Todd Bishop wrote an article for GeekWire titled Amazon would have posted $1.8 billion operating loss in Q4 2021 if not for Amazon Web Services (February 3, 2022).
« For the company as a whole, Amazon reported total operating profit of $3.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2021 in its financial results Thursday afternoon.
However, that total includes $5.3 billion in operating income from AWS. Subtracting those cloud operating profits from the total shows that the rest of Amazon effectively posted an operating loss of $1.8 billion »
« Overall revenues for AWS were $17.8 billion, up 40%. The AWS operating profit of $5.3 billion was an increase of 49% from the same quarter a year ago. »