Alphabet Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
"With revenues of $26 billion, up 21% versus the second quarter of 2016 and 23% on a constant currency basis, we're delivering strong growth with great underlying momentum, while continuing to make focused investments in new revenue streams," said Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet.
Q2 2017 financial highlights
In order to facilitate comparison of current quarter performance to prior periods, this summary table highlights the impact of the $2.7 billion European Commission (EC) fine, which was accrued in Q2 2017:
The following summarizes our consolidated financial results for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and 2017 (in millions, except for per share information, effective tax rate, and headcount; unaudited), reported on a GAAP basis including the impact of the EC fine:
Traffic acquisition costs (TAC) to Google Network Members and distribution partners (in millions; unaudited):
Paid clicks and cost-per-click information (unaudited):
The EC fine
On June 27, 2017, the EC announced its decision that certain actions taken by Google regarding its display and ranking of shopping search results and ads infringed European competition law. The EC decision imposes a €2.42 billion (approximately $2.74 billion) fine, which we accrued in the second quarter of 2017. The fine is included in “accrued expense and other current liabilities” on our Consolidated Balance Sheet.