This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Jul 24, 2007.
AMAZON.COM ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER SALES UP 35% YEAR OVER YEAR; MEDIA GROWS 27%; ELECTRONICS AND OTHER GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROWS 55%; RECORD FREE CASH FLOW
SEATTLE(BUSINESS WIRE)July 24, 2007Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2007.
Operating cash flow was $895 million for the trailing twelve months, compared with $610 million for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2006. Free cash flow was $700 million for the trailing twelve months, an increase of 87% compared with $375 million for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2006.
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards outstanding totaled 435 million on June 30, 2007, compared with 443 million a year ago.
Net sales increased 35% to $2.89 billion in the second quarter, compared with $2.14 billion in second quarter 2006. Excluding the $46 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales grew 33% compared with second quarter 2006.
Operating income increased 149% to $116 million in the second quarter, compared with $47 million in second quarter 2006.
Net income increased 257% to $78 million in the second quarter, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with net income of $22 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in second quarter 2006.
Our strong revenue growth this quarter was fueled by low prices and the added convenience of Amazon Prime, said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. More and more customers are taking advantage of Amazon Prime and were pleased with the acceleration in subscriber growth this quarter.
Amazon Prime, Amazon.coms first-ever membership program, was introduced in February 2005. For a flat membership fee of $79 per year, Amazon Prime members get unlimited, express two-day shipping for free, with no minimum purchase requirement on over a million eligible items sold by Amazon.com and our Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) partners. Members can order as late as 6:30 p.m. ET and still receive their order the next day for only $3.99 per item, and they can share the benefits of Amazon Prime with up to four family members living in their household. Sign up for Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/prime.