The company was founded by Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com is traded on Nasdaq as NASDAQ:AMZN. The stock forms a component of NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500.

The company runs retail websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience for its customers. Both B2C and C2C programs are offered. The main market segment is North America, but the International business keeps growing. The company also operates warehouses in Europe, e.g. in the Czech Republic.

Besides retail services Amazon.com also manufactures and sells Kindle devices.

Many investors consider Amazon.com to be a blue chip stock besides the fact that it doesn’t make enough money. The other criticism includes:

  • P/Es in the triple digits
  • No dividends
  • Margins aren't fully maximized
  • Very low net profit margin (0.46% in 2013)

You can read some of these arguments on Fool.com, Investorplace or Forbes

Jeff Bezos thinks big-picture and leads the company to long-term profits.

Facts about Amazon.com, Inc.

Founded: 1994
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States
Industry: E-commerce
Employees: 117300 (2013)
Official website:

Stock information: Amazon.com, Inc.

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The Expanse season 4: Amazon poised to save acclaimed sci-fi show Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 7:07 am

The #SaveTheExpanse campaign appears to have been successful, with Amazon reportedly on the verge of closing a deal to revive the show for a ...

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Why Amazon pays employees US$5000 to quit Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 6:56 am

Amazon claims that they don't actually want employees to accept the offer. In fact, the headline on the memo states “Please Don't Take This Offer,” ...

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Amazon in talks to pick up stake in Kishore Biyani's Future Retail Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:26 am

After failing to crack the deal with Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart, US-based retail giant Amazon is said to be in talks with India's largest ...

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Amazon to launch a new app store with tools for its two million sellers Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:21 am

Amazon is launching new app store with tools created specifically to help its sellers manage their inventory and orders. Called the Marketplace ...

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The Expanse Season 4 Could Find a Home at Amazon Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:00 am

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon is in talks to pick up the show for its streaming service. The Expanse is an adaption from James S. A. ...

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'The Expanse' In Talks To Be Revived for Season 4 at Amazon Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:44 am

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Amazon taps former NBC executive to help run TV programming Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:30 am

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had hired Vernon Sanders to help run its television productions, tapping a former NBC executive who ...

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Amazon taps former NBC exec to help run TV programming Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:30 am

May 21 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had hired Vernon Sanders to help run its television productions, tapping a former NBC ...

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Amazon com : eyes Latam expansion, opens Argentina office Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:58 am

Amazon.com Inc aims to expand cloud computing operations in Latin America, a company executive said on Monday, after its Amazon Web Services ...

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Amazon may revive Syfy's The Expanse with ongoing talks tipped Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:45 am

Syfy recently cancelled hit TV show The Expanse due to the limited rights it has for the show, and now Amazon is in talks to acquire it. The series has ...

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Amazon is in talks to resurrect 'The Expanse' Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:26 pm

Amazon has the on-demand streaming rights to The Expanse in North America. However, its arch-nemesis Netflix offers the show beyond North ...

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Amazon in Talks to Revive 'The Expanse' for Season 4 Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:03 pm

Good news, sci-fi fans! The Expanse might survive the great TV culling of 2018 after all. THR reports that Amazon Studios is in talks to pick up the ...

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Amazon reportedly in talks to save The Expanse Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:56 pm

Amazon is currently in talks to rescue The Expanse from cancellation, numerous entertainment outlets including Variety and Deadline are reporting.

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Amazon in Talks to Pick up 'The Expanse' Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:52 pm

Fan efforts to get Amazon to pick up The Expanse after the series' recent cancellation may be paying off. A report from Deadline indicates that Amazon ...

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The Expanse: Amazon Eyes Season 4 Renewal of Cancelled Syfy Drama Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:30 pm

The Expanse may keep on expanding after all: Amazon is in talks to pick up the cancelled Syfy drama for a fourth season, TVLine has confirmed.

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Holy Crap, Amazon Is Probably Bringing Back The Expanse Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:12 pm

The Hollywood Reporter says that Amazon is in talks to revive the series for a fourth season. And while the deal is not yet closed, there was this little ...

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