ACC 557 Assign 2 You Are An Investment Analyst

Week 10 Assignment 2: You Are an Investment Analyst (Amazon vs.eBay)
Shirmere N. Gardner
Professor Pankaj Doshi
ACC 557: Financial Accounting
December 9, 2014

Analysis of Company
Amazon
eBay
Company’s History
Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos;
American international electronic commerce company; World’s largest internet company
Founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar; American multinational person-to-person auction website; dot-com e-commerce

Products/services
Offers everything from toys to video games to MP3 downloads and collectible items (apparel, furniture, jewelry, food, DVDs, cosmetics, pet supplies, etc.)
Helps consumers buy and sell collectibles and antiques as well as other goods normally sold through flea markets, antique stores, etc. Also sells home improvement items, motor vehicles, electronics, books, etc.
Major customers
Divisions of banks, pharmaceutical companies, cellphone companies, FDA, etc.
Provides online platforms, tools and services to help individuals and merchants around the globe engage in online and mobile commerce and payments and facilitates transactions; Target markets are online auctions and shopping communities
Major suppliers
Wholesalers, retailers, (Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly Clark) are just a few
Auctions, wholesalers, retailers,B2B marketplaces,etc.
Leadership
Jeffrey P. Bezos- Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Pierre M. Omidyar-Founder and Chairman
John J. Donahoe II-CEO, President and Director

May 15, 2007-IPO- $18.00
January 4, 2010- $125.41
January 3, 2011- $169.64
January 3, 2012- $194.44

September 24, 1998 (IPO)- Initially started at $18.00 but closed out on that day at $47.38
January 4, 2010- $23.02
January 3, 2011- $30.36
January 3, 2012- $31.60

*Based on the information provided you can see that there is a yearly upward flow on each graph outside of the day of the IPO of eBay. This may represent that the investors trust the company and it that it is in a good financial position. Some investors may



References: About Amazon. (n.d.) www.amazon.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://www.amazon.com/Careers-Homepage/b?ie=UTF8&node=239364011 Dunn, Ashley Elmaleh, Michael Sack. (n.d.) The Reliability and Accuracy of Financial Statements. www.understand-accounting.net. Retrieved December 2, 2014, from http://www.understandaccounting.net/TheReliabilityandAccuracyoffinancialstatement. html Hamel, Gregory Hsiao, Aron (n.d.) How did eBay start?.http:ebay.about.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://ebay.about.com/od/ebaylifestyle/a/el_history.htm Amazon.com Inc AMZN Company Financials. (n.d.) www.nasdaq.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/amzn/financials?query eBay Inc EBAY Company Financials. (n.d.) www.nasdaq.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ebay/financials?query Historical Prices (n.d.) http://finance.yahoo.com Historical Prices (n.d.) http://finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved December 2, 2014, from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=AMZN&a=11&b=1&c=2009&d=02&e=1&f=2012&g=m

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