Amazon and Target could join forces and crush Walmart

Munster:, Inc. (AMZN) Will Acquire Target In 2018

"Target is the ideal offline partner for Amazon for two reasons, shared demographic and manageable but comprehensive store count", Munster and his team wrote in a Tuesday note.

Walmart "dwarfs" Amazon when it comes to physical stores, according to Munster, with about 11,000 more brick-and-mortar outlets across the globe; adding Target would boost Amazon's store count up to about 2,300. Amazon continues to make headlines as it expands its e-commerce retail business across different verticals from transportation & logistics, to grocery stores & physical stores.

While the latter mostly focuses on food and produce, Target would give Amazon a retail footprint to compete against arch-rival Walmart.

Despite such challenges, Munster seemed sure that the deal would be approved.

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It's easy to think that Amazon is exclusively an online player. Assuming a 15% premium to the present value of Target shares, the acquisition would cost in the neighborhood of $41 billion, less than 10% of Amazon's market cap.

Munster explained that Amazon would have no problem funding the deal. Over the past couple of years, it has aggressively expanded onto Main Street, most notably acquiring Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 million. "What they care about is gaining wallet share", he noted.

Others believe Amazon could look to buy a small- or mid-sized bank this year.

While the business media generally accepted Munster's arguments and expanded on it with conjectures from editors and various experts, there also was some backlash in the retail community - partly about the soundness of his prediction and partly in response to what is seen primarily as a PR play. The Amazon-Whole Foods combination could help simplify Target's re-modeling strategy, as there is a considerable overlap of customers between Amazon Prime subscribers and Target.

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Of course, Amazon would have to make it past the Trump administration's review of a Target acquisition, and Trump is no fan of Bezos and his newspaper The Washington Post.

And the siren song for Amazon to pursue Target?

It could be a win for Target, too, and it could arm Target and Amazon against a surging Walmart. There's about 470 that Whole Foods has.

Amazon has not been shy in recent years about its intentions to own the local retail experience from just about every angle.

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"Investors would view this as Amazon taking over the world and that's a good thing", Munster said in an interview on Bloomberg Radio.

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