Amazon is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers and content creators. The Company offers its users merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. It also enables authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers and others to publish and sell content via its branded websites. Amazon also provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, the Company offers co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services, serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services and manufactures and sells electronic devices.
Company Growth (employees)
Seattle, US
Size (employees)
341,000 (est)
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People/Management at Amazon

Andrew Jassy

Andrew Jassy

CEO, Amazon Web Services
Jeffrey Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Brian Olsavsky

Brian Olsavsky

Jeffrey Wilke

Jeffrey Wilke

CEO, Worldwide Consumer
David Zapolsky

David Zapolsky

SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Jeffrey Blackburn

Jeffrey Blackburn

SVP, Business Development
Shelley Reynolds

Shelley Reynolds

VP, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

Amazon Office Locations

Amazon has offices in Seattle, London, Austin, Cambridge and in 222 other locations
Seattle, US (HQ)
123 Boren
Tampa, US
700 N Westshore Blvd
Chattanooga, US
2009 Curtain Pole Rd
London, GB
60 Holborn Viaduct
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Amazon Financials and Metrics

Amazon Financials

Amazon's revenue was reported to be $136 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

43.7 b

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

16.2 b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

256 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

347 m

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2017)

557.8 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

12.8 b


569.8 b
Amazon's current market capitalization is $557.8 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


74.5 b89 b107 b136 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

54.2 b62.8 b71.7 b88.3 b

Gross profit

20.3 b26.2 b35.4 b47.7 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


17.1 b19.7 b19.3 b20.6 b22.7 b23.2 b25.4 b29.1 b30.4 b32.7 b35.7 b38 b43.7 b

Cost of goods sold

12.4 b14.1 b13.4 b14.6 b15.4 b15.2 b16.8 b18.9 b19.2 b21.3 b22.4 b23.5 b27.5 b

Gross profit

4.7 b5.7 b5.9 b6 b7.3 b8 b8.6 b10.3 b11.2 b11.5 b13.3 b14.5 b16.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


8.7 b14.6 b15.9 b19.3 b

Accounts Receivable

4.8 b5.6 b5.7 b8.3 b


7.4 b8.3 b10.2 b11.5 b

Current Assets

24.6 b31.3 b35.7 b45.8 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


3.9 b5.1 b5.1 b5.3 b10.2 b10.3 b10.7 b12.5 b12.5 b13.7 b15.4 b13.2 b12.8 b

Accounts Receivable

4.8 b4.9 b5.4 b5.1 b6.1 b6.6 b7.3 b8 b10.6 b


6.1 b6.7 b6.6 b7.3 b7.4 b7.5 b9 b9.6 b9.6 b10.7 b10.6 b11.5 b13.7 b

Current Assets

17.3 b19.3 b18.8 b18.6 b25.9 b26.4 b28.8 b30.5 b32.2 b35.6 b39.5 b41 b48.6 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

274 m(241 m)596 m2.4 b

Depreciation and Amortization

3.3 b4.7 b6.3 b8.1 b

Accounts Receivable

(846 m)(1 b)(1.8 b)(3.4 b)


(1.4 b)(1.2 b)(2.2 b)(1.4 b)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

(41 m)108 m(126 m)(437 m)(57 m)92 m79 m513 m857 m252 m724 m197 m256 m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.4 b1.5 b1.6 b1.8 b1.9 b2.1 b2.4 b2.6 b2.9 b

Accounts Receivable

441 m(430 m)(588 m)412 m(1.2 b)(671 m)994 m(1.2 b)(1.8 b)


(586 m)699 m92 m(845 m)721 m(27 m)(1.5 b)769 m(57 m)(1.1 b)947 m(682 m)(1.6 b)
USDY, 2017


1.6 k x


147.9 x


128.3 k


1 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

4.7 x
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Amazon Operating Metrics

Amazon's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 30 m in Jul, 2016
Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2015May, 2016Jul, 2016Q4, 2016Y, 2016Q1, 2017May, 2017Q2, 2017Jul, 2017Q3, 2017

Paying Members

30.6 m46.21 m66 m


1.51 m

Robots Employed

30 k45 k

Virtual Assistant Monthly Unique Users

800 k2.8 m
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Amazon Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Amazon Technologies
Amazon Digital Services
Amazon Services
Amazon Web Services Int’l Sales
Amazon EU
Amazon Fulfillment Services
Amazon Services International
Amazon Corporate
Body LabsOctober 04, 2017
GraphiqJuly 20, 2017
GameSparksJuly 08, 2017$10 m
Whole Foods MarketJune 16, 2017$13.7 b
Souq.comMarch 27, 2017$580 m
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
ClusterkApril 30, 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
ScreentechMay 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
StanzaApril 28, 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
Joyo.comAugust 19, 2004$75 m
CDNOWDecember 04, 2002
OurHouseDecember 01, 2001
Leep TechnologyDecember 31, 1999
Back To Basics ToysNovember 30, 1999
Convergence CorporationOctober 04, 1999$23 m
Accept.ComJune 11, 1999$101.7 m
Exchange.ComApril 27, 1999
LiveBidApril 12, 1999
AlexaJanuary 05, 1999$250 m
BookpagesOctober 15, 1998
PlanetAll.comAugust 04, 1998
TelebookApril 27, 1998
IMDBApril 27, 1998
JungleeApril 04, 1998

Amazon Market Value History

Amazon Revenue Breakdown

Amazon's employees are reported to be approximately 39% female and 61% male.
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Amazon's Web-traffic and Trends

Amazon Online and Social Media Presence

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