Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Amazon’s Apple War Costs Investors $20 Billion as Net Misses - Businessweek

More Amazon miss context-setting

Technology has fared worse than most industries this quarter in meeting investors’ earnings expectations, with about a third of companies missing estimates.

Amazon added 17 new fulfillment centers this year, and that overhead has weighed on margins, Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak said yesterday in a conference call. It’s also building out the infrastructure for its Web services offerings.

“We’ve added a lot of capacity to support those growth rates,” Szkutak said.

Amazon’s Apple War Costs Investors $20 Billion as Net Misses - Businessweek

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