AMZN  Amazon.com Inc.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Consumer Services

Industry

Catalog/Specialty Distribution

Market Cap.

384.16B

Highly Competitive Industry over the past 10 years

It's likely that AMZN is in an industry with low barriers to entry, spurring high competition. If Gross Margins are at least satisfactory, it's likely AMZN invests heavily in R&D and Sales, General & Administrative expenses.

Only $1.73 of every $100 of Revenue have been profit, on average over the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Net Income 190.00M 476.00M 645.00M 902.00M 1.15B 631.00M -39.00M 274.00M -241.00M 596.00M
divided by
Revenue 10.71B 14.84B 19.17B 24.51B 34.20B 48.08B 61.09B 74.45B 88.99B 107.01B
Net Profit Margin 1.77% 3.21% 3.37% 3.68% 3.37% 1.31% -0.06% 0.37% -0.27% 0.56%

Growing Pricing Power over the past 10 years

AMZN has growing gross margins, suggesting that they have been able to set higher prices without consideration of the cost of goods sold. Look at its future prospects to determine sustainability and whether the economic moat will continue to strengthen.

$24.97 of every $100 worth of sales have been Gross Profit, on average over the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Gross Profit 2.46B 3.35B 4.27B 5.53B 7.64B 10.79B 15.12B 20.27B 26.24B 35.36B
divided by
Revenue 10.71B 14.84B 19.17B 24.51B 34.20B 48.08B 61.09B 74.45B 88.99B 107.01B
Gross Margin 22.93% 22.60% 22.28% 22.57% 22.35% 22.44% 24.75% 27.23% 29.48% 33.04%

High Capital Intensity over the past 10 years

AMZN spends large amounts of capital buying new equipment or investing in new facilities to stay competitive. Over the long term, those costs may have to be fuelled by debt. Look at the growth of Shareholders' Equity to see if this strategy is having a positive or negative impact.

331.58% of Profits are being spent on Capital Expenditures, like Property, Plant, & Equipment, required to run the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Capital Expenditure 216.00M 224.00M 333.00M 373.00M 979.00M 1.81B 3.79B 3.44B 4.89B 4.59B
divided by
Net Income 190.00M 476.00M 645.00M 902.00M 1.15B 631.00M -39.00M 274.00M -241.00M 596.00M
Capital Expenditure Ratio 113.68% 47.06% 51.63% 41.35% 84.98% 287.00% -9,705.13% 1,256.93% -2,030.29% 769.97%