This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Jul 23, 2008.
AMAZON.COM ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER SALES UP 41% TO $4.06 BILLION; SALES GROWTH ACCELERATES TO 31% IN MEDIA AND TO 58% IN ELECTRONICS AND OTHER GENERAL MERCHANDISE
SEATTLE(BUSINESS WIRE)July 23, 2008Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Operating cash flow was $1.09 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $0.89 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2007. Free cash flow increased 16% to $0.82 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $0.70 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2007.
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards outstanding totaled 446 million on June 30, 2008, compared with 435 million a year ago.
Net sales increased 41% to $4.06 billion in the second quarter, compared with $2.89 billion in second quarter 2007. Excluding the $0.18 billion favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales grew 35% compared with second quarter 2007.
Operating income increased 86% to $217 million in the second quarter compared with $116 million in second quarter 2007. Excluding the $17 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, operating income grew 71% compared with second quarter 2007. Included in the second quarter 2008 operating income is a $53 million non-cash gain recognized on the sale of our European DVD rental assets.
Net income increased 102% to $158 million in the second quarter, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared with net income of $78 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in second quarter 2007.
Customers continue to take advantage of our low prices, free shipping and Amazon Prime, said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Amazon Prime membership costs less than a tank of gas more and more customers are joining the program and enjoying its benefits.