Amazon famously lost money for its first 17 straight quarters as a public company, bleeding a combined $2.8 billion.
Once Amazon did start making money, it made very little of it.
Amazon would report tens of billions of dollars of sales each quarter but a mere tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of profit.
How long did Amazon lose money?
How much does Amazon lose a year?
Last year, the company made nearly $3 billion in operating income in North American e-commerce and another $4.3 billion from its cloud computing division Amazon Web service, but lost more than $3 billion from its international e-segment.
Why is Amazon’s profit so low?
Amazon intentionally posts low profits because it takes the vast majority of the money it earns and invests it right back into the company so that it will profit all the more in the future.
Is Amazon really profitable?
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Will Amazon ever go out of business?
“Amazon is not too big to fail,” Bezos said, in a recording of the meeting that CNBC has heard. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years.”
Has Tesla made a profit yet?
Tesla still didn’t turn an annual profit — in fact, it lost $862 million in 2019. But that was better than the $1 billion loss the company posted in 2018. Tesla CEO Elon Musk even said in late 2018 that his company was single-digit weeks away from death at one point.