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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Amazon is offering a PlayStation Plus yearly subscription for £35 Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:22 pm

PlayStation fans rejoice as Amazon is offering a year-long subscription to PlayStation Plus for £35, which would normally cost a up to £50.

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Cleveland's Bid For Amazon's Second HQ Will Have Pros And Cons, Just Like Any Other City's Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:11 pm

There are many metrics Amazon will consider in placing its second headquarters, including public transit. While Cleveland's system is more ...

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For Amazon's HQ2, Atlanta will be among top candidates, experts say Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:00 pm

E-commerce behemoth Amazon is courting offers from cities across North America before picking a site for its second headquarters. Dubbed HQ2, the ...

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Amazon to put online booze deliveries under pressure Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:37 am

Online booze sales in the US may come under increasing pressure from global tech giant Amazon, following its completion of the Whole Foods ...

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Amazon Prime Video Brings 'This Is Us,' 'The Exorcist' to Customers Globally Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:29 am

Amazon has signed an international licensing pact with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to bring the Emmy Award-winning show “This Is Us” ...

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Hulu Upstages Netflix, Amazon at Emmys Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:03 am

However, few could have predicted that Hulu, which was initially conceived to play reruns online and has struggled to match Netflix and Amazon's ...

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C by GE Sol Smart Lamp with Amazon Alexa review: Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:00 am

The Good The Sol is a surprisingly likable lamp with a distinctive design and the full capabilities of Amazon's Alexa. It even gives her a couple of extra ...

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Sorry, drones and self-driving cars won't be delivering your Amazon packages anytime soon Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:52 am

But instead of jet packs, mostly we have gotten Amazon lockers and more night-time deliveries. Not bad, but it's certainly not aerial drones (which ...

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SNES Classic Mini pre-order UPDATE - Pre-order stock hits Amazon Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:52 am

And European gamers got another chance to pre-order the SNES Classic Mini earlier today when stock became available at Amazon Germany.

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Amazon bans 'hella gay' version of the Bible written by man who was mayor of Hell Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:41 am

Amazon has been accused of “censorship” after it removed a “gay Bible” parody written by a controversial US vlogger. Elijah Daniel rewrote the ...

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Mayor departing for Amazon visit as Ottawa prepares bid Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:41 am

Mayor Jim Watson is headed to Washington state this week to drum up support for a second Amazon headquarters in Ottawa. The Seattle-based retail ...

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Amazon Is Testing One-Hour Delivery at London Fashion Week Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:07 am

Amazon has partnered with the designer Nicola Formichetti to get London Fashion Week's styles to Londoners' doorsteps within an hour.

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Autobiography of a Rajasthani Kurti - from factory to an Amazon warehouse Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:07 am

My owner had inked a contract apparently with various marketplaces including Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra and smaller ones such as Jaypore too.

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Editorial: Amazon could be New Jersey's 'golden ticket' Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:56 am

Thanks to a surge in Amazon's stock, CEO Jeff Bezos passed Microsoft founder Bill Gates and became the richest man in the world. Newslook.

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Amazon India Great Indian Festival Sale 2017: Everything you need to know Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:56 am

Amazon India recently announced that their shopping fiesta, Great Indian Festival Sale will kick off from September 21 through September 24. With the ...

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A 36-year old who manages $4 billion breaks down why Amazon is his most bullish bet Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:56 am

His biggest bet right now is on Amazon, even after he reduced the fund's stake in tech stocks as the sector continued to leap higher this year.

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock: Poised to Gain From Movie Business Boost Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:45 am

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) doesn't like not being the biggest and best at something. It's an attitude that's helped fuel investor confidence and ...

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As Amazon pivots toward automation, workers assume more Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:42 am

Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ...

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Think Like Amazon: The Principles Of Success Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:00 am

Amazon is objectively one of the most profitable companies in America today. Yet it didn't become the business behemoth it is now without following a ...

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British woman, 43, who vanished while canoeing in the Amazon jungle 'may have been snatched ... Monday, 18 September 2017, 8:15 am

A BRITISH woman who vanished while canoeing in the Amazon may have been snatched by "pirates", according to the police chief leading the ...

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