Tomahawk, WI 10/25/2013 (BasicsMedia) –, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been accused by investors and analysts alike for its failure in the past to post profits on a consistent basis. It has released its quarterly financial results for the three-month period that ended on September 30, 2013. The first thing one will notice from these latest financial results is the fact that AMZN has been unable to post profits, yet again. AMZN’s losses for this period are 9 cents for every share held, against the revenue of $17.09 billion that it managed to raise during this period. How long will this trend continue?

AMZN Reports Loss of 9 cents Per Share in Q3 Financial results

The loss of 9 cents per share that AMZN reported is exactly what most Wall Street analysts expected or had predicted. However, where the company performed better than what analysts had predicted was with the revenue. Analysts had said they expected AMZN to collect $16.8 billion in revenue during this quarter, yet the company did better by gathering $17.09 billion in the three-month period. During the same quarter last year, the company managed to raise only $13.8 billion as revenue. This year AMZN saw its revenues increase from last year’s figures.

When looking at AMZN’s latest quarterly financials, something cannot be ignored. Last year, during the third quarter, AMZN did not post profits, more or less, keeping up with the trend that has been in existence for ages. While AMZN\s losses for the third quarter of 2013 are 9 cents per share, the situation was quite bad in 2012, where it made losses of up to 23 cents for every share held. Therefore, based on these two reports, one can say that the company’s losses are on the downward trend. Investors can only hope that the company will maintain this trend for a while.

AMZN’s top management rarely communicates with its investors. This makes it very hard to tell what the company plans to do since there is no way the top management shares such information with investors. The Wall Street analysts expect the company’s profits for 2013 financial year to be quite slim. However, there is always the danger that AMZN could decide to reinvest its entire revenue and slim profits on other projects. If AMZN takes this path, then investors will have no profits to look forward to for this fiscal year.

AMZN Experiences Growth in Domestic and International Sales

AMZN also announced that it had grown its sales by an impressive 24% during this third quarter. It issued a forecast where it says it expects to make sales of between $23.5 billion and $26.5 billion. The Wall Street analysts believe that these sales figures are conservative and that the company has the capacity to make more than these bearing in mind that we are heading to the holiday season, which is often a very good time for the world’s largest online retailer. AMZN gained a lot from its home market, where its sales shot up by 31% to settle at $10.5 billion.

AMZN’s revenue from international sales was also good, in the sense that it experienced growth of around 15% during the third quarter, which was a significant improvement from the 13% growth it posted for this market in the previous quarter.

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