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Amazon Bloodbath After Hours As Suddenly "Earnings Matter" Once Again

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After defying gravity for months on end, on what we quarter after quarter warned were ever declining margins and revenue growth, the Amazon bubble (just about 300x P/E at last check) has finally popped, and investors no longer believe that the company can offset collapsing profit margins with increasing volume. And yes, the Kindle is proving to be nothing more than yet another fad rather than the latest and greatest razor-razorblade ecosystem paradigm.

Highlights from the release:

  • AMZN 3Q LOSS PER SHR 60C ON 37C LIVINGSOCIAL LOSS; EST. LOSS 8C 
  • AMAZON.COM 3Q REV. $13.81B, EST. $13.92B
  • AMZN SEES 4Q OPER LOSS $490M-PROFIT $310M, EST.PROFIT $354.1M 
  • AMZN SEES 4Q SALES $20.25B-$22.75B, EST. $22.82B   
  • AMAZON $299 KINDLE FIRE HD 8.9” SHIPS NOV. 20

And here is the updated chart of the firm's Operating and Net Income. No commentary necessary

And this time, with short sellers long gone after having been crushed by the Chairman time after time, there is nobody to squeeze after yet another horrible quarter.

AMZN dropped to 5-month lows...

 


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Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:19 | Link to Comment wcvarones
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Check out a bunch of prints down $8 exactly at the close 16:00:00 -- did someone have advance word or are those post-announcement trades with bad time stamps?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Bernanke just announced at an emergency meeting of the FOMC that the Fed will buy 10 billion in Kindle Fires monthly on an open-ended timeline.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment flacon
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As for Pandora:

 

Pandora Shares Trip Circuit Breakers After Report of Apple Radio Service

http://tinyurl.com/d35bkje

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:35 | Link to Comment flacon
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Shit's gettin' real on the NASDAQ (QQQ) in the after hours. Look at that motherfather

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Stackers
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No worries, black friday is just around the corner.

They will be able to sell tons of stuff for a loss that weekend

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 19:19 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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Jeff Bezos is legendary for a letter he allegedly sent to a major consultancy with the line "profits are for pussies."

What goes around ....

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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is this before or after he buys 10 billion mini ipads?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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"Fuck the iPad...eat Kindles!!!" - W.. Dudley

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:53 | Link to Comment sotto
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Hmmm, maybe thats why he is stepping down in 2014?

http://economiccollapsenews.com/2012/10/24/will-fed-chairman-ben-bernank...

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Stay tuned for further FOMC announcements regarding potential QEaapl products, depending on earnings.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment The trend is yo...
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"so if we buy aapl and amzn products like the ipad and kindle fire directly from these companies boosting their bottom line then their earnings will improve and their stocks will go up making other people feel good about thier 401k's so they will go out and buy ipad's and kindle fires creating demand thus start a hiring spree in china  i mean in the US."

Ben Shalom Bernanke

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:40 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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That was sooo virtuously circular!!!

Oh Ben Bubbles, you're my hero!!!

 

Emergency FOMC meeting convened by Bernank/Dudley just concluded; Both Amazon & Apple will be granted Primary Dealer status by the Fed, and can also now exchange surplus iPads or Kindle Fires at par value for Treasuries of any duration.

iPads and Kindle Fires are also now legal currency for all debt, public or private.

That is all.

---End Transmission--

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Mark Carney
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So I guess a 1.2% operating margin is NOT sustainable.......hhmmmmm

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 20:09 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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Things are falling apart, the market can't keep the game going anymore.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:19 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Y/Y revenue growth was at the top end of company guidance.  

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:19 | Link to Comment fireangelmaverick
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Well fuck you guys I am buying this DIP....SHIT.

 

 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:20 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Somebody is buying it. Shit it's heading green.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment FuzzyDunlop21
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Bullish

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:20 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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The Amazonian forest caught Fire?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 18:22 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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If an APPL tree falls in the AMZN, does a hedge fund make a sound?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:20 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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if it holds as is, AMZN will drop below 200 MA tomorrow.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment Conman
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Already BTFD'er coming in. Looks like Green by open tomorrow?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment Cdad
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...and it has already recaptured half of that reaction loss...in true mindless AMZN style.  

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Pantafulius
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And.....its almost green.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Wait until the confederation of Amazon-loving Wall Street analysts spin this earnings.   

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:25 | Link to Comment 1fortheroad
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Better than expected??

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment devo
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I've shorted this thing 4 quarters in a row. Haven't made much because despite missing it never drops. Starting using options, but I doubt I'll get enough delta to make a profit yet again. Fuck this stock it should be $30

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Not even.

In a sane market, maybe $10-$12 a share.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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I gave up shorting AMZN earnings a few quarters ago.    the bad fundamentals did not seem to have much effect on the share price.  

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Cdad
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I picked up for you...sold it above $224 in the AH.  That was a complete disaster qtr.  Don't think the market will ignore it this time.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment indianajohns04
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Had AAPL and AMZN shorted @ the beginning of September had to go through the highs and the QE was happy to close them out close to even...so frustrating. I'm just going to short 3X leveraged ETF's from here on out. 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:58 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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"I gave up shorting AMZN earnings a few quarters ago."

