates

While broader advertising rates rose moderately in 2023, Amazon's pricing growth slowed as it launched new lower-cost ad units. This dynamic has boosted advertiser ROI.

In a competitive response to discount apparel rivals like Temu and Shein, Amazon cut seller commissions on some ultra-low-priced clothing SKUs. This reveals Amazon's increasing sensitivity to maintaining category share.

Social Media and Audience Targeting

Amazon's slowly advancing integration with Facebook, Snapchat, and other social platforms holds promise in allowing brands to retarget Prime member audiences. However, the webinar speaker was unenthused about Amazon's initial partnership with Pinterest thus far.

In summary, the report noted that Amazon heads into 2024 with strong e-commerce momentum buoyed by advertising and Prime subscriber expansion. 


Kulkarni applies a sum-of-the-parts analysis, valuing Amazon's retail, cloud, and advertising units separately. His blended valuation approach yields a US$180 price target.

With dominant market positions across high-growth industries, the analyst sees Amazon sustaining above-market top-line expansion and significantly leveraging operating margins long-term. Advertising and Prime subscriptions should enhance Amazon's wide competitive moat.


Key downside risks would include online and omnichannel competitors like Walmart and Target taking e-commerce share through better execution or heavier investments. Additionally, higher-than-expected spending on new initiatives with uncertain returns could challenge margin targets and weigh on Amazon's premium multiple.

In summary, Roth MKM's channel checks reaffirm an upbeat outlook for Amazon heading into 2024. The company appears well-positioned to leverage Prime, advertising, and cloud synergies to drive further market share gains.

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