Since today’s most dominant companies often sacrifice short term profits for their business’ longevity, they are not always the most profitable. For example: Amazon brought in $232.9 billion in revenue in 2018, but only reported $10.07 billion in net profit for the entire year – one of the lowest margins of any major tech company.
So where did all of that money go? Using data from SEC Filings and the most recent fiscal year reports, we’ve created these alluvial diagrams that show just how Amazon, Nike, Uber and more use their money:
The Finances of 7 Famous Companies, courtesy of Headway Capital