| Amazon.com serves consumers through its online and physical stores. Co. also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, and Echo devices, and Co. develops and produces media content. Co. provides programs that enable sellers to grow their businesses, sell their products in its stores, and fulfill orders through Co. Co. serves developers and enterprises of various sizes, including start-ups, government agencies, and academic institutions, through its Amazon Web Services segment, which provides a set of global compute, storage, database, and other service offerings. In addition, Co. provides services, such as advertising. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AMZN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AMZN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Amazon.com market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Amazon.com's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of Amazon.com versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Amazon.com market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like Amazon.com can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Amazon.com by allowing them to research the Amazon.com market cap history.