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Amazon grows like a startup—revenues jumped 31% to $233 billion in 2018—and suddenly the ambitious-as-its-name company is recording lusty profits as well. Amazon earned $10 billion last year on the strength of its industry-leading online software business, Amazon Web Services. For years the company that Jeff Bezos founded in 1994 as an online bookseller was a fearsome e-commerce competitor that either lost money altogether or eked out tiny margins. Today it is the disruptor to beat in everything from bundled memberships of free and speedy retail delivery and original video programming to groundbreaking Alexa-powered Echo digital assistants.

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Jeffrey P. Bezos

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer




Internet Services and Retailing

HQ Location

Seattle, Wash.

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$232,88730.9%
Profits ($M)$10,073.0232.1%
Assets ($M)$162,648
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$43,549
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues4.3%
Profits as % of Assets6.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity23.1%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)20.14
EPS % Change (from 2017)227.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)102.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)29.7%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2018)28.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)30.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)40.2%
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