Amazon Is Now A Player In Public Sector Contracts Amid 'JEDI' Award With $100B+ On The Line, Analyst Touts

  • Citi analyst Ronald Josey reiterated a Buy rating on Inc AMZN with a $145 price target.
  • The U.S. DoD awarded its $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract to AWS, Microsoft Corp MSFTAlphabet Inc GOOG GOOGL Google, and Oracle Corp ORCL
  • The JWCC replaced the initial $10 billion JEDI contract that Microsoft won in October 2019, and the DoD subsequently canceled in July 2021
  • Also Read: War Winners: Why The Defense Contracting Business Is Thriving
  • Given that four cloud providers won a portion of the JWCC, it highlights just how competitive the cloud industry continues to be and the increasing adoption of the multi-cloud approach among buyers. 
  • And while AWS remains the leader across the broader cloud sector in products, capabilities, and scale, the JWCC contract will likely boost each provider’s Public Sector practice. 
  • Josey recognizes growth at AWS is decelerating, but given product innovation and its $104 billion of Commitments along with retail wallet share gains and shares down ~20% since 3Q earnings.
  • Price Action: AMZN shares traded higher by 2.06% at $90.28 on the last check Thursday.
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