Amazon reported improved earnings of over $3 billion from 2018. A large portion of that came from AWS generating $1.3 billion in operating income. AWS cloud computing has been a key factor in reaching revenue and profit goals.
Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategies stated, “Amazon had a blowout quarter, lead by its AWS public cloud division. AWS grew 45% year on year for the quarter at $2.3 billion. The AWS business is very profitable, generating $1.3 billion in operating income, more than all other businesses combined.”
Amazon reported its third record profit in a row due to a successful year for cloud computing and clever advertising. Their 2018 profit of $3.75 a share jumped to $6.04 a share meaning revenue grew 20% to $72.38 billion.
Additionally, CEO Jeff Bezos stated that the Echo Dot was the best-selling item across all products on Amazon globally during the holiday season, which sold millions more than last year.
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