EX-99.1 2 dex991.htm PRESS RELEASE DATED APRIL 26, 2011 Press Release dated April 26, 2011

Exhibit 99.1

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AMAZON.COM ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER SALES UP 38% TO $9.86 BILLION; INTRODUCED KINDLE

WITH SPECIAL OFFERS FOR $114

SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 26, 2011—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Operating cash flow increased 9% to $3.03 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.78 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2010. Free cash flow decreased 18% to $1.90 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.32 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2010.

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 466 million on March 31, 2011, compared with 463 million a year ago.

Net sales increased 38% to $9.86 billion in the first quarter, compared with $7.13 billion in first quarter 2010. Excluding the $144 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales would have grown 36% compared with first quarter 2010.

Operating income was $322 million in the first quarter, compared with $394 million in first quarter 2010. The favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter on operating income was $7 million.

Net income decreased 33% to $201 million in the first quarter, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared with net income of $299 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in first quarter 2010.

“In the last 90 days, we announced Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle Library Lending, Audible audiobooks on Kindle, Appstore for Android, Amazon for Windows Phone 7, Checkout by Amazon in both Germany and the U.K., a Kindle Store in Germany, Cloud Drive, Cloud Player, and Prime Instant Video – just to call out a few of the things we’ve been working on,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “We love inventing on behalf of customers and have never been more excited about the long-term opportunities.”

Highlights

 

   

Amazon introduced a new member of the Kindle family – Kindle with Special Offers for only $114. Kindle with Special Offers is the same #1 bestselling Kindle, plus special offers and sponsored screensavers designed for Kindle’s high-contrast, no glare electronic ink display from sponsors including Buick, Olay, Visa, and Amazon.com Reward Visa Card.

 

   

The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 900,000 books, including New Releases and 107 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 740,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 65 New York Times Bestsellers. Millions of free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. In March, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Steig Larsson became the first Kindle book to surpass one million units sold.

 

   

Amazon.de launched the largest eBookstore in Germany with over 650,000 titles, including more than 25,000 German-language books. Amazon also announced that its series of free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” apps for the most popular devices including iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PCs and Android-based devices, are now available in German-language versions for the first time. In addition, in response to customer demand, Amazon is now offering the latest-generation Kindle and Kindle 3G with English user interface directly from Amazon.de.

 

   

Amazon announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app. If they check out the same book again or choose to purchase the book after the library loan period, Whispersync will preserve their notes, highlights and last page read.

 

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The Company announced Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web and Amazon Cloud Player for Android. Together, these services enable customers to securely store music in the cloud and play it on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC, wherever they are. In addition to music, Cloud Drive allows customers to upload and store all kinds of digital files, including photos, videos and documents – all available via web browser on any computer.

 

   

Amazon introduced Appstore for Android, where customers can find, discover - test! - and buy Android apps. An innovative new feature called “Test Drive” enables customers to test apps on a simulated Android phone. Since its launch in March, customers have already downloaded millions of apps from the Amazon Appstore for Android.

 

   

Amazon added a new benefit for Amazon Prime members in the United States: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime’s unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has already attracted millions of members, and this new benefit is being added at no additional cost – Prime membership will continue to be $79 per year.

 

   

North America segment sales, representing the Company’s U.S. and Canadian sites, were $5.47 billion, up 45% from first quarter 2010.

 

   

International segment sales, representing the Company’s U.K., German, Japanese, French, Chinese and Italian sites, were $4.39 billion, up 31% from first quarter 2010. Excluding the favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, sales grew 27%.

 

   

Worldwide Media sales grew 15% to $3.96 billion. Excluding the favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, sales grew 13%.

 

   

Worldwide Electronics and Other General Merchandise sales grew 59% to $5.59 billion. Excluding the favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, sales grew 57%.

 

   

Amazon announced the availability of Checkout by Amazon (CBA) for Germany and the U.K., making it easy for millions of Amazon customers to purchase securely on another retailer’s website using their Amazon account credentials.

