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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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163606Amazon and taxes: a simple primer by Tyler Cowen Marginal Revolution Glenn Petersen-Tuesday
163605All this negative press about amaznn is opening it up to a buying opportunity, AThe_Commodore-Monday
163604Amazon’s Escape From New York Facing stiff opposition, Jeff Bezos knew when to Glenn Petersen-last Friday
163603Amazon drops plans for NYC area headquarters wxyz.com After much thought and dRon1last Thursday
163602Cities shunned by Amazon revive hopes for HQ given New York opposition BY DANIESr K-February 13
163601New York Times in Opinion Piece Jeff Bezos Goes to War calls Bezos a one-in-aSr K-February 11
163600Ugh. Not terribly happy about that. Eero is an outstanding product, I really hopJ.F. Sebastian-February 11
163599Amazon said late Monday it has agreed to buy Eero, a home mesh wi-fi system makeSr K1February 11
163598I had the same "guarantee" from Dominos back in the 80's when I deJ.F. Sebastian1February 10
163597[graphic]ig-February 10
163596When Amazon Went From Big to Unbelievably Big The data on the company’s real-esGlenn Petersen-February 10
163595New voices at patients’ bedsides: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple ByCasey Glenn Petersen1February 10
163594You shouldn't have to tip in cash in order for the driver to not be robbed ozax-February 10
163593How would you feel knowing that If you leave a tip for your driver, he doesn'zax-February 10
163592I'll follow any more reporting, but I don't see anything wrong with thatSr K-February 10
163591This is really shameful. You cannot call a tip that which is actually a corporazax-February 9
163590We'll see how AOC and Governor Notham react to Amazon taking away jobs and rSr K-February 8
163589Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say AGlenn Petersen-February 8
163588BEZOS THREATENED WITH PUBLICATION OF NUDE MESSAGES SENT TO GIRLFRIEND Jeff BezoFUBHO1February 7
163587These 2 stocks you’ve never heard of are better ways to profit from Amazon’s groJulius Wong-February 7
1635863:39 PM EST Shoppers want Amazon-brand prescription drugs, medical marijuana anSr K-February 7
163585Startup Aurora gets $530 mln boost to build self-driving cars 11:00 AM ET AuroSr K-February 7
163584Amazon adds a director: ON FEBRUARY 4, 2019, BOARD OF AMAZON.COM ELECTED ROSALISr K-February 5
163583Amazon has a Skip Recap button, which I think originated on Netflix and to ease Sr K-February 4
163582The amazing revenue growth will continue to slow because competitors are fightinrogermci®-February 3
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