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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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164082ATH $2,840.00Sr K1last Wednesday
164081Amazon Launches Space Push to Drive Cloud-Computing Growth AWS's move comesGlenn Petersen-last Tuesday
164080Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social co-viewing experience inclGlenn Petersen1last Monday
164079A sad day 6/29 at Amazon <b>Man, 20, Shot Dead Outside Fla. Amazon WarehoSr K-last Monday
164078Amazon launches ‘Smart Stores’ in India to win mom and pop Manish Singh TechCruGlenn Petersen-June 26
164077Amazon reportedly acquires self-driving car startup Zoox At a cost of over Glenn Petersen-June 26
164076Today's prices earlier, were not all-time highs, and the day close was $2,75Sr K-June 25
164075I've been ordering things from Amazon for over twenty years and have had onlGlenn Petersen1June 25
164074For new NHL arena, 2:10 PM ET <b>Amazon.com Inc Secures Naming Rights TSr K-June 25
164073The ATHs today were round numbers, which seems unusual, or by Buyer limit ordersSr K-June 25
164072I've never bought anything on Prime Day. Most of it is junk anyway. I'm clochard-June 25
164071Amazon launches cloud service to help non-coders build apps Published Wed, Jun Glenn Petersen1June 24
164070AMZN ATH was $2,796.00, then a pullback.Sr K-June 24
164069Amazon is looking to add live TV to Prime Video The company has planGlenn Petersen-June 23
164068New ATH about to hit for AMZN at the open. Bid 2730.Sr K-June 23
164067Amazon Prime Day has been postponed — now experts say it might not happen at allGlenn Petersen-June 20
1640666/15 WASHINGTON—Lawyers for Amazon.com Inc. told House lawmakers that CEO JeffSr K-June 15
164065h/t Ron COVID-19 could push us to cut the cord faster than ever MarGlenn Petersen-June 14
164064Amazon unveils small business credit line with Goldman in latest tie-up between Glenn Petersen1June 10
164063Less than $5.00 from a number. Edit Make that $3.40 $2.73 at 2:49 EDT ATH Sr K-June 8
164062Amazon’s Audible Goes Beyond Books to Chase Spotify in Podcasts Under growing pGlenn Petersen-June 7
164061A big win for AWS: Amazon licenses Slack for all employees, while Slack adopts Glenn Petersen1June 5
164060Multiple stocks closed at high Of the day (HOD)Sr K-May 29
164059Tesla wins monetary settlement in lawsuit over self-driving car startup Zoox steGlenn Petersen-May 27
164058As I remember it and the "monetary settlement", they stole trade secreSr K-May 27
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