Amazon Shares Tumble As Bottomline Dwindles In Q3 2022, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) reported on Thursday post-closing its financial results for Q3 2022. The company recorded US$127.10 billion in net sales, an increase from Q2 2022’s US$121.23 billion and Q3 2021’s US$110.81 billion. The revenue figure lands between the previously announced guidance of US$125.0 – US$130.0 billion.

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Breaking down the topline quarterly sales, North America division contributed US$65.56 billion, international sales contributed US$29.15 billion, and Amazon Web Services added US$16.11 billion. International sales contributed a net operating loss of US$911 million compared to net operating income from North America at US$880 million and AWS at US$4.88 billion.

All these contributed to a net operating income of US$2.53 billion, falling within the previously announced guidance, and a decrease from last quarter’s US$3.32 billion and last year’s US$4.85 billion.

However, coming from two quarters of net losses, the tech firm notched a US$2.87 billion net income for the quarter–an improvement from last quarter’s net loss of US$2.03 billion but down from last year’s net income of US$4.85 billion. The quarterly bottomline figure translates to US$0.28 earnings per share.

After the firm released its financials post-closing, shares fell as low as 20% in pre-market trading, largely related to fourth quarter guidance.

The tech firm said that year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates led to a US$5.0 billion unfavorable impact on the quarter’s sales. Excluding this, Q3 2022 net sales is a 19% increase over the year-ago period.

The company also ended the quarter with US$34.95 billion in cash and cash equivalents, putting the balance of current assets at US$131.46 billion. Meanwhile, current liabilities came in at US$140.36 billion.

For Q4 2022, the firm guides its net sales to be at US$140.0 – US$148.0 billion, a 2%-8% increase over its Q4 2021 numbers but still expecting an “unfavorable impact of approximately 460 basis points from foreign exchange rates.” It also expects the succeeding quarter to record an operating income of 0 to US$4.0 billion, down from Q4 2021’s US$3.5 billion. last traded at US$101.04 on the Nasdaq.

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