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Amazon.com ROA %

: -1.95% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Amazon.com's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $-8,112 Mil. Amazon.com's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $415,248 Mil. Therefore, Amazon.com's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was -1.95%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Amazon.com's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

AMZN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.51   Med: 3.02   Max: 9
Current: 2.91

During the past 13 years, Amazon.com's highest ROA % was 9.00%. The lowest was -0.51%. And the median was 3.02%.

AMZN's ROA % is ranked better than
52.52% of 1131 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 2.59 vs AMZN: 2.91

Amazon.com ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Amazon.com's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Amazon.com Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.83 6.85 5.97 7.81 9.00

Amazon.com Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.11 3.40 14.27 -3.70 -1.95

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Retail subindustry, Amazon.com's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Amazon.com ROA % Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Amazon.com's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Amazon.com's ROA % falls into.



Amazon.com ROA % Calculation

Amazon.com's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=33364/( (321195+420549)/ 2 )
=33364/370872
=9.00 %

Amazon.com's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=-8112/( (410767+419728)/ 2 )
=-8112/415247.5
=-1.95 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Amazon.com  (NAS:AMZN) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=-8112/415247.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(-8112 / 484936)*(484936 / 415247.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=-1.67 %*1.1678
=-1.95 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Amazon.com Business Description

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Address
410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, USA, 98109-5210
Amazon is a leading online retailer and one of the highest-grossing e-commerce aggregators, with $386 billion in net sales and approximately $578 billion in estimated physical/digital online gross merchandise volume, or GMV, in 2021. Retail related revenue represents approximately 80% of total, followed by Amazon Web Services' cloud computing, storage, database, and other offerings (10% to 15%), advertising services (5%), and other the remainder. International segments constitute 25% to 30% of Amazon's non-AWS sales, led by Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
Executives
Jassy Andrew R director, officer: President and CEO PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Cooper Edith W director C/O ETSY, INC. 117 ADAMS STREET BROOKLYN NY 11249
Selipsky Adam officer: CEO Amazon Web Services PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Clark David H officer: Senior Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Alexander Keith Brian director P.O. BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Nooyi Indra K director 700 ANDERSON HILL RD PURCHASE NY 10577
Bezos Jeffrey P director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman, CEO and President PO BOX 81226 PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Mcgrath Judith A director PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Zapolsky David officer: Senior Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Brewer Rosalind G director C/O MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY 1225 17TH STREET, SUITE 3200 DENVER CO 80202
Wilke Jeffrey A officer: CEO Worldwide Consumer PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Huttenlocher Daniel P director ONE RIVERFRONT PLAZA CORNING NY 14831
Weeks Wendell P director ONE RIVERFRONT PLZ CORNING NY 14831
Olsavsky Brian T officer: Senior Vice President and CFO PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Gordon William B director

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