On Thursday, Amazon reported an operating profit of $107 million
on $12.83 billion in net sales. Last quarter, the company bagged
$192 million on sales of $13.18 billion; a year ago (also a useful
comparison, since retail sales are seasonal), it earned $201
million on sales of $9.91 billion. So even though it sold slightly
less in the quarter, year-over-year, Amazon continues to grow like
gangbusters: 29%, according to the official release.
$107 million in profit for the quarter. That compares well to Apple’s $97 million in profit (per day) for the same quarter.