Amazon's Q1 earnings rose 31.7% year-over-year to US$108M as sales grew 23% to US$19.74B; company expecting Q2 operating loss of US$55M-US$455M, yearly sales growth of 15%-26%

SEATTLE , April 25, 2014 (press release) – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Operating cash flow increased 26% to $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.25 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2013. Free cash flow increased to $1.49 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $177 million for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2013. Free cash flow for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2013 includes cash outflows for purchases of corporate office space and property in Seattle, Washington, of $1.4 billion.

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 476 million on March 31, 2014, compared with 471 million one year ago.

Net sales increased 23% to $19.74 billion in the first quarter, compared with $16.07 billion in first quarter 2013. Excluding the $10 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales grew 23% compared with first quarter 2013.

Operating income decreased 19% to $146 million in the first quarter, compared with $181 million in first quarter 2013. The favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter on operating income was $18 million.

Net income increased to $108 million in the first quarter, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared with $82 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in first quarter 2013.

“We get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers, and 2014 is off to a kinetic start,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Our device team launched Fire TV, offering great content, including our recently announced exclusive deal with HBO, and innovative features like unified voice search, which we’re delighted is being adopted by so many new partners, including Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime. The team is working hard to keep Fire TV in stock. Our retail team launched Prime Pantry, a new option available only to Prime members offering exclusive access to everyday essentials in non-bulk sizes — ranging from breakfast foods and popular soft drinks, to cleaning and personal care items. And, our AWS team significantly lowered prices on EC2, S3 and RDS, saving AWS customers hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several months alone.”

