| 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 41 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.