Google Reports: Revenues Up 35%, Paid Clicks Up 42%; Cost Per Click Down 16%; $43 Billion In The Bank

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

As you will see below total revenue was up 35% paid clicks were up 42% but the cost per click was down 16%.

Google ended the quarter with $43 Billion in the bank and with the acquisition of Motorola now has almost 55,000 employees

Share of Google which we up over 2% during trading today are up over 3% again in aftermarket trading at $615 (previous close $580).

As the leading monetization company in the domain name space we always find Google earnings report to be quite interesting

As for the details here you go:

Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $12.21 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 35% compared to the second quarter of 2011.

Google Inc. reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In the second quarter of 2012, TAC totaled $2.60 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues.

GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.20 billion, or 26% of revenues.”

“This compares to GAAP operating income of $2.88 billion, or 32% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011. ”

Non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.95 billion, or 32% of revenues. This compares to non-GAAP operating income of $3.32 billion, or 37% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011.”

  • GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2012 was $2.79 billion, compared to $2.51 billion in the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.35 billion, compared to $2.85 billion in the second quarter of 2011.
  • GAAP EPS in the second quarter of 2012 was $8.42 on 331 million diluted shares outstanding, compared to $7.68 in the second quarter of 2011 on 326 million diluted shares outstanding. Non-GAAP EPS in the second quarter of 2012 was $10.12, compared to $8.74 in the second quarter of 2011.
  • Non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin exclude the expenses related to stock-based compensation (SBC) and severance and benefit arrangements in connection with the Motorola acquisition in the second quarter of 2012.  Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS exclude the expenses noted above, net of the related tax benefit.  In the second quarter of 2012, the expense related to SBC and the related tax benefits were $565 million and $135 million, compared to $435 million and $91 million in the second quarter of 2011.  In the second quarter of 2012, the charge related to severance and benefit arrangements in connection with the Motorola acquisition was $182 million and the related tax benefit was $51 million.

Q2 Financial Highlights

Revenues and Other Information – On a consolidated basis, Google Inc. revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $12.21 billion, an increase of 35% compared to the second quarter of 2011.

  • Google Revenues (advertising and other)– Google revenues were $10.96 billion, or 90% of consolidated revenues, in the second quarter of 2012, representing a 21% increase over second quarter 2011 revenues of $9.03 billion.
    • Google Sites Revenues – Google-owned sites generated revenues of $7.54 billion, or 69% of Google revenues, in the second quarter of 2012. This represents a 21% increase over second quarter 2011 Google sites revenues of $6.23 billion.
    • Google Network Revenues – Google’s partner sites generated revenues of $2.98 billion, or 27% of Google revenues, in the second quarter of 2012. This represents a 20% increase from second quarter 2011 Google network revenues of $2.48 billion.

    Google International Revenues – Google revenues from outside of the United States totaled $5.96 billion, representing 54% of Google revenues in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 54% in the first quarter of 2012 and 54% in the second quarter of 2011.

    Foreign Exchange Impact on Google Revenues – Excluding gains related to our foreign exchange risk management program, had foreign exchange rates remained constant from the first quarter of 2012 through the second quarter of 2012, our Google revenues in the second quarter of 2012 would have been $68 million higher. Excluding gains related to our foreign exchange risk management program, had foreign exchange rates remained constant from the second quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2012, our Google revenues in the second quarter of 2012 would have been $350 million higher.

    • Google revenues from the United Kingdom totaled $1.18 billion, representing 11% of Google revenues in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 11% in the second quarter of 2011.
    • In the second quarter of 2012, we recognized a benefit of $81 million to Google revenues through our foreign exchange risk management program, compared to $4 million in the second quarter of 2011.

    Reconciliations of our consolidated non-GAAP international revenues and Google non-GAAP international revenues excluding the impact of foreign exchange and hedging to consolidated GAAP international revenues and Google GAAP international revenues are included at the end of this release.

    Paid Clicks – Aggregate paid clicks, which include clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of our Network members, increased approximately 42% over the second quarter of 2011 and increased approximately 1% over the first quarter of 2012.

    Cost-Per-Click – Average cost-per-click, which includes clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of our Network members, decreased approximately 16% over the second quarter of 2011 and increased approximately 1% over the first quarter of 2012.

