Digital commerce giant Amazon is out with first quarter 2011 earnings.
The company posted $9.86 billion in the first quarter, a 38% spike from the same quarter in 2010.
On the other hand, Amazon’s net income fell a disappointing 33% to $201 million in the first quarter, compared with net income of $299 million in the same quarter of 2010.
“The concern that people had, that they were going to spend more than the Street was expecting, happened,” said Ken Sena, analyst at Evercore Partners. “But when you look at the kind of growth acceleration they are showing on the top line and surpassing pretty much all Street expectations, I think that clearly what they are doing makes sense.”
Operating cash flow increased 9% to $3.03 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.78billion 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.
“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.”