Amazon Q4 2012 Results: Sales Up 22% To $21.27 Billion

Posted on Jan 30 2013 - 2:38am by Editorial Staff
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Amazon today announced its fourth quarter 2012 results, ended December 31, 2012. The company reported the net sales increased 22% to $21.27 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $17.43 billion in fourth quarter 2011. Operating income increased 56% to $405 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $260 million in fourth quarter 2011 while the net income decreased 45% to $97 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $177 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2011.

For the full year 2012, net sales increased 27% to $61.09 billion, compared with $48.08 billion in 2011. Operating income decreased 22% to $676 million, compared with $862 million in 2011. Net loss was $39 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with net income of $631 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, in 2011.

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