News Release

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 20% to $63.4 Billion

July 25, 2019 at 4:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2019-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Operating cash flow increased 65% to $36.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $21.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow increased to $25.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $10.4 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations increased to $16.1 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.1 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow less equipment finance leases and principal repayments of all other finance leases and financing obligations increased to $13.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $546 million for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018.

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 510 million on June 30, 2019, compared with 506 million one year ago.

Net sales increased 20% to $63.4 billion in the second quarter, compared with $52.9 billion in second quarter 2018. Excluding the $814 million unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales increased 21% compared with second quarter 2018.

Operating income increased to $3.1 billion in the second quarter, compared with operating income of $3.0 billion in second quarter 2018.

Net income increased to $2.6 billion in the second quarter, or $5.22 per diluted share, compared with net income of $2.5 billion, or $5.07 per diluted share, in second quarter 2018.

“Customers are responding to Prime’s move to one-day delivery — we’ve received a lot of positive feedback and seen accelerating sales growth,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Free one-day delivery is now available to Prime members on more than ten million items, and we’re just getting started. A big thank you to the team for continuing to make life easier for customers.”

Highlights

  • Prime Day was once again the largest shopping event in Amazon history with more than one million deals exclusively for Prime members. Over the two days of Prime Day, on July 15 and 16, sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime Day was also the biggest event ever for Amazon devices, when comparing two-day periods. Amazon welcomed more new Prime members on July 15 than any previous day, and almost as many on July 16 — making these the two biggest days ever for member signups. In addition, Prime members received tens of millions of dollars in savings when shopping from Whole Foods Market and bought more than $2 billion of products from independent small and medium-sized businesses. Millions of people worldwide streamed Prime Day events, including the Prime Day Concert presented by Amazon Music and headlined by 10-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Taylor Swift.
  • Amazon hosted thousands of attendees at re:MARS, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference focused on machine learning, automation, robotics, and space. There were over one hundred talks, sessions, and workshops held by Amazon and industry leaders that showcased leading advancements in robotics and automation, including telerobotic hands that transmit touch to haptic gloves from HaptX, SynTouch, and Shadow Robot Company; an electric adventure vehicle from Rivian that integrates with Alexa; and an autonomous flying microbot from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Amazon also announced Prime Air’s new drone delivery design; a new AI-driven approach for Alexa skill developers called Alexa Conversations; and the Pegasus Drive sortation robot, used in Amazon sortation centers.
  • Amazon introduced the all-new Echo Show 5, which features a compact design, 5.5-inch display, rich sound, HD camera, and built-in camera shutter.
  • Amazon introduced the all-new Kindle Oasis, featuring its best Paperwhite display with the next generation of e-ink technology, which includes fast page turns, waterproofing, a color adjustable front light, and six months of Kindle Unlimited for free.
  • Amazon introduced the all-new Fire 7, the next generation of our best-selling tablet, featuring a faster processor, 16 GB of internal storage with support for up to 512 GB more via microSD, and hands-free access to Alexa.
  • Amazon announced the all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet and Echo Dot Kids Edition, as well as the new Alexa Skill Blueprints that let families create personalized skills for Alexa-enabled devices. These devices rely on Amazon FreeTime, a service that helps parents manage the ways their kids interact with technology.
  • The number of Alexa-compatible smart home devices continues to grow, with more than 60,000 smart home products from over 7,400 unique brands. Additionally, Alexa Guard, a feature that helps customers protect their home by detecting the sounds of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and glass breaking, is now widely available across the U.S. Alexa Guard can also be connected to customers’ existing ADT or Ring alarm systems.
  • There are now hundreds of third-party devices with Alexa built-in. Customers can access Alexa at home through select TVs from LG and ecobee’s newest smart thermostat, or on-the-go with new headphones from Bose and Jabra. Alexa is now integrated into even more vehicles from Lexus and Toyota, as well as select BMW and MINI vehicles in Germany and the U.K. Additionally, Garmin, iOttie, and Nextbase launched new automotive accessories that make it easy for customers to add Alexa to their current vehicle.
  • Amazon continues to expand Alexa’s features and capabilities. Alexa Announcements, which allows customers to broadcast a one-way message to their Alexa devices, is now available in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Mexico. Additionally, customers in the U.K. can make outbound calls with Alexa Outbound Calling, and with eligible Vodafone plans, can place and receive calls from an Echo device using their mobile number.
  • Customers can now set an Alexa Routine timed to sunset, sunrise, or when an alarm is dismissed; and delete their voice recordings by saying “Alexa, delete what I just said” or “Alexa, delete everything I said today.” Additionally, Amazon launched the Alexa Privacy Hub, which provides customers with information and control over their Alexa experience.
  • In Japan, Germany, and the U.K., Amazon introduced the ability for Alexa developers to earn money using in-skill purchasing for their skills.
  • Fire TV now has more than 34 million active users worldwide and continues to be the #1 streaming media player family in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, and India.
  • Amazon and Google launched the official YouTube app on Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and released the Prime Video app for Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices.
  • Prime Video received 47 Emmy nominations for its original programming, more than double from last year, including 20 nominations for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and 11 nominations for Fleabag.
  • Prime Video premiered the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness, and Original Series Good Omens, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. In addition, Prime Video will debut new Original Series The Boys, from creators Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, on July 26, and Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, on August 30.
  • AmazonFresh expanded to Las Vegas with options for ultrafast one- and two-hour delivery, and introduced an expanded selection of products including tens of thousands of grocery items, plus bestselling items from Amazon.com.
  • Amazon continues to expand grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market, and is now available in nearly 90 metros in the U.S., offering Prime customers free delivery in as fast as an hour on thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally-sourced items.
  • Amazon Go, with a checkout-free experience enabled by our Just Walk Out Technology, expanded to New York City with two new stores. Amazon Go now has thirteen stores open in Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.
  • Amazon Beauty announced that HAUS Laboratories, an exclusive makeup collection co-created by Lady Gaga and makeup artist Sarah Tanno, is now available for pre-order to customers worldwide.
  • Amazon Fashion introduced new, innovative shopping experiences, including The Drop, which gives customers in more than one hundred countries and regions exclusive access to limited-edition collections designed by fashion influencers via the Amazon App, and StyleSnap, an AI-powered feature that lets customers shop by simply taking a photograph or screenshot of an item.
