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Amazon earnings results and analysis for fiscal Q4 2019

Published 21 days ago

Amazon reported financial results for the quarter ended on December 30, 2019. The company reported earnings per share of $6.48 and a revenue of $87.44B. In the same period last year, Amazon reported earnings per share of $6.04 on revenue of $72.38B.

Quarter highlights:

  • The segment with the largest increase in net sales was North America, which had a net sales of $53.67B (+25.87% more than the previous quarter).
  • The category with the largest increase in operating expenses was R&D, which had a operating expenses of $9.74B (+5.87% more than the previous quarter).
Amazon's net sales by segment
Amazon Q4 2019 guidance

Net sales guidance

Net sales are expected to be between $80B and $86.5B, or to grow between 11% and 20% compared with fourth quarter 2018. This guidance anticipates an unfavorable impact of approximately 80 basis points from foreign exchange rates.

Operating income guidance

Operating income is expected to be between $1.2B and $2.9B, compared with $3.8B in fourth quarter 2018.

Amazon revenue quarter by quarter
Amazon operating expenses
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