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Amazon.com

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Amazon cracked the top 10 for the first time, continuing its remarkable growth run: Sales have jumped some $70 billion in two years. Amazon’s enormity stems from its role as the largest U.S. digital retailer, the fastest-growing part of the market. Two other major factors drive the company’s growth: Expansion abroad to markets like India and the rise of Amazon Web Services, the company’s market-leading online storage and service operation. Amazon spends heavily to boost those sales: Faster delivery, robust entertainment, and robot-enabled warehouses are part of its increasingly ambitious plans. Amazon also began a North American competition for a second headquarters.

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CEO

Jeffrey P. Bezos

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Retailing

Industry

Internet Services and Retailing

HQ Location

Seattle

Years on Fortune 500 List

17

Employees

566,000

Acquired Whole Foods Market (2016 rank: 176), Aug. 28, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$177,86630.8%
Profits ($M)$3,033.027.9%
Assets ($M)$131,310
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$27,709
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$700,668
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets2.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity10.9%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)6.15
EPS % Change (from 2016)25.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)18.6%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)56.0%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)36.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)28.9%
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