  • Amazon Fashion continues to bring exclusive selection to customers, including clothing for babies and toddlers from Moon and Back in partnership with Hanna Andersson; a Levi’s collaboration to bring custom Levi’s Iconic 501 for him and Levi’s 721 High-Rise for her designed by pro football player Sterling Shepard and supermodel Chanel Iman Shepard; and Hanes Ultimate Baby collection. Additionally, customers can now shop Russell Wilson’s Good Man Brand, J/Slides, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.
  • Amazon launched Prime in the United Arab Emirates, offering free delivery on millions of local and international items, Prime Video, Twitch Prime, discounted same-day delivery, and Prime exclusive deals.
  • Amazon introduced Amazon Flex in India, a program that provides opportunities for local partners to deliver packages to grow delivery capacity for sellers and increase delivery speed for customers.
  • Amazon published its Small and Medium-Sized Business Impact Report and launched a “Build Your Business with Amazon” website to help entrepreneurs sell in Amazon’s stores. More than 1.9 million small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), content creators, and developers in the U.S. are currently working with Amazon. SMBs selling in Amazon’s stores have created an estimated 1.6 million jobs worldwide.
  • Amazon began hiring for its Arlington headquarters, with plans to hire 25,000 highly-skilled employees over the next decade. Amazon unveiled development plans for the first phase of construction for its new urban campus, which includes the redevelopment of vacant warehouses into two new LEED Gold-certified buildings, new retail space for area businesses, and centrally-located community green space.
  • Amazon announced that it will hire nearly 12,000 new employees across Europe in 2019, taking its permanent workforce in Europe to nearly 95,000 by the end of 2019.
  • Amazon pledged to upskill 100,000 of its employees across the U.S. by 2025, dedicating over $700 million to provide employees across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network with access to training programs that will help them move into more highly-skilled roles within or outside of the company. Programs include Machine Learning University, Amazon Technical Academy, and Career Choice.
  • Amazon was named the Marketplace Innovator of the Year at the 2019 Disability:IN Inclusion Awards for the accessibility of its products, services, and experiences across the company.
  • Amazon announced its latest effort to fight homelessness with an $8 million donation to housing and homeless nonprofits in its HQ regions — $5 million to Plymouth Housing in Seattle and $3 million to the Arlington Community Foundation in Arlington — and an employee donation match campaign to select charities that address housing and homelessness in both regions.
  • Amazon announced the early completion of its commitment to host 50 solar systems on its fulfillment and sortation center rooftops globally by 2020. Additionally, the Solar Energy Industries Association’s 2018 Solar Means Business Report ranked Amazon #1 in the U.S. for the amount of corporate on-site solar installed in 2018 and #2 for the total amount of solar installed to date. Globally, Amazon has 61 operating solar and wind projects that are expected to generate over 1,044 megawatts and deliver over 3.1 million megawatt hours of energy annually.
  • Amazon India introduced the Packaging-Free Shipment program in nine cities, which reduces waste by shipping orders in their original packaging and combining multiple shipments in a reusable crate or a corrugate box. This is one of several initiatives that support Shipment Zero, Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced several new customer commitments and major migrations during the quarter: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has chosen AWS and Amazon SageMaker as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads; Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, is using AWS machine learning services to build a personalized retail customer banking experience; Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems (Hyundai Electric), Korea’s leading electric power equipment manufacturer, launched a new high performance computing (HPC) system leveraging AWS to accelerate its digital transformation; and Sony Music Entertainment Japan selected Amazon Managed Blockchain in the development of a digital music rights management system.
  • AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Personalize, a fully-managed machine learning service that trains, tunes, and deploys custom, private machine learning models. The service brings the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com to engage with millions of shoppers to AWS customers, so they can easily develop applications with a wide array of personalization use cases, including specific product recommendations, individualized search results, and customized direct marketing — with no machine learning experience required.
  • AWS announced the general availability of AWS Ground Station, a service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to control their satellites using AWS and download data into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully-managed network of ground station antennas located around the world. With AWS Ground Station, customers can more easily and cost-effectively control satellite operations, ingest satellite data, and integrate the data with applications and other cloud services running in AWS, saving up to 80% of their ground station costs by paying for antenna access time on demand. Capella Space, D-Orbit, Maxar Technologies, Myriota, NSLComm, Open Cosmos, Spire, and Thales Alenia Space are among the customers and partners using AWS Ground Station.
  • AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully-managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks that allow multiple parties to execute transactions and maintain a cryptographically verifiable record without the need for a trusted, central authority. Amazon Managed Blockchain also scales to support thousands of applications and millions of transactions using popular open source frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum.
  • AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Textract, a fully-managed machine learning service that automatically extracts text and data, including from tables and forms, in virtually any document without the need for manual review, custom code, or machine learning experience. With Amazon Textract, customers can more easily and accurately process millions of document pages in just a few hours, significantly lowering document processing costs, and allowing customers to focus on deriving business value from their text and data instead of wasting time and effort on post-processing.
  • AWS announced the general availability of AWS Control Tower, a service that makes it as easy for customers to set up and continuously govern secure, compliant, multi-account AWS environments as it is to select items from a menu. AWS Control Tower gives customers a pre-configured environment built according to AWS best-practices, with clearly defined rules for security, operations, and compliance. AWS Control Tower provides ongoing governance on how to “get it right” based on AWS’s experience helping thousands of enterprise customers create secure and compliant cloud environments.
  • AWS announced the general availability of AWS Security Hub, a service that gives customers a central place to manage security and compliance across an AWS environment. AWS Security Hub aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes security findings from AWS services such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie, and from a large and growing list of AWS Partner Network solutions, to provide a comprehensive view of a customer's overall security and compliance status.
  • AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK), a fully-managed service that makes it easy for developers to build and run highly available, secure, and scalable applications based on Apache Kafka without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. Fully compatible with Apache Kafka, it enables customers to easily migrate their on-premises or Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) clusters to Amazon MSK with no code changes.
  • At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, in collaboration with AWS Educate, introduced a Bachelor of Applied Science pathway in cloud computing. This degree offers students a seamless transfer pathway from a two-year associate’s degree to a four-year bachelor’s degree in the cloud, providing a clear path to high-demand careers in cloud computing with AWS partners and customers.
  • Since launching in 2016, the number of databases migrated to AWS using the AWS Database Migration Service has grown to more than 150,000 databases.
  • For the ninth consecutive year, AWS is positioned in the Leader’s quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), earning the highest placement for “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision,” and we have widened the gap between AWS and all others in the report.

