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Read MoreHide Full Article, Inc. (JD - Free Report) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2021 results on May 19.

For the first quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $29.9 billion, indicating an improvement of 44.9% from the year-ago reported figure.

Further, the consensus mark for earnings is pegged at 39 cents per share, indicating a 39.3% rise from the previous-year reported figure.

Notably, the company delivered an earnings surprise of 4.6% in the last reported quarter., Inc. Price and EPS Surprise, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise, Inc. price-eps-surprise |, Inc. Quote

Key Factors to Note

The company’s JD Retail segment, comprising the e-commerce business, is expected to have been the key catalyst in the first quarter.    

The launch of flagship stores of popular fashion and luxury brands like John Lobb, Stefano Ricci, Vivienne Westwoodon and Anya Hindmarch, among others, on is likely to have driven customer momentum, which in turn is expected to have aided the performance of JD Retail during the quarter-to-be-reported.

JD retail’s omni-channel initiatives are anticipated to have contributed well to top-line growth of the segment in the first quarter.

Moreover, the company’s collaboration with Italian luxury brands Prada and MiuMiu, which bolstered its omni-channel efforts, might have been a positive.

Furthermore, growing momentum of JD health that offers free online medical consultation and online pharmacy retail services is likely to get reflected in the company’s to-be-reported quarter’s results.

Growing investments in research and development are also likely to have been encouraging for the company in the quarter under review.

Additionally, the new businesses segment comprising technology, supply chain and logistics services is expected to have helped it in gaining traction across lower-tier cities in the first quarter.

Moreover, the well-performing Jingxi Business Group is expected to have aided’s performance in the lower-tier cities.

However, increasing fulfilment, marketing, and research and development expenses are likely to have been major risks to the company’s profitability in the quarter under review.

Moreover, increasing competitive pressure from Alibaba in the e-commerce market might be reflected in first-quarter results.

What Our Model Says

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Stocks to Consider

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Digital Turbine (APPS - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +6.98% and a Zacks Rank of 1, at present. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Pure Storage (PSTG - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +10.81% and a Zacks Rank of 2, at present.

NVIDIA (NVDA - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +2.51% and a Zacks Rank #2.

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