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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 three times: 2 for 1 on June 2, 1998; 3 for 1 on January 5, 1999; and 2 for 1 on September 2, 1999. The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $1.50.

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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164137Yep agree.. ankle biters LOL used to be a favourite term of Isopatch TheJackofHearts-last Thursday
164136Bezos has always been a long-term visionary, willing to take the short-term hit Glenn Petersen-last Thursday
164135You are seeing a prescient Amazon .. they see the death of big cities .. OK a biTheJackofHearts-last Thursday
164134Trump says Amazon costs the USPS ‘billions,’ but internal docs tell a different Glenn Petersen2last Thursday
164133A few months ago I could see the expansion of lockers choices, which at first waSr K1last Wednesday
164132Amazon planning small delivery hubs in suburbs BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO The Hill Glenn Petersen2last Wednesday
164131Bezos’s likely Amazon successor is an executive made in Bezos’s image Andy JassGlenn Petersen1September 11
164130I have a coffeemaker. It makes good coffee. Julius.. you post so much great stuTheJackofHearts-September 11
164129I have a coffeemaker. It makes good coffee.Julius Wong-September 11
164128I regularly buy AmazonBasics products, but not any electronics. Some have not beGlenn Petersen-September 11
164127Amazon can make safe and good productsJulius Wong-September 11
164126thanks. i find it amazing that their products are not just rebrands from major mJohn Carragher-September 11
164125Dozens of Amazon's own products have been reported as dangerous -- melting, Julius Wong1September 11
164124Amazon takes down a five-star fraud in the UK The company deleted 20,000 suspicGlenn Petersen3September 7
164123Amazon Bans Foreign Plant Sales to U.S. Amid Global Seed Mystery Shift by the eSr K1September 5
164122Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet PUBLISHED MON, AUG Glenn Petersen2August 31
164121Amazon unveils Halo to battle Apple Watch and Fitbit — tracks activity, body fatGlenn Petersen1August 27
164120Amazon expands grocery business beyond Whole Foods with first Fresh store in LosGlenn Petersen1August 27
164119ATH The numbers change so fast. Around 3407 3407.84 3410.30Sr K-August 26
164118Etsy CEO says Amazon is trying to ‘wipe out its competitors’ by backing CalifornGlenn Petersen-August 26
164117Amazon backs proposed Calif. product liability law for online sellers (with condGlenn Petersen1August 25
164116There was an ATH this morning, before a pullback and a rally currently ongoing. Sr K-August 24
16411510:31 AM Jeff Wilke, a close lieutenant and confidant of Amazon.com Inc. foundSr K-August 21
164114...we’re in a period of both forced experiment and forced experimentation. In JaGlenn Petersen-August 19
164113seems shopify is growing very healthy while amazon is in Canada? i assume it haJohn Carragher-August 17
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