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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)
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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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164183Amazon could face a new union push and antitrust scrutiny under the Biden adminiGlenn Petersen2Sunday
164182So pathetic. They were perfect for each otherRetipsta-January 12
164181Some more details from finanz.dk finanz.dk 1/5/2921 Amazon officially announcSr K-January 5
164180Amazon.com said on Tuesday it bought 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft, as it looks to SirWalterRalegh-January 5
1641799:54 AM Amazon.com said on Tuesday it bought 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft, as it Sr K2January 5
1641781:19 PM Dow Jones Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan End Health-Care VentureSr K-January 4
16417712/30/2020 12:32 PM ET 12/30/2020b Amazon.Com Signed An Agreement To Acquire WSr K-12/30/2020
164176How Twitch kept its crown in a controversial year Its head may hang heavy, but Glenn Petersen-12/29/2020
164175Amazon’s Zoox unveils electric robotaxi that can travel up to 75 mph Kirsten KoJulius Wong112/20/2020
164174Amazon launches Live Translation mode for Alexa Kyle Wiggers@Kyle_L_Wiggers VenGlenn Petersen312/15/2020
164173Amazon Wants to Train 29 Million People to Work in the Cloud New programs seek Glenn Petersen112/10/2020
164172AMZN has not been tracking with QQQ this week .. big bummer. Hoping it is builditom_trades_spy_calls-12/5/2020
164171AMZNSr K-12/1/2020
164170Sr K-12/1/2020
16416912:09 PM Amazon's cloud unit taps own chips for new supercomputing offeringSr K-12/1/2020
164168Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Death Is Ruled Accident by Medical Examiner TecSr K-11/30/2020
164167Before Tony Hsieh’s Death, Firefighters Rushed to Burning Home With Trapped Man Sr K111/30/2020
164166WORLD OBITUARIES Former Zappos Chief Tony Hsieh Exalted Customer Service, Set HSr K-11/30/2020
164165Can Shopify Compete With Amazon Without Becoming Amazon? If the key to Amazon’sGlenn Petersen111/28/2020
1641641:17 PM Additionally, Prime members with a myQ smart garage door opener can recSr K-11/23/2020
164163Shakeup at Prime Air as Amazon taps new manufacturers Nov. 19, 2020 4:01 AM ET|AJulius Wong111/19/2020
164162Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment, frGlenn Petersen111/17/2020
164161Of the expanded FANG (plus MSFT), AMZN had the biggest gain,11/11/2020. ThatSr K111/11/2020
164160EU says Amazon breached antitrust rules, opens second investigation into its e-cGlenn Petersen-11/10/2020
164159Joe Biden Slams Netflix & Amazon On Taxes, Again By Jill Goldsmith Co-BusiGlenn Petersen-10/31/2020
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