Live: Alphabet’s Q1 revenues miss Wall Street targets


  • Alphabet, the parent company of internet search giant Google, fell short of Wall Street’s revenue targets for its first three months of the year.
  • The stock is down over 7% in after-hours trading on Monday.
  • A slowdown in Google’s ad revenue could be reason for the missed targets.
  • Google’s ad revenue grew by only 15% year-over-year in Q1 2019, compared to over 24% year-over-year growth rate in Q1 2018.
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Alphabet, the parent company of internet search giant Google, fell short of Wall Street’s revenue targets for its first three months of the year, and the stock is down over 7% in after hours trading on Monday.

“We delivered robust growth led by mobile search, YouTube, and Cloud with Alphabet revenues of $36.3 billion, up 17% versus last year, or 19% on a constant currency basis,” said Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet and Google said in a statementon Monday.

A slowdown in Google’s ad revenue could be reason for the missed targets. Google’s ad revenue grew by only 15% year-over-year in Q1 2019, compared to over 24% year-over-year growth rate in Q1 2018.

Here’s what Alphabet reported:

Net Revenue (excluding TAC):$29.48 billion, up 18.6% year over year, but below the $30.04 billion that analysts expected.

Q1 EPS (GAAP):$9.50, (including a $1.7 billion EU fine) compared with $10.10 expected by analysts.

Other bets revenue:$170 million, compared with $150 million last year.

Other bet operating loss:($868) million, versus ($571) million last year.

Traffic acquisition costs (TAC):$6.86 billion, or 22% of advertising revenue, compared with 24% of advertising revenue during last year.

Google’s capital expenditure:$4.6 billion, compared with $7.3 billion during the same period last year.

Employees:103,459, adding more than 4,600 employees to its payroll in the first quarter.

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