Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.
Amazon’s stock price has dropped 10 percent so far in 2014, with investors leery of betting on its long-term growth at the expense of little to no profit.
On Thursday, the shares fell another 10 percent in late trade, after the largest U.S. online retailer posted a loss of 27 cents per share, nearly double Wall Street’s average estimate for a loss of 15 cents.
The company also forecast an operating loss of between $810 million and $410 million for the third quarter ending in September, a sharp increase from a loss of $25 million a year earlier.[reuters]