    TAC – Traffic acquisition costs, the portion of revenues shared with Google’s partners, increased to $2.60 billion in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $2.11 billion in the second quarter of 2011. TAC as a percentage of advertising revenues was 25% in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 24% in the second quarter of 2011.

    The majority of TAC is related to amounts ultimately paid to our Network members, which totaled $2.09 billion in the second quarter of 2012. TAC also includes amounts ultimately paid to certain distribution partners and others who direct traffic to our website, which totaled $507 million in the second quarter of 2012.

  • Motorola Revenues (hardware and other) – Motorola revenues were $1.25 billion ($843 million from the mobile segment and $407 million from the home segment), or 10% of consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2012.

Other Cost of Revenues – Other cost of revenues, which is comprised primarily of data center operational expenses, amortization of intangible assets, content acquisition costs, credit card processing charges, and manufacturing and inventory-related costs, increased to $2.41 billion, or 20% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $1.06 billion, or 12% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011.

Operating Expenses – Operating expenses, other than cost of revenues, were $4.0 billion in the second quarter of 2012, or 33% of revenues, compared to $2.97 billion in the second quarter of 2011, or 33% of revenues.

Operating Income – On a consolidated basis, GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.20 billion, or 26% of revenues. This compares to GAAP operating income of $2.88 billion, or 32% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.95 billion, or 32% of revenues. This compares to non-GAAP operating income of $3.32 billion, or 37% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011.

  • Google Operating Income – GAAP operating income for Google was $3.44 billion, or 31% of Google revenues, in the second quarter of 2012. This compares to GAAP operating income of $2.88 billion, or 32% of Google revenues, in the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.99 billion, or 36% of Google revenues. This compares to non-GAAP operating income of $3.32 billion in the second quarter of 2011, or 37% of Google revenues.
  • Motorola Operating Loss – GAAP operating loss for Motorola was $233 million ($192 million for the mobile segment and $41 million for the home segment), or -19% of Motorola revenues in the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP operating loss for Motorola in the second quarter of 2012 was $38 million, or -3% of Motorola revenues.

Interest and Other Income, Net – Interest and other income, net increased to $254 million in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $204 million in the second quarter of 2011.

Income Taxes – Our effective tax rate was 19% for the second quarter of 2012.

Net Income – GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2012 was $2.79 billion, compared to $2.51 billion in the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net income was $3.35 billion in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $2.85 billion in the second quarter of 2011. GAAP EPS in the second quarter of 2012 was $8.42 on 331 million diluted shares outstanding, compared to $7.68 in the second quarter of 2011 on 326 million diluted shares outstanding. Non-GAAP EPS in the second quarter of 2012 was $10.12, compared to $8.74 in the second quarter of 2011.

Cash Flow and Capital Expenditures – Net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter of 2012 totaled $4.25 billion, compared to $3.52 billion in the second quarter of 2011. In the second quarter of 2012, capital expenditures were $774 million, the majority of which was related to IT infrastructure investments, including data centers, servers, and networking equipment. Free cash flow, an alternative non-GAAP measure of liquidity, is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. In the second quarter of 2012, free cash flow was $3.48 billion.

We expect to continue to make significant capital expenditures.

A reconciliation of free cash flow to net cash provided by operating activities, the GAAP measure of liquidity, is included at the end of this release.

Cash – As of June 30, 2012, cash, cash equivalents, and short-term marketable securities were $43.1 billion.

Headcount – On a worldwide basis, we employed 54,604 full-time employees (34,311 in our Google business and 20,293 in our Motorola business) as of June 30, 2012, compared to 33,077 full-time employees as of March 31, 2012.

Comments

  1. says

    Humorous. Traffic Acquisition Costs are free when they get traffic, then report the traffic is invalid without revealing the reasoning for the decision, beyond “that’s proprietary algorithmic data”. How many people with good traffic have been ripped off this way? How many payments were on their way, then halted before they arrived because some sudden realization that Google made that invalidated this already-reconciled data?

    I have had several very unhealthy and satisfying fantasies involving the Googleplex paired against military armaments. This company really needs to be blasted out of Mountain View, and I truly hope some MF can grow the ‘nads, the brains, the resources and the time to do it. But I better stop before some joker thinks I’m dangerous. LOL!

    Quickie question, though: Where the hell are all the other comments that SHOULD be here?

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