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Amazon is growing its gross profit at a staggering rate

One of the growing trends in Amazon‘s business is its fattening profit margins.

Morgan Stanley compared the year-over-year dollar growth in Amazon’s first quarter gross profit to what the top five retailers are collectively expected to book.

The difference is staggering: Amazon grew its gross profit by $7 billion during the first quarter. That’s nearly five times as much gross profit growth as Morgan Stanley expects for the top five retailers combined.