Highlights

  • Amazon introduced Fire TV, a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime Anytime, low-cost video rentals, and much more, offering an open ecosystem of over 200,000 movies and TV episodes. Fire TV also provides access to games from EA, Disney, Gameloft, Mojang, 2K, Amazon Game Studios, and more. The device offers voice search (that actually works!) to instantly find movies and TV shows, as well as the new ASAP feature which predicts the movies and TV episodes customers will want to watch and prepares them for playback.
  • Amazon announced that HBO Go will become available for Fire TV, targeting a launch by year-end.
  • With the launch of Fire TV, Amazon released new developer tools that allow developers to quickly and easily optimize PC, console or Android mobile apps and games for the new Fire TV. The new tools include sample code, as well as documentation and guidelines to help developers design and build living room experiences, including how to manage the input for the Fire game controller and Fire TV remote.
  • Amazon Game Studios introduced Sev Zero, the Studios’ first game built from the ground up for Fire TV. Sev Zero combines a fast-action third-person shooter experience with the calculated strategy of tower defense gameplay for a fun, big screen experience.
  • Amazon announced that video streams on Prime Instant Video nearly tripled year over year.
  • Amazon announced a content licensing agreement with HBO, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound and Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers, John Adams, and more. The first wave of content will arrive on Prime Instant Video May 21.
  • In addition, Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive online-only subscription home for FOX’s 24, BBC America’s Orphan Black, FX’s The Americans, and MTV’s Teen Wolf.
  • Amazon introduced Prime Instant Video for the U.K. and Germany, offering thousands of popular movies and TV episodes available for unlimited streaming to Prime members. Prime members also continue to receive unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items and access to 500,000 Kindle books to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
  • Amazon Studios greenlit six original pilots for full seasons available exclusively to Prime members — The After, Bosch, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Wishenpoof! will become the next Amazon Original Series following rave customer reviews of the pilot episodes. In addition, Garry Trudeau’s political series Alpha House will return for a second season.
  • Amazon Studios announced it has greenlit two new pilots — the half hour dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans, from Whit Stillman, and the one hour drama Hand of God from Executive Producers Marc Forster, Ben Watkins, Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King — for its third pilot season debuting later this year on Amazon Instant Video.
  • Amazon now offers U.S. fulfillment center tours open to the public. Visit www.amazon.com/fctours for information on available tour locations, dates and times.
  • Amazon introduced Prime Pantry, a new service available only to Prime members offering exclusive access to low-priced everyday essentials in everyday sizes. Available nationally, Prime customers can buy as much or as little as they want and have items conveniently delivered to their home. Selection includes popular soft drinks and bottled water, a new range of paper and laundry products in popular pack sizes, single boxes of breakfast cereal, potato chips, convenience-sized personal care products and more. There’s a flat $5.99 delivery fee per Prime Pantry box.
  • Amazon introduced Dash, an easy-to-use shopping device that allows Prime Fresh customers, and their families, to effortlessly shop hundreds of thousands of items — ranging from groceries to household essentials — from anywhere in their home without having to browse the AmazonFresh website or app. Dash works directly with a customer’s AmazonFresh account — simply scan items or say the items you want and Dash finds it for you using voice search that actually works.
  • Amazon Fashion and Shopbop are joining with Vogue and Born Free, a private sector-led initiative with the sole objective of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by December 31, 2015, to create the Born Free Collection. Amazon Fashion will sponsor the launch event and support the initiative through on-site messaging and social programming. The collaboration, featuring pieces for both women and children from 22 notable female designers, is based on the works of Kenyan-born, New York-based visual artist Wangechi Mutu and is available exclusively on Shopbop. All profits from sales of the Collection will benefit Born Free.
