| Amazon.com serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators via its retail websites and physical stores and focus on selection, price, and convenience. Co. also manufactures and sells electronic devices. Co. provides programs that enables seller to sell their products on its websites and their own websites and to fulfill orders through Co., and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Co. serves developers and enterprises through its Amazon Web services segment, which provides access to technology infrastructure. Co. also provides advertising services and co-branded credit card agreements. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AMZN's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Amazon.com shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Amazon.com versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Amazon.com by allowing them to research Amazon.com shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.