Tuesday, August 09, 2005

AMAZON numbers

I feel bad that I wasn't able to share with all of you the stats that we pulled for our rebuttal so I have decided to post them to the Blog for everyone to see. I hope you enjoy reading throught our list.


Amazon Never Stopped Focusing on Growth
They continued to introduced High Margin Products
Did you know they just purchased China largest online book store?

Focusing on Growth doesn’t mean losing site of Profits
Note that failure to adapt a growth strategy would have resulted in a decline not a flat growth rate
Due to AMAZON Growth they were able to receive economies of scale

Show us a company that start out debt free, and immediately produces a profit

Is their room for growth?

Largest Population in the World is in Asia
Asia 56% population (8.9% Internet Users)
America 5%

2001 & 2002 results
Don’t play the Market Risk card on us
Amazon should not be penalized for Market Risk

Compare 3 companies (Two focused on Profit 1 focused on Growth)

Sales Growth 33% & 31% (’03, ’04)
Best Buy
Sales Growth 17% & 11% (’03, ’04)
% ∆ Net Income Y/Y ( 600%, 39%)
Home Depot
Sales Growth 11% & 12% (’03, ’04)
% ∆ Net Income Y/Y ( 17%, 16%)

Amazon is still growing
Free cash flow growing incredibly fast
$131M improvement over ’03
Up 38% to $477M

Amazon’s Deficit is Decreasing
Down over 25% from 2002

Stats on AMAZON's Financials
Operating Profit Margin
148% Improvement (2001 – 2004)
Net Profit Margin
147% Improvement (2001 – 2004)
Debt Ratio
43% Improvement (2001 – 2004)
Times Interest Earned
83% Improvement (2001 – 2004)
Long Term Debt decreasing
29% decrease (2001 – 2004)
Amazon currently has $3.2B in Assets
50% improvement over 2003

Winner Takes ALL

Internet waits for No One

Maximizing profits is a short term Gain

To the Victor goes the spoils

Hopefully you will enjoy this list and if you have any doubts I am more then willing to continue to debate the issue with you.

See you tomorrow:)


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