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Will JD.com (JD) Post a Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog

JD.comJD is slated to report first-quarter 2015 results on May 8. In the last-reported quarter, JD.com recorded a positive surprise of 85.71%. Let's see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Factors to Consider

JD.com posted strong fourth-quarter results with both the top and the bottom lines exceeding the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. The results were primarily driven by the company's continuous focus on enriching customer experience and operational efficiency.

The company's gross merchandize volume (GMV) also saw stable growth with marketplace, Weixin and Mobile QQ entry points, general merchandize categories, apparel and shoes, home furnishing, watches and handbags, cosmetics and auto-related products being the growth drivers. General merchandize categories saw the strongest growth and accounted for more than half of total GMV during the quarter. It also witnessed growth in active users, suppliers and merchants.

The company's investments in long-term growth, increased brandawareness, broader product offerings, enhanced services offered to sellers on its marketplace platform and expansion of fulfillment capability will further strengthen JD.com's position and drive results in the soon-to-be reported quarter.

Furthermore alliances with key international brands like eBay will help it extend its reach in foreign markets and increase its base of consumers.

JD.com has delivered as average negative earnings surprise of 474.76% over the last four quarters. We cannot conclusively say that Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) JD.com will beat estimates this quarter.

Stocks to Consider

Here are some companies, which you may want to consider as our model shows that they have the right combination -- favorable Zacks Rank #1, 2 or 3 and a positive Earnings ESP -- to post an earnings beat this quarter:

Intuit Inc. INTU with Earnings ESP of +2.34% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy)

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. CCOI with Earnings ESP of +33.33% and a Zacks Rank #3

Hortonworks, Inc. HDP with Earnings ESP of +1.18% and a Zacks Rank #3

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