, Inc. Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript

Jan. 29, 2009 9:16 PM, Inc. (AMZN)
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135.47K Followers, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript January 29, 2009 5:00 PM ET


Rob Eldridge – IR

Thomas Szkutak – SVP & CFO

Jeff Bezos – Chairman, President & CEO


Scott Devitt – Stifel Nicolaus

Mark Mahaney – Citi

James Mitchell – Goldman Sachs

Justin Post – Merrill Lynch

Douglas Anmuth – Barclays Capital

Imran Khan – J.P. Morgan

Jeetil Patel – Deutsche Bank

Jeffrey Lindsay – Sanford Bernstein

Gene Munster – Piper Jaffray

Youssef Squali – Jefferies & Company

Spencer Wang – Credit Suisse

Sandeep Aggarwal – Collins Stewart

Heath Terry – FBR Capital Markets

Jim Friedland – Cowen and Company


Thank you for standing by. Good day, everyone, and welcome to the fourth quarter 2008 financial results teleconference. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator instructions) Today’s call is being recorded. And for opening remarks, I will be turning the call over to the Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Rob Eldridge. Please go ahead, sir.

Rob Eldridge

Hello and welcome to our Q4 ‘08 financial results conference call. Joining us today is Thomas Szkutak, our CFO. Jeff Bezos, our Founder and CEO, and Tom will both be available for Q&A.

The following discussion and responses to your questions reflect management’s views as of today, January 29, 2009 only and will include forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially. Additional information about factors that could potentially impact our financial results is included in today’s press release and our filings with the SEC, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

As you listen to today’s call, we encourage you to have our press release in front of you, which includes our financial results, as well as metrics and commentary on the quarter. During this call, we will discuss certain non-GAAP financial measures. In our

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