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, it 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)
Type
Public
HQ
Seattle, US
Founded
1994
Size (employees)
341,400 (est)
Website
amazon.com
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People at Amazon

Jeffrey Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Andrew Jassy

Andrew Jassy

CEO, Amazon Web Services
Brian Olsavsky

Brian Olsavsky

SVP and CFO
Jeffrey Blackburn

Jeffrey Blackburn

SVP, Business Development
David Zapolsky

David Zapolsky

SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Amazon Office Locations

Amazon has offices in Seattle, London, Austin, Cambridge and in 132 other locations
Seattle, US (HQ)
123 Boren
London, GB
60 Holborn Viaduct
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Amazon Data and Metrics

Amazon Financial Metrics

Amazon's revenue was reported to be $38 b in Q2, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

38 b

Net income (Q2, 2017)

197 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

628 m

Market capitalization (22-Aug-2017)

475.7 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

15.4 b
Amazon's current market capitalization is $475.7 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

74.5 b89 b107 b136 b

Revenue growth, %

20%20%27%

Cost of goods sold

54.2 b62.8 b71.7 b88.3 b

Gross profit

20.3 b26.2 b35.4 b47.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %

27%29%33%35%

Sales and marketing expense

7.2 b

General and administrative expense

2.4 b

Operating expense total

9.7 b

EBIT

745 m178 m2.2 b4.2 b

EBIT margin, %

1%0%2%3%

Interest expense

141 m210 m459 m484 m

Interest income

38 m39 m50 m100 m

Pre tax profit

506 m(111 m)1.6 b3.9 b

Income tax expense

161 m167 m950 m1.4 b

Net Income

274 m(241 m)596 m2.4 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Revenue

19.3 b20.6 b22.7 b23.2 b25.4 b29.1 b30.4 b32.7 b35.7 b38 b

Cost of goods sold

13.4 b14.6 b15.4 b15.2 b16.8 b18.9 b19.2 b21.3 b22.4 b

Gross profit

5.9 b6 b7.3 b8 b8.6 b10.3 b11.2 b11.5 b13.3 b

Gross profit Margin, %

31%29%32%35%34%35%37%35%37%

Sales and marketing expense

943 m993 m1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.5 b1.7 b1.9 b

General and administrative expense

377 m406 m427 m467 m463 m497 m580 m639 m795 m

Operating expense total

1.3 b1.4 b1.5 b1.6 b1.7 b1.9 b2.1 b2.4 b2.7 b

EBIT

(15 m)(544 m)255 m464 m406 m1.1 b1.3 b575 m1 b628 m

EBIT margin, %

(0%)(3%)1%2%2%4%4%2%3%2%

Interest expense

45 m49 m115 m114 m116 m117 m116 m118 m139 m

Interest income

11 m9 m11 m12 m13 m21 m24 m26 m39 m

Pre tax profit

(27 m)(634 m)21 m362 m247 m1.1 b1.2 b491 m953 m

Income tax expense

(71 m)(266 m)(475 m)(307 m)(229 m)(229 m)

Net Income

(126 m)(437 m)(57 m)92 m79 m513 m857 m252 m724 m197 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

8.7 b14.6 b15.9 b19.3 b

Accounts Receivable

70.8 k

Inventories

7.4 b8.3 b10.2 b11.5 b

Current Assets

24.6 b31.3 b36.5 b45.8 b

PP&E

10.9 b17 b21.8 b29.1 b

Goodwill

2.7 b3.3 b3.8 b3.8 b

Total Assets

40.2 b54.5 b65.4 b83.4 b

Accounts Payable

15.1 b16.5 b20.4 b25.3 b

Total Debt

7.7 b

Current Liabilities

23 b28.1 b33.9 b43.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

9.6 b11.1 b13.4 b17.2 b

Retained Earnings

2.2 b1.9 b2.5 b4.9 b

Total Equity

9.7 b10.7 b13.4 b19.3 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.4 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