  • Amazon introduced Flow to the Amazon app for iPhone. Flow offers customers a convenient way to search for products they need to restock in their home without typing, scanning a barcode or taking a photo — simply move your phone over packaged goods you need to restock and the Amazon app recognizes the products and saves them in your search history, where they can be added to the shopping cart or saved for later.
  • The launch of Amazon Student on Amazon.co.uk was announced, offering students six months of free Prime One-Day Delivery on millions of items, including books, laptops, housewares, kitchen equipment and more. At the end of the six-month free trial, students can convert to a discounted Amazon Prime membership for just £39 per year — less than half the standard cost of Amazon Prime.
  • Amazon.in continued its rapid pace of category expansion, launching apparel, shoes, video games, music, luggage & bags, health & personal care, and sports, fitness and outdoors stores.
  • Amazon Publishing announced the launch of a new German-language publishing program under the Amazon Publishing umbrella. The European Amazon Publishing team will acquire German-language fiction for publication in Kindle and print editions available on Amazon.
  • Amazon announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its 42nd price reduction, lowering prices for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) by an average of 51 percent, reducing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) prices by up to 40 percent and lowering Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) prices by an average of 28 percent. To help customers continue to optimize their costs, AWS also introduced Cost Explorer, with advanced reporting, analytics and visualization tools that allow customers to easily view their costs, analyze trends and identify spending patterns.
  • AWS announced that all four of AWS’s infrastructure Regions in the U.S., including AWS GovCloud (U.S.), have received a Department of Defense (DoD) Provisional Authorization, which recognizes the ability of AWS to meet the stringent security and compliance requirements to run DoD applications. This certification simplifies and speeds the process for DoD agencies to evaluate and adopt AWS, allowing more DoD agencies to use AWS’s secure, compliant infrastructure.
  • AWS continued to expand the AWS Activate program, which helps startups launch and quickly scale their businesses on AWS. With AWS credits, training, support, forums, and exclusive offers from AWS partners, AWS Activate makes it easy for new companies to join some of the world’s fastest-growing startups who use AWS.
  • AWS announced the broad availability of Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud that allows end-users to access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice.
  • AWS announced the broad availability of Amazon AppStream, a service that allows developers to stream resource-intensive applications, such as 3D games or interactive HD applications, from the cloud to a broad range of devices.

Financial Guidance

The following forward-looking statements reflect Amazon.com’s expectations as of April 24, 2014, and are subject to substantial uncertainty. Our results are inherently unpredictable and may be materially affected by many factors, such as fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, changes in global economic conditions and consumer spending, world events, the rate of growth of the Internet and online commerce, and the various factors detailed below.

Second Quarter 2014 Guidance

  • Net sales are expected to be between $18.1 billion and $19.8 billion, or to grow between 15% and 26% compared with second quarter 2013.
  • Operating income (loss) is expected to be between $(455) million and $(55) million, compared to $79 million in second quarter 2013.
  • This guidance includes approximately $455 million for stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets, and it assumes, among other things, that no additional business acquisitions, investments, restructurings, or legal settlements are concluded and that there are no further revisions to stock-based compensation estimates.