 

   

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continued to expand globally with the launch of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. Additionally, AWS began offering Basic and Premium support in Japanese, providing businesses and developers with one-on-one fast-response support from AWS engineers fluent in Japanese.

Financial Guidance

The following forward-looking statements reflect Amazon.com’s expectations as of April 26, 2011. 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 consumer spending, world events, the rate of growth of the Internet and online commerce and the various factors detailed below. While this guidance includes our current estimate of second quarter effects from the Japan earthquake and related events, including sales trends to date, impacts from events of this nature are inherently uncertain and we are not able to accurately forecast all potential ramifications.

Second Quarter 2011 Guidance

 

   

Net sales are expected to be between $8.85 billion and $9.65 billion, or to grow between 35% and 47% compared with second quarter 2010.

 

   

Operating income is expected to be between $95 million and $245 million, or between 65% decline and 9% decline compared with second quarter 2010.

 

   

This guidance includes approximately $180 million for stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets, and it assumes, among other things, that no additional business acquisitions or investments are concluded and that there are no further revisions to stock-based compensation estimates.

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

 

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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 sold to customers, the mix of net sales derived from products as compared with services, the extent to which we owe income taxes, competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international growth and expansion, the outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, risks of inventory management, seasonality, the degree to which the Company enters into, maintains and develops commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, 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, payments 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 www.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 and social media postings.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, and www.amazon.it. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

 

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AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
    Twelve Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2011     2010     2011     2010  

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

   $ 3,777      $ 3,444      $ 1,844      $ 1,701   

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

        

Net income

     201        299        1,054        1,024   

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

        

Depreciation of fixed assets, including internal-use software and website development, and other amortization

     202        119        652        411   

Stock-based compensation

     110        87        448        360   

Other operating expense (income), net

     33        26        112        118   

Losses (gains) on sales of marketable securities, net

     2        —          1        (2

Other expense (income), net

     37        (6     (36     (23

Deferred income taxes

     15        (20     38        63   

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

     (46     (86     (219     (141

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

        

Inventories

     343        321        (997     (317

Accounts receivable, net and other

     359        454        (170     (195

Accounts payable

     (2,649     (1,892     1,641        1,096   

Accrued expenses and other

     (183     (361     697        60   

Additions to unearned revenue

     210        188        709        1,036   

Amortization of previously unearned revenue

     (220     (227     (897     (710
                                

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     (1,586     (1,098     3,033        2,780   

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

        

Purchases of fixed assets, including internal-use software and website development

     (298     (140     (1,138     (458

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired, and other

     (139     (19     (473     (43

Sales and maturities of marketable securities and other investments

     1,939        872        5,318        2,524   

Purchases of marketable securities and other investments

     (1,112     (1,255     (6,135     (4,755
                                

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     390        (542     (2,428     (2,732

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

        

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

     46        86        219        141   

Proceeds from long-term debt and other

     89        62        168        124   

Repayments of long-term debt and of capital and financing leases

     (111     (61     (295     (168
                                

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     24        87        92        97   

Foreign-currency effect on cash and cash equivalents

     36        (47     100        (2
                                

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     (1,136     (1,600     797        143   

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD

   $ 2,641      $ 1,844      $ 2,641      $ 1,844   
                                

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

        

Cash paid for interest

   $ 3      $ 2      $ 12      $ 8   

Cash paid for income taxes

     7        4        79        40   

Fixed assets acquired under capital leases

     181        60        526        189   

Fixed assets acquired under build-to-suit leases

     69        60        182        191   


AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2011     2010  

Net sales

   $ 9,857      $ 7,131   

Operating expenses (1):

    

Cost of sales

     7,608        5,501   

Fulfillment

     855        546   

Marketing

     327        201   

Technology and content

     579        366   

General and administrative

     133        97   

Other operating expense (income), net

     33        26   
                

Total operating expenses

     9,535        6,737   
                

Income from operations

     322        394   

Interest income

     15        11   

Interest expense

     (12     (7

Other income (expense), net

     (18     3   
                

Total non-operating income (expense)

