Amazon's shares fell on a bleak outlook and its slowest growth since the dot-com bubble burst
Amazon shares fell 10% in extended trading on Thursday after the company issued a revenue forecast that fell short of analysts' expectations.
Here's how the company did it:
Earnings: Adjusted eps of $7.38 versus estimates of $8.36, according to Refinitiv
Revenue: $116.44 billion versus expectations of $116.3 billion, according to Refinitiv
Amazon's revenue rose 7% in the first quarter, compared with 44% in the same period last year. That was the slowest pace of growth in any quarter since 2001 when the dot-com bubble burst and the second consecutive single-digit increase.
Forecasts for the second quarter suggest growth could fall further, by 3-7% compared with the same period last year. Amazon said it expected revenue of $116 billion to $121 billion in the current quarter, below the average analyst estimate of $125.5 billion, according to Refinitiv.
Like Google and Facebook earlier this week, Amazon attributed much of the slowdown to macroeconomic conditions and Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
"The pandemic and subsequent war in Ukraine have created unusual growth and challenges," Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said in a statement. He added that with staffing and storage capacity at normal levels, the company was "fully focused" on offsetting costs in its fulfilment network.
Amazon has been dealing with a number of economic challenges, including rising inflation, rising fuel and labour costs, global supply chain disruptions and an ongoing pandemic. To offset some of those costs, Amazon earlier this month imposed a 5% surcharge on some of its U.S. sellers, the first such charge in its history.
Market overview of t he flatbeds
The semi-trailer market is valued at more than $29.8 million in 2021 and is projected to reach $42.8 million by 2027, with a cagR of more than 5.3% over the forecast period.
The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2021. This leads to a decrease in The industrial production of The flatbeds . Subsequently, this led to low demand for semitrailers. Similarly, sales and production of The flatbeds declined as supply chains in The global market were disrupted. For example, The number of units produced by Schmitz's, a well-known Semi-trailer manufacturer in Europe, declined by 28% in 2019-20. The reduced production time of The flatbeds affected The company's overall productivity, resulting in a loss in The quarter.
In the medium term, the growing use of alternative fuels is likely to drive the growth outlook for the semi-trailer market during the forecast period. Semi-trailer manufacturers are adopting and developing cutting-edge technologies to improve The efficiency of The vehicle The flatbeds . Similarly, German company Kassbohrer recently launched its latest semi-trailer, covering four product groups, in response to changing trends in the industry to meet the exact needs of consumers.
Due to the versatility and flexibility of roads and trailers, most transportation in the manufacturing, automotive, construction and energy sectors takes place on roads and trailers. Semi-trailers are more popular than full trailers.
The flatbeds Key market trends
In the European Union, about 75% of inland freight was transported by road in 2020. In 2019, European roads carried about 1.7 trillion kilometres of goods. In recent years, the share of road freight flatbeds has gradually increased, while the share of railway freight has declined.
The key factor driving the growth of the flatbeds market is the increased inclination toward logistics semi-trailers. In addition, the rapid growth of e-commerce in Europe marks the core pillar of the single digital market and indicates the development of the online retail industry, which is sensing the expansion of well-organized retail space. As the e-commerce flatbeds industry grows in Europe, demand for more developed flatbeds distribution networks is rising. As the market continues to grow, demand is also expected to rise for all types of semi-trailers, most of which are used by commercial fleet operators, including express services, postal services and e-commerce delivery services.
It is expected that by 2025, the North American market will occupy the largest market share of flatbeds
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which allows free trade between the US, Canada and Mexico, will lead to an increase in fleet operations in the region. This is expected to boost flatbeds shipping due to increased business activity and consumer spending. Wabash, Modern Translead, Great Dane, and Utility Trailer are the major players in the North American semi Trailer market. These participants are focusing on collaborating to launch technologically advanced semitrailers. The North American semi-trailer market is currently in a replacement cycle, with an ageing semi-trailer population that needs to be replaced with technologically advanced semi-trailers. As a result, the North American semi-trailer market is expected to dominate the market in terms of value during the forecast period.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the most promising flatbeds market and is expected to continue this trend in the coming years. Increasing infrastructure activity and supporting investment from domestic and foreign investors are the factors leading to the growth of the Asia Pacific flatbeds market. Large projects led to increased demand for flatbeds s used to transport heavy machinery, driving the flatbeds market during the forecast period.
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