A conference call will be webcast live today at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET, and will be available for at least three months at www.amazon.com/ir. This call will contain forward-looking statements and other material information regarding the Company’s financial and operating results.

These forward-looking statements are inherently difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially for a variety of reasons, including, in addition to the factors discussed above, the amount that Amazon.com invests in new business opportunities and the timing of those investments, the mix of products sold to customers, the mix of net sales derived from products as compared with services, the extent to which we owe income taxes, competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international growth and expansion, the outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, risks of inventory management, seasonality, the degree to which the Company enters into, maintains, and develops commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, payments risks, and risks of fulfillment throughput and productivity. Other risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks related to new products, services, and technologies, system interruptions, government regulation and taxation, and fraud. In addition, the current global economic climate amplifies many of these risks. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Our investor relations website is www.amazon.com/ir and we encourage investors to use it as a way of easily finding information about us. We promptly make available on this website, free of charge, the reports that we file or furnish with the SEC, corporate governance information (including our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics), and select press releases and social media postings.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
  Twelve Months Ended
March 31,
    2014   2013   2014   2013
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   $ 8,658     $ 8,084     $ 4,481     $ 2,288  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                        
Net income (loss)   108     82     299     (87 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash from operating activities:                        
Depreciation of property and equipment, including internal-use software and website development, and other amortization   1,010     700     3,563     2,402  
Stock-based compensation   321     229     1,226     901  
Other operating expense (income), net   35     31     117     139  
Losses (gains) on sales of marketable securities, net           2     (7 )
Other expense (income), net   (50 )   68     48     306  
Deferred income taxes   (185 )   (80 )   (261 )   (307 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   (121 )       (199 )   (390 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                        
Inventories   699     535     (1,245 )   (1,211 )
Accounts receivable, net and other   727     729     (849 )   (877 )
Accounts payable   (4,675 )   (4,187 )   1,400     2,141  
Accrued expenses and other   (731 )   (703 )   708     864  
Additions to unearned revenue   1,092     684     3,100     2,083  
Amortization of previously unearned revenue   (732 )   (460 )   (2,564 )   (1,712 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (2,502 )   (2,372 )   5,345     4,245  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                        
Purchases of property and equipment, including internal-use software and website development   (1,080 )   (670 )   (3,854 )   (4,068 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired, and other       (103 )   (208 )   (798 )
Sales and maturities of marketable securities and other investments   593     599     2,299     3,098  
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments   (437 )   (776 )   (2,487 )   (3,227 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (924 )   (950 )   (4,250 )   (4,995 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                        
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   121         199     390  
Proceeds from long-term debt and other   65     25     426     3,319  
Repayments of long-term debt, capital lease, and finance lease obligations   (361 )   (182 )   (1,182 )   (603 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (175 )   (157 )   (557 )   3,106  
Foreign-currency effect on cash and cash equivalents   17     (124 )   55     (163 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (3,584 )   (3,603 )   593     2,193  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD   $ 5,074     $ 4,481     $ 5,074     $ 4,481  
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:                        
Cash paid for interest on long-term debt   $ 18     $ 13     $ 102     $ 37  
Cash paid for income taxes (net of refunds)   38     86     121     179  
Property and equipment acquired under capital leases   716     340     2,243     993  
Property and equipment acquired under build-to-suit leases   126     150     852     163  
 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2014   2013
Net product sales   $ 15,705     $ 13,271  
Net services sales   4,036     2,799  
Total net sales   19,741     16,070  
Operating expenses (1):            
Cost of sales   14,055     11,801  
Fulfillment   2,317     1,796  
Marketing   870     632  
Technology and content   1,991     1,383  
General and administrative   327     246  
Other operating expense (income), net   35     31  
Total operating expenses   19,595     15,889  
Income from operations   146     181  
Interest income   11     10  
Interest expense   (42 )   (33 )
Other income (expense), net   5     (77 )
Total non-operating income (expense)   (26 )   (100 )
Income before income taxes   120     81  
Benefit (provision) for income taxes   (73 )   18  
Equity-method investment activity, net of tax   61     (17 )
Net income   $ 108     $ 82  
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.23     $ 0.18  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.23     $ 0.18  
Weighted average shares used in computation of earnings per share:            
Basic   460     455  
Diluted   468     463  
_____________            
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:            
Fulfillment   $ 81     $ 61  
Marketing   27     16  
Technology and content   169     120  
General and administrative   44     32  
 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2014   2013
Net income   $ 108     $ 82  
Other comprehensive income (loss):            
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax of $0 and $(9)   27     (78 )
Net change in unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities:            
Unrealized gains (losses), net of tax of $(1) and $1   1     (2 )
Reclassification adjustment for losses (gains) included in “Other income (expense), net,” net of tax of $0 and $0        
Net unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities   1     (2 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss)   28     (80 )
Comprehensive income   $ 136     $ 2  
 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Segment Information
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2014   2013
North America            
Net sales   $ 11,858     $ 9,391  
Segment operating expenses (1)   11,296     8,934  
Segment operating income   $ 562     $ 457  
International            
Net sales   $ 7,883     $ 6,679  
Segment operating expenses (1)   7,943     6,695  
Segment operating income (loss)   $ (60 )   $ (16 )
Consolidated            
Net sales   $ 19,741     $ 16,070  
Segment operating expenses (1)   19,239     15,629  
Segment operating income   502     441  
Stock-based compensation   (321 )   (229 )
Other operating income (expense), net   (35 )   (31 )
Income from operations   146     181  
Total non-operating income (expense)   (26 )   (100 )
Benefit (provision) for income taxes   (73 )   18  
Equity-method investment activity, net of tax   61     (17 )
Net income   $ 108     $ 82  
Segment Highlights:            
Y/Y net sales growth:            
North America   26 %   26 %
International   18     16  
Consolidated   23     22  
Y/Y segment operating income/loss growth (decline):            
North America   23 %   31 %
International   269     (133 )
Consolidated   14     11  
Net sales mix:            
North America   60 %   58 %
International   40     42  
    100 %   100 %