     (15     7   
                

Income before income taxes

     307        401   

Provision for income taxes

     (89     (100

Equity-method investment activity, net of tax

     (17     (2
                

Net income

   $ 201      $ 299   
                

Basic earnings per share

   $ 0.44      $ 0.67   
                

Diluted earnings per share

   $ 0.44      $ 0.66   
                

Weighted average shares used in computation of earnings per share:

    

Basic

     451        445   
                

Diluted

     459        454   
                

 

(1)    Includes stock-based compensation as follows:

    

Fulfillment

   $ 24      $ 18   

Marketing

     7        5   

Technology and content

     61        47   

General and administrative

     18        17   


AMAZON.COM, INC.

Segment Information

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2011     2010  

North America

    

Net sales

   $ 5,465      $ 3,780   

Segment operating expenses (1)

     5,175        3,507   
                

Segment operating income

   $ 290      $ 273   
                

International

    

Net sales

   $ 4,392      $ 3,351   

Segment operating expenses (1)

     4,217        3,117   
                

Segment operating income

   $ 175      $ 234   
                

Consolidated

    

Net sales

   $ 9,857      $ 7,131   

Segment operating expenses

     9,392        6,624   
                

Segment operating income

     465        507   

Stock-based compensation

     (110     (87

Other operating income (expense), net

     (33     (26
                

Income from operations

     322        394   

Total non-operating income (expense)

     (15     7   

Provision for income taxes

     (89     (100

Equity-method investment activity, net of tax

     (17     (2
                

Net income

   $ 201      $ 299   
                

Segment Highlights:

    

Y/Y net sales growth:

    

North America

     45     47

International

     31        45   

Consolidated

     38        46   

Y/Y segment operating income growth:

    

North America

     6     81

International

     (25     37   

Consolidated

     (8     58   

Net sales mix:

    

North America

     55     53

International

     45        47   
                
     100     100
                

 

(1) Represents operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation and “Other operating expense (income), net,” which are not allocated to segments


AMAZON.COM, INC.

Supplemental Net Sales Information

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2011     2010  

North America

    

Media

   $ 1,885      $ 1,597   

Electronics and other general merchandise

     3,303        2,024   

Other (1)

     277        159   
                

Total North America

   $ 5,465      $ 3,780   
                

International

    

Media

   $ 2,073      $ 1,833   

Electronics and other general merchandise

     2,285        1,489   

Other (1)

     34        29   
                

Total International

   $ 4,392      $ 3,351   
                

Consolidated

    

Media

   $ 3,958      $ 3,430   

Electronics and other general merchandise

     5,588        3,513   

Other (1)

     311        188   
                

Total Consolidated

   $ 9,857      $ 7,131   
                

Y/Y Net Sales Growth:

    

North America:

    

Media

     18     22

Electronics and other general merchandise

     63        73   

Other

     74        57   

Total North America

     45        47   

International:

    

Media

     13     29

Electronics and other general merchandise

     54        70   

Other

     15        57   

Total International

     31        45   

Consolidated:

    

Media

     15     26

Electronics and other general merchandise

     59        72   

Other

     65        57   

Total Consolidated

     38        46   

Y/Y Net Sales Growth Excluding Effect of Exchange Rates:

    

International:

    

Media

     9     23

Electronics and other general merchandise

     49        61   

Other

     12        47   

Total International

     27        37   

Consolidated:

    

Media

     13     22

Electronics and other general merchandise

     57        68   

Other

     64        56   

Total Consolidated

     36        42   

Consolidated Net Sales Mix:

    

Media

     40     48

Electronics and other general merchandise

     57        49   

Other

     3        3   
                
     100     100
                

 

(1) Includes non-retail activities, such as AWS, miscellaneous marketing and promotional agreements, other seller sites, and co-branded credit card agreements


