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15 Biggest E-Commerce Companies In USA

In this piece, we will take a look at the 15 biggest e-commerce companies in the USA. To jump ahead to the top five companies in this list, head on over to 5 Biggest E-Commerce Companies In USA.

Courtesy of the Internet and consumer technology, populations of today have access to a wide variety of services and products right at their fingertips. The smartphone and the personal computer enable consumers to browse through countless products while sitting at home and have them delivered directly without the hassle of going to stores and physically sifting through products.

This has led to massive growth in electronic commerce over the past decade and enabled retailers, such as Amazon, to become trillion dollar firms. These valuations are also supported by market research. For instance, a research report from Reports and Insights believes that the e-commerce market will grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9% from 2022 to 2030, and from its current value of $48 billion to a massive $117.7 billion by the end of the forecast period. The report outlines that machine learning, cloud computing, and 3G and 4G connectivity will drive this growth - as sellers use the advanced technologies to optimize their customer offerings and the connectivity platforms enable more people to connect to the Internet.

Another report, this time from Spherical Insights, places an even more optimistic CAGR of 14.3% on the e-commerce sector. It wagers that the industry was worth $810 billion last year and will grow through the aforementioned CAGR to sit at a whopping $1.9 trillion by the end of 2030. Some of the latest trends in the sector, according to the firm, are companies offering novel experiences such as streaming and gaming on their platform, combined with artificial intelligence and voice search to improve cataloging.

Today's piece will focus on the largest American e-commerce companies, with the top picks being Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

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Our Methodology

We chose some of the biggest e-commerce companies in the US based on their market cap. We analyzed these companies through hedge fund sentiment, earnings reports and analyst ratings.

Biggest E-Commerce Companies In USA

15. Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 25

Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) is one of the oldest apparel companies in the world that was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, the United States.

Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) is one of the largest retailers in the world, with its products being sold in more than 110 countries. It is also aggressively targeting online sales, and from 2011 to 2021, the share of online in its overall revenue has grown from 20% to 40%. Not stopping here, Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) hopes to further grow this share to account for 60% of the overall revenue.

Insider Monkey's Q2 2022 survey of 895 hedge funds outlined that 25 had held a stake in Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI).

Out of these, Richard Scott Greeder's Broad Bay Capital is Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI)'s largest investor. It owns 1.3 million shares that are worth $22 million.

Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are some of the largest e-commerce companies in America.

14. Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 25

Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY) is an animal products company that sells items such as pet supplies and pet foods. The firm is headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida.

Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY) is a pure play electronic commerce retailer, which means that the firm does not have a brick and mortar retail presence. The firm sells close to 100,000 products from thousands of partner brands. The company is on the road to steady growth, and its net sales per active customer touched a record high of $423 during its second fiscal quarter. Additionally, Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY)'s Autoship automated fulfillment facility also posted a record in Q2, when it accounted for 73% of the firm's revenue.

By the end of this year's second quarter, 25 out of the 895 hedge funds polled by Insider Monkey had invested in Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY).

Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY)'s largest investor is Paul Marshall and Ian Wace's Marshall Wace LLP which owns two million shares that are worth $71 million.

13. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 27

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) is an apparel retailer that sells clothes, accessories, and healthcare products. These include jewelry, eyewear, handbags, shoes, and more.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) raked in $3.8 billion in revenue by the end of its second fiscal quarter, and out of this, more than one third came through online sales. The firm also announced in September 2022 that it is teaming up with thredUP and Shop Premium Outlets to grow its customer base and online sales.

As part of their June quarter of 2022 investments, 27 out of the 895 hedge funds polled by Insider Monkey had invested in The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS).

Out of these, Richard S. Pzena's Pzena Investment Management is The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)'s largest shareholder. It owns 9.9 million shares that are worth $82 million.

12. Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 29

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) is a global online marketplace that connects merchants with buyers in several different countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and Canada. The firm is based in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) has one of the strongest operating margins in the industry, and over the course of the last five quarters, the firm's operating margin has not dropped below 26%. This implies that, on average, every $100 of sales results in $26 in operating income for the company. Additionally, over the past five years, the firm's gross merchandise sales have grown by a whopping 382%.

Insider Monkey's Q2 2022 survey of 895 hedge funds revealed that 29 had held Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY)'s shares.

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY)'s largest investor is John Overdeck and David Siegel's Two Sigma Advisors which owns 1.5 million shares that are worth $114 million.

Artisan Partners mentioned the firm in its Q2 2022 investor letter. Here is what the fund said:

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) is the leading e-commerce marketplace for buyers and sellers of unique, hard-to-find products that are “handmade, vintage, or a craft supply.” We believe the company has a long runway for continued top-line growth given its large addressable market and distinct product assortment. In addition, we have been impressed with the operational progress this management team has made since taking the helm in 2017. We acknowledge e-commerce trends have been challenged as consumers shift toward in-person experiences post[1]pandemic, but over time we expect industry growth to return to the long-term trend. Shares have pulled back 75% since topping out in late 2021. Examining this opportunity through a longer-term lens, we initiated a GardenSM position during the quarter at an attractive discount to our PMV estimate.”

11. DoorDash, Inc. (NYSE:DASH)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 31

DoorDash, Inc. (NYSE:DASH) is a delivery company that connects retailers with customers. It enables sellers to connect with buyers, generate insights, and manage their finances.

DoorDash, Inc. (NYSE:DASH) saw its online grocery customers grow by a stunning 130% between June 2021 and June 2022. The company continues to target more growth on this front and has announced partnerships with new retailers including Giant Eagle and Weis Markets just this year. Additionally, it has also partnered up with DICK'S Sporting Goods to include the latter's 700 stores in its platform.

