(Telecompaper) Amazon reported revenues up 26 percent from the year before in the first quarter to USD 75.5 billion, beating expectations, but profit came under pressure from higher costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the operating profit down to USD 4.0 billion from 4.4 billion and the net profit off at USD 2.5 billion or USD 5.01 per diluted share, from 3.6 billion and 7.09 per share. Operating expenses jumped to USD 71.463 billion from 55.280 billion. Looking ahead, CEO Jeff Bezos told shareholders to “take a seat, because we are not thinking small.” Amazon plans to plow its USD 4 billion operating profit back into the company, on covid-19-related expenses, on getting products to customers and on keeping employees safe. 


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