AMAZON.COM, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions, except per share data)

 

     March 31,
2011
    December 31,
2010
 
     (unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 2,641      $ 3,777   

Marketable securities

     4,240        4,985   

Inventories

     2,888        3,202   

Accounts receivable, net and other

     1,304        1,587   

Deferred tax assets

     215        196   
                

Total current assets

     11,288        13,747   

Fixed assets, net

     2,902        2,414   

Deferred tax assets

     28        22   

Goodwill

     1,513        1,349   

Other assets

     1,151        1,265   
                

Total assets

   $ 16,882      $ 18,797   
                

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 5,540      $ 8,051   

Accrued expenses and other

     2,190        2,321   
                

Total current liabilities

     7,730        10,372   

Long-term liabilities

     1,805        1,561   

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 — 469 and 468

    

Outstanding shares — 452 and 451

     5        5   

Treasury stock, at cost

     (600     (600

Additional paid-in capital

     6,483        6,325   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (66     (190

Retained earnings

     1,525        1,324   
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     7,347        6,864   
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 16,882      $ 18,797   
                


AMAZON.COM, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     Q1 2010     Q2 2010     Q3 2010     Q4 2010     Q1 2011     Y/Y %
Change
 

Cash Flows and Shares

            

Operating cash flow — trailing twelve months (TTM)

   $ 2,780      $ 2,561      $ 2,617      $ 3,495      $ 3,033        9

Purchases of fixed assets (incl. internal-use software & website development) — TTM

   $ 458      $ 575      $ 788      $ 979      $ 1,138        148

Free cash flow (operating cash flow less purchases of fixed assets) — TTM

   $ 2,322      $ 1,986      $ 1,829      $ 2,516      $ 1,895        (18 %) 

Free cash flow — TTM Y/Y growth

     62     29     (5 %)      (14 %)      (18 %)      N/A   

Invested capital (1)

   $ 5,104      $ 5,820      $ 6,576      $ 7,380      $ 7,931        N/A   

Return on invested capital (2)

     45     34     28     34     24     N/A   

Common shares and stock-based awards outstanding

     463        465        465        465        466        1

Common shares outstanding

     446        448        449        451        452        1

Stock-based awards outstanding

     18        17        16        15        14        (23 %) 

Stock-based awards outstanding — % of common shares outstanding

     4.0     3.8     3.6     3.2     3.1     N/A   

Results of Operations

            

Worldwide (WW) net sales

   $ 7,131      $ 6,566      $ 7,560      $ 12,948      $ 9,857        38

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

     42     42     40     37     36     N/A   

WW net sales — TTM

   $ 26,750      $ 28,664      $ 30,776      $ 34,204      $ 36,931        38

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

     33     38     40     40     39     N/A   

Operating income

   $ 394      $ 270      $ 268      $ 474      $ 322        (18 %) 

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

     56     77     13     3     (20 %)      N/A   

Operating margin — % of WW net sales

     5.5     4.1     3.5     3.7     3.3     N/A   

Operating income — TTM

   $ 1,279      $ 1,391      $ 1,408      $ 1,406      $ 1,334        4

Operating income — TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     44     65     50     27     7     N/A   

Operating margin — TTM % of WW net sales

     4.8     4.9     4.6     4.1     3.6     N/A   

Net income

   $ 299      $ 207      $ 231      $ 416      $ 201        (33 %) 

Net income per diluted share

   $ 0.66      $ 0.45      $ 0.51      $ 0.91      $ 0.44        (33 %) 

Net income — TTM

   $ 1,024      $ 1,088      $ 1,120      $ 1,152      $ 1,054        3

Net income per diluted share — TTM

   $ 2.30      $ 2.42      $ 2.47      $ 2.53      $ 2.30        0

Segments

            

North America Segment:

            

Net sales

   $ 3,780      $ 3,590      $ 4,126      $ 7,211      $ 5,465        45

Net sales — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     46     46     45     45     45     N/A   

