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At a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition commissioner, answered a question from a journalist about whether the EU suspected Amazon of committing antitrust violations.
While the hefty $5 billion penalty did have a short-term impact on net income, which came in short of the same quarter last year, analysts on the Street see the fine as merely a small speed bump on the company's long-term trajectory.
Last week, the company was hit with a record-breaking fine of roughy $5 billion from the European Union, which accused the company of abusing its dominant Android mobile-operating system to cement the popularity of Google apps and services.