Assignment 1: Amazon.com Business Combinations and Financial Results Analysis Due Week 3 and worth 2

Assignment 1:
Amazon.com Business Combinations and Financial Results Analysis
Due Week 3 and worth
240 points
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.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=&match=&CIK=AMZN&filenum=&State=&Country=&SIC=&owner=exclude&Find=Find+Companies&action=getcompany”>http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=&match=&CIK=AMZN&filenum=&State=&Country=&SIC=&owner=exclude&Find=Find+Companies&action=getcompany.
WRITE INTRODUCTION AND
CONSLUISON TYPE EACH QUESTION BEFORE ANSWER THEM WRITTEN PAGES HAS TO MINUMUM
8PAGES. WRITE THEM ON YOUR OWN WORDS AND PROVIDE ORGINAL WORKS. NO PLAGIRSIM. I
WILL USE TURNITIN.
Write 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:
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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.
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Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
length.

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The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
assignment are:
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Analyze accounting situations to apply the proper accounting
rules and make recommendations to ensure compliance with generally accepted
accounting principles.
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Use technology and information resources to research issues in
accounting.
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Write clearly and concisely about accounting using proper
writing mechanics.
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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality,
logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following
rubric.