Amazon’s global sales sees slowdown, blames late Diwali in India

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Amazon said revenue from the category and some other items grew 122 percent to $2.5 billion in the third quarter. That purchase happened in the middle of the third quarter last year, which meant that Amazon included only about a month's worth of Whole Foods' revenue in its third-quarter results last year, versus a whole quarter's worth this time around.

"Amazon Business is adding customers rapidly, including large educational institutions, local governments, and more than half of the Fortune 100", Bezos said. "But if you dig in a little deeper, there are cost pressures which are building up and are mainly responsible for this period's disappointment".

On September 4, 2018, Amazon became the second publicly traded USA company after Apple to reach the $1 trillion (£768.8bn) market cap valuation, attesting its rapid growth and prominence within both the US economy and the worldwide technology sector.

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Analysts have been watching the company's AWS cloud services business, and Amazon met, but did not beat Wall Street estimates, reporting revenues of $6.7 billion.

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"Shares are up 52% YTD, hence this kind of "growth scare" is likely to weigh on sentiment in the near term, but ultimately will work itself out (likely by 1Q19)", Barclays analyst Ross Sandler wrote in a client note.

Operating income increased to $3.7 billion in the third quarter, compared with operating income of $347 million in the third quarter of 2017. Revenue came in below analysts projections.

Alphabet has committed to providing cloud computing services and selling hardware over the last few years.

Brian Olsavsky, Amazon's chief financial officer, said no fundamentals had changed, just some holiday timing in India and accounting differences.

Net income increased to $2.9 billion in the third quarter, or $5.75 per diluted share, compared with net income of $256 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017. "The second thing is they're anxious about competition", he said, noting that there were both signs of a slowing economy and that major retailers were aggressively deploying strategies to compete with Amazon for holiday sales.

"With consumer sentiment and employment rates near 18-year highs and ongoing store closures in the USA, we believe Amazon's strong retail sales growth will continue through the balance of the year and beyond", the analyst added. (MSFT.O) and Apple Inc.

Close to two-thirds of Amazon workers are about to get a raise.