Amazon’s 4th quarter financials: wow, these are good!
Blue Origin isn’t Jeff Bezos’ only company blasting through the stratosphere! 😉
Amazon has their fourth quarter 2015 (covering the holiday season)
out, and you can download slides and listen to today’s conference call about it here:
To listen to the Webex, you’ll need to do a free registration, including a company. You can just put “independent” for the company, if you want.
There are so many positives overall, as well as on the consumer side!
I’ll quote this one for the overall:
“Net income was $596 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $241 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in 2014.”
As to other stats…well, if you want to read some good news, check the press release. 😉
Just some of the consumer side points:
- Fire TV remains the #1 best-selling streaming media player in the U.S [that means more than Apple TV, more than Chromecast]
- The $50 Fire tablet has been the #1 best-selling, most gifted, and most wished-for product across all items available on Amazon.comsince its introduction 19 weeks ago
- In 2015, worldwide paid Prime memberships increased 51% — 47% in the U.S. and even faster outside the U.S.
- In the fourth quarter, Prime Music streaming hours more than tripled in the U.S. compared with fourth quarter 2014
Not mentioned? Kindle EBRs (E-Book Readers) and e-books.
I’m not worried about that, though. We have to admit it’s a small part of Amazon’s business (even if it did launch their now mighty devices portion).
During the Q&A portion, people asked about AWS (Amazon Web Service) growth slowing (they explained that pretty well, I thought), and how shipping has gotten a bit more expensive for Amazon…but generally, I think the investors who asked questions on the call sounded reasonably pleased.
Greatly increased profits, greatly increased sales, market dominance…so, naturally, the stock dropped after the news. 🙂
No, seriously…it is down:
However, that was after it went up today:
Investors were disappointed because, while it was great, it wasn’t as great as they expected.
It feels a little bit like a C student coming home with straight As and the parents saying, “You couldn’t have gotten A+s? Go to your room!” 😉
As a consumer, I’m happy with what I see. Low cost devices worked for Amazon…that’s where I think they should be.
What do you think? I have some financial savvy readers…fill me in on insights I’m missing. 🙂 Feel free to tell me and my readers what you think by commenting on this post.
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