This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Jul 23, 2009.
FREE CASH FLOW EXCEEDS $1.5 BILLION
SEATTLE (BUSINESS WIRE) July 23, 2009 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009.
Operating cash flow was $1.88 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $1.09 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2008. Free cash flow increased 89% to $1.54 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $0.82 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2008.
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards outstanding totaled 451 million on June 30, 2009, compared with 446 million a year ago.
Net sales increased 14% to $4.65 billion in the second quarter, compared with $4.06 billion in second quarter 2008. Excluding the $227 million unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales would have grown 20% compared with second quarter 2008.
Operating income decreased 27% to $159 million in the second quarter, compared with $217 million in second quarter 2008. The unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter on operating income was $30 million. Second quarter 2009 operating income includes the impact of our settlement with Toysrus.com LLC for $51 million, substantially all of which was expensed during the quarter. Additionally, second quarter 2008 operating income included a $53 million non-cash gain recognized on the sale of our European DVD rental assets.
Net income decreased 10% to $142 million in the second quarter, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared with net income of $158 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in second quarter 2008.
Were pleased that customers saved more than $900 million with our free shipping offers, including Amazon Prime, over the last year, said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Were staying heads down focused on providing customers low prices, vast selection, and fast delivery.