Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

The balance sheet provides creditors, investors, and analysts with information on company’s resources (assets) and its sources of capital (its equity and liabilities). It normally also provides information about the future earnings capacity of a company’s assets as well as an indication of cash flows that may come from receivables and inventories.

Liabilities represents obligations of a company arising from past events, the settlement of which is expected to result in an outflow of economic benefits from the entity.

Amazon.com Inc., consolidated balance sheet: liabilities and stockholders’ equity

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Accounts payable 72,539  47,183  38,192  34,616  25,309 
Current portion of lease liabilities, operating leases 4,586  3,139  —  —  — 
Current portion of lease liabilities, finance leases 10,374  9,884  7,720  5,839  3,997 
Current portion of long-term debt 1,155  1,305  1,371  100  1,056 
Other 28,023  18,111  14,572  12,231  8,686 
Accrued expenses and other 44,138  32,439  23,663  18,170  13,739 
Unearned revenue 9,708  8,190  6,536  5,097  4,768 
Current liabilities 126,385  87,812  68,391  57,883  43,816 
Long-term lease liabilities, operating leases, excluding current portion 34,513  22,696  —  —  — 
Long-term lease liabilities, finance leases, excluding current portion 18,060  17,095  9,650  8,438  5,080 
Long-term lease liabilities, excluding current portion 52,573  39,791  9,650  8,438  5,080 
Long-term debt, excluding current portion 31,816  23,414  23,495  24,743  7,694 
Other long-term liabilities 17,017  12,171  17,563  12,537  7,527 
Long-term liabilities 101,406  75,376  50,708  45,718  20,301 
Total liabilities 227,791  163,188  119,099  103,601  64,117 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; none issued and outstanding shares —  —  —  —  — 
Common stock, $0.01 par value
Treasury stock, at cost (1,837) (1,837) (1,837) (1,837) (1,837)
Additional paid-in capital 42,865  33,658  26,791  21,389  17,186 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (180) (986) (1,035) (484) (985)
Retained earnings 52,551  31,220  19,625  8,636  4,916 
Stockholders’ equity 93,404  62,060  43,549  27,709  19,285 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity 321,195  225,248  162,648  131,310  83,402 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10).

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current liabilities Total obligations incurred as part of normal operations that are expected to be paid during the following twelve months or within one business cycle, if longer. Amazon.com Inc.’s current liabilities increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Long-term liabilities Amount of obligation due after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Amazon.com Inc.’s long-term liabilities increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Total liabilities Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all liabilities that are recognized. Liabilities are probable future sacrifices of economic benefits arising from present obligations of an entity to transfer assets or provide services to other entities in the future. Amazon.com Inc.’s total liabilities increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Stockholders’ equity Total of all stockholders’ equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors, owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent. The amount of the economic entity’s stockholders’ equity attributable to the parent excludes the amount of stockholders’ equity which is allocable to that ownership interest in subsidiary equity which is not attributable to the parent (noncontrolling interest, minority interest). This excludes temporary equity and is sometimes called permanent equity. Amazon.com Inc.’s stockholders’ equity increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.