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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)
An SI Board Since May 1997
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
Amazon.com, Inc. (stock symbol: AMZN) completed its initial public offering in May 15, 1997, when it raised gross proceeds of $54 million through the sale of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at $18.00 per share, which gave the company a valuation of approximately $440 million. The shares have since been split four times: 2 for 1 on June 2, 1998; 3 for 1 on January 5, 1999; 2 for 1 on September 2, 1999; and 20 for 1 on June 6, 2022.. The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $0.075.

Since its inception, Amazon has become the world’s preeminent and innovative e-commerce retailer. Starting out as an online seller of books, Amazon Marketplace has expanded its product offerings and now accounts for 5% of all retail spending in the United States. According to Slice Intelligence, it captured 43% of all dollars spent online in 2016. It sells private-label goods, merchandise purchased for resale from a wide variety of vendors, as well as merchandise sold on behalf of third-party sellers. Amazon’s e-book reader, the Kindle, dominates the e-reader market. It sells the books of third-party publishers, as well as books acquired and published under the Amazon imprint. Kindle Direct Publishing is an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store.

Amazon has invested heavily in its logistics and distribution network. It owns a fleet of airplanes and has set the standard for utilizing robotics in its warehouses. It is a pioneer in the development of drones that it plans to use for direct deliveries to its customers.

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service ($99 per year) that gives Amazon customers access to free two-day shipping, as well as access to unlimited streaming of Amazon’s libraries of movies, television episodes and music; and other services.

It has also become the leader in the cloud computing marketplace through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division. According to the Synergy Research Group, AWS has a 45% share of the public cloud infrastructure market – more than Microsoft, Google and IBM combined.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that connects to a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa.” The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control smart devices, using itself as a home automation hub. Perhaps most importantly, it can be used to order products from Amazon.

Amazon recently made an offer to acquire Whole Foods, an event that may totally disrupt the grocery business.

This board has been created for the purpose of discussing Amazon.com’s stock price, financial prospects and actual results, the merits of its business model, the amazon.com experience and Internet retail websites in general. It is neither a Bulls nor a Bears board and all opinions are welcome.

The board is moderated and my expectation is that everyone will be civil to one another. Pretend that your mother is reading the board and that she knows your virtual handle. No name calling and please avoid engaging in political commentary unless it has a specific bearing on Amazon.com.

SEC filings: sec.gov

Amazon’s Investor Relations page: phx.corporate-ir.net








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164670At the heart of Amazon's unique meeting culture is the famous six-page memoThomas M.-May 20
164669What to shop at Amazon this weekend: Save up to 80% on more than 40 of the best Julius Wong-May 12
164668Amazon is Evercore ISI's top internet pick, here’s why youtube.comJulius Wong-April 12
164667 Amazon's Jassy touts AWS, Kuiper opportunities, says generative AI is 'Julius Wong1April 11
164666hundreds of jobs doesn't sound huge? i wonder if impact, is result of AI alJohn Carragher-April 3
164665After the close today TECHNOLOGY Amazon Cuts Hundreds of Jobs in Cloud-ComputiSr K-April 3
164664Amazon Could Soon Be on Hook for Safety of Third-Party Products It Sells and ShiGlenn Petersen2February 2
164663Amazon reports better-than-expected results as revenue jumps 14%00 PUBLISHED TGlenn Petersen1February 2
164662Amazon terminates iRobot deal, vacuum maker to lay off 31% of staff PUBLISHED MGlenn Petersen2January 29
16466152-week high.Sr K1January 11
164660Amazon’s Twitch to Cut 500 Employees, About 35% of Staff Move is designed to sGlenn Petersen1January 10
164659Amazon Cutting Hundreds of Jobs at Prime Video and MGM Studios Division leader Glenn Petersen1January 10
164658I didn't renew my Amazon Prime membership last year after I calculated the pZen Dollar Round-January 5
164657We are infrequent Amazon customers. So, no Prime. Ordered a few things in the lkidl-January 5
164656And reliable. My first and last choice. Sometimes their delivery schedule is so Glenn Petersen-January 5
164655I use it all the time. why? fast delivery.John Carragher-January 5
164654Amazon Captured 29% of Online Orders in Weeks Before Christmas Company’s speedy Glenn Petersen2January 5
164653Amazon Is a Go-To for Toilet Paper and Batteries. Can It Sell Cars? Company aimGlenn Petersen-12/27/2023
164652The 50+ best Amazon deals this weekend — save up to 80% on AirPods, Keurig, vacuJulius Wong112/9/2023
164651Amazon tests grocery subscription service for Prime members PUBLISHED THU, DEC Glenn Petersen-12/8/2023
164650A fair point, I was just comparing Amazon to traditional parcel carriers that wiZen Dollar Round-11/29/2023
164649A rural post office was told to prioritize Amazon packages. Chaos ensued. washinRon-11/29/2023
164648Second-hand shopping a $1-billion-plus business for Amazon in Europe By James Glenn Petersen111/29/2023
164647Does Amazon provide shipping for sellers? <div jsname="Q8Kwad" clasJohn Carragher-11/29/2023
164646Impressive, but a somewhat odd comparison since Amazon only handles Amazon produZen Dollar Round-11/29/2023
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