Tech giant Google has just announced their earnings for Q3 2014. As you would expect, the ubiquitous American multinational enjoyed a surprisingly strong quarter. The results show that their revenue has increased year over year. This signifies a 20 percent increase over third quarter revenues from this time last year, which weighed in at $13.75 billion.
Taking a closer look at the report shows that Google generated revenue in the region of $11 billion – that’s over 60 percent of total revenues – during the third quarter. The company’s operating expenses totalled $6.10 billion, 37 percent of revenue, in comparison to the third quarter of 2013 when it accounted for 33 percent, or $4.58 billion. All in all, this puts the company’s GAAP operating income at $3.72 billion for the quarter, accounting for 23 percent of total revenues, down from last year. Meanwhile, non-GAAP operating income increased from $4.62 billion to $5.36 billion, or over 30 percent of total revenues.
Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, had this to say about the results: “Google had another strong performance this quarter, with revenue up 20% year on year, at $16.5 billion. We continue to be excited about the growth in our advertising and emerging businesses.”