Amazon is on track to beat Apple in becoming the first trillion dollar company

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Amazon’s blowout earnings on Thursday has Wall Street analysts once again raising their price target for the e-commerce giant.

Macquarie’s, one of the highest on Wall Street at $US2,100, translates to a market cap of $US1.9 trillion. The firm says it will top the elusive $US1 trillion mark before Alphabet,Apple and Microsoft.

“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, AWS, 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 $US701.55 billion. Apple, by comparison, has a book value of $US818.38 billion. Microsoft, also considered a contender for the race to a trillion, has a market cap of $US716.57 billion.

Shares of Amazon have easily outpaced Alphabet,Apple and Microsoft so far this year, rising 33% compared to -3%, -6% and +11%, respectively.

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