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Amazon.com ROE %

: 10.73% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROE % is calculated as Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Net Income minus dividends to participating security holders) divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. Amazon.com's annualized net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $12,624 Mil. Amazon.com's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $117,684 Mil. Therefore, Amazon.com's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 10.73%.

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

NAS:AMZN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.35   Med: 10.77   Max: 28.27
Current: 25.5

-2.35
28.27

During the past 13 years, Amazon.com's highest ROE % was 28.27%. The lowest was -2.35%. And the median was 10.77%.

NAS:AMZN's ROE % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1038 Companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. NAS:AMZN: 25.50 )

Amazon.com ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Amazon.com's ROE % 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 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROE %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.52 12.91 28.27 21.95 27.44

Amazon.com Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROE % 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 32.36 32.79 32.97 28.53 10.73

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Retail subindustry, Amazon.com's ROE %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROE % 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 ROE % Distribution

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

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



Amazon.com ROE % Calculation

Amazon.com's annualized ROE % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=21331/( (62060+93404)/ 2 )
=21331/77732
=27.44 %

Amazon.com's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=12624/( (114803+120564)/ 2 )
=12624/117683.5
=10.73 %

* 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 ROE %, the net income attributable to common stockholders of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income attributable to common stockholders data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Amazon.com  (NAS:AMZN) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=12624/117683.5
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(12624 / 443248)*(443248 / 371362.5)*(371362.5 / 117683.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=2.85 %*1.1936*3.1556
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=3.4 %*3.1556
=10.73 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=12624/117683.5
=(Net Income /Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income/Operating Income) * (Operating Income/Revenue) * (Revenue/Total Assets) * (Total Assets/Total Stockholders Equity)
= (12624 / 17260) * (17260 / 19408) * (19408 / 443248) * (443248 / 371362.5) * (371362.5 / 117683.5)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.7314 * 0.8893 * 4.38 % * 1.1936 * 3.1556
=10.73 %

Note: The net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income attributable to common stockholders data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.

* 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.

** The ROE % used above is for Du Pont Analysis only. It is different from the defined ROE % page on our website, as here it uses Net Income instead of Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders in the calculation.


Be Aware

Net income attributable to common stockholders is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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Amazon.com Business Description

Amazon.com logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Retail - Cyclical NAICS : 454110 SIC : 5961
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 $482 billion in estimated physical/digital online gross merchandise volume, or GMV, in 2020. Retail related revenue represented approximately 83% of total, followed by Amazon Web Services' cloud computing, storage, database, and other offerings (12%), and advertising services and cobranded credit cards (6%). International segments constituted 27% of Amazon's non-AWS sales in 20202, led by Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
Executives
Wilke Jeffrey A officer: CEO Worldwide Consumer PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Nooyi Indra K director 700 ANDERSON HILL RD PURCHASE NY 10577
Jassy Andrew R officer: CEO Amazon Web Services PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Reynolds Shelley officer: Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Zapolsky David officer: Senior Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Olsavsky Brian T officer: Senior Vice President and CFO PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Mcgrath Judith A director PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Alexander Keith Brian director P.O. BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Bezos Jeffrey P director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman, CEO and President PO BOX 81226 PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Stonesifer Patricia Q director PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Rubinstein Jonathan director APPLE COMPUTER INC 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Gorelick Jamie S director 12061 BLUEMONT WAY RESTON VA 20190
Weeks Wendell P director ONE RIVERFRONT PLZ CORNING NY 14831
Blackburn Jeffrey M officer: Senior Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Brewer Rosalind G director C/O MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY 1225 17TH STREET, SUITE 3200 DENVER CO 80202

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