Analyzing Amazon

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The incredible growth of Amazon.com has put fear into the hearts of traditional retailers. Amazon's stock price has soared to amazing levels. However, it is often pointed out in the financial press that it took the company several years to report its first profit.

Calculate free cash flow for Amazon for the current and prior years.

Evaluate its ability to finance expansion from internally generated cash.

Thus far, Amazon has avoided purchasing large warehouses. Instead, it has used those of others. It is possible, however, that in order to increase customer satisfaction, the company may have to build its own warehouses. If this happens:

  • Describe how your impression of its ability to finance expansion change.
  • Project any potential implications of the change in Amazon's cash provided by operations from the prior year to the current year.

Analyzing Amazon ACC/421 Version 12 University of Phoenix Material Analyzing Amazon Financial Information $ in Millions Current Year Prior Year Current assets $31,327 $24, 625 Total assets 54,505 40,159 Current liabilities 28,089 22,980 Total liabilities 43,764 30,413 Cash provided by operations 6,842 5,475 Capital expeditures 4,893 3,444 Dividends paid -- -- Net income (loss) (241) 274 Sales 88,988 74,452 References Kieso, D.E., Weygandt, J.J., Warfield, T.D.(2016). Intermediate Accounting. (16th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 256 Copyright © 2016 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 1

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