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Amazon: Q2 Better Than Feared

Albert Lin, CFA profile picture
Albert Lin, CFA


  • Amazon's 2Q22 results were better than feared.
  • AWS was again the bright spot, with strong top-line growth and an attractive margin profile.
  • Amazon advertising is outperforming most peers amidst macro uncertainties.
  • Inflation will continue to impact the retail business, but costs are being contained.
  • Amazon's 3Q22 outlook shows revenue returning to double-digit growth.

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Q2 results better than feared

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported 2Q22 results where revenue of $121 billion (+7% YoY/+10% ex-FX) beat the Street's $119 billion forecast. North America revenue of $74.4 billion (+10% YoY) came in 5.2% above consensus, but international revenue of $27 billion (-12% YoY/-1% ex-FX) missed estimates by 7.8%. AWS revenue of $19.7 billion (+33% YoY) was

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Comments (3)

j. hughes profile picture
Good advise.
I never invest on "better than feared" ratings.
Gary J is Rich on AMZN profile picture
"Conservatively speaking, I believe it's worth taking some profits now and monitor Amazon stock's price actions for the next buying opportunity."

Classic "miss out" market timing guessing thinking. Missing out can be worse than losing.
@Gary J is Rich on AMZN I now own over 290 shares of AMZN.. originally bought at 970.00 There ain't no way in hell I'm selling any of my shares. The next thing I see in the future are dividends...
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