Google (Alphabet Inc.) registers fresh records following its recent earnings beat
Google’s stock soars to new highs after publishing its Q2 financials with growth that largely exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts.
On the 27th of July, Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, reported earnings of $27.26 per share. This represents a 169% EPS increase for the tech giant. The company’s gross revenues rose 62% to reach $61.88 billion and according to analyst estimates, Google was expected to report $19.24 per share on $56.29 billion in revenue. Also, compared with analysts’ expectations of $46.19 billion, net revenue came in at $50.95 billion.
The previous quarter was also a big win for Google, which managed to bring record profits upwards of $17 billion. However, the Q2 earnings call marks a fresh all-time revenue beat for Google and is also the fourth consecutive quarter of record profits.
“In Q2, there was a rising tide of online activity in many parts of the world, and we’re proud that our services helped so many consumers and businesses. Our long-term investments in AI and Google Cloud are helping us drive significant improvements in everyone’s digital experience.”, said Sundar Pichai, Google and Alphabet CEO in a press release.
Reaction to earnings beat
Following Alphabet’s quarterly earnings report, Google’s stock price soared nearly by 3% to achieve a fresh high at $2,765.94.
A full year after the market crash in March 2020, the stock has been trending upwards after previously reaching a record high in February 2020.
Google’s year-to-date performance has been stellar as the company also managed to outperform its FAANG peers with a 55% stock price increase since January 2021.
Currently, the majority of analysts at Wall Street predict that Google’s stock price is poised to surpass the $3,000 level, especially considering the company’s strong second-quarter 2021 earnings report.
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