Amazon's revenue tops $100B for 3rd time in a row
Despite positive result, increase in e-commerce giant's revenue weaker than Q2 of 2020
Amazon’s revenue was over $100 billion in the second quarter of 2021, the third time in a row that the e-commerce giant has topped the staggering figure, according to financial results released on Thursday.
The American firm saw its revenue climb to $113.1 billion in the April-June quarter, up 27.2% from $88.9 billion in the corresponding period last year.
The percentage increase, however, was weaker than the 41% posted in the second quarter of 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic pushed customers towards e-commerce companies.
“Over the past 18 months, our consumer business has been called on to deliver an unprecedented number of items, including PPE [personal protective equipment], food, and other products that helped communities around the world cope with the difficult circumstances of the pandemic,” Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said in a statement.
Jassy took the top role after founder Jeff Bezos stepped down on July 5 – exactly 27 years after Amazon was incorporated in 1994 on the same day.
Amazon saw its net income rise 50% year-on-year, growing to $7.8 billion from $5.2 billion.
In the next quarter, the company expects net sales “to be between $106 billion and $112 billion, or to grow between 10% and 16% compared with third quarter 2020,” according to the statement.
After closing Thursday with a 0.84% loss, Amazon stock price was down 6.2% to $3,375 per share in after-hours on the Nasdaq.