The company reported $3.27 in earnings per share (EPS) on $51.0 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $1.27 in EPS on $49.87 billion in revenue. Its earnings per share of $3.27 were nearly triple the $1.24 per share analysts expected, according to FactSet.
The growth was driven by its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing business, which was up 49% year-over-year, accounting for $5.4 billion in revenue.
Amazon's stock jumped more than 6 percent to almost $1,613 a share.
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Subscription services, which include Amazon's popular Prime offering, generated revenue of $US3.1 billion, up 56 per cent from a year earlier. Analysts had previously forecast sales of $52.27 billion.
Operating income guidance (Q2): $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion.
AWS had the unusual advantage of a seven-year head start before facing like-minded competition, and the team has never slowed down.