Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) continues to press at the very boundaries of the concept of monopoly in so many different industries. For that reason, investors seeking a continued track of exploding growth may soon have to contend with an unfamiliar adversary: regulators.
From many angles, it looks as though some form of regulatory boundary definitions or even a possible break up down the line would appear to be the only risk said for this rapidly growing behemoth of the Internet age.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) bills itself as a company that engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally.
Currently trading at a market capitalization of $921.66B, AMZN has a significant war chest ($27757M) of cash on the books, which is balanced by about $50801M in total current liabilities. AMZN is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $208125M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 39.3%.
The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through physical stores and retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk.
As of September 4, 2018, Amazon.com, Inc. operated three Amazon Go cashier less convenience stores in Seattle.
The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo devices; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store.
In addition, it offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as their own branded Websites; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, the company provides compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, publishing, digital content subscriptions, advertising, and co-branded credit card agreement services.
Additionally, it offers Amazon Prime, a membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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