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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Trump turns on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos calling his Washington Post 'fake news' – and claiming his ... Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 2:48 pm

Donald Trump's attacks on the news media strayed into business territory on Wednesday with a slap at Amazon.com CEO – and owner of the ...

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Trump takes another swipe at Amazon, saying Bezos isn't 'paying internet taxes' Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 2:24 pm

President Donald Trump, Microsoft CEO Stya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos attend a meeting of the American Technology Council in the State ...

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The Ongoing Saga Between Amazon, Bezos And Trump Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 1:52 pm

President Donald Trump proved he's still got the magic touch. With fewer than 140 characters, Trump pushed Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s ...

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Trump attacks Washington Post as 'guardian' of Amazon's tax practices Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 1:49 pm

President Donald Trump wrapped up an attack on a favorite media target, The Washington Post, and the tax practices of Amazon into one online post ...

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President Trump attacks Amazon, incorrectly claiming it owns Washington Post for tax purposes Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 1:35 pm

President Donald Trump attacked Amazon on Wednesday, claiming incorrectly that it owns The Washington Post in a scheme to dodge “internet taxes.

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Amazon disputes claims that Echo Show's Drop-In feature is a security risk Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 1:30 pm

Amazon introduced it with the new Show and is rolling it out to older Echo devices as a way of facilitating the new intercom feature it introduced this ...

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Amazon is spoiling Blue Apron's IPO party Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12:45 pm

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Don't Bet That Amazon Will Pay $50 Billion For Express Scripts Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12:42 pm

Amazon's stock price can only keep rising if its revenues keep growing at over 20% a year. To do that, it needs to invest in new growth opportunities.

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How can I get SIZE CHART using Amazon Products API? Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:47 am

I have went through both the amazon products API documentations Amazon Products Advertising API (AWS) and Amazon Products API (MWS), but ...

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Amazon's New Japanese Series 'FACE' to Premiere Next Month Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:37 am

TOKYO – Amazon Prime's new Japanese original series “FACE: Cyber Crime Special Investigation Unit” is set to premiere on the streaming service ...

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Amazon.com's Best-Selling Products Hint at Another Big Year for Its Own Devices Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:37 am

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is an e-commerce powerhouse that has continually expanded its footprint from its early days of selling books online to ...

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Amazon stifles competition Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:21 am

Last year, Amazon captured almost half of U.S. online commerce. It's now extending its tentacles in every direction, including by manufacturing more of ...

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Amazon Starts Charm Offensive as Merchants Defect to Wal-Mart Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:52 am

Increasingly, however, the e-commerce behemoth has competition for the hearts and minds of millions of mom and pops. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is ...

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Amazon Pay & Magento Help Merchants Win With Customers Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:50 am

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How Whole Foods' Real Estate Assets Could Help Amazon Deliver The Goods Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:41 am

You've probably heard about how Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods bumped up the share prices of both companies in the days ...

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ITV, Amazon Team Up on New 'Vanity Fair' Adaptation With Olivia Cooke Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:30 am

A new adaptation of satirical Victorian novel “Vanity Fair” starring Olivia Cooke is coming to TV, and will stream on Amazon and play on Britain's ITV.

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Blue Apron Aspires to Amazon.com-Like Valuation in US IPO Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:56 am

The U.S. grocery industry is reeling from Amazon.com Inc.'s deal to buy health-food store Whole Foods Market Inc., which wiped billions of dollars from ...

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5 Things That Can Pummel Your Amazon Listing To Extinction Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:41 am

there are hundreds of sellers in Amazon right now that can state their horror stories surrounding how their listing became wallpaper with the blink of an ...

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