Consistent Growth in Amazon’s Third-Party Business
Amazon reported 45% of paid units sold by third-party sellers in 2Q15, compared to 41% paid units sold by third-party sellers in 2Q14.
Although the Jet.com membership fee is cheaper than Amazon Prime at $99 per year, Amazon customers give positive reviews to the Prime membership service.
In an attempt to compete against Amazon’s dominance in the online retail space, Macy’s announced the launch of its same-day delivery services in 17 markets in the US.
Amazon plans to set up an Amazon Web Services center in India in 2016, according to the recent comments of Amazon’s new CFO, Brian T. Olsavsky.
The Amazon Mexico site has more shopping categories than other international Amazon websites featured during the launch.
On July 15, Amazon’s first-ever Prime Day surpassed profits realized from last year’s Black Friday, recording 398 items ordered per second.
Amazon’s cloud services arm, Amazon Web Services contributed $391 million toward Amazon’s $684 million operating profit for 2Q15, or 57%.
Amazon beat analyst estimates with respect to its 2Q15 earnings, which helped Amazon’s stock gain by 20% on the day earnings were announced. However, Amazon’s shares had a steep fall of about 10% in the week ending August 21, owing to the sell-off in the Technology sector.
Amazon surprised investors and analysts with its strong 2Q15 earnings, which it released on July 23. The results exceeded analysts’ expectations with diluted earnings per share of $0.19 on net sales of $23.18 billion.
In order to counter low margins, SolarCity has been expanding into residential installations and scaling back government and commercial contracts.
SolarCity’s operating margins have been negative. While it has future revenue potential, its high cost of revenues has hurt profitability.
SolarCity’s stock price gained 412% since December 2012. We’ll see if it can match its increasing market share with increased earnings.
SolarCity’s assets are largely made up of the solar energy systems that they have already leased and those that they intend to lease.
Debt profile A significant proportion of SolarCity’s (SCTY) financial commitments and obligations consists of long-term debt. Long-term debt accounted for about 75% of all contractual obligations in 2014, which was down…
Revenues from operating leases and solar energy system incentives have increased due to successful installation and operation of solar energy systems.
SolarCity’s revenues from operating leases include PPAs and proceeds from incentives. Its systems and component sales include products and services.
SolarCity’s financing services aim to provide minimal up-front costs with multiple funding options, which allows customers to choose and enjoy tax credits.
SolarCity’s product offerings include solar energy, solar energy systems, in-house manufacturing of solar system components, and energy storage systems.
SolarCity is a vertically-integrated solar company. Despite advancing technology and expanding reach, it has seen negative earnings most years since 2007.
In the week ended August 26, total US natural gas consumption decreased 5.4% week-over-week. The decrease was led by a decline in power sector consumption.
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