Google Announces Second-Quarter Disappointment
Google posted its latest financials