Amazon is an international e-commerce company providing a marketplace 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.
Seattle, US
Size (employees)
566,000 (est)+66%
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, US
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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 an office in London, Luxembourg, Dublin, Berlin and in 222 other locations
Seattle, US (HQ)
410 Terry Ave N
Chattanooga, US
2009 Curtain Pole Rd
Tampa, US
700 N Westshore Blvd
London, GB
60 Holborn Viaduct
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Amazon Financials and Metrics

Amazon Financials

Amazon's revenue was reported to be $177.87 b in FY, 2017 which is a 30.8% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

177.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

65.9 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

3 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

4.1 b

Market capitalization (5-Feb-2018)

714.2 b

Cash (2-Feb-2018)

20.5 b


718.4 b
Amazon's current market capitalization is $714.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


74.5 b89 b107 b136 b177.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

54.2 b62.8 b71.7 b88.3 b111.9 b

Gross profit

20.3 b26.2 b35.4 b47.7 b65.9 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


22.7 b23.2 b25.4 b29.1 b30.4 b32.7 b35.7 b38 b43.7 b

Cost of goods sold

15.4 b15.2 b16.8 b18.9 b19.2 b21.3 b22.4 b23.5 b27.5 b

Gross profit

7.3 b8 b8.6 b10.3 b11.2 b11.5 b13.3 b14.5 b16.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


8.7 b14.6 b15.9 b19.3 b20.5 b

Accounts Receivable

4.8 b5.6 b5.7 b8.3 b13.2 b


7.4 b8.3 b10.2 b11.5 b16 b

Current Assets

24.6 b31.3 b35.7 b45.8 b60.2 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


10.2 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


7.4 b7.5 b9 b9.6 b9.6 b10.7 b10.6 b11.5 b13.7 b

Current Assets

25.9 b26.4 b28.8 b30.5 b32.2 b35.6 b39.5 b41 b48.6 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

274 m(241 m)596 m2.4 b3 b

Depreciation and Amortization

3.3 b4.7 b6.3 b8.1 b11.5 b


(1.4 b)(1.2 b)(2.2 b)(1.4 b)(3.6 b)

Accounts Payable

1.9 b1.8 b4.3 b5 b7.2 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

(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


721 m(27 m)(1.5 b)769 m(57 m)(1.1 b)947 m(682 m)(1.6 b)

Accounts Payable

(4.2 b)373 m2 b(5.8 b)977 m2.5 b(6.9 b)2.1 b3 b
USDY, 2017


175 x


39 x


427.4 k


0.9 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

4.7 x
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Amazon Operating Metrics

Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2015May, 2016Jul, 2016Q4, 2016Y, 2016Q1, 2017May, 2017Q2, 2017Jul, 2017Q3, 2017Y, 2017Jan, 2018

Paying Members

30.60 m46.21 m66 m90 m

Paying Members (US)

85 m

Items Shipped (Prime)

5 b


1.51 m
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Amazon Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Amazon Fulfillment Services
Amazon EU
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Digital Services
Amazon Services Int’l Sales
Amazon Technologies
Amazon Corporate
Amazon Services International
Blink Home Security (24)December 22, 2017$90 m
Immedia December 21, 2017
Body Labs (41)October 04, 2017
Graphiq (137)July 20, 2017
GameSparks July 08, 2017$10 m
Whole Foods Market June 16, 2017$13.70 b (2 k)March 27, 2017$580 m
Biba (26)November 23, 2016 (14)September 20, 2016
Cloud9 IDE (17)July 14, 2016
EMVANTAGE Payments February 16, 2016
Orbeus December 01, 2015
Safaba Translation Solutions September 25, 2015
Elemental Technologies (259)September 03, 2015$500 m
Clusterk April 30, 2015
Shoefitr April 10, 2015
Amiato April 10, 2015
2lemetry March 12, 2015
Annapurna Labs January 22, 2015$370 m
Rooftop Media October 27, 2014
Twitch August 25, 2014$970 m
Comixology April 10, 2014
Double Helix Games February 06, 2014
TenMarks Education October 01, 2013
Screentech May 13, 2013
Liquavista May 13, 2013
Evi April 17, 2013$26 m
Goodreads March 29, 2013$150 m
Kiva Systems March 19, 2013$775 m
IVONA Text-To-Speech January 24, 2013
UpNext July 02, 2012
LOVEFiLM June 15, 2012$2.50 m
TeachStreet January 31, 2012
Quorus December 28, 2011
Yap September 08, 2011
Pushbutton July 28, 2011
The Book Depository July 04, 2011
Quidsi November 08, 2010$545 m
BuyVIP October 07, 2010$29.66 m
Amie Street September 22, 2010
Woot June 30, 2010$110 m
Touchco February 03, 2010
Zappos July 22, 2009$1.20 b
SnapTell June 16, 2009
Stanza April 28, 2009
Lexcycle April 01, 2009
Reflexive Entertainment October 22, 2008
Shelfari August 25, 2008
AbeBooks August 01, 2008 June 25, 2008
Audible January 31, 2008$300 m
Without A Box January 18, 2008
Brilliance Audio May 23, 2007
dpreview May 01, 2007
TextPayMe October 01, 2006
Shopbop February 27, 2006
CustomFlix July 08, 2005 April 21, 2005
BookSurge April 04, 2005 August 19, 2004$75 m
CDNOW December 04, 2002
OurHouse December 01, 2001
Leep Technology December 31, 1999
Back To Basics Toys November 30, 1999
Convergence Corporation October 04, 1999$23 m
Accept.Com June 11, 1999$101.70 m
Exchange.Com April 27, 1999
LiveBid April 12, 1999
Alexa January 05, 1999$250 m
Bookpages October 15, 1998 August 04, 1998
IMDB April 27, 1998
Telebook April 27, 1998
Junglee April 04, 1998
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