AMAZON.COM ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER SALES UP 17% TO $59.7 BILLION
SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE) April 25, 2019—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Operating cash flow increased 89% to $34.4 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $18.2 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Free cash flow increased to $23.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $7.3 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations increased to $15.1 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $1.1 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Free cash flow less equipment finance leases and principal repayments of all other finance leases and financing obligations increased to an inflow of $11.8 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with an outflow of $3.0 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2018.
On January 1, 2019, we adopted accounting guidance amending the accounting for leases, which did not have a material impact on our first quarter operating results. Prior period amounts were not retrospectively adjusted. Under this new guidance, leases we previously referred to as “capital leases” are now referred to as “finance leases.” Leases we previously referred to as “finance leases” are now referred to as “financing obligations.”
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 507 million on March 31, 2019, compared with 504 million one year ago.
Net sales increased 17% to $59.7 billion in the first quarter, compared with $51.0 billion in first quarter 2018. Excluding the $1.1 billion unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales increased 19% compared with first quarter 2018.
Operating income increased to $4.4 billion in the first quarter, compared with operating income of $1.9 billion in first quarter 2018.
Net income increased to $3.6 billion in the first quarter, or $7.09 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.6 billion, or $3.27 per diluted share, in first quarter 2018.
“The son of a working single mom, Leo Jean Baptiste grew up speaking Haitian Creole in a New Jersey home without internet access. He’s also one of our inaugural group of 100 high school seniors to receive a $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer scholarship and Amazon internship,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “He rose to the top of his class and is set to study computer science at college this fall, with the dream of getting a job in machine learning. Our passion for invention led us to create Amazon Future Engineer so we could help young people like Leo from underrepresented groups and underserved communities across the country. In addition to 100 college scholarships a year, we’re funding computer science classes in 1,000 high schools and counting, and inspiring younger kids to explore coding through coding camps and after-school programs. We love this program, and we can’t wait to see what Leo and his fellow future engineers invent.”
Amazon announced Fire TV now has more than 30 million active users.
Amazon launched a new version of the best-selling Fire TV ever – Fire TV Stick with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, which has a rating of 4.6 stars on Amazon.com and is available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Japan, and India.
Alexa now offers more than 90,000 skills in the Alexa Skills Store from external developers. Amazon introduced health and wellness capabilities for developers to build skills that let customers track baby activities such as sleep, diaper changes, and feedings, and announced a HIPAA-eligible environment for developers with new healthcare skills from Express Scripts, Cigna, and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Amazon now offers Apple Music via Alexa on Fire TV, Echo, and Sonos devices in the U.S. and U.K. In addition, Amazon announced the Apple TV app is coming to Fire TV devices.
The following information was filed by Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) on Thursday, April 25, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.