Parece que Amazon no ha tenido el trimestre que esperaban los
analistas tras el lanzamiento del Kindle Fire.
Tanto las ventas como los beneficiosos han quedado por debajo de las estimaciones.
Las estimaciones para el tercer trimestre apuntan a un crecimiento De
entre el 22% y 36% en ventas, pero con posibles perdidas en beneficio operativo.
La cruz de los bajos precios para poder vender el Fire frente al
iPad, que lastra la rentabilidad.
de prensa de Amazon
"SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2012-- Amazon.com,
Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth
quarter ended December 31, 2011.
Operating cash flow increased 12% to $3.90 billion for the trailing
twelve months, compared with $3.50 billion for the trailing twelve
months ended December 31, 2010. Free cash flow decreased 17% to $2.09
billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.52
billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2010.
Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards
totaled 468 million on December 31, 2011, compared with 465 million a
Net sales increased 35% to $17.43 billion in the fourth quarter,
compared with $12.95 billionin fourth quarter 2010. Excluding the $101
million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign
exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales would have grown 34%
compared with fourth quarter 2010.
Operating income was $260 million in the fourth quarter, compared
with $474 million in fourth quarter 2010. The favorable impact from
year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the
quarter on operating income was $5 million.
Net income decreased 58% to $177 million in the fourth quarter,
or $0.38 per diluted share, compared with net income of $416 million,
or $0.91 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2010.