It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to swim the channel from the island to the California coast. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.

The water was numbing cold that day. The fog was so thick she could hardly see the boats in her party. Several times sharks had to be driven away with rifle fire. She swam more than 15 hours before she asked to be taken out of the water. Her trainer tried to encourage her to swim on since they were so close to land, but when Florence looked, all she saw was fog. So she quit. . . only one-mile from her goal.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Better than the "whisper number". BTFD. A $225 stock with no earnings, no dividend - but who cares?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment devo
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One day it is going to grow into that multiple!

 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment The Axe
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Not the holy amzn     rubber balll bullshit   

 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment spastic_colon
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priced in!

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Wait, down 2% is a "bloodbath"?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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More like a blood cup

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment lunaticfringe
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Blood shotglass

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment jerry_theking_lawler
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finger 'prick'? you know they are practically giving away those diabetes test kits now.....

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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If I see GREEN in AH on this earnings report... 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment I Am Not a Copp...
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Stay away from the sharp knives, booze might help

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:56 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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yeah, I was just a tad worried about my shorts with the market levitation we saw today.

I'm cool now.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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Misleading title, here I thought it was going to be about the menstral cycles of unusually large women. Two thumbs down.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:55 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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and I rarely down a comment...

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 18:13 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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Downing my down comment of your comment is like having sex with your best friends mom and posting the pictures on Facebook.

Pretty clear you were wrong from the start.

I'll apologize if we get to 3...unlikely.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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Actually I didn't down you till now ya bag o douche.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:43 | Link to Comment semperfi
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Coordinated sell-off to get Romney elected.  C'mon man.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:54 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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Watching a giant building collapse in on itself is always mesmerizing...

Even more so when that building in Amazon.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:55 | Link to Comment Cone of Uncertainty
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Some bloodbath its off 2.5%

 

WTF?

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:17 | Link to Comment Dapper Dan
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yes, and there isn't actually any blood either.

 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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if anyone tries to give me a bath, there will be

 

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment Cone of Uncertainty
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I can see why people downvoted me, I gave the wrong info, it's down only 1%, my bad you dumb fucking muppet bitches.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:28 | Link to Comment poldark
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1.1% is the closing price. ZH is talking about after hours trading.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 18:37 | Link to Comment Cone of Uncertainty
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No shit sherlock.

http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/AMZN

It's down -.8%

That is point, eight percent.

Ahhhahaahah, BLOOOOODBATH...

Fucking donkeys around here I swear, worse than a bunch of Level I CFA candidate back office monkeys.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:00 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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And then suddenly, the earning don't matter again.  The QE and ZIRP matter.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 19:12 | Link to Comment Catflappo
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Stock got down to $206ish at 4.10 then trickled up to $208 a minute or two later and then - I swear I saw it - flashed a trade at $228 (how, I don't know) - and suddenly the algos were in and it ended up where it did - only down a small amount.

 

incidentally, last quarter the stock sold off 7% AH and actually ended up rallying (overall) the following day.

 

Stay short....  there is no business here - and every quarter that goes by makes it more and more glaringly obvious.   

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment ZFiNX
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This might usually be the time to start shorting. But the market has faith in Bernank, I expect a rebound off 13,000.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Cosimo de Medici
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Sales are a loss leader for Amazon. At least that is what the market seems to believe. Apparently the idea is that eventually every consumer goods seller in the economy will be wholesale to Amazon's retail sales network.  Indeed, many stores today exist merely to allow consumers to get hands on a product before buying it from Amazon (Best Buy is the model).  Someday.....someday Amazon will be able to capture margins.  Lots of money rests on that still unproven theory.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 22:20 | Link to Comment SillySalesmanQu...
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NO SHORTING ALLOWED...EVER!!!! Ben Shalom Bernanke said so...Fuck You Bernanke!

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 22:22 | Link to Comment max bucket
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I do need more stuff but I don't really want to pay for it

The shopkeepers dilemma, on-line and bricks and mortar

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 00:47 | Link to Comment Tapeworm
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And yes, the Kindle is proving to be nothing more than yet another fad rather than the latest and greatest razor-razorblade ecosystem paradigm.

 Har, that is an opening for a gratuitous off topic post on razors. Somehow I got a Schick three blade disposable (Schick Extreme 3)(thus ruining the ecosystem from not recycling properly, which I really do) razor. The thing is outstandingly good even after seven weeks of use. Even at that many uses it still will shave well without anything but a water wet of the face. I do not know whether Schick is a public stock company or anything about it, but it is a fantastically good Merkin made product. No disposable comes remotely close to the performance of this product.

 The economy available from a disposable is something new when compared to all other brands and types. If it is a publicly traded company it will get a huge kick from this product if enough people try them.

 I found this: The razor company is today owned by Energizer Holdings, Inc., so this product is diluted by battery sales.

 Sorry for being so off-topic, but there was a reference to rsazor blades and the ecology of that business. and I wanted to call attention to a fantastically good product.

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