Amazon reported first-quarter earnings that beat market expectations. Revenue jumped 22 percent, helped by growing sales of digital content, cloud-computing services and gains in its main retail business.
After the earnings announcement, the company's shares traded higher before sharply falling in extended-hours trading. (Click here to get the latest quote.)
Net income for the quarter decreased 37 percent to $82 million, or 18 cents per diluted share, from $130 million, or 28 cents a share, in the year-earlier period.
The company's profit has shrunk in recent years as it invests for longer-term growth, building distribution warehouses across the country, developing a Kindle Fire tablet and a digital content business in competition with Apple, and bursting into TV production.