Amazon shares fell more than 6 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the e-commerce giant reported mixed quarterly results, beating expectations on earnings but missing on revenue.The company posted third-quarter earnings per share of $5.75 on net income of $2.9 billion, topping expected earnings per share of $3.14, according to Refinitiv data.
Revenue jumped 29 percent to $56.6 billion, below a projected $57.10 billion.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos touted the success of the company’s business supplies unit in a press release, noting that the segment had achieved $10 billion in annual sales.
“Amazon Business has now reached a $10 billion annual sales run rate and is serving millions of private and public-sector organizations in eight countries,” Bezos said. “And we’re not slowing down – Amazon Business is adding customers rapidly, including large educational institutions, local governments, and more than half of the Fortune 100.