Originally Posted by igriv
Amazon's gross margin is roughly on par with Walmart and Target and Safeway, however its growth far outstrips any of these. Its capital spend (notice, I did not say R&D -- they are building warehouses, and equipping them with state of the art technology [robots fill your amazon.com boxes more and more these days]. Is its stock fairly valued? No idea, I personally wouldn't buy it, but maybe that's just me. It is ridiculous to compare the gross margins to Apple -- they are in a different business.
In no way are these even close to being the same, much less your erroneous comment claiming that Amazon is on par with Walmart, Target and Safeway combined.
Revenue US$ 61.09 billion
Operating income US$ (676 million) <== Parentheses indicates a loss, not a gain, as you would have us to believe
Revenue US$ 446.950 billion
Operating income US$ 26.558 billion
Apple's digital services alone that they started as a break even business, which have been growing for a decade and in which they invest by the billions, is one of the smallest legs of Apple's business and it alone completely trounces years of of Amazon profits per quarter.