Financial Guidance

The following forward-looking statements reflect Amazon.com’s expectations as of July 25, 2019, and are subject to substantial uncertainty. Our results are inherently unpredictable and may be materially affected by many factors, such as fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, changes in global economic conditions and customer spending, world events, the rate of growth of the Internet, online commerce, and cloud services, and the various factors detailed below.

Third Quarter 2019 Guidance

  • Net sales are expected to be between $66.0 billion and $70.0 billion, or to grow between 17% and 24% compared with third quarter 2018. This guidance anticipates an unfavorable impact of approximately 30 basis points from foreign exchange rates.
  • Operating income is expected to be between $2.1 billion and $3.1 billion, compared with $3.7 billion in third quarter 2018.
  • This guidance assumes, among other things, that no additional business acquisitions, investments, restructurings, or legal settlements are concluded.

A conference call will be webcast live today at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET, and will be available for at least three months at amazon.com/ir. This call will contain forward-looking statements and other material information regarding the Company’s financial and operating results.

These forward-looking statements are inherently difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially for a variety of reasons, including, in addition to the factors discussed above, the amount that Amazon.com invests in new business opportunities and the timing of those investments, the mix of products and services sold to customers, the mix of net sales derived from products as compared with services, the extent to which we owe income or other taxes, competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international growth and expansion, the outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment, sortation, delivery, and data center optimization, risks of inventory management, seasonality, the degree to which the Company enters into, maintains, and develops commercial agreements, proposed and completed acquisitions and strategic transactions, payments risks, and risks of fulfillment throughput and productivity. Other risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks related to new products, services, and technologies, system interruptions, government regulation and taxation, and fraud. In addition, the current global economic climate amplifies many of these risks. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Our investor relations website is amazon.com/ir and we encourage investors to use it as a way of easily finding information about us. We promptly make available on this website, free of charge, the reports that we file or furnish with the SEC, corporate governance information (including our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics), and select press releases, which may contain material information about us, and you may subscribe to be notified of new information posted to this site.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

Twelve Months Ended
June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

$

17,616

 

 

$

23,507

 

 

$

21,856

 

 

$

32,173

 

 

$

13,851

 

 

$

20,536

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

2,534

 

 

2,625

 

 

4,163

 

 

6,186

 

 

6,275

 

 

12,096

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and capitalized content costs, operating lease assets, and other

3,630

 

 

5,202

 

 

7,301

 

 

10,056

 

 

13,711

 

 

18,097

 

Stock-based compensation

1,468

 

 

1,971

 

 

2,651

 

 

3,245

 

