Amazon fielded two inquiries from analysts about advertising services on today's Q3 earnings call, but CFO Tom Szkutak wasn't biting.
Brian Pitz, managing director at Jefferies & Co., asked Szkutak about domestic ecommerce trends, as well as the growth of Amazon Web Services and Advertising Services. (The company reports the groups together in an "other" supplemental revenue category. The category also includes co-branded credit cards.)
Szkutak said, "The largest and fastest growing area by far is AWS and that’s certainly reflected in that line item." But he stopped there.
"Other" showed strong growth year-over-year, specifically a 58% increase from the $608 million recorded in Q3 of last year to $960 million this quarter. In Q2, that number was $844 million and, in Q1, $750 million. eMarketer numbers have pinned Amazon's annual ad revenues at $840 million for 2013.