Net sales — TTM

   $ 14,030      $ 15,168      $ 16,452      $ 18,707      $ 20,392        45

Operating income

   $ 273      $ 200      $ 186      $ 295      $ 290        6

Operating margin — % of North America net sales

     7.2     5.6     4.5     4.1     5.3     N/A   

Operating income — TTM

   $ 832      $ 907      $ 937      $ 955      $ 972        17

Operating income — TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     79     84     67     35     17     N/A   

Operating margin — TTM % of North America net sales

     5.9     6.0     5.7     5.1     4.8     N/A   

International Segment:

            

Net sales

   $ 3,351      $ 2,976      $ 3,434      $ 5,737      $ 4,392        31

Net sales — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     37     38     35     29     27     N/A   

Net sales — TTM

   $ 12,720      $ 13,496      $ 14,324      $ 15,497      $ 16,539        30

Net sales — TTM % of WW net sales

     48     47     47     45     45     N/A   

Operating income

   $ 234      $ 206      $ 215      $ 327      $ 175        (25 %) 

Operating margin — % of International net sales

     7.0     6.9     6.2     5.7     4.0     N/A   

Operating income — TTM

   $ 925      $ 952      $ 973      $ 981      $ 922        (0 %) 

Operating income — TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     33     28     23     20     4     N/A   

Operating margin — TTM % of International net sales

     7.3     7.1     6.8     6.3     5.6     N/A   

Consolidated Segments:

            

Operating expenses (3)

   $ 6,624      $ 6,160      $ 7,159      $ 12,326      $ 9,392        42

Operating expenses — TTM (3)

   $ 24,993      $ 26,805      $ 28,866      $ 32,268      $ 35,037        40

Operating income

   $ 507      $ 406      $ 401      $ 622      $ 465        (8 %) 

Operating margin — % of Consolidated sales

     7.1     6.2     5.3     4.8     4.7     N/A   

Operating income — TTM

   $ 1,757      $ 1,859      $ 1,910      $ 1,936      $ 1,894        8

Operating income — TTM Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     51     51     42     25     10     N/A   

Operating margin — TTM % of Consolidated net sales

     6.6     6.5     6.2     5.7     5.1     N/A   


AMAZON.COM, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics

(in millions, except inventory turnover, accounts payable days and employee data)

(unaudited)

 

     Q1 2010     Q2 2010     Q3 2010     Q4 2010     Q1 2011     Y/Y %
Change
 

Supplemental

            

Supplemental North America Segment Net Sales:

            

Media

   $ 1,597      $ 1,324      $ 1,591      $ 2,370      $ 1,885        18

Media — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     22     15     12     13     18     N/A   

Media — TTM

   $ 6,255      $ 6,432      $ 6,610      $ 6,881      $ 7,170        15

Electronics and other general merchandise

   $ 2,024      $ 2,090      $ 2,326      $ 4,558      $ 3,303        63

Electronics and other general merchandise — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     73     76     80     71     63     N/A   

Electronics and other general merchandise — TTM

   $ 7,166      $ 8,069      $ 9,103      $ 10,998      $ 12,277        71

Electronics and other general merchandise — TTM % of North America net sales

     51     53     55     59     60     N/A   

Other

   $ 159      $ 176      $ 209      $ 283      $ 277        74

Other — TTM

   $ 608      $ 668      $ 739      $ 828      $ 945        55

Supplemental International Segment Net Sales:

            

Media

   $ 1,833      $ 1,550      $ 1,759      $ 2,865      $ 2,073        13

Media — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     23     21     18     13     9     N/A   

Media — TTM

   $ 7,225      $ 7,480      $ 7,723      $ 8,007      $ 8,247        14

Electronics and other general merchandise

   $ 1,489      $ 1,399      $ 1,644      $ 2,834      $ 2,285        54

Electronics and other general merchandise — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     61     63     60     50     49     N/A   