 

4,914

 

 

6,012

 

Other operating expense (income), net

85

 

 

80

 

 

141

 

 

67

 

 

240

 

 

200

 

Other expense (income), net

110

 

 

(7

)

 

(75

)

 

(142

)

 

(207

)

 

152

 

Deferred income taxes

(139

)

 

105

 

 

3

 

 

520

 

 

(380

)

 

958

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

(1,090

)

 

(2,100

)

 

1,130

 

 

(1,381

)

 

(2,717

)

 

(3,826

)

Accounts receivable, net and other

(1,364

)

 

(2,193

)

 

(336

)

 

(2,594

)

 

(4,859

)

 

(6,873

)

Accounts payable

2,703

 

 

3,668

 

 

(7,513

)

 

(2,716

)

 

4,364

 

 

8,060

 

Accrued expenses and other

(205

)

 

(623

)

 

(2,430

)

 

(3,556

)

 

(491

)

 

(653

)

Unearned revenue

(283

)

 

390

 

 

623

 

 

1,278

 

 

943

 

 

1,806

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

7,449

 

 

9,118

 

 

5,658

 

 

10,963

 

 

21,793

 

 

36,029

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

(3,243

)

 

(3,562

)

 

(6,341

)

 

(6,852

)

 

(13,035

)

 

(13,938

)

Proceeds from property and equipment incentives

294

 

 

919

 

 

665

 

 

1,488

 

 

1,663

 

 

2,927

 

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired, and other

(866

)

 

(117

)

 

(879

)

 

(1,285

)

 

(14,173

)

 

(2,592

)

Sales and maturities of marketable securities

1,660

 

 

5,161

 

 

4,337

 

 

7,804

 

 

10,034

 

 

11,706

 

Purchases of marketable securities

(537

)

 

(9,950

)

 

(1,007

)

 

(16,827

)

 

(8,173

)

 

(22,919

)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(2,692

)

 

(7,549

)

 

(3,225

)

 

(15,672

)

 

(23,684

)

 

(24,816

)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from long-term debt and other

96

 

 

283

 

 

221

 

 

473

 

 

16,380

 

 

1,020

 

Repayments of long-term debt and other

(149

)

 

(112

)

 

(351

)

 

(464

)

 

(1,564

)

 

(781

)

Principal repayments of finance leases

(1,284

)

 

(2,327

)

 

(3,297

)

 

(4,541

)

 

(6,037

)

 

(8,693

)

Principal repayments of financing obligations

(57

)

 

(2

)

 

(129

)

 

(3

)

 

(244

)

 

(211

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(1,394

)

 

(2,158

)

 

(3,556

)

 

(4,535

)

 

8,535

 

 

(8,665

)

Foreign currency effect on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(443

)

 

47

 

 

(197

)

 

36

 

 

41

 

 

(119

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

2,920

 

 

(542

)

 

(1,320

)

 

(9,208

)

 

6,685

 

 

2,429

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH, END OF PERIOD

$

20,536

 

 

$

22,965

 

 

$

20,536

 

 

$

22,965

 

 

$

20,536

 

 

$

22,965

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest on long-term debt

$

168

 

 

$

147

 

 

$

450

 

 

$

433

 

 

$

628

 

 

$

837

 

Cash paid for operating leases

 

 

838

 

 

 

 

1,547

 

 

 

 

1,547

 

Cash paid for interest on finance leases

85

 

 

150

 

 

159

 

 

315

 

 

273

 

 

536

 

Cash paid for interest on financing obligations

40

 

 

4

 

 

95

 

 

5

 

 

176

 

 

105

 

Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds

300

 

 

283

 

 

813

 

 

451

 

 

1,077

 

 

822

 

Assets acquired under operating leases

 

 

2,220

 

 

 

 

3,094

 

 

 

 

3,094

 

Property and equipment acquired under finance leases

2,335

 

 

3,307

 

 

4,605

 

 

5,935

 

 

9,631

 

 

11,944

 

Property and equipment acquired under build-to-suit arrangements

795

 

 

283

 

 

1,536

 

 

719

 

 

3,128

 

 

2,825

 

______________________________

On January 1, 2019, we adopted accounting guidance amending the accounting for leases, which did not have a material impact on our 2019 operating results. Prior period amounts were not retrospectively adjusted. Under this new guidance, leases we previously referred to as “capital leases” are now referred to as “finance leases.” Leases we previously referred to as “finance leases” are now referred to as “financing obligations.”

