Amazon, the online store more diversified in the world, announced today that in the first quarter earned $ 130 million, 35% less year but well above the forecast by experts.
That translated into a net gain of $ 29 per share, 15 cents less per share than the same period of 2011, when profit was $ 201 million.
The company based in Seattle (Washington) billed until March 31, 2012 a total of 13.185 million dollars, an increase of 34% over the first quarter the previous year, which entered 9,857,000 dollars.
Within this, sales in North America-United States and Canada increased 36% to 7.427 million dollars, while turnover in the rest of the world grew 31% and stood at 5.758 million dollars.
The founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, said no accounts of the company but used the occasion to announce that it has acquired exclusive rights on over 130,000 new electronic books for Kindle.
Bezos said in a statement that this digital reader remains “by far” the world’s most popular, especially after the release of hundreds of thousands of titles in new languages this year, including 30,000 in Spanish.
Amazon presented its results after the close of Nasdaq Stock Market, where its shares ended the session with a slight increase of 0.81%.
However, the same titles then soared 12.12% in extended trading after finishing the round on the floor New York, in which the firm has appreciated 13.22% so far this year.