Amazon's Financial Comparison: Financial Analysis Of Amazon

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Net Income
Since 1996, when Amazon.com was incorporated it has never offered dividends to its shareholders (Nasdaq, 2015). The company’s dividend policy is not to pay dividends so that it is reinvested by seeking out opportunities and developing new products (Reeves, 2012, p. 17). In addition, the company’s net income has been fluctuating since 2004. According to Market watch (2015), the company’s net income in 2010 was US$1.15 billion, it reduced to US$ 631 million in 2011, it reduced further to US$ 39 million in 2012 before increasing to US$ 274 million in 2013. In 2014 the company’s net income reduced to US$ 241 million. The fluctuations in net income arise from strategic investments that have long-term returns. Stewart, (2014), notes that the high prices of Amazon.com’s shares are due to investors’ positive outlook about the company’s profitability in future. In this regard, the long-term bets have paid off the company resulting to investor confidence. Amazon 's net income for the three months ending in June 2015 was $92 Mil. Its net income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending in June 2015 was $-188 Mil (Bezos, 2015). In comparison to three of its top competitors, Amazon has the lowest net income.
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Therefore, a company wants a high gross profit margin. Gross profit margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Amazon’s gross profit for the last completed three months was $8,025 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ending in June 2015 was $23,185 Mil. Therefore, Amazon’s gross margin for the quarter ending in June 2015 was 34.61% (YCharts,
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