Amazon Total Operating Expenses by Quarter

The below graph representing Amazon total operating expenses by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 1997 to the recently completed quarter. The company's total expenses reached a record-high of $83,558 million ($83.6 billion) in Q4 2019, representing 95.6% of the company's total revenue.

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The above graph representing Amazon total operating expenses by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 1997 to the recently completed quarter. Amazon’s total operating expenses increased an impressive 21.8% YoY in Q4 2019, to a record-high $83,558 million ($83.6 billion). That represented 95.6% of the company’s total revenue generated during the fourth quarter of 2019. The total expenses include Cost of sales, Fulfillment, Technology and content, Marketing, General and administrative, etc.

SourceAmazon Quarterly ReportsSEC Filings
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NoteAmazon fiscal year starts from January 1st

Amazon’s total spending crossed $10 billion mark for the first time in fiscal Q3 2011. The company reported nearly 48.1% YoY growth in its quarterly expenses, amounting to $10,797 million.

Interestingly, in just two years, exactly in Q4 2013, the retail giant increased its quarterly expenses to $25,076 million, representing 20.19% YoY growth.

In fiscal Q4 2017, Amazon operating expenditure surged to $58,327 million for the first time, representing nearly 96.5% of the company’s total quarterly revenue.

About Amazon Inc., Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.

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