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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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164023The pandemic is playing to almost every one of Amazon's strengths cnn.comJulius Wong-an hour ago
164022Tossing in the racial charge was complete bull**** on the part of the reporter.Glenn Petersen-Monday
164021Gaps in Amazon’s Response as Virus Spreads to More Than 50 Warehouses Shifting Glenn Petersen1Monday
164020sounds like the individual was a problem worker. he had contact with a personJohn Carragher-Sunday
164019This was an incredibly stupid and short-sighted move on the part of Amazon. At aGlenn Petersen-Sunday
164018VIDEO: Amazon Worker Says ‘Dildos are Not Essential Items’ as Warehouse Remains Smiling Bob-last Saturday
164017Exclusive: Amazon to delay Prime Day sales event due to coronavirus Krystal Hu,Glenn Petersen-last Friday
164016Amazon Struggles to Find Its Coronavirus Footing. 'It's a Time of Great Glenn Petersen-April 1
164015Whole Foods employees are planning to strike on Tuesday to protest the lack of pRon-March 30
164014The government is trying to keep the Snowpiercer from derailing but its now niceclochard-March 26
164013Isn't Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world? Amazon soliciting public donzax-March 25
164012Amazon workers test positive for covid-19 at six U.S. warehouses washingtonposzax-March 24
164011Amazon Prime Video is streaming kids’ movies and TV for free, no Prime membershiTimF1March 24
164010I think that a lot of the Internet companies are going to come out of this crisiGlenn Petersen1March 21
164009i would expect that amazon holds onto a fair percent of new delivery customers fJohn Carragher-March 21
164008‘We’re all going to get sick eventually’: Amazon workers are struggling to proviGlenn Petersen1March 21
164007Amazon already pays a minimum of $15/hr. in their warehouses, that's well abJ.F. Sebastian3March 18
164006Maybe they can't get people to work for peanuts any more.clochard-March 18
164005Amazon suspends all warehouse shipments except medical supplies and ‘high-demandzax1March 17
164004Amazon to add 100,000 warehouse, delivery workers to handle spike in demand marzax3March 16
164003Amazon says it is out of stock of household items and deliveries are delayed dueGlenn Petersen1March 15
164002What a load of crap.SI Ron (Soup Nazi)2March 15
164001Amazon Prime Will Falter During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say Amazon Prime isGlenn Petersen1March 15
164000Amazon is selling its cashierless technology to other vendors, starting with airGlenn Petersen-March 14
163999Judge says Amazon is ‘likely to succeed’ on key argument in Pentagon cloud lawsuGlenn Petersen1March 8
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