Mazon Acquisition and Equity Investment

Search the Internet for acquisitions and equity investments made by Amazon.com during the last five (5)
years. Review the 10-K of Amazon.com located at browseedgar?
company&match&CIKAMZN&filenum&State&Country&SIC&ownerexclude&FindFind+
Companies&actiongetcompany.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. Examine how at least three (3) growth strategy alternatives utilized by Amazon.com in the global
and domestic retail markets influenced profitability, and indicate if the strategies were successful.
2. Assess the financial value of the acquisitions and investments made by Amazon.com, and the
influence of the acquisitions and investments on profitability during the accounting period.
3. Analyze the effect of the equity investments and impairments resulting from the acquisitions and
investments by Amazon.com on the financial statements, and indicate whether or not the strategy
was a creatable one. Provide support for your rationale.
4. Create an argument that growth in the European market can have a significant impact on current
earnings and profit for Amazon.com. Provide support for your rationale.
5. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other
Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
a? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
a? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the studentas name, the professoras
name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.