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  • What Happened To Amazon's Diluted Shares? 0 comments
    Jan 30, 2013 12:26 AM | about stocks: AMZN
      Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2012
    Shares 453 451 452 454 453
    Diluted Shares 460 458 460 461 453

    Amazon's 8-K submitted to the SEC says:

    Diluted Shares for 3 month period = 461

    Diluted Shares for 12 month period = 453 (the same value as common shares, meaning there are no diluted shares...)

    If 461 diluted shares for Q4 is correct, then I calculated the annual diluated shares should be around 459.7 rounded up to 460. Using 460 diluted shares, their annual net income loss would be 8 cents per diluted shares instead of 9 cents, no big deal.

    Anyone know what happened? How can preparers make a typo like this, and accountants not catch it. I hope I'm wrong and someone can educate me, but I don't get it.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: AMZN
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