Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG) both reported Q4 earnings, yesterday, and investors had very different reactions to each report. AMZN stock is down 8% in pre-market trading, while GOOG stock has shot up 4% before the open.
In an apples-to-apples comparison Google’s earnings are clearly the better of the two. However, Jeff Bezos doesn’t look at short-term profits the way most analysts do. He’s concerned about building a company that’s sustainable over decades, not years.
Investors need to consider which company has the better road map for future success. In November, InvestorPlace contributor James Brumley came to the conclusion that Google’s stock was the better of the two. I, on the other hand, am not so sure. I personally like what AMZN stock is doing … but as James alluded to in his article, Google’s not exactly sitting around.
So, which is better — AMZN stock or GOOG stock? Let’s take a look.