Google Blows Earnings Out of the Park

Larry Page haters are going to be sorry. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) just announced earnings including a 33% rise in year-over-year revenue. The stock is up 6% after hours.

This is how the earnings breaks down:

Revenues – Google reported revenues of $9.72 billion in the third quarter of 2011, representing a 33% increase over third quarter 2010 revenues of $7.29 billion. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting TAC.

Google Sites Revenues – Google-owned sites generated revenues of $6.74 billion, or 69% of total revenues, in the third quarter of 2011. This represents a 39% increase over third quarter 2010 revenues of $4.83 billion.

Google Network Revenues – Google’s partner sites generated revenues, through AdSense programs, of $2.60 billion, or 27% of total revenues, in the third quarter of 2011. This represents a 18% increase from third quarter 2010 network revenues of $2.20 billion.

Then we have the GAAP numbers:

  • GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2011 was $3.06 billion, or 31% of revenues. This compares to GAAP operating income of $2.55 billion, or 35% of revenues, in the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2011 was $3.63 billion, or 37% of revenues. This compares to non-GAAP operating income of $2.93 billion, or 40% of revenues, in the third quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2011 was $2.73 billion, compared to $2.17 billion in the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2011 was $3.18 billion, compared to $2.46 billion in the third quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP EPS in the third quarter of 2011 was $8.33 on 327 million diluted shares outstanding, compared to $6.72 in the third quarter of 2010 on 322 million diluted shares outstanding. Non-GAAP EPS in the third quarter of 2011 was $9.72, compared to $7.64 in the third quarter of 2010.
  • Non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin exclude the expenses related to stock-based compensation (SBC). Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS exclude the expenses related to SBC and the related tax benefits. In the third quarter of 2011, the charge related to SBC was $571 million, compared to $380 million in the third quarter of 2010. The tax benefit related to SBC was $116 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $85 million in the third quarter of 2010. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to GAAP operating income, operating margin, net income, and EPS are included at the end of this release.

Stay tuned for more Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) earnings coverage as more data is released. Until then, keep an eye on trading in related competitors Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), AOL (NYSE:AOL), Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:IACI), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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