Google has its first $14B quarter but net income decreases

19 October, 2012 | Comments (33) | Post your comment

Tags: Google, Android, Misc

Google's Q3 results came out earlier than planned and since they didnít meet Wall Street's expectations, the company's shares dipped and trading of the stock had to be suspended temporarily. Google's shares ended the day 8% down.

While not what analysts expected, Google's third quarter wasnít that bad. The search giant had its first $14 billion revenue quarter (a 45% increase year over year), helped by revenue from Motorola.

Net income was $2.18 billion, down from the $2.73 billion of last year's third quarter. Google's ads saw a 33% increase in paid clicks, but the price of those clicks was 15% lower than in Q3 2011. The reason behind the drop is the increasing share of mobile ads, which are cheaper.

Anyway, Motorola had a rough quarter. Its revenue was $2.58 billion, but it posted an operating loss of $527 million ($505 million of which was lost by the mobile phone department).

You can get more details on Google's financial performance from their full press release.

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Google has its first $14B quarter but net income decreases - reader comments

  • Anonymous

Google will eventually go down. Hopefully they will be replaced by something better though! I've grown tired of all those greedy American corporations.

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  • 2012-10-28 02:37
  • 3drB
  • Anonymous

Nice Joke, google going down....... Haha lol....

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  • 2012-10-23 10:33
  • MfxV
  • ALeKS

Actually, NOT! http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/29/2911262/iphone -android-google-revenue-oracle-fuzzy-lawyer-math

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  • 2012-10-21 22:05
  • gC7n