Electronics and other general merchandise — TTM

   $ 5,382      $ 5,899      $ 6,478      $ 7,365      $ 8,162        52

Electronics and other general merchandise — TTM % of International net sales

     42     44     45     48     49     N/A   

Other

   $ 29      $ 27      $ 31      $ 38      $ 34        15

Other — TTM

   $ 114      $ 117      $ 123      $ 125      $ 130        14

Supplemental Worldwide Net Sales:

            

Media

   $ 3,430      $ 2,874      $ 3,350      $ 5,235      $ 3,958        15

Media — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     22     18     15     13     13     N/A   

Media — TTM

   $ 13,480      $ 13,912      $ 14,333      $ 14,888      $ 15,417        14

Electronics and other general merchandise

   $ 3,513      $ 3,489      $ 3,970      $ 7,392      $ 5,588        59

Electronics and other general merchandise — Y/Y growth, excluding F/X

     68     70     71     62     57     N/A   

Electronics and other general merchandise — TTM

   $ 12,548      $ 13,968      $ 15,581      $ 18,363      $ 20,439        63

Electronics and other general merchandise — TTM % of WW net sales

     47     49     51     54     55     N/A   

Other

   $ 188      $ 203      $ 240      $ 321      $ 311        65

Other — TTM

   $ 722      $ 785      $ 862      $ 953      $ 1,075        49

Balance Sheet

            

Cash and marketable securities (4)

   $ 5,381      $ 5,419      $ 6,123      $ 8,919      $ 7,019        30

Inventory, net — ending

   $ 1,820      $ 1,940      $ 2,515      $ 3,202      $ 2,888        59

Inventory turnover, average — TTM

     12.6        12.5        11.8        11.4        11.6        (8 %) 

Fixed assets, net

   $ 1,436      $ 1,704      $ 2,099      $ 2,414      $ 2,902        102

Accounts payable — ending

   $ 3,619      $ 3,545      $ 4,614      $ 8,051      $ 5,540        53

Accounts payable days — ending

     59        65        73        72        66        11

Other

            

WW shipping revenue

   $ 248      $ 239      $ 270      $ 437      $ 330        33

WW shipping costs

   $ 518      $ 487      $ 576      $ 999      $ 786        52

WW net shipping costs

   $ 270      $ 248      $ 306      $ 562      $ 456        69

WW net shipping costs — % of WW net sales

     3.8     3.8     4.0     4.3     4.6     N/A   

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

     26,100        28,300        31,200        33,700        37,900        45

 

(1) Average Total Assets minus Current Liabilities (excluding current portion of Long Term Debt) over five quarter ends.
(2) TTM Free Cash Flow divided by Invested Capital.
(3) Represents cost of sales, fulfillment, marketing, technology and content, and general and administrative operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation.
(4) Includes restricted cash, classified within “Other Assets” on our consolidated balance sheet, of: $318 million Q1 2010, $311 million in Q2 2010, $238 million in Q3 2010, $157 million in Q4 2010, and $138 million in Q1 2011.


Amazon.com, Inc.

Certain Definitions

Customer Accounts

 

   

References to customers mean customer accounts, which are unique e-mail addresses, established either when a customer places an order or when a customer orders from other sellers on our websites. Customer accounts exclude certain customers, including customers associated with certain of our acquisitions, Amazon Enterprise Solutions program customers, Amazon.com Payments customers, Amazon Web Services 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. Seller accounts exclude Amazon Enterprise Solutions sellers. Sellers are considered active when they have received an order from a customer during the preceding twelve-month period.

Registered Developers

 

   

References to registered developers mean cumulative registered developer accounts, which are established when potential developers enroll with Amazon Web Services and receive a developer access key.

Units

 

   

References to units mean physical and digital units sold (net of returns and cancellations) by us and sellers at Amazon.com domains worldwide – such as www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn and www.amazon.it, as well as Amazon.com-owned items sold through non-Amazon.com domains. Units sold include free units but do not include units associated with certain of our acquisitions or Amazon.com gift certificates.

 

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