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net product sales

$

31,864

 

 

$

35,856

 

 

$

63,468

 

 

$

70,139

 

Net service sales

21,022

 

 

27,548

 

 

40,460

 

 

52,965

 

Total net sales

52,886

 

 

63,404

 

 

103,928

 

 

123,104

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

30,632

 

 

36,337

 

 

61,367

 

 

70,257

 

Fulfillment

7,932

 

 

9,271

 

 

15,724

 

 

17,872

 

Marketing

2,901

 

 

4,291

 

 

5,600

 

 

7,955

 

Technology and content

7,247

 

 

9,065

 

 

14,006

 

 

16,991

 

General and administrative

1,111

 

 

1,270

 

 

2,177

 

 

2,444

 

Other operating expense (income), net

80

 

 

86

 

 

143

 

 

81

 

Total operating expenses

49,903

 

 

60,320

 

 

99,017

 

 

115,600

 

Operating income

2,983

 

 

3,084

 

 

4,911

 

 

7,504

 

Interest income

94

 

 

215

 

 

173

 

 

398

 

Interest expense

(343

)

 

(383

)

 

(673

)

 

(749

)

Other income (expense), net

(129

)

 

(27

)

 

109

 

 

138

 

Total non-operating income (expense)

(378

)

 

(195

)

 

(391

)

 

(213

)

Income before income taxes

2,605

 

 

2,889

 

 

4,520

 

 

7,291

 

Provision for income taxes

(74

)

 

(257

)

 

(361

)

 

(1,094

)

Equity-method investment activity, net of tax

3

 

 

(7

)

 

4

 

 

(11

)

Net income

$

2,534

 

 

$

2,625

 

 

$

4,163

 

 

$

6,186

 

Basic earnings per share

$

5.21

 

 

$

5.32

 

 

$

8.58

 

 

$

12.57

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

5.07

 

 

$

5.22

 

 

$

8.34

 

 

$

12.31

 

Weighted-average shares used in computation of earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

486

 

 

493

 

 

485

 

 

492

 

Diluted

500

 

 

503

 

 

499

 

 

503

 

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

2,534

 

 

$

2,625

 

 

$

4,163

 

 

$

6,186

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax of $(1), $(6), $17, and $(8)

(469

)

 

7

 

 

(411

)

 

(1

)

Net change in unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale debt securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gains (losses), net of tax of $0, $(11), $9, and $(11)

1

 

 

44

 

 

(40

)

 

76

 

Reclassification adjustment for losses (gains) included in “Other income (expense), net,” net of tax of $0, $0, $0, and $0

1

 

 

(1

)

 

1

 

 

 

Net unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale debt securities

2

 

 

43

 

 

(39

)

 

76

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

(467

)

 

50

 

 

(450

)

 

75

 

Comprehensive income

$

2,067

 

 

$

2,675

 

 

$

3,713

 

 

$

6,261

 

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Segment Information

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

32,169

 

 

$

38,653

 

 

$

62,894

 

 

$

74,465

 

Operating expenses

30,334

 

 

37,089

 

 

59,910

 

 

70,614

 

Operating income

$

1,835

 

 

$

1,564

 

 

$

2,984

 

 

$

3,851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

14,612

 

 

$

16,370

 

 

$

29,487

 

 

$

32,563

 

Operating expenses

15,106

 

 

16,971

 

 

30,603

 

 

33,253

 

Operating income (loss)

$

(494

)

 

$

(601

)

 

$

(1,116

)

 

$

(690

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

6,105

 

 

$

8,381

 

 

$

11,547

 

 

$

16,076

 

Operating expenses

4,463

 

 

6,260

 

 

8,504

 

 

11,733

 

Operating income

$

1,642

 

 

$

2,121

 

 

$

3,043

 

 

$

4,343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

52,886

 

 

$

63,404

 

 

$

103,928

 

 

$

123,104

 

Operating expenses

49,903

 

 

60,320

 

 

99,017

 

 

115,600

 

Operating income

2,983

 

 

3,084

 

 

4,911

 

 

7,504

 

Total non-operating income (expense)

(378

)

 

(195

)

 

(391

)

 

(213

)

Provision for income taxes

(74

)

 

(257

)

 

(361

)

 

(1,094

)

Equity-method investment activity, net of tax

3

 

 

(7

)

 

4

 

 

(11

)

Net income

$

2,534

 

 

$

2,625

 

 

$

4,163

 

 

$

6,186

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y/Y net sales growth:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

44

%

 

20

%

 

45

%

 

18

%

International

27

 

 

12

 

 

31

 

 

10

 

AWS

49

 

 

37

 

 

49

 

 

39

 

Consolidated

39

 

 

20

 

 

41

 

 

18

 

Net sales mix:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

61

%

 

61

%

 

61

%

 

61

%

International

28

 

 

26

 

 

28

 

 

26

 

AWS

11

 

 

13

 

 

11

 

 

13

 

Consolidated

100

%

 

100

%

 

100

%

 

100

%

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

June 30, 2019

 

 

 

(unaudited)

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

31,750

 

 

$

22,616

 

Marketable securities

9,500

 

 

18,847

 

Inventories

17,174

 

 

18,580

 

Accounts receivable, net and other

16,677

 

 

16,747

 

Total current assets

75,101

 

 

76,790

 

Property and equipment, net

61,797

 

 

64,723

 

Operating leases

 

 

21,649

 

Goodwill

14,548

 

 

14,727

 

Other assets

11,202

 

 

13,462

 

Total assets

$

162,648

 

 

$

191,351

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

38,192

 

 

$

36,063

 

Accrued expenses and other

23,663

 

 

26,140

 

Unearned revenue

6,536

 

 

7,475

 

Total current liabilities

68,391

 

 

69,678

 

Long-term lease liabilities

9,650

 

 

35,134

 

Long-term debt

23,495

 

 

