First off, explain how Amazon is a "losing" company? Sales increased by 22%. They made a LOT of money. They lost 2 cents based on EXPECTED EPS, that doesn't determine profit. They spent money on warehouses so they can distribute goods faster and grab more market share. They spent more money on digital content because the trend favors netflix as far as TV and movies. They are well set for the future. All you read was "loss on eps" and yell for bankruptcy.
" All you read was "loss on eps" and yell for bankruptcy."
in $ millions
Stock-based Compensation (298)
Loss from Equity Investments (11)
Net Loss ________________(7)
Stock-based compensation and Loss from Equity Investments are non-cash items, so no, an eps loss is not the same as a loss of cash by any means. Just by looking at these three items alone and subtracting them from expenses to see what cash was actually used by operations in the quarter you can see that cash flow from operations was actually POSITIVE! By over $300 million.