3 Things to Look for in Amazon's Earnings Report. Anders Bylund, The Motley FoolMotley FoolApril 24, 2019, 1:33 PM GMT. E-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.com(NASDAQ: AMZN) is gearing up for its first-quarter earnings report, slated to drop after the closing bell on Thursday. Here's a quick overview of the three most important things Amazon will share with investors this week. The company didn't offer guidance for this metric. For what it's worth, the second quarter of 2018 saw an outflow of free cash to the tune of $4.9 billion due to seasonal effects.