4.1 x5.1 x4.9 x4.3 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

5.1 b5.3 b10.2 b10.3 b10.7 b12.5 b12.5 b13.7 b15.4 b

Inventories

6.6 b7.3 b7.4 b7.5 b9 b9.6 b9.6 b10.7 b10.6 b

Current Assets

18.8 b18.6 b25.9 b26.4 b28.8 b30.5 b32.2 b35.6 b39.5 b

PP&E

14.1 b15.7 b17.7 b19.5 b20.6 b23.3 b25.2 b27.2 b32.6 b

Goodwill

2.7 b3.3 b3.5 b3.5 b3.5 b3.8 b3.8 b3.8 b3.8 b

Total Assets

37.9 b40.4 b50.1 b52.4 b56.2 b61.1 b65.1 b70.9 b81 b

Accounts Payable

10.5 b11.8 b11.9 b12.4 b14.4 b15 b16.1 b18.8 b18.9 b

Current Liabilities

18.8 b20.8 b23.2 b23.9 b26.7 b28.2 b29.6 b33.5 b37.4 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

10.4 b10.8 b11.6 b12.2 b12.9 b14.1 b15 b16 b18 b

Retained Earnings

2.2 b1.7 b1.9 b2 b2.1 b3.1 b3.9 b4.2 b6.3 b

Total Equity

11.8 b12.4 b14.8 b16.5 b17.8 b21.7 b

Financial Leverage

4.5 x4.5 x4.1 x3.9 x4 x3.7 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

274 m(241 m)596 m2.4 b

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

1.9 b1.8 b4.3 b5 b

Cash From Operating Activities

5.5 b6.8 b11.9 b16.4 b

Cash From Investing Activities

(4.3 b)(5.1 b)(6.5 b)(9.9 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(539 m)4.4 b(3.8 b)(2.9 b)

Income Taxes Paid

169 m177 m273 m412 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

(126 m)(437 m)(57 m)92 m79 m513 m857 m252 m724 m

Inventories

92 m(845 m)721 m(27 m)(1.5 b)769 m(57 m)(1.1 b)947 m

Accounts Payable

(344 m)1.7 b(4.2 b)373 m2 b(5.8 b)977 m2.5 b(6.9 b)

Cash From Operating Activities

862 m1.8 b(1.5 b)2 b2.6 b(2.2 b)3.5 b4.5 b(1.6 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(731 m)(946 m)(1.8 b)(1.4 b)(1.4 b)(693 m)(2.4 b)(2.6 b)(1.6 b)

Long-term Borrowings

(316 m)(215 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(189 m)(412 m)(652 m)(691 m)(730 m)(789 m)(1 b)(827 m)(914 m)

Income Taxes Paid

71 m38 m55 m65 m80 m139 m88 m91 m246 m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

111.3 k

Financial Leverage

3.7 x

Amazon Operating Metrics

Amazon's Accounts was reported to be 1.5 m in FY, 2015
Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2015May, 2016H1, 2016Q4, 2016Y, 2016Q1, 2017May, 2017Jul, 2017

Paying Members

30.6 m46.21 m66 m

Accounts

1.51 m

Robots Employed

30 k45 k

Virtual Assistant Monthly Unique Users

800 k2.8 m

Mobile Monthly Active Users

30 m

Countries (Prime Video)

200

Market Events Analyzed Daily (AWS)

75 b

Databases Migrated (AWS)

18 k23 k

Countries

185

Enterprise Customers (Amazon Business)

50 k

Products Online

350 m

Paying Members (US)

85 m

Amazon Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
GraphiqJuly 20, 2017
Whole Foods MarketJune 16, 2017$13.7 b
Souq.comMarch 27, 2017$650 m
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
ShoefitrApril 10, 2015
AmiatoApril 10, 2015
2lemetryMarch 12, 2015
Annapurna LabsJanuary 22, 2015$370 m
Rooftop MediaOctober 27, 2014
TwitchSeptember 26, 2014$970 m
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

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