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(1) Represents operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation and "Other operating expense (income), net," which are not allocated to segments.

 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Supplemental Net Sales Information
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2014   2013
Net Sales:    
North America            
Media   $ 2,825     $ 2,513  
Electronics and other general merchandise   7,829     6,128  
Other (1)   1,204     750  
Total North America   $ 11,858     $ 9,391  
International            
Media   $ 2,642     $ 2,545  
Electronics and other general merchandise   5,188     4,086  
Other (1)   53     48  
Total International   $ 7,883     $ 6,679  
Consolidated            
Media   $ 5,467     $ 5,058  
Electronics and other general merchandise   13,017     10,214  
Other (1)   1,257     798  
Total consolidated   $ 19,741     $ 16,070  
Year-over-year Percentage Growth:            
North America            
Media   12 %   14 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   28     28  
Other   60     64  
Total North America   26     26  
International            
Media   4 %   1 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   27     28  
Other   13     14  
Total International   18     16  
Consolidated            
Media   8 %   7 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   27     28  
Other   58     59  
Total consolidated   23     22  
Year-over-year Percentage Growth:            
Excluding the effect of exchange rates            
International            
Media   4 %   7 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   26     32  
Other   11     18  
Total International   18     21  
Consolidated            
Media   8 %   10 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   27     30  
Other   58     60  
Total consolidated   23     24  
Consolidated Net Sales Mix:            
Media   28 %   31 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   66     64  
Other   6     5  

Total consolidated

  100 %   100 %

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(1) Includes sales from non-retail activities, such as AWS sales, which are included in the North America segment, and advertising services and our co-branded credit card agreements, which are included in both segments.

 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions, except per share data)
 
   

March 31,

2014

 

December 31,

2013

    (unaudited)      

ASSETS

           
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,074     $ 8,658  
Marketable securities   3,592     3,789  
Inventories   6,716     7,411  
Accounts receivable, net and other   3,945     4,767  
Total current assets   19,327     24,625  
Property and equipment, net   12,267     10,949  
Goodwill   2,653     2,655  
Other assets   2,117     1,930  
Total assets   $ 36,364     $ 40,159  