23,329

 

Other long-term liabilities

17,563

 

 

10,149

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value:

 

 

 

Authorized shares — 500

 

 

 

Issued and outstanding shares — none

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value:

 

 

 

Authorized shares — 5,000

 

 

 

Issued shares — 514 and 518

 

 

 

Outstanding shares — 491 and 494

5

 

 

5

 

Treasury stock, at cost

(1,837

)

 

(1,837

)

Additional paid-in capital

26,791

 

 

30,035

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,035

)

 

(960

)

Retained earnings

19,625

 

 

25,818

 

Total stockholders’ equity

43,549

 

 

53,061

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

162,648

 

 

$

191,351

 

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
 

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

Q2 2019

Y/Y %

Change

Cash Flows and Shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flow -- trailing twelve months (TTM)

$

18,194

 

$

21,793

 

$

26,604

 

$

30,723

 

$

34,360

 

$

36,029

 

65

%

Operating cash flow -- TTM Y/Y growth

4

%

22

%

57

%

67

%

89

%

65

%

N/A

Purchases of property and equipment, net of proceeds from property and equipment incentives -- TTM

$

10,924

 

$

11,372

 

$

11,239

 

$

11,323

 

$

11,316

 

$

11,011

 

(3

)%

Principal repayments of finance leases -- TTM (1)

$

5,981

 

$

6,037

 

$

7,016

 

$

7,449

 

$

7,649

 

$

8,693

 

44

%

Principal repayments of financing obligations -- TTM (1)

$

235

 

$

244

 

$

277

 

$

337

 

$

266

 

$

211

 

(14

)%

Equipment acquired under finance leases -- TTM (1) (2)

$

10,020

 

$

9,631

 

$

9,704

 

$

10,615

 

$

10,909

 

$

11,656

 

21

%

Principal repayments of all other finance leases -- TTM (1) (3)

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

76

 

$

176

 

N/A

Free cash flow -- TTM (4)

$

7,270

 

$

10,421

 

$

15,365

 

$

19,400

 

$

23,044

 

$

25,018

 

140

%

Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations
-- TTM (1) (5)

$

1,054

 

$

4,140

 

$

8,072

 

$

11,614

 

$

15,129

 

$

16,114

 

289

%

Free cash flow less equipment finance leases and principal repayments of all other finance leases and financing obligations -- TTM (1) (6)

$

(2,985

)

$

546

 

$

5,384

 

$

8,448

 

$

11,793

 

$

12,975

 

N/A

Common shares and stock-based awards outstanding

504

 

506

 

507

 

507

 

507

 

510

 

1

%

Common shares outstanding

485

 

487

 

489

 

491

 

492

 

494

 

1

%

Stock-based awards outstanding

19

 

19

 

18

 

16

 

15

 

16

 

(15

)%

Stock-based awards outstanding -- % of common shares outstanding

3.9

%

3.9

%

3.7

%

3.2

%

3.0

%

3.3

%

N/A

Results of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide (WW) net sales

$

51,042

 

$

52,886

 

$

56,576

 

$

72,383

 

$

59,700

 

$

63,404

 

20

%

WW net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

39

%

37

%

30

%

21

%

19

%

21

%

N/A

WW net sales -- TTM

$

193,194

 

$

208,125

 

$

220,958

 

$

232,887

 

$

241,546

 

$

252,064

 

21

%

WW net sales -- TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

34

%

36

%

35

%

30

%

26

%

23

%

N/A

Operating income

$

1,927

 

$

2,983

 

$

3,724

 

$

3,786

 

$

4,420

 

$

3,084

 

3

%

F/X impact -- favorable (unfavorable)

$

(29

)

$

42

 

$

90

 

$

123

 

$

84

 

$

58

 

N/A

Operating income -- Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X

95

%

369

%

948

%

72

%

125

%

1

%

N/A

Operating margin -- % of WW net sales

3.8

%

5.6

%

6.6

%

5.2

%

7.4

%

4.9

%

N/A

Operating income -- TTM

$

5,028

 

$

7,384

 

$

10,762

 

$

12,421

 

$

14,914

 

$

15,014

 

103

%

Operating income -- TTM Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X

25

%

115

%

231

%

197

%

190

%

99

%

N/A

Operating margin -- TTM % of WW net sales

2.6

%

3.5

%

4.9

%

5.3

%

6.2

%

6.0

%

N/A

Net income

$

1,629

 

$

2,534

 

$

2,883

 

$

3,027

 

$

3,561

 

$

2,625

 

4

%

Net income per diluted share

$

3.27

 

$

5.07

 

$

5.75

 

$

6.04

 

$

7.09

 

$

5.22

 

3

%

Net income -- TTM

$

3,938

 

$

6,275

 

$

8,902

 

$

10,073

 

$

12,005

 

$

12,096

 

93

%

Net income per diluted share -- TTM

$

7.90

 

$

12.63

 

$

17.85

 

$

20.14

 

$

23.96

 

$

24.15

 

91

%

______________________________

(1)

On January 1, 2019, we adopted accounting guidance amending the accounting for leases, which did not have a material impact on our 2019 operating results. Prior period amounts were not retrospectively adjusted. Under this new guidance, leases we previously referred to as “capital leases” are now referred to as “finance leases.” Leases we previously referred to as “finance leases” are now referred to as “financing obligations.”

