74 billion U.S. dollars in sales in 2013, of which 25 billion in the Christmas quarter, a net profit of 274 million U.S. dollars, compared to a loss in the previous year – the new financial figures Amazon Read so not bad. In particular, the Kindle Business Analysts and shareholders but cause for concern.
Amazon has been able to increase its sales by 20 percent, compared to the full year 2012 and 2013 by as much as 22 percent on a quarterly basis. Sales growth, however, is distributed unequally: while the North American business grew by 28 percent, there were international “only” 14 percent
analysts had expected a little more sales and profits, after trading hours of the Amazon price dropped last Thursday evening after the market close to 10 percent were at times. After Amazon.com presented in an analysts call an increase in the Prime membership fee by 20 to 40 U.S. dollars in view (including in the U.S. with $ 79 in any case much more expensive than ours, but also much more media and services) , the price recovered quickly but again, outlines the New York Times. Currently the stock is post-trade by 4.6 percent in the red after it has however risen during the day in anticipation of the numbers 4.8 percent. The bottom line is now so even a small increase from a “slump” can not talk (more) be.
Especially Kindle Fire worries
striking little information – more precisely: no – Amazon is the number of sold Kindle ebook reader, the Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle Books, notes The digital reader. In previous years, Amazon made here after all, still rough information (“sold millions of units”, …). While Amazon was especially in the Christmas season with price promotions more reticent than here Tolino the Alliance, just the tablets are dispensed but at low prices anyway. Analysts predict that Amazon has sold fewer tablets at a significantly larger overall market in 2013 than in 2012 and thus massively lost market share.
Also in Germany the Kindle Tablets have a hard time in the electronics bestseller list from Amazon.de lie Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite currently in positions 1 and 2, the Kindle Fire 7 HD as best selling Amazon tablet but on place 23 (). While the competition is fierce in the tablet range, Amazon can be safe in the eBook reader market leadership of its range, although in this country the Tolino Alliance presses the top dog. Apart from Australia came in 2013, however, no significant new “Kindle market,” added, and the Occupied markets are increasingly saturated. Thus, no growth rates in the high double-digit percentage range are naturally achievable sometime – a natural development that is on the stock market but of course do not like to see
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