Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), despite good revenue growth and numerous business prospects, remains a very low profits company and analyst consensus for 2013 implies a forward P/E of 148. Buying simply doesn’t make sense at that price, given how large the company is and how much time it has had to convert its sales into net income, and it may even be a short candidate. Then there’s Research in Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM), which has seen a strong rally in its stock price as it appears that its new Blackberry model may actually be a strong offering in the modern smartphone market. That seems like a speculative reason to buy, however, and with net losses expected for the fiscal year ending in February 2014 as well as the current one there just isn’t a value case there yet.
We aren’t as optimistic as the sell-side on Apple’s future earnings; however, the company doesn’t have to even come close to their estimates in order to prove undervalued. Even modest growth- and we feel fairly comfortable counting on that- should carry the stock higher from its current levels.