(2)

For the twelve months ended June 30, 2019, this amount relates to equipment included in “Property and equipment acquired under finance leases” of $11,944 million. Amounts for periods prior to 2019 have not been retrospectively adjusted.

(3)

For the twelve months ended June 30, 2019, this amount relates to property included in “Principal repayments of finance leases” of $8,693 million. Amounts for periods prior to 2019 have not been retrospectively adjusted.

(4)

Free cash flow is cash flow from operations reduced by “Purchases of property and equipment, net of proceeds from property and equipment incentives.”

(5)

Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations is free cash flow reduced by “Principal repayments of finance leases” and “Principal repayments of financing obligations.”

(6)

Free cash flow less equipment finance leases and principal repayments of all other finance leases and financing obligations is free cash flow reduced by equipment acquired under finance leases, which is included in “Property and equipment acquired under finance leases,” principal repayments of all other finance lease liabilities, which is included in “Principal repayments of finance leases,” and “Principal repayments of financing obligations.”

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

Q2 2019

Y/Y %

Change

Segments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

30,725

 

$

32,169

 

$

34,348

 

$

44,124

 

$

35,812

 

$

38,653

 

20

%

Net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

46

%

44

%

35

%

18

%

17

%

20

%

N/A

Net sales -- TTM

$

115,843

 

$

125,642

 

$

134,545

 

$

141,366

 

$

146,453

 

$

152,938

 

22

%

Operating income

$

1,149

 

$

1,835

 

$

2,032

 

$

2,251

 

$

2,287

 

$

1,564

 

(15

)%

F/X impact -- favorable (unfavorable)

$

(10

)

$

1

 

$

9

 

$

17

 

$

13

 

$

7

 

N/A

Operating income -- Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X

95

%

321

%

N/A

32

%

98

%

(15

)%

N/A

Operating margin -- % of North America net sales

3.7

%

5.7

%

5.9

%

5.1

%

6.4

%

4.0

%

N/A

Operating income -- TTM

$

3,390

 

$

4,788

 

$

6,708

 

$

7,267

 

$

8,405

 

$

8,134

 

70

%

Operating margin -- TTM % of North America net sales

2.9

%

3.8

%

5.0

%

5.1

%

5.7

%

5.3

%

N/A

International Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

14,875

 

$

14,612

 

$

15,549

 

$

20,829

 

$

16,192

 

$

16,370

 

12

%

Net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

21

%

21

%

15

%

19

%

16

%

17

%

N/A

Net sales -- TTM

$

58,111

 

$

61,239

 

$

63,074

 

$

65,866

 

$

67,184

 

$

68,941

 

13

%

Operating income (loss)

$

(622

)

$

(494

)

$

(385

)

$

(642

)

$

(90

)

$

(601

)

22

%

F/X impact -- favorable (unfavorable)

$

70

 

$

86

 

$

47

 

$

55

 

$

(39

)

$

(36

)

N/A

Operating income/loss -- Y/Y growth (decline), excluding F/X

44

%

(20

)%

(54

)%

(24

)%

(92

)%

15

%

N/A

Operating margin -- % of International net sales

(4.2

)%

(3.4

)%

(2.5

)%

(3.1

)%

(1.0

)%

(3.7

)%

N/A

Operating income (loss) -- TTM

$

(3,202

)

$

(2,971

)

$

(2,420

)

$

(2,142

)

$

(1,610

)

$

(1,718

)

(42

)%

Operating margin -- TTM % of International net sales

(5.5

)%

(4.9

)%

(3.8

)%

(3.3

)%

(2.4

)%

(2.5

)%

N/A

AWS Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

5,442

 

$

6,105

 

$

6,679

 

$

7,430

 

$

7,696

 

$

8,381

 

37

%

Net sales -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

48

%

49

%

46

%

46

%

42

%

37

%

N/A

Net sales -- TTM

$

19,240

 

$

21,244

 

$

23,339

 

$

25,655

 

$

27,909

 

$

30,185

 

42

%

Operating income

$

1,400

 

$

1,642

 

$

2,077

 

$

2,177

 

$

2,223

 

$

2,121

 

29

%

F/X impact -- favorable (unfavorable)

$

(89

)

$

(45

)

$

34

 

$

51

 

$

110

 

$

87

 

N/A

Operating income -- Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

67

%

84

%

75

%

57

%

51

%

24

%

N/A

Operating margin -- % of AWS net sales

25.7

%

26.9

%

31.1

%

29.3

%

28.9

%

25.3

%

N/A

Operating income -- TTM

$

4,840

 

$

5,567

 

$

6,473

 

$

7,296

 

$

8,119

 

$

8,598

 

54

%

Operating margin -- TTM % of AWS net sales

25.2

%

26.2

%

27.7

%

28.4

%

29.1

%

28.5

%

N/A

AMAZON.COM, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics

(in millions, except employee data)

(unaudited)

 

 

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

Q2 2019

Y/Y %

Change

Net Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online stores (1)

$

26,939

 

$

27,165

 

$

29,061

 

$

39,822

 

