AMZN - Amazon.com, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
1,861.69
-3.13 (-0.17%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close1,864.82
Open1,868.79
Bid1,860.80 x 1400
Ask1,861.33 x 800
Day's Range1,859.48 - 1,870.82
52 Week Range1,307.00 - 2,050.50
Volume2,556,132
Avg. Volume4,453,988
Market Cap916.05B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.71
PE Ratio (TTM)92.44
EPS (TTM)20.14
Earnings DateApr 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est2,080.44
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
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And it’s a high bar too because our first-party business has grown dramatically over that period, from $1.6 billion in 1999 to $117 billion this past year. The compound annual growth rate for our first-party business in that time period is 25%. But in that same time, third-party sales have grown from $0.1 billion to $160 billion – a compound annual growth rate of 52%. To provide an external benchmark, eBay’s gross merchandise sales in that period have grown at a compound rate of 20%, from $2.8 billion to $95 billion.Not to point daggers at anybody, but Bezos basically stated that their third-party retail sales (which is very similar to eBay’s listing marketplace) grew at annual growth rate of 52% versus eBay at 20%, and it’s representative of 58% of Amazon’s total retail sales. These are the key metrics that define Amazon’s e-commerce growth narrative, and it’s likely where Amazon will continue to invest resources, so they can attract more third-party retail sales at the detriment of eBay.It’s likely that Amazon’s 3rd-party retail will continue to dominate in comparison to eBay (where historically that wasn’t always the case) but has now become an established reality given Amazon’s 3rd-party retail represents $160 billion in sales on the platform versus eBay at $98 billion in total platform sales.The divergence in narrative between Amazon and eBay will continue, as eBay as a stand-alone website property hasn’t gone much further into enhancing features for eBay sellers. What has helped Amazon at beating eBay? Well, Bezos explains in his letter:> We helped independent sellers compete against our first-party business by investing in and offering them the very best-selling tools we could imagine and build. There are many such tools, including tools that help sellers manage inventory, process payments, track shipments, create reports, and sell across borders – and we’re inventing more every year.This paints a somewhat gloomy narrative both by the numbers but also the internal efforts to supply core competencies tied to Amazon’s distribution and ecosystem that eBay cannot provide. While its been a well-established fact that Amazon can continue to execute, there was one more hint or clue in the annual shareholder letter that points to Amazon’s future.Bezos believe that further expansion into global retail will require a combination of e-commerce and brick-and-mortar initiatives:> Amazon today remains a small player in global retail. We represent a low single-digit percentage of the retail market, and there are much larger retailers in every country where we operate. And that’s largely because nearly 90% of retail remains offline, in brick and mortar stores. 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