Alphabet fourth-quarter revenue, profit beat estimates

February 4, 2019

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Monday, as advertisers spent more on its Google search and YouTube services during the busy holiday shopping period.

The company reported net income of $8.95 billion, or $12.77 per Class A and B common share and Class C capital share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $3.02 billion, or $4.35 per share, a year earlier when it recorded a one-time tax charge of $9.9 billion.

Revenue jumped 21.5 percent to $39.28 billion.

Analysts on average had expected revenue of $38.93 billion and earnings of $10.87 per share, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

(Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)