Stock Analysis on Net
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Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Amazon.com Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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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-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-24).

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 deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 and from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Amazon.com Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 exceeding Q4 2019 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Amazon.com Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Amazon.com Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Amazon.com Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Amazon.com Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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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.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-24).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ2 2020 + Gross profitQ1 2020 + Gross profitQ4 2019 + Gross profitQ3 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

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 deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 and from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Amazon.com Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 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.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-24).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019 + Operating incomeQ3 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

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 deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 exceeding Q4 2019 level.

Net Profit Margin

Amazon.com Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss)
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-24).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020 + Net income (loss)Q4 2019 + Net income (loss)Q3 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

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 deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Amazon.com Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss)
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-24).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020 + Net income (loss)Q4 2019 + Net income (loss)Q3 2019) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

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 deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Amazon.com Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss)
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-24).

1 Q2 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020 + Net income (loss)Q4 2019 + Net income (loss)Q3 2019) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

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 deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 but then improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 not reaching Q4 2019 level.