On April 25, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) released Q1 2006 earnings for the period ending March 31, 2006.

  • Amazon met first-quarter analyst expectations for $0.12 per diluted share.
  • First-quarter profit fell 35%, on a sales increase of 20% year over year.
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(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Avg. Est.

Q1 2006

Q1 2005

% Change

Sales

$2,230

$2,279

$1,902

19.8

Net Profit

--

$51

$78

(34.6)

EPS

$0.12

$0.12

$0.18

(33.3)



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

Q1 2006

Q1 2005

% Change

Gross Margin

24.00%

24.08%

(1.08)

Op. Margin

4.65%

5.68%

(1.03)

Net Margin

2.24%

4.10%

(1.86)



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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q1 2006

Q1 2005

% Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$1,334

$1,151

15.9

Inventory

$538

$403

33.5

Accounts Rec.

$ 228

$171

33.3



Liabilities

Q1 2006

Q1 2005

% Change

Long-Term Debt

$1,259

$1,561

(19.3)

Accounts Pay.

$920

$704

30.7



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Highlights

Q1 2006

Q1 2005

% Change

Cash From Ops.

($303)

($294)

N/A

Capital Expend.

($46)

($26)

76.9

Free Cash Flow

($257)

($268)

N/A



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Related Companies:

  • eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)
  • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)
  • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
  • Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)
  • Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO)
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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