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  • Revenues ($M)$107,006
  • Revenue Percent Change20.2%
  • Profits ($M)$596
  • Profits Percent Change-
  • Assets ($M)$65,444
  • Employees230,800
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$279,511
  • Previous Rank29
  • Morning Consult Brand Index
    A+

The Everything Store has entered into a new era — of profitability. The e-commerce giant founded by Jeff Bezos has gone from black sheep to Wall Street darling, thanks to four consecutive quarters of record profits. Amazon’s hardware business is taking off thanks to a hit with the nascent internet of things and newer, cheaper tablets. The company’s voice-controlled home automation device, Echo, has become one of Amazon’s most desired products and sales of its Fire tablets outpaced those of Apple’s iPads during last year’s Black Friday. Amazon Prime, the company’s subscription service for faster free delivery and streaming services of video and music, continues to serve as a lucrative business. In particular, Amazon has been doubling down on its streaming service, launching new original content for TV and movies, as well as offering a standalone streaming service for customers to rival Netflix. Up next? The e-commerce giant is quietly building a shipping network of trucks, planes, and freight to get deliveries to customers faster, taking on the likes of FedEx and UPS.

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Company Info

CEO
Jeffrey P. Bezos
Sector
Technology
Industry
Internet Services and Retailing
HQ Location
Seattle, WA
Websitehttp://www.amazon.com
Years on Fortune 500 List15
Employees230,800

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$107,00620.2%
Profits ($M)$596-
Assets ($M)$65,444-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,384-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$279,511-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues0.6%
Profits as % of Assets0.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity4.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.25
EPS % Change (from 2014)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-13.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)117.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)30.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)30.5%