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Thursday, Oct 25
2012, 7:08 PM
Amazon (AMZN) was as secretive as ever during its Q3 call (webcast/slides). No comment on which...
Amazon (AMZN) was as secretive as ever during its Q3 call (webcast/slides). No comment on which European markets are weak, and no comment on the impact of sales taxes (it now collects on over 50% of sales). Amazon also dodged an amusing question about whether it's made a "philosophical" decision to keep running near breakeven. But it did note paid unit growth was 39% Y/Y, and active customer accounts rose by 8M Q/Q to 188M. Gross margin was 25.2%, down a bit from Q2's 9-year high of 26.1%. Shares -0.9% AH - like Apple, some bad news was priced in. (more)