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Amazon.com Inc. Q4 Earnings Climb

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that gained ground from last year.

The company said its bottom line advanced to $1.86 billion, or $3.75 per share. This was up from $0.75 billion, or $1.54 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.85 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 38.2% to $60.45 billion. This was up from $43.74 billion last year.

Amazon.com Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $1.86 Bln. vs. $0.75 Bln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 148.0%
-EPS (Q4): $3.75 vs. $1.54 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 143.5%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.85
-Revenue (Q4): $60.45 Bln vs. $43.74 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 38.2%

-Guidance:
Next quarter revenue guidance: $47.75 - $50.75 Bln

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