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

           
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $ 10,590     $ 15,133  
Accrued expenses and other   6,251     6,688  
Unearned revenue   1,516     1,159  
Total current liabilities   18,357     22,980  
Long-term debt   3,147     3,191  
Other long-term liabilities   4,532     4,242  
Commitments and contingencies            
Stockholders’ equity:            
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value:            
Authorized shares — 500            
Issued and outstanding shares — none        
Common stock, $0.01 par value:            
Authorized shares — 5,000            
Issued shares — 484 and 483            
Outstanding shares — 460 and 459   5     5  
Treasury stock, at cost   (1,837 )   (1,837 )
Additional paid-in capital   10,019     9,573  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (157 )   (185 )
Retained earnings   2,298     2,190  
Total stockholders’ equity   10,328     9,746  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 36,364     $ 40,159  
 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
    Q1 2013   Q2 2013   Q3 2013   Q4 2013   Q1 2014   Y/Y %

Change

Cash Flows and Shares                                    
Operating cash flow -- trailing twelve months (TTM)   $ 4,245     $ 4,532     $ 4,977     $ 5,475     $ 5,345     26 %
Purchases of property and equipment (incl. internal-use software & website development) -- TTM   $ 4,068     $ 4,267     $ 4,589     $ 3,444     $ 3,854     (5 )%
Free cash flow (operating cash flow less purchases of property and equipment) -- TTM   $ 177     $ 265     $ 388     $ 2,031     $ 1,491     744 %
Free cash flow -- TTM Y/Y growth (decline)   (85 )%   (76 )%   (63 )%   414 %   744 %   N/A
Invested capital (1)   $ 12,019     $ 13,115     $ 14,306     $ 15,749     $ 16,681     39 %
Return on invested capital (2)   1 %   2 %   3 %   13 %   9 %   N/A
Common shares and stock-based awards outstanding   471     474     475     476     476     1 %
Common shares outstanding   455     457     458     459     460     1 %
Stock awards outstanding   16     17     17     17     16     3 %
Stock awards outstanding -- % of common shares outstanding   3.4 %   3.8 %   3.8 %   3.6 %   3.5 %   N/A
Results of Operations                                    
Worldwide (WW) net sales   $ 16,070     $ 15,704     $ 17,092     $ 25,587     $ 19,741     23 %
WW net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   24 %   25 %   26 %   22 %   23 %   N/A
WW net sales -- TTM   $ 63,978     $ 66,848     $ 70,133     $ 74,452     $ 78,124     22 %
WW net sales -- TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   27 %   25 %   25 %   24 %   24 %   N/A
Operating income (loss)   $ 181     $ 79     $ (25 )   $ 510     $ 146     (19 )%
Operating income -- Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X   1 %   (9 )%   (33 )%   24 %   (29 )%   N/A
Operating margin -- % of WW net sales   1.1 %   0.5 %   (0.1 )%   2.0 %   0.7 %   N/A
Operating income -- TTM   $ 665     $ 637     $ 640     $ 745     $ 710     7 %
Operating income -- TTM Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X   (6 )%   3 %   27 %   14 %   7 %   N/A
Operating margin -- TTM % of WW net sales   1.0 %   1.0 %   0.9 %   1.0 %   0.9 %   N/A
Net income (loss)   $ 82     $ (7 )   $ (41 )   $ 239     $ 108     31 %
Net income (loss) per diluted share   $ 0.18     $ (0.02 )   $ (0.09 )   $ 0.51     $ 0.23     29 %
Net income (loss) -- TTM   $ (87 )   $ (101 )   $ 132     $ 274     $ 299     N/A
Net income (loss) per diluted share -- TTM   $ (0.19 )   $ (0.22 )   $ 0.28     $ 0.59     $ 0.64     N/A
Segments                                    
North America Segment:                                    
Net sales   $ 9,391     $ 9,495     $ 10,301     $ 15,331     $ 11,858     26 %
Net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   26 %   30 %   31 %   26 %   26 %   N/A
Net sales -- TTM   $ 36,777     $ 38,945     $ 41,361     $ 44,517     $ 46,984     28 %
Operating income   $ 457     $ 409     $ 295     $ 725     $ 562     23 %
Operating margin -- % of North America net sales   4.9 %   4.3 %   2.9 %   4.7 %   4.7 %   N/A
Operating income -- TTM   $ 1,700     $ 1,766     $ 1,770     $ 1,886     $ 1,992     17 %
Operating income -- TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   72 %   58 %   40 %   18 %   17 %   N/A
Operating margin -- TTM % of North America net sales   4.6 %   4.5 %   4.3 %   4.2 %   4.2 %   N/A
International Segment:                                    
Net sales   $ 6,679     $ 6,209     $ 6,791     $ 10,256     $ 7,883     18 %
Net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   21 %   20 %   20 %   15 %   18 %   N/A
Net sales -- TTM   $ 27,201     $ 27,903     $ 28,772     $ 29,935     $ 31,140     14 %
Net sales -- TTM % of WW net sales   43 %   42 %   41 %   40 %   40 %   N/A
Operating income (loss)   $ (16 )   $     $ (28 )   $ 151     $ (60 )   269 %
Operating margin -- % of International net sales   (0.2 )%   %   (0.4 )%   1.5 %   (0.8 )%   N/A
Operating income (loss) -- TTM   $ 11     $ (6 )   $ 25     $ 107     $ 63     493 %
Operating income/loss -- TTM Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X   (83 )%   (82 )%   (56 )%   106 %   770 %   N/A
Operating margin -- TTM % of International net sales   %   %   0.1 %   0.4 %   0.2 %   N/A
Consolidated Segments:                                    
Operating expenses (3)   $ 15,629     $ 15,295     $ 16,825     $ 24,711     $ 19,239     23 %
Operating expenses -- TTM (3)   $ 62,267     $ 65,087     $ 68,338     $ 72,459     $ 76,069     22 %
Operating income   $ 441     $ 409     $ 267     $ 876     $ 502     14 %
Operating margin -- % of Consolidated net sales   2.7 %   2.6 %   1.6 %   3.4 %   2.5 %   N/A
Operating income -- TTM   $ 1,711     $ 1,760     $ 1,795     $ 1,993     $ 2,055     20 %
Operating income -- TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   15 %   21 %   26 %   21 %   20 %   N/A
Operating margin -- TTM % of Consolidated net sales   2.7 %   2.6 %   2.6 %   2.7 %   2.6 %   N/A
 
