The company reported that AWS now accounts for $1.824 billion of its total revenue. That’s up significantly from the last quarter, when Amazon reported AWS net sales of $1.566 billion and up a whopping 81 percent from the $1.05 billion it reported in the year-ago quarter.
AWS profit in Q2 quarter was $391 million, a significant increase from the $77 million it reported for the year-ago quarter and even the $265 million in the last quarter.
Last year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said AWS was on its way to becoming a $5 billion business. With revenue of $3.389 billion in the first six months of 2015, AWS is now on course to becoming more of a $6 billion business — and if sales continue to increase at this pace in the next six month, $7 billion is definitely a possibility.
Overall, Amazon had revenue of $23.18 billion in the last quarter and earnings per share of $0.19. The street had expected Amazon to lose $0.14 per share on revenue of $22.39 billion. Amazon’s stock jumped over 14 percent in after-hours trading.