Amazon.comreported sales and profit that topped what analysts were expecting Tuesday, sending the shares higher in extended trading.
The online retailer reported second-quarter earnings of 41 cents a share. Amazon earned 45 cents a share during the same period a year earlier.
Sales for the most recent quarter rose to $9.91 billion, up from $6.57 billion last year.
The company was expected to report earnings of 35 cents a share on revenue of $9.38 billion, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.
Shares of Amazon jumped almost five percent in extended trading Tuesday. Get after-hour quotes for Amazon.com.
The stock closed at $214.18 in the regular New York Stock Exchange session. Volume exceeded 6.7 million before the closing bell.
Amazon shares have gained almost 17 percent since its last earnings report in mid-April.
"Low prices, expanding selection, fast delivery and innovation are driving the fastest growth we've seen in over a decade," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, in a prepared statement.
"Kindle 3G with Special Offers has quickly become our bestselling Kindle at only $139," he continued. "Customers love the convenience of a 3G reader — no hunting for or paying for Wi-Fi hotspots. Amazon picks up the tab for the 3G wireless, so you have no monthly payments or annual contracts."