Comparing The Fundamentals Of Big Tech Stocks Following Q3 Earnings

Now that most companies have reported Q3 earnings, Benzinga took a look at some of the largest, most popular tech companies in the world to determine how much value investors are getting from a share of stock at the current market price.

Here’s a breakdown of how, Inc. AMZN 1.12%, Alphabet Inc GOOGL 1.02% GOOG 1.15%, Facebook Inc FB 1.19%, Apple Inc. AAPL 0.89% and Netflix, Inc. NFLX 1.45% look from a fundamental standpoint now that their latest quarterly financials are factored in.


A price-to-earnings ratio (PE) is one of the most basic fundamental metrics for gauging a stock’s value. The lower the PE, the higher the value. Here’s how the current PEs for these five big names compare.

Apple is the only stock of the group with a PE lower than the S&P 500’s overall PE of 22.0. Facebook, Netflix and Amazon’s PEs of over 90 are nowhere near the typical range. Apple and Amazon were the only two companies to improve their PE in Q3 compared to Q2.


However, when it comes to evaluating a stock, price is…

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