Jan 22 AT 6:18 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

Google’s Q4 revenue tops $14 billion, profits at $2.9 billion

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Google has just announced their quarterly earnings for Q4 2012, and the numbers look strong.

Total revenue for Q4 2012 came in at an impressive $14.4 billion, up 36% over Q4 2011. Net income didn’t see the same growth, but is still on the rise. Profits for Q4 2011 totaled $2.71 billion, while Q4 2012 came in at $2.89 billion.

Motorola Mobile brought in a total of $1.5 billion in revenue, but operating loss for the quarter is at $353 million, or -23% of revenues.

As for how Google’s revenue breaks down, advertising is still their money-maker. Google owned sites generated 67% of revenue, partner sites generated 27%, and 6% was attributed to “other revenues.”

For a more detailed breakdown of today’s earnings report, Google has a web-page with all the information you could possibly need.

Source: Google

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  • FolF

    Impressive.
    Google said the analysts predictions was too high, but a the end it’s rocks.

  • redraider133

    Good to see google doing so well and hopefully once Motorola starts putting out some truly google inspired phones it will help them both out.

  • Joel

    Good news, anyone else think that the 6% of other revenue could have been higher if more Nexus 4s were moved?…or is it just me?

    • LukeT32

      Agreed. They sold soooooo many CDMA GNex….. They really shot themselves in the foot with the Nexus 4

    • kazahani

      I don’t know or sure, but my educated guess would be that Google does little better than break even on the Nexus 4. I don’t think additional units would have helped their bottom line all that much.

  • donger

    Way to go, google.

  • alexanderharri3

    That’s quite a lot of ad impressions and Play Store sales, etc!

  • KRS_Won

    It’s wild to think the operating cost for Google is $11 billion.
    But, realize how much Nexus devices have been sold, when you figure Google only makes about 10% profit per device, at part of the 6% other.

  • Nils Mehlhorn

    I sold a Nexus tablet once on amazon.
    I have been selling android tablet on amazon and ebay for the last year.
    They are coming from china and i thought that the hardware was not good enought as most of the tablet have a life of less than 1 year.
    But i can say that i have been really surprise to see that the nexus that i sold worked for 3 month!
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Rainbow-Import

  1. FolFGuest 2 years ago

    Impressive.
    Google said the analysts predictions was too high, but a the end it’s rocks.

  2. Good to see google doing so well and hopefully once Motorola starts putting out some truly google inspired phones it will help them both out.

  3. Good news, anyone else think that the 6% of other revenue could have been higher if more Nexus 4s were moved?…or is it just me?

    • Agreed. They sold soooooo many CDMA GNex….. They really shot themselves in the foot with the Nexus 4

    • I don’t know or sure, but my educated guess would be that Google does little better than break even on the Nexus 4. I don’t think additional units would have helped their bottom line all that much.

  4. That’s quite a lot of ad impressions and Play Store sales, etc!

  5. It’s wild to think the operating cost for Google is $11 billion.
    But, realize how much Nexus devices have been sold, when you figure Google only makes about 10% profit per device, at part of the 6% other.

  6. Nils MehlhornGuest 2 years ago

    I sold a Nexus tablet once on amazon.
    I have been selling android tablet on amazon and ebay for the last year.
    They are coming from china and i thought that the hardware was not good enought as most of the tablet have a life of less than 1 year.
    But i can say that i have been really surprise to see that the nexus that i sold worked for 3 month!
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Rainbow-Import