YouTube and Google Search helped power Alphabet's strong third quarter earnings report

YouTube and Google Search helped power Alphabet's strong third quarter earnings report
Making its stockholders rich is as easy as ABC for tech giant Alphabet. The company, which is the parent of Google, announced higher than expected revenue and earnings thanks to strong growth in YouTube and in search. Google Cloud is also beginning to show signs of achieving strong growth.

For the third quarter, Alphabet took in revenue of $22.45 billion and banked earnings of $9.06 a share for the three month period. That topped estimates of $22.05 billion in revenue and earnings of $8.63 a share. Crushing estimates like that usually results in a strong after hours rally, and today was no different. After hours, Alphabet shares rose $10.15 to $805.50.

Year-over-year, third quarter earnings rose 23% while revenue expanded by 20%. At the same time, the company announced that its board approved a buy back of more than 7 million Class "C" shares. This quarter last year, the company repurchased $5,099,019,513.59 in Class "C" shares. Why did Alphabet settle on that precise number of shares? Because 5.099019514 is the square root of 26, which is the number of letters in the alphabet.


source: CNBC

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1. fyahking

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Yes, my shares keeps going up!!!

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