- Alphabet reported big beats on earnings and revenue for Q1.
- The stock rose more than 4% in after-hours trading.
- YouTube ad revenue grew nearly 50% year over year.
Here’s how Google’s parent company fared in the quarter relative to what Wall Street analysts polled by Refinitiv expected:
- Earnings: $26.29 per share vs. $15.82 per share expected
- Revenue: $55.31 billion vs. $51.70 billion expected
- Google Cloud revenue: $4.05 billion vs. $4.07 billion, according to FactSet estimates.
- YouTube ads: $6.01 billion vs. $5.70 billion, according to StreetAccount.
- Traffic Acquisition Costs (TAC): $9.71 billion vs. $9.25 billion, according to FactSet estimates.
Google’s revenue rose 34% from the same period a year prior. The company reported advertising revenue of $44.68 billion for the quarter. That’s a significant rise from $33.76 billion in the same quarter last year, making it the fastest annualized growth rate in at least four years, although the results were boosted by an easy comparable with last year’s quarter, as the onset of the coronavirus pandemic caused a steep drop in advertising spend.