This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Apr 24, 2007.
AMAZON.COM ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER SALES SURPASS $3 BILLION, UP 32% YEAR OVER YEAR; OPERATING PROFIT GROWS 38%; RAISES FINANCIAL GUIDANCE
SEATTLE(BUSINESS WIRE)April 24, 2007Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2007.
Operating cash flow was $726 million for the trailing twelve months, compared with $724 million for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2006. Free cash flow was $521 million for the trailing twelve months, an increase of 4% compared with $501 million for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2006.
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards outstanding totaled 430 million on March 31, 2007, compared with 438 million a year ago. During the quarter, the Company repurchased 6 million shares for $248 million.
Net sales increased 32% to $3.02 billion in the first quarter, compared with $2.28 billion in first quarter 2006. Excluding the $84 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales grew 29% compared with first quarter 2006.
Operating income increased 38% to $145 million in the first quarter, compared with $106 million in first quarter 2006.
Net income increased 115% to $111 million in the first quarter, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared with net income of $51 million, or $0.12 per diluted share in first quarter 2006. First quarter 2007 effective tax rate was 23% compared with an effective tax rate of 47% in first quarter 2006.
Were pleased with our overall strong growth and especially with the number of people joining Amazon Prime, said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Prime continues to grow as a percentage of overall units shipped, and were very grateful to our Amazon Prime members.
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. Members can order as late as 6:30 p.m. ET and still get 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.