This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Oct 23, 2007.
AMAZON.COM ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER SALES UP 41% YEAR OVER YEAR; RAISES FINANCIAL GUIDANCE; EXPECTS RECORD HOLIDAY SEASON
SEATTLE(BUSINESS WIRE)October 23, 2007Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2007.
Operating cash flow was $1.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $587 million for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2006. Free cash flow was $800 million for the trailing twelve months, an increase of 118% compared with $366 million for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2006.
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards outstanding totaled 435 million on September 30, 2007, unchanged from a year ago.
Net sales increased 41% to $3.26 billion in the third quarter, compared with $2.31 billion in third quarter 2006. Excluding the $75 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales grew 38% compared with third quarter 2006.
Operating income increased 207% to $123 million in the third quarter, compared with $40 million in third quarter 2006.
Net income increased 313% to $80 million in the third quarter, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with net income of $19 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in third quarter 2006.
Customers continue to respond to our low prices, our free shipping, and the benefits of Amazon Prime. With our ever-increasing selection, customers are now getting this unusual level of service across many different product categories and with depth of selection in each category, said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. In our view, putting customers first is the only reliable way to create lasting value for shareowners.