| Amazon.com serves primary customer sets, consisting of consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, content creators, advertisers, and employees. Co. serves consumers through its online and physical stores. Co. manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Echo, Ring, Blink, and eero, and it develops and produces media content. Co. provides programs that enable sellers to improve their businesses, sell their products in its stores, and fulfill orders through it. Co. serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, which provides technology services, including compute, storage, database, analytics, and machine learning, and other services. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AMZN's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of AMZN shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AMZN 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 AMZN by allowing them to research AMZN shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.