$

29,498

 

$

31,053

 

14

%

Online stores - Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

13

%

12

%

11

%

14

%

12

%

16

%

N/A

Physical stores (2)

$

4,263

 

$

4,312

 

$

4,248

 

$

4,401

 

$

4,307

 

$

4,330

 

%

Physical stores - Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

N/A

N/A

N/A

(3

)%

1

%

1

%

N/A

Third-party seller services (3)

$

9,265

 

$

9,702

 

$

10,395

 

$

13,383

 

$

11,141

 

$

11,962

 

23

%

Third-party seller services - Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

39

%

36

%

32

%

28

%

23

%

25

%

N/A

Subscription services (4)

$

3,102

 

$

3,408

 

$

3,698

 

$

3,959

 

$

4,342

 

$

4,676

 

37

%

Subscription services - Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

56

%

55

%

52

%

26

%

42

%

39

%

N/A

AWS

$

5,442

 

$

6,105

 

$

6,679

 

$

7,430

 

$

7,696

 

$

8,381

 

37

%

AWS - Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

48

%

49

%

46

%

46

%

42

%

37

%

N/A

Other (5) (6)

$

2,031

 

$

2,194

 

$

2,495

 

$

3,388

 

$

2,716

 

$

3,002

 

37

%

Other - Y/Y growth, excluding F/X (6)

132

%

129

%

123

%

97

%

36

%

37

%

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based Compensation Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

$

15

 

$

19

 

$

19

 

$

21

 

$

24

 

$

43

 

123

%

Fulfillment

$

244

 

$

320

 

$

269

 

$

287

 

$

234

 

$

360

 

12

%

Marketing

$

161

 

$

190

 

$

201

 

$

217

 

$

209

 

$

307

 

62

%

Technology and content

$

631

 

$

788

 

$

719

 

$

750

 

$

675

 

$

1,077

 

37

%

General and administrative

$

132

 

$

151

 

$

142

 

$

142

 

$

132

 

$

184

 

22

%

Total stock-based compensation expense

$

1,183

 

$

1,468

 

$

1,350

 

$

1,417

 

$

1,274

 

$

1,971

 

34

%

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WW shipping costs

$

6,069

 

$

5,990

 

$

6,568

 

$

9,041

 

$

7,320

 

$

8,134

 

36

%

WW shipping costs -- Y/Y growth

38

%

31

%

22

%

23

%

21

%

36

%

N/A

WW paid units -- Y/Y growth (7)

22

%

17

%

15

%

14

%

10

%

18

%

N/A

WW seller unit mix -- % of WW paid units (7)

52

%

53

%

53

%

52

%

53

%

54

%

N/A

Employees (full-time and part-time; excludes contractors & temporary personnel)

563,100

 

575,700

 

613,300

 

647,500

 

630,600

 

653,300

 

13

%

Employees (full-time and part-time; excludes contractors & temporary personnel) -- Y/Y growth

60

%

51

%

13

%

14

%

12

%

13

%

N/A

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(1)

Includes product sales and digital media content where we record revenue gross. We leverage our retail infrastructure to offer a wide selection of consumable and durable goods that includes media products available in both a physical and digital format, such as books, music, videos, games, and software. These product sales include digital products sold on a transactional basis. Digital product subscriptions that provide unlimited viewing or usage rights are included in Subscription services.

(2)

Includes product sales where our customers physically select items in a store. Sales from customers who order goods online for delivery or pickup at our physical stores are included in “Online stores.”

(3)

Includes commissions and any related fulfillment and shipping fees, and other third-party seller services.

(4)

Includes annual and monthly fees associated with Amazon Prime memberships, as well as audiobook, digital video, e-book, digital music, and other non-AWS subscription services.

(5)

Primarily includes sales of advertising services, as well as sales related to our other service offerings.

(6)

As a result of revenue recognition accounting guidance adopted on January 1, 2018, certain advertising services are classified as revenue rather than a reduction in cost of sales.

(7)

Excludes the impact of Whole Foods Market.

Amazon.com, Inc.

Certain Definitions

Customer Accounts

  • References to customers mean customer accounts established when a customer places an order through one of our stores. Customer accounts exclude certain customers, including customers associated with certain of our acquisitions, Amazon Payments customers, AWS customers, and the customers of select companies with whom we have a technology alliance or marketing and promotional relationship. Customers are considered active when they have placed an order during the preceding twelve-month period.

Seller Accounts

  • References to sellers means seller accounts, which are established when a seller receives an order from a customer account. Sellers are considered active when they have received an order from a customer during the preceding twelve-month period.

AWS Customers

  • References to AWS customers mean unique AWS customer accounts, which are unique customer account IDs that are eligible to use AWS services. This includes AWS accounts in the AWS free tier. Multiple users accessing AWS services via one account ID are counted as a single account. Customers are considered active when they have had AWS usage activity during the preceding one-month period.

Units

  • References to units mean physical and digital units sold (net of returns and cancellations) by us and sellers in our stores as well as Amazon-owned items sold in other stores. Units sold are paid units and do not include units associated with AWS, certain acquisitions, certain subscriptions, rental businesses, or advertising businesses, or Amazon gift cards.

 

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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