As this year's June quarter ended, 31 out of the 895 hedge funds polled by Insider Monkey had held a stake in DoorDash, Inc. (NYSE:DASH).

Lei Zhang's Hillhouse Capital Management is DoorDash, Inc. (NYSE:DASH)'s largest investor. It owns 4.6 million shares that are worth $301 million.

10. Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 39

Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) is a retail company with hundreds of stores all over the U.S. It also operates in Dubai and has its own beauty spas.

Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)'s shares are quite undervalued if we take an operating income margin of 11%, a 30% share reduction owing to the $1.4 billion buyback program that it has announced, and a low price to earnings ratio of 7. Put together, these result in a fair value of $40 per share, which is almost double the current share price of $21.

As part of their second quarter of 2022 investments, 39 out of the 895 hedge funds part of Insider Monkey's study had bought Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)'s shares.

Out of these, Jim Simons' Renaissance Technologies is Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)'s largest investor through a $225 million stake that comes courtesy of 12 million shares.

9. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 43

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is an online marketplace that lets professional and everyday sellers list their products for sale to global customers. The firm is based in San Jose, California.

Since it is a pure play retailer, eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is also one of the largest of its kind in the world, with the total number of active buyers on its platform equaling 135 million in its second quarter. The firm also sold $18.5 billion of merchandise during the second quarter, and it is aggressively expanding by buying different companies such as those selling automotive parts and cards.

43 out of the 895 hedge fund portfolios studied by Insider Monkey during this year's second quarter had bought eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)'s shares.

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)'s largest investor is Natixis Global Asset Management's Harris Associates which owns 4.8 million shares that are worth $203 million.

Smead Capital Management mentioned the company in its Q3 2022 investor letter. Here is what the fund said:

“Two things are very noticeable right off the top. First, sometimes you have to be happy losing less in a bear market environment so that you have more of your capital to grow in the next bull market. We are never really happy losing money. Second, 2022 is likely to be our third year of existence as a fund to lose money for the year. This year would join 2008 and 2018 in this undistinguished category. Our biggest detractors was dominated by eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY). Consumer/investor fears about media and e-commerce hit WBD and EBAY and profit taking in Amgen came from early 2022 strength.”

8. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 46

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is a merchandise retailer with thousands of stores across the U.S. through which it sells electronics, perishables, and other products.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has one of the best risk reward share price tradeoffs in its peer list of fifteen companies. It has a 5% downside risk which is low when coupled with an upside price reward of more than 15%. The firm is also upgrading its stores to also act as mini fulfillment warehouses for online sales, which is estimated to drop its fulfillment costs by close to 90%.

Jefferies increased Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)'s share price target to $185 from $170 in October 2022, stating that the firm's inventory and supply chain improvements influenced the decision. Insider Monkey's Q2 2022 survey of 895 hedge funds revealed that 46 had owned a stake in the company.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)'s largest investor in our database is Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke, and John Campbell's Arrowstreet Capital which owns 2.6 million shares that are worth $369 million.

Carillon Tower Advisers mentioned the company in its Q2 2022 investor letter. Here is what the fund said:

“Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) faced its worst day in decades after trimming its profit forecast for the year due to higher costs. While many of the cost pressures are likely to persist in the near term, the company also struggled with a shift in consumer spending, which resulted in inventory write-downs.”

7. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 49

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is an American retailer that operates grocery stores, drug stores, and warehouses. The firm is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it is one of the oldest firms in the world after being set up in 1883.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is aiming to grow its operations to match those of the retail giant Walmart, as the firm is in the process to acquire Albertsons. The latter has more than 2,200 stores in the U.S., and the deal aims to create a whopping $210 billion in sales and $3.3 billion in net earnings. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is also believed to be the first store to offer online sales for convenience products, and the firm is aiming to build 20 automated fulfillment centers for online grocery orders.

During this year's June quarter, 49 out of the 895 hedge funds surveyed by Insider Monkey had invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR).

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)'s largest investor is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway which owns 52 million shares that are worth $2.4 billion.

6. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 64

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) operates membership warehouses all over the globe in countries such as U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan, and Taiwan.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is aiming to double the number of its pickup locations, as it aims to grow the warehouses that offer the facility from the current 112 to more than 200. It also lets customers pick online orders from its own suppliers through the Costco Next platform, and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is adding new retailers to Costco Next as well.

Insider Monkey's Q2 2022 survey of 895 hedge funds revealed that 64 had bought Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)'s shares.

Out of these, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)'s largest investor is Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management which owns 4.3 million shares that are worth $2 billion.

Cooper Investors mentioned the firm in its Q3 2022 investor letter. Here is what the fund said:

In terms of inflationary pressures, the vast majority of our holdings have been able to leverage strong market positions and stakeholder relationships to push pricing through in 2022 such that minimal impact to earnings has occurred. Clearly this is not a lever than can be pulled indefinitely but the more experienced management teams have kept some of their powder dry. Our meeting with management at Costco in Seattle was memorable for several reasons but one was their latent ability to increase member pricing which they have not done in over 5 years (and thus likely to do in 2023)…

…To conclude we’ll return to our meeting with Costco mentioned earlier. The business quality is no secret after decades of incredible execution, but the meeting gave us renewed conviction around Value Latencies in terms of the runway for growth, the focus on enhancing customer value, Costco’s vast buying power (it purchases 30% of the world’s jumbo cashews as one example) and management’s feral focus on the business model and cost discipline.”

Along with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is one of the biggest U.S. e-commerce firms.

 

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