Where Wall Street Sees the Future of Retail
The holiday shopping season is still upon us, but Wall Street has already made a decision on who is this year’s big winner in retail: it’s Amazon. The company dominated Black Friday sales in the United States and is all but certain to be the number 1 source for last minute presents for many million people around the world. Amazon’s stock price more than doubled this year, bringing the company’s market cap to more than $300 billion.
Comparing Amazon’s stock performance in 2015 to that of some traditional retailers gives a clear indication of where Wall Street sees the future of retail. Industry heavyweights such as Best Buy and Walmart have all seen their stock price crumble in 2015 as they struggle to break Amazon’s dominance in the online world. For now, it appears as if Amazon’s relentless focus on growth over profit is paying off. However, it’ll be interesting to see if the company can maintain its dominant position AND operate profitably in the long run.
- Amazon's market share of entertainment retail in Great Britain (UK) 2013-2015Amazon's market share of entertainment retail in Great Britain (UK) 2013-2015
- Revenues of the world's leading retail companies 2014Revenues of the world's leading retail companies 2014
- Value of the leading retail brands worldwide 2015Value of the leading retail brands worldwide 2015
- U.S. disposable personal income - monthly percentage of change 2015/16U.S. disposable personal income - monthly percentage of change 2015/16
- Retail prices of diesel fuel - United States monthly 2015-2016Retail prices of diesel fuel - United States monthly 2015-2016
- Revenue of the leading U.S. sporting goods, footwear and apparel retailers 2015Revenue of the leading U.S. sporting goods, footwear and apparel retailers 2015
- United States: retail e-commerce sales 2013-2020United States: retail e-commerce sales 2013-2020
- Consumer Sentiment Index in the U.S. July 2015-2016Consumer Sentiment Index in the U.S. July 2015-2016
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