SEATTLE, Washington — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that its net sales saw an increase of 21% to $87.4 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $72.4 billion in fourth quarter 2018.
Operating income increased to $3.9 billionin the fourth quarter, compared with operating income of $3.8 billion in fourth quarter 2018.
Net income increased to $3.3 billion in the fourth quarter, or $6.47 per diluted share, compared with net income of $3.0 billion, or $6.04 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2018.
Over the course of the year, Amazon’s net sales increased 20% to $280.5 billion, compared with $232.9 billion in 2018.
Operating income increased to $14.5 billion, compared with operating income of $12.4 billion in 2018.
Net income increased to $11.6 billion, or $23.01 per diluted share, compared with net income of $10.1 billion, or $20.14 per diluted share, in 2018.
“Prime membership continues to get better for customers year after year. And customers are responding — more people joined Prime this quarter than ever before, and we now have over 150 million paid Prime members around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “We’ve made Prime delivery faster — the number of items delivered to U.S. customers with Prime’s free one-day and same-day delivery more than quadrupled this quarter compared to last year. Members now have free two-hour grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 2,000 U.S. cities and towns. Prime members watched double the hours of original movies and TV shows on Prime Video this quarter compared to last year, and Amazon Originals received a record 88 nominations and 26 wins at major awards shows. A huge thank you to teams across Amazon for their dedicated work to build, innovate, and deliver for customers this holiday