Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Google to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday, January 19: Record Quarter Expected

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Google (GOOG) to Announce Quarterly Earnings

Google, Inc. will report Q4 2011 financial results on Thursday, January 19, after market close. The conference call will be at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Google Future and Past Financial Performance

Estimated Q4 2011 Earnings per Share (Non-GAAP)
Yahoo Finance Analysts Estimates: $10.46 avg, $9.82 low, $11.00 high, 34 analysts
Prior Quarter: $9.72
Prior Year: $8.75
Google Outlook: none provided

Prior Calendar Q3 2011 Financial Results (GAAP) When Google reports Q4 2011, the 3 months ended December, financial results on January 19, Google is expected to meet, beat, or miss various prior quarterly results. These prior quarterly GAAP financial results were:
Total Revenues $9.72B
Operating Income $3.06B
Net Income $2.73B
Earnings per Share $8.33
Cash Flow per Share $11.99
Gross Margin 65.25%
Operating Margin 31.46%
Net Margin 28.08%

Summary (GAAP) Overall, Google is expected to beat QoQ and YoY for Total Revenues and Earnings per Share. Q4 is historically the strongest quarter for Google on an annual cycle. Therefore, Google is also expected to beat QoQ and YoY for Operating Income, Net Income, and Cash Flow per Share. Google should at least meet QoQ and YoY for gross, operating, and net margins. In short, this is expected to be the greatest quarter in Google's history.

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