At its earnings call on Thursday, Internet search giant Google reported positive results for the second-quarter, revealing that the company’s revenue had increased 35 percent year-on-year, to touch $12.21 billion.
The quarterly earnings report from Google also included its newly-acquired Motorola Mobility subsidiary, which – in its first contribution to the Google earnings – accounted for $1.25 billion revenue; that too in only 39 days, after its mid-May acquisition by Google for $12.5 billion.
The exclusion of Motorola Mobility’s listing in the Google earnings report would have witnessed the Internet search company post a revenue growth of 21 percent year-on-year, for the April-June quarter.
Meanwhile, among the other figures reported by Google, traffic acquisition costs during second quarter were $2.6 billion, or 25 percent of revenues. Excluding these costs and Motorola, the revenue of the company stood at $8.36 billion.
The company’s net income for the quarter increased from $2.51 billion during the same quarter last year to $2.79 billion this time round. Paid clicks witnessed a 42 percent increase year-on-year and 1 percent sequentially.
Noting that "Google standalone had a strong quarter with 21 percent year-on-year revenue growth,” Google’s CEO Larry Page – who issued a statement about the company’s second-quarter results, but he did not participate in the earnings call due to health reasons – said: "This quarter is also special because Motorola is now part of the Google family, and we’re excited about the potential to build great devices for users."
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