Thursday October 27, 2016

Amazon Announces Third Quarter Sales Up 29% To $32.7 Billion

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced financial results for its third quarter ended Septemberآ 30, 2016. Operating cash flow increased 49% to $14.6 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $9.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended Septemberآ 30, 2015. Free cash flowآ increased to $8.6 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $5.4 billion for the trailing twelve months ended Septemberآ 30, 2015. Free cash flow less lease principal repayments increased to $4.9 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $3.1 billion for the trailing twelve months ended Septemberآ 30, 2015. Free cash flow less finance lease principal repayments and assets acquired under capital leases increased to $3.4 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $637 million for the trailing twelve months ended Septemberآ 30, 2015. Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 496 million on Septemberآ 30, 2016, compared with 489 millionآ one year ago. Net sales increased 29% to $32.7 billion in the third quarter, compared with $25.4 billion in third quarter 2015. The favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter on net sales was $52 million. Operating income was $575 million in the third quarter, compared with $406 million in third quarter 2015.

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