Jan 22 AT 6:18 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

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


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

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • FolF

    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!