Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.

Founded by Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries - all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Seattle, US
Founded
1994
Size (employees)
341,400 (est)+48%
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People at Amazon

Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeffrey P. Bezos

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Andrew R. Jassy

Andrew R. Jassy

CEO, Amazon Web Services
Brian T. Olsavsky

Brian T. Olsavsky

SVP and CFO
Jeffrey M. Blackburn

Jeffrey M. Blackburn

SVP, Business Development
David A. Zapolsky

David A. Zapolsky

SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Amazon Office Locations

Amazon has offices in Seattle, London, Austin, Cambridge and in 140 other locations
Seattle, US
Springfield, US
Santa Ana, US
West Lafayette, US
Lafayette, US
Exeter, GB
Herzliya, IL
Arlington, US
Eindhoven, NL
Santa Cruz, US
Weybridge, GB
Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL
Chester, GB
Warsaw, PL
Livermore, US
Windsor, CA
Las Vegas, US
Barcelona, ES
Coppell, US

Amazon Metrics

Amazon Summary

Market capitalization

$405.2 b

Closing share price

$857
Amazon's current market capitalization is $405.2 b.

Amazon Financials

Amazon's revenue is $136 b in FY, 2016 which is a 27.1% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

$74.5 b$89 b$107 b$136 b

Revenue growth, %

20%20%27%

Cost of goods sold

$54.2 b$62.8 b$71.7 b$88.3 b

Gross profit

$20.3 b$26.2 b$35.4 b$47.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %

27.2%29.5%33%35.1%

Operating expense total

$73.7 b$88.8 b$104.8 b$131.8 b

EBIT

$745 m$178 m$2.2 b$4.2 b

EBIT margin, %

1%0.2%2.1%3.1%

Interest expense

$141 m$210 m$459 m$484 m

Interest income

$38 m$39 m$50 m$100 m

Income tax expense

$161 m$167 m$950 m$1.4 b

Pre tax profit

$506 m($111 m)$1.6 b$3.9 b

Net Income

$274 m($241 m)$596 m$2.4 b

Amazon Operating Metrics

Y, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2015H1, 2016Y, 2016

Paying Members

30.6 mA46.2 mA66 m

Accounts

1.5 m

Robots Employed

30 k45 k

Mobile Monthly Active Users

30 m

Amazon Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
BibaNovember 23, 2016
Angel.aiSeptember 20, 2016
Cloud9 IDEJuly 14, 2016
EMVANTAGE PaymentsFebruary 16, 2016
OrbeusDecember 01, 2015
Safaba Translation SolutionsSeptember 25, 2015
Elemental TechnologiesSeptember 03, 2015$500 m
Elemental TechnologiesSeptember 03, 2015
ShoefitrApril 10, 2015
AmiatoApril 10, 2015
2lemetryMarch 12, 2015
Annapurna LabsJanuary 22, 2015$370 m
Rooftop MediaOctober 27, 2014
TwitchAugust 25, 2014$970 m
ComixologyApril 10, 2014
Double Helix GamesFebruary 06, 2014
TenMarks EducationOctober 01, 2013
LiquavistaMay 13, 2013
EviApril 17, 2013$26 m
GoodreadsMarch 29, 2013$150 m
Kiva SystemsMarch 19, 2013$775 m
IVONA Text-To-SpeechJanuary 24, 2013
UpNextJuly 02, 2012
LOVEFiLMJune 15, 2012$2.5 m
TeachStreetJanuary 31, 2012
QuorusDecember 28, 2011
YapSeptember 08, 2011
PushbuttonJuly 28, 2011
The Book DepositoryJuly 04, 2011
QuidsiNovember 08, 2010$545 m
BuyVIPOctober 07, 2010$29.7 m
Amie StreetSeptember 22, 2010
WootJune 30, 2010$110 m
TouchcoFebruary 03, 2010
ZapposJuly 22, 2009$1.2 b
SnapTellJune 16, 2009
LexcycleApril 01, 2009
Reflexive EntertainmentOctober 22, 2008
ShelfariAugust 25, 2008
AbeBooksAugust 01, 2008
Fabric.comJune 25, 2008
AudibleJanuary 31, 2008$300 m
Without A BoxJanuary 18, 2008
Brilliance AudioMay 23, 2007
dpreviewMay 01, 2007
TextPayMeOctober 01, 2006
ShopbopFebruary 27, 2006
CustomFlixJuly 08, 2005
Mobipocket.comApril 21, 2005
BookSurgeApril 04, 2005
CDNOWDecember 04, 2002
OurHouseDecember 01, 2001
AlexaJanuary 05, 1999$250 m
IMDBApril 27, 1998
JungleeApril 04, 1998

Amazon Market Value History

Amazon Revenue Breakdown

We estimate that Amazon's current employees are approximately 39% female and 61% male.

Amazon Online Presence

Amazon News

Amazon Company Life

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