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Amazon.com Operating Margin %

: 2.74% (As of Jun. 2022)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Amazon.com's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $3,317 Mil. Amazon.com's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $121,234 Mil. Therefore, Amazon.com's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 2.74%.

Good Sign:

Amazon.com Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

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

AMZN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2   Med: 2.7   Max: 5.93
Current: 3.15


AMZN's Operating Margin % is ranked worse than
53.98% of 1117 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 3.78 vs AMZN: 3.15

Amazon.com's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 17.10% per year.

Amazon.com's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $3,317 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $15,298 Mil.


Amazon.com Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Amazon.com's Operating Margin % 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
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.31 5.33 5.18 5.93 5.30

Amazon.com Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Operating Margin % 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 6.81 4.38 2.52 3.15 2.74

Competitive Comparison

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

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

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



Amazon.com Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Amazon.com's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2021 )
=24879 / 469822
=5.30 %

Amazon.com's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=3317 / 121234
=2.74 %

* 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.


Amazon.com  (NAS:AMZN) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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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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