GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s search juggernaut: Recession resistant after all
Numbers donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lie. And GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s numbers are indicating that the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s search business is holding up much better than expected amid a recession.
Google reported fourth quarter pro forma earnings of $5.10 a share on net revenue of $4.22 billion (statement, Sam DiazÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take, Techmeme). Google did take a $1.1 billion writedown for its investments in Clearwire and AOL, but overall the quarter was solid. Wall Street was expecting earnings of $4.96 a share on revenue of $4.12 billion.
However, the big story is that Google held up surprisingly well. In fact, that banter about the company being recession resistant seems to be legit.
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