Alphabet trounces profit estimates as Google reins in costs
24 July, 2018, 21:36 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
Parent company Alphabet Inc. posted second-quarter results that walloped Wall Street expectations, while Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai hinted at new untapped advertising opportunities and highlighted growth at video service YouTube and the cloud arm.
Operating margin rose to 24 percent from 22 percent last quarter, excluding the $5 billion antitrust fine issued last week by the European Commission over Google's anticompetitive licensing of Android software.
Google properties revenue jumped 26 percent to $23.3 billion.
Google's biggest earner during the quarter was advertising which brought in total revenues of $28.1 billion.
Alphabet shares also have been lifted, according to analysts, by a forecast that expense growth would level off in the second quarter because the company entered the second year of a costly deal to make Google the default search provider on iPhones.
Alphabet recordedrevenues of $32.7 billion and profits of $3.2 billion in Q2 2018. After Google complied with last year's charges by the European Union related to its shopping service, competitors complained that its solution did little to reduce the harm to their businesses.
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Sri Lanka players celebrate the fall of a South African wicket during day four of the second Test in Colombo on 23 July 2018. South Africa were 19-3 at lunch in its first innings and lost the remaining seven wickets in the afternoon session.
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Investors welcomed the news enough to push Alphabet's stock up to an all-time high of $1,265 a share late Monday, valuing the stock at around $875 million.
At least three financial analysts who follow Google have said this year that separating its various advertising businesses in financial results would help investors understand how the competition is affecting the company. It is appealing the ruling.
Asked about the impact of Europe's GDPR data rules on its business, Pichai said it's too early to tell, adding, "We've always been focused on user privacy". The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $9.45 per share.
Other tech giants Amazon and Facebook will report quarterly results later in the week. The headlining story of this release is that the market was surprised by Google acheiving far stronger ad sales than expected. Oddly enough, however, Alphabet isn't spending much money to get those groups going - capital expenditures for Other Bets was a puny $10 million for the quarter, compared to $148 million a year ago.
Its Other Bets segment, which includes companies like the driverless vehicle firm Waymo, reported a quarterly operating loss of $732m, up from $633m past year.
The rampage came just three months after a van struck and killed 10 people in Toronto in an apparent attack directed toward women. Toronto Mayor John Tory called the shooting a "despicable act" targeting innocents. "That was the scary part", she said.
Pompeo also blamed the government for Iran's economic woes, which have led to anti-government protests nationwide. Pompeo refused to distinguish between moderates and radicals at the heart of the Islamic republic.
When asked by reporters a few hours earlier if the USA was still being targeted by Russian Federation , he had answered "no". When asked about special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe, the president once again said there's been no collusion.
Durrani is contesting for NA-35 under the Muttahida Majlise-e-Amal (MMA) banner against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan. Video images from the scene showed three bleeding and unconscious passengers inside a badly damaged black sports utility vehicle.
It has promised to produce 5,000 Model 3s in a single week, but has only met that goal last quarter after months of delays. Its CEO Elon Musk also tweeted that any costs accounted for in the next quarter would not be retroactive.
Trump wrote in a Twitter post Tuesday, warning countries must negotiate a "fair" trade deal or they will get hit with tariffs. Trade Expansion Act, which handles trade matters considered a threat to national security.
It seems like only yesterday Prince William and Catherine were introducing their little bundle of joy to the world. The picture, tweeted by Kensington Palace , came with a message of thanks from the duke and duchess.
Test skipper Root hit the winning boundary to reach three figures and end India's run of nine straight bilateral ODI series wins. For England , it was Joe Root's 13th ton and a great partnership of 186* with captain Eoin Morgan that saw them chase down 256.
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I am thankful to all first responders who came as quickly as possible to help people in the wake of this horrific incident. Frank Gunn/Canadian Press Police work at the scene of a mass casualty incident in Toronto on July 22, 2018.
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By extension, he is telling Putin and the world that he believes the shady Russian president over his own intelligence agencies. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine", Morawiecki said.