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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios

Beginner level


Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Amazon.com Inc., profitability ratios

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Amazon.com Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Amazon.com Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Amazon.com Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Amazon.com Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Amazon.com Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Amazon.com Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Amazon.com Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Amazon.com Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
General Retailers
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Amazon.com Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Amazon.com Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
General Retailers
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Net sales
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Amazon.com Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Amazon.com Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
ROE, Sector
General Retailers
ROE, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Amazon.com Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Amazon.com Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
ROA, Sector
General Retailers
ROA, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Amazon.com Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.