Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby iam802 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:53 am

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$AMZN has a breakout from the kumo with a great price surge yesterday.

The price surge invalidate my bearish view on AMZN and I will be closing my SHORT Vertical CALL spread.
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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby iam802 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:07 am

Amazon Rivals Netflix In Epix Deal Adding Movies To Prime

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-0 ... prime.html
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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby iam802 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:29 am

Amazon Loses Money On Tablets. It's All Going According To Plan

http://www.fastcompany.com/3001110/amaz ... rding-plan

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"We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos yesterday at a company press conference in Los Angeles. There, Bezos showed off Amazon's latest products, from the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader to the Fire HD tablet [5]. But what really stole the show Thursday wasn't the "gadgets" themselves (a term Bezos dislikes) but Amazon's services and low prices: the 32GB 4G Fire will cost just $499 with a $50 data plan; a comparable iPad would cost $729 with a $230 annual plan, according to Amazon. In undercutting competitor prices and sacrificing short-term profits, Amazon has revealed a strategy (the so-called "Amazon Doctrine") that puts other hardware makers at a serious disadvantage.


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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby winston » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:34 pm

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Amazon to hire 50,000 seasonal US employees

Online retail giant Amazon said Tuesday it will hire more than 50,000 temporary US employees, for the holiday season.

"In addition to the thousands of people we've hired for full-time jobs this year, we're proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday," vice president Dave Clark said in a statement.

The company has more than 20,000 full-time employees at 40 US locations.

American retailers typically take on extra hands for the holiday season, which runs from Thanksgiving, near the end of November, until New Year's.


Source: AFP Global Edition
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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby profittaker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:05 pm

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Amazon Is a Black Hole Threatening To Devour Corporate America


If a large retailer announced a loss of a few hundred million dollars in quarter three, about half related to its core retail business and about half related to its investment in a high-tech startup the culprit would be obvious—competition from Amazon. And if a tablet manufacturer announced a loss in quarter three, the culprit would again be obvious—competition from Amazon. Except the company in question is Amazon itself which beneath a press release of "Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 27% to $13.81" said it lost $274 million about half of it related to Living Social.
And this is what makes Amazon the most amazing company in the world today. Obviously it can't keep losing money like that every quarter, and it probably won't. But most quarters it earns very low profits, with margins so thin that happenstance can force it into things like its Q3 loss. As deliverer of services to consumers, it's incredible but as a generator of income and earnings it totally sucks.

But what makes Amazon not just amazing but downright dangerous is that as a financial matter it has something even better than profits—the boundless faith of the investment community. You can think of a company's stock price as jointly determined by its profits ("earnings") and by Wall Street's level of optimism about the future, expressed as a price-to-earnings ratio.

Here's Amazon in blue compared to the world's leading tech compan in orange (Apple) and the world's leading retailer in red (Wal-Mart) in terms of PE ratio:


That's just staggering. It means that Wall Street is on board with an Amazon business strategy that doesn't require it to actually make profits as long as it increases sales volumes. And if you're in any line of business where you compete with Amazon—and Amazon is in a lot of businesses, and seems to get into new ones each year—that should terrify you.

In any line of business where you're earning healthy profits you always need to worry that a competitor will undercut you on price. But normally you can also have some confidence that they'll be restrained in their price cutting by the need to maintain profits of their own. Amazon is totally off the leash in this regard. Wall Street treats it like a brand new startup that just needs to think about growth and can find a viable business model later. Which means that if they come after you, you have no recourse. Your profits are going to shrink, and your investors are going to punish you for it but Amazon's profits don't necessarily need to grow proportionally. They just need to show they can poach your market share
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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby iam802 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:56 pm

AMZN sees Walmart as one of their competitors.
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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby kennynah » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:25 am

iam802 wrote:AMZN sees Walmart as one of their competitors.


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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby profittaker » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:26 am

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter

Bezos even takes a practical approach to his love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Having worked at a hedge fund in his twenties, he understands the investor mentality probably better than most CEOs. Perhaps as a result, for the first many years of Amazon's existence, Bezos frustrated investors by refusing to realize Amazon's profit potential. Then, around 2007, Amazon's investments began to bear fruit, and investors were delighted. The stock is up 10-fold in the past six years. "We believe in the long term, but the long term also has to come," says Bezos, explaining that periodically Amazon wants to "check in" with its ability to make money. Thus, in 2007, Amazon more than doubled its profit, to $476 million, on a 38% increase in sales to almost $15 billion.

The "check-in" made a dramatic impact on investors, including short-sellers who had wagered against Amazon's shares. "There were so many investors that were short Amazon's stock in 2006 and 2007 that when the shares moved from $35 to $100 they lost their jobs," says Brian Pitz, a bullish-on-Amazon analyst at investment bank Jefferies. Amazon currently happens to be in another of those investment phases. It is spending heavily on Kindle development, additional data centers, and new warehouses.

(Bezos says he can't predict how long the investment phase will last, "and even if I could, I wouldn't tell you.") Still, bearish investors have been cowed. Despite the disappointing earnings report, Amazon's shares are worth more than 100 times Wall Street's estimates for next year's earnings. Says analyst Pitz: "Now you are either long term on Amazon or on the sidelines."

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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby iam802 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:23 pm

Amazon Creates A 3D Printing Store, Vaulting The Technology Into The Mainstream

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/13/amazon ... =pulsenews

If you thought you and your RepRap were safe from posers, you’re sunk: Amazon has just opened a store for 3D printers and printer accessories that seems to, at the very least, allow smaller manufacturers to get a foothold in an increasingly tight market.

Available on the “pop up web store” or whatever you want to call it are printers from Afinia and Flashforge (which, as you’ll notice, is a literal rip-off of the Makerbot) as well as offers from Makerbot owners who are selling used machines. In short, the store consists of smaller fry attempting to sell directly to a less educated consumer – which is fine.

With Staples selling Cube 3D printers and Toys “R” Us selling personalized ducks in Hong Kong, it’s clear we’re reaching the point when 3D printing is beginning to interface with the culture. It’s still “cool” enough to be cutting edge yet it’s lucrative enough for behemoths like Amazon to throw it a bone with this store.

And what of the folks who want their 3D printers to be the hardware equivalent of underground prog rock? Well, we’re probably out of luck. I’ll know it’s gone mainstream when my Dad asks for one and, the way things are going, that should be some time next week.

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Re: Amazon (AMZN)

Postby iam802 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:39 pm

This is a move to make entry difficult for competitors.

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Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%

http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/10/amazon ... -up-to-80/
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