AMZN  Amazon.com Inc.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Consumer Services

Industry

Catalog/Specialty Distribution

Market Cap.

384.16B

Weak Balance Sheet

AMZN's financial position is not ideal. The key is to check whether AMZN is using debt to fuel its growth and the sustainability of that tendency. Highly capital intensive businesses (see Economic Moat) follow this route, which can deeply impact the future prospects of the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Cash 2.02B 3.11B 3.73B 6.37B 8.76B 9.58B 11.45B 12.45B 17.42B 19.81B
Current Assets 3.37B 5.16B 6.16B 9.80B 13.75B 17.49B 21.30B 24.63B 31.33B 36.47B
Total Assets 4.36B 6.49B 8.31B 13.81B 18.80B 25.28B 32.56B 40.16B 54.51B 65.44B
Current Liabilities 2.53B 3.71B 4.75B 7.36B 10.37B 14.90B 19.00B 22.98B 28.09B 33.90B
Total Liabilities 3.93B 5.29B 5.64B 8.56B 11.93B 17.52B 24.36B 30.41B 43.76B 52.06B
Stockholder' Equity 431.00M 1.20B 2.67B 5.26B 6.86B 7.76B 8.19B 9.75B 10.74B 13.38B
Current Ratio 1.33 1.39 1.30 1.33 1.33 1.17 1.12 1.07 1.12 1.08
TL-to-TA 0.90 0.82 0.68 0.62 0.63 0.69 0.75 0.76 0.80 0.80

Consistent Reinvestment of Profits over the past 10 years

AMZN has consistently retained profits. This may put AMZN in a strong position to invest for the future, by buying new machinery, investing in R&D or a number of other options. By effectively using these earnings, AMZN can greatly improve their long-term economic picture.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Retained Earnings -1.84B -1.38B -730.00M 172.00M 1.32B 1.96B 1.92B 2.19B 1.95B 2.55B
Retained Earnings Growth - 25.15% 46.91% 123.56% 669.77% 47.66% -1.99% 14.30% -11.00% 30.58%