Vendas do Kindle disparam

Por ocasião da divulgação dos resultados do segundo trimestre  de 2011  a Amazon acaba de anunciar que as vendas do Kindle dispararam no início de 2011. Em geral as vendas da Amazon subiram 51% relativamente a igual período do ano anterior.

O Público destaca esta notícia aqui.



Um extracto do "press release":



Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 51% to $9.91 Billion
SEATTLE, Jul 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --


Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011.



Operating cash flow increased 25% to $3.21 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.56billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2010. Free cash flow decreased 8% to $1.83 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $1.99 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2010.

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 468 million on June 30, 2011, compared with 465 million a year ago.

Net sales increased 51% to $9.91 billion in the second quarter, compared with $6.57 billion in second quarter 2010. Excluding the $477 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales would have grown 44% compared with second quarter 2010.

Operating income was $201 million in the second quarter, compared with $270 million in second quarter 2010. The favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter on operating income was $28 million.

Net income decreased 8% to $191 million in the second quarter, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared with net income of $207 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in second quarter 2010. Second quarter 2011 net income was positively impacted by equity-method investment activity of $15 million, including a $49 million gain on the sale of an equity position partially offset by $34 million in losses from equity-method investments.

"Low prices, expanding selection, fast delivery and innovation are driving the fastest growth we've seen in over a decade," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. "Kindle 3G with Special Offers has quickly become our bestselling Kindle at only $139. Customers love the convenience of a 3G reader -- no hunting for or paying for Wi-Fi hotspots. Amazon picks up the tab for the 3G wireless, so you have no monthly payments or annual contracts."

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