AMAZON.COM, INC.
Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except inventory turnover, accounts payable days and employee data)
(unaudited)
 
    Q1 2013   Q2 2013   Q3 2013   Q4 2013   Q1 2014   Y/Y %

Change

Supplemental                                    
Supplemental North America Segment Net Sales:                                    
Media   $ 2,513     $ 2,173     $ 2,609     $ 3,513     $ 2,825     12 %
Media -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   14 %   16 %   18 %   21 %   13 %   N/A
Media -- TTM   $ 9,506     $ 9,805     $ 10,199     $ 10,809     $ 11,121     17 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   $ 6,128     $ 6,478     $ 6,732     $ 10,648     $ 7,829     28 %
Electronics and other general merchandise -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   28 %   31 %   33 %   25 %   28 %   N/A
Electronics and other general merchandise -- TTM   $ 24,629     $ 26,169     $ 27,840     $ 29,985     $ 31,686     29 %
Electronics and other general merchandise -- TTM % of North America net sales   67 %   67 %   67 %   67 %   67 %   N/A
Other   $ 750     $ 844     $ 960     $ 1,170     $ 1,204     60 %
Other -- TTM   $ 2,642     $ 2,971     $ 3,322     $ 3,723     $ 4,177     58 %
Supplemental International Segment Net Sales:                                    
Media   $ 2,545     $ 2,224     $ 2,424     $ 3,714     $ 2,642     4 %
Media -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   7 %   7 %   9 %   6 %   4 %   N/A
Media -- TTM   $ 10,785     $ 10,764     $ 10,803     $ 10,907     $ 11,004     2 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   $ 4,086     $ 3,937     $ 4,316     $ 6,478     $ 5,188     27 %
Electronics and other general merchandise -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   32 %   29 %   28 %   21 %   26 %   N/A
Electronics and other general merchandise -- TTM   $ 16,238     $ 16,952     $ 17,771     $ 18,817     $ 19,919     23 %
Electronics and other general merchandise -- TTM % of International net sales   60 %   61 %   62 %   63 %   64 %   N/A
Other   $ 48     $ 48     $ 51     $ 64     $ 53     13 %
Other -- TTM   $ 178     $ 187     $ 198     $ 211     $ 217     22 %
Supplemental Worldwide Net Sales:                                    
Media   $ 5,058     $ 4,397     $ 5,033     $ 7,227     $ 5,467     8 %
Media -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   10 %   11 %   13 %   13 %   8 %   N/A
Media -- TTM   $ 20,291     $ 20,569     $ 21,002     $ 21,716     $ 22,125     9 %
Electronics and other general merchandise   $ 10,214     $ 10,415     $ 11,048     $ 17,126     $ 13,017     27 %
Electronics and other general merchandise -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X   30 %   30 %   31 %   24 %   27 %   N/A
Electronics and other general merchandise -- TTM   $ 40,867     $ 43,121     $ 45,611     $ 48,802     $ 51,605     26 %
Electronics and other general merchandise -- TTM % of WW net sales   64 %   65 %   65 %   66 %   66 %   N/A
Other   $ 798     $ 892     $ 1,011     $ 1,234     $ 1,257     58 %
Other -- TTM   $ 2,820     $ 3,158     $ 3,520     $ 3,934     $ 4,394     56 %
Balance Sheet                                    
Cash and marketable securities   $ 7,895     $ 7,463     $ 7,689     $ 12,447     $ 8,666     10 %
Inventory, net -- ending   $ 5,395     $ 5,420     $ 6,068     $ 7,411     $ 6,716     24 %
Inventory turnover, average -- TTM   9.5     9.4     9.2     8.9     9.1     (4 )%
Property and equipment, net   $ 7,674     $ 8,789     $ 9,991     $ 10,949     $ 12,267     60 %
Accounts payable -- ending   $ 8,916     $ 8,990     $ 10,037     $ 15,133     $ 10,590     19 %
Accounts payable days -- ending   68     73     75     74     68     %
Other                                    
WW shipping revenue   $ 633     $ 646     $ 721     $ 1,137     $ 849     34 %
WW shipping costs   $ 1,396     $ 1,364     $ 1,532     $ 2,344     $ 1,829     31 %
WW net shipping costs   $ 763     $ 718     $ 811     $ 1,207     $ 980     28 %
WW net shipping costs -- % of WW net sales   4.7 %   4.6 %   4.7 %   4.7 %   5.0 %   N/A
Employees (full-time and part-time; excludes contractors & temporary personnel)   91,300     97,000     109,800     117,300     124,600     36 %
 
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(1) Average Total Assets minus Current Liabilities (excluding current portion of Long-Term Debt) over five quarter ends.

(2) TTM Free Cash Flow divided by Invested Capital.

(3) Represents cost of sales, fulfillment, marketing, technology and content, and general and administrative operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation.

 

Amazon.com, Inc.

Certain Definitions

Customer Accounts

  • References to customers mean customer accounts, which are unique e-mail addresses, established either when a customer places an order or when a customer orders from other sellers on our websites. Customer accounts exclude certain customers, including customers associated with certain of our acquisitions, Amazon Payments customers, Amazon Web Services customers, and the customers of select companies with whom we have a technology alliance or marketing and promotional relationship. Customers are considered active when they have placed an order during the preceding twelve-month period.

Seller Accounts

  • References to sellers means seller accounts, which are established when a seller receives an order from a customer account. Sellers are considered active when they have received an order from a customer during the preceding twelve-month period.

Registered Developers

  • References to registered developers mean cumulative registered developer accounts, which are established when potential developers enroll with Amazon Web Services and receive a developer access key.

Units

  • References to units mean physical and digital units sold (net of returns and cancellations) by us and sellers at Amazon domains worldwide — for example www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.com.mx, www.amazon.com.au, www.diapers.com, www.shopbop.com and www.zappos.com — as well as Amazon-owned items sold through non-Amazon domains. Units sold are paid units and do not include units associated with certain acquisitions, rental businesses, web services or advertising businesses, or Amazon gift certificates.

 

Contacts

Amazon.com Investor Relations
Dave Fildes, 206-266-2171
www.amazon.com/ir
or
Amazon.com Public Relations
Ty Rogers, 206-266-7180
www.amazon.com/pr

 

 
 

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