Earnings Articles

Google Still On a Hiring Binge

I support Google’s relaxed dress code.  But given all the hiring the company’s doing, I’d recommend one tweak: name tags.  Google added over 2,100 employees this last quarter, making it seemingly impossible for anybody to keep track of anything.

Google Earnings As Expected, Revenue Up 57%

Google shares have been up and down in after-hours trading, but largely have hovered around the closing price of $639.62 soon after Google released its earnings report for the third quarter of 2007. Google beat analyst expectations by a slim margin.

eBay Drops On Earnings Report

Shares of EBAY slid six percent this morning even though the company beat estimates.

Earnings: Yahoo Profits Flat In Q3

Net income for Yahoo’s third quarter of 2007 turned out to be the same 11 cents per diluted share it was during the same quarter in 2006.

Yahoo Gains Search (Ad) Ground Against Google

According to a new study, search marketers are still giving far more money to Google than to Yahoo.  But when spending increases were presented as percentages, it turned out that Yahoo experienced a greater gain.

Money Week For Yahoo, eBay, & Google

Quarterly earnings reports from three of the Internet’s most prominent brands hit the markets this week.

With Or Without Harry, Amazon Stock Soars

So Harry Potter was the cause of Amazon’s tripling profit? What will they do when there are no more books coming out? They’ll be just fine, because that’s not what happened, the New York Times just sort of made it sound that way.

Yikes Microsoft Makes A Lot of Money

Pit Google against Microsoft all you want, the Beast of Redmond still made over three times as much money as the Mountain View Giant last quarter. For the fiscal year, Microsoft surpassed $50 billion.

Google Funds Ubiquisys’s Femtocells

Ubiquisys just secured $25 million in funding, and though you may not recognize that company’s name (or be able to pronounce it), you’ll know one of its backers: Google.

Googlers Hurt Google’s Numbers
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The financials for Google’s second quarter of 2007 proved uninspiring for Wall Street as earnings missed expectations, and Google blamed a higher headcount for rising expenses.

Google Drops Upon 2Q Earnings Report
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Google shares are dropping in after hours trading after the company announced its second quarter earnings report, missing estimates by 3 cents per share.

What’s Up at Yahoo?

I have a personal policy of not investing in companies in the tech industry (I own some Microsoft stock, but that’s just cause I’m too lazy to sell it) but if I did I’d be buying some Yahoo tonight.

I met several employees, including Jeff Weiner, executive vice president, and they were more upbeat about the company’s prospects than I’ve seen from Yahooians in years.

Now, you might say that’s their job, but I’ve been around the block a few times and I think it’s all due to one thing: Jerry Yang is back.

Profits Fall At Yahoo, But Don’t Blame Search

Jerry Yang’s return as Yahoo CEO experienced a less than auspicious start to his first time back at the helm for an earnings announcement, as the numbers showed a dip in display ad performance.

Google’s New “Claim Your Content” YouTube Tool

Google’s at it again – after registering a whole slew of domains, the company has announced a fresh effort to keep copyrighted content off YouTube.  Dubbed "Claim Your Content," the program may be up and running soon.

Google By Numbers; Profits Flatten Out

Revenue and profits rose for Google in their first quarter, earning net income of $1 billion on $3.66 billion in revenue.

Google Earnings Conference Call Quotes

Google announced their earnings in a conference call. Financial details are in their press release here. Below are some of the more interesting quotes from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and VP’s Jonathan Rosenberg, George Reyes and Omid Kordestani.

Yahoo Search Drops, As Does Its Stock

Yahoo gave away 0.6 percent of US search engine market share in March 2007, with Google and Microsoft gaining at Yahoo’s expense by comScore’s numbers. Higher expenses in the first quarter led to shares of YHOO sinking after hours.


Google’s moving up in the world, or at least up in the UK. The search engine giant just became Britain’s second-highest advertising earner, only slightly behind – and on track to overtake – ITV, a commercial television network.

How I Increased Adsense Earnings by 50%
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I’m not a huge Adsense earner, but at the beginning of this month I decided to more aggressively try to increase my revenues.

I’ve now seen a 50+% increase in my Adsense earnings since I began.

What does that mean in real terms? It means my earnings would now comfortably pay off the monthly mortgage repayments on a detached 4-bedroom house in the UK.

Analysts Expect Blowout GOOG Earnings

In advance of the earnings call, any bets on how high GOOG can go today on Wall Street? Analysts have high hopes, so to speak, as tipsters come rolling in with unbelievable numbers for Q4 2006.

CEO Earnings Raised in the Last Decade

The last studies and figures show that the gap between the pay of a FTSE 100 company’s chief executive and that of a regular worker has widened to its highest level this decade.