Amazon has sold more, but have earned less in 2012 so far
Things of the economy and finance: Without thinking much we can assume that if sales go well, the company is doing well … But not so!
An example of this is what Amazon is living, that turnover in the first six months of the year a total of U.S. $26,019 million, an increase of 31.6% over the same period of 2011, but in that year he won 64.9% less than the same period last year.
As we see the numbers are compelling: The e-commerce giant has announced that in the first half of 2012 has earned $ 137 million, resulting in net income per share of 30 cents U.S., up from U.S. $ he got 85 cents in the first half of 2011, when he won U.S. $391 million.
And if to follow the trend these days, in that large Internet companies present their Results for the second quarter, we have Amazon billed between April and June U.S. $12,834 million, an increase of 29.4% over the same quarter last year, when earnings were U.S. $9,913 million …
However, this quarter’s activities were more costly, so that at the end of the period, Amazon earned only U.S. $7 million (1 cent per share), 96.3% from U.S. $191 (41 cents) benefits for the same quarter of 2011. Things of the economy, and of course, investment in innovation, which is undoubtedly one of the heavy costs that Amazon is taking in recent times. To grow you must innovate, right?
Link: Amazon wins in the first half $ 137 million, 64.9 percent lower (Reuters)Tags: 2012, Amazon, benefits, earnings, quarter, Quarterly, Results, sales