Investment legend James Anderson said something interesting: that an investor today needed to read not just Buffett’s words, but also the shareholder letters of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. I took note of Anderson’s tip and immersed myself in Bezos’s shareholder letters, getting inside the great man’s thinking, and here’s what I learnt.
When you look at a multiple, it may seem high at first glance. But it is essential to focus beyond this and understand the underlying business, its growth opportunities and what current market expectations imply. Certainly, a high multiple can be a red flag for overvaluation. However, you cannot draw any real conclusions from that multiple in isolation.