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- Earnings per share (EPS): $1 vs. $1.56 consensus estimate (GAAP).
- Revenue: $35.75 billion, up 22% year-on-year, vs the $35.9 billion consensus estimate.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2015 financial results, January 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET.
Amazon.com Investor Relations: Press Release:
Fourth Quarter 2015
Net sales increased 22% to $35.7 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $29.3 billion in fourth quarter 2014. Excluding the $1.2 billion unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales increased 26% compared with fourth quarter 2014. Operating income increased 88% to $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with operating income of $591 million in fourth quarter 2014. Net income was $482 million in the fourth quarter, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared with net income of $214 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2014.
Full Year 2015
Net sales increased 20% to $107.0 billion, compared with $89.0 billion in 2014. Excluding the $5.2 billion unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the year, net sales increased 26% compared with 2014. Operating income was $2.2 billion, compared with operating income of $178 million in 2014. Net income was $596 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $241 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in 2014. “Twenty years ago, I was driving the packages to the post office myself and hoping we might one day afford a forklift. This year, we pass $100 billion in annual sales and serve 300 million customers,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “And still, measured by the dynamism we see everywhere in the marketplace and by the ever-expanding opportunities we see to invent on behalf of customers, it feels every bit like Day 1.”
"Financial Guidance - The following forward-looking statements reflect Amazon.com’s expectations as of January 28, 2016, 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 customer spending, world events, the rate of growth of the Internet and online commerce, and the various factors detailed below. First Quarter 2016 Guidance Net sales are expected to be between $26.5 billion and $29.0 billion, or to grow between 17% and 28% compared with first quarter 2015. Operating income is expected to be between $100 million and $700 million, compared with $255 million in first quarter 2015. This guidance includes approximately $600 million for stock-based compensation and other operating expense (income), net. 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."
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Q4 2015 Amazon.com Inc Earnings Conference Call
Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:00 p.m. ET
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Webcast Event Details - Q4 2015 Amazon.com Inc Earnings Conference Call (Live)
The event will be webcast live, and the audio and associated slides will be available for at least three months thereafter at www.amazon.com/ir (Amazon Investor Relations).
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