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Amazon (AMZN) 1Q17 Results: Beats Consensus, Guides Down for 2Q Profit

Executive Summary

  • Amazon reported 1Q17 EPS of $1.48, compared with $1.07 in the year-ago quarter and beating the $1.08 consensus estimate. Net sales were $35.7 billion, up 22.6% year over year and beating the $35.3 billion consensus estimate.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) continued to be a strong business driver, with revenues up 42.7%. The segment contributed 89% of operating profit in the quarter.
  • Guidance for 2Q17 is for revenues of $35.25–$37.75 billion, in line with consensus, and for operating income of $425 million–$1.075 billion, below consensus of $1.46 billion.

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