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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon.com) is a global online retailers and web service providers. The company provides an extensive range of products that includes apparels, auto and industrial items, beauty and health products, electronics, grocery, books, games, jewelry, kids and baby products, movies, music, sports goods, toys, tools and others. It also provides services such as home delivery and shipping, website hosting and other web related services. It offers its merchandise through company-owned retail websites. It also manufactures and commercializes Kindle devices. Amazon offer programs that allow authors, app developers, musicians, filmmakers, and others to publish and sell content. Geographically, the company operates in North America and other international locations through its subsidiaries. Amazon.com is headquartered in Seattle, the US.

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Table Of Contents

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Amazon.com, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Amazon.com, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Amazon.com, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Amazon.com, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Amazon.com, Inc. - History 10
Amazon.com, Inc. - Company Statement 22
Amazon.com, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 26
Head Office 26
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 26
Section 2 - Company Analysis 28
Amazon.com, Inc. - Business Description 28
Amazon.com, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 29
SWOT Analysis - Overview 29
Amazon.com, Inc. - Strengths 29
Strength - Operational Network 29
Strength - Customer-Centric Business 29
Strength - Strong Business Model 29
Amazon.com, Inc. - Weaknesses 30
Weakness - Declined Financial Performance 30
Weakness - Operational Issues 30
Amazon.com, Inc. - Opportunities 31
Opportunity - Expansion Initiatives 31
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: E-Commerce 31
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 31
Amazon.com, Inc. - Threats 32
Threat - Foreign Exchange Risk 32
Threat - Market Competition 32
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations 32
Amazon.com, Inc. - Key Competitors 33
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 35
Performance Chart 37
Financial Performance 37
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 38
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 39
Amazon.com, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40
Section 4 - Appendix 41
Methodology 41
Ratio Definitions 41
About GlobalData 45
Contact Us 45
Disclaimer 45

List of Tables
Amazon.com, Inc., Key Facts 6
Amazon.com, Inc., Key Employees 7
Amazon.com, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Amazon.com, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Amazon.com, Inc., History 10
Amazon.com, Inc., Subsidiaries 26
Amazon.com, Inc., Key Competitors 33
Amazon.com, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 34
Amazon.com, Inc., Annual Ratios 35
Amazon.com, Inc., Interim Ratios 38
Amazon.com, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 40
Currency Codes 41
Capital Market Ratios 41
Equity Ratios 42
Profitability Ratios 42
Cost Ratios 43
Liquidity Ratios 43
Leverage Ratios 44
Efficiency Ratios 44

List of Figures
Amazon.com, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 37
Amazon.com, Inc., Ratio Charts 39

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