Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Amazon made 1,200% more in quarterly profit than it did a year prior

1,200%

Amazon smashed earnings expectations with an incredible second quarter, pulling down $2.5 billion in profit and inching ever closer to the lucrative $1 trillion trophy.

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Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.
1,200%

That haul marks a 37% jump over Amazon’s Q4 2017 report—previously its most profitable quarter—and a whopping 1,200% increase over its second quarter last year.

Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.
1,200%

It basically proves the retail behemoth can make loads of money whenever it feels like it.

Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.
1,200%

Amazon’s quarterly profit

Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.
1,200%

The company’s record gain got a major boost from Amazon Web Services and Prime, respectively accounting for $6.1 billion and $3.4 billion in revenue.

Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.
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But Alexa is still the company’s favorite child: In Thursday’s earnings release, “Alexa” appeared 31 times, more than “Prime” (30 times), and as many times as “AWS.”

Jeff Bezos seen on day two of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles's Historic Broadway Theater District on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles.
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Mentions of “Alexa” in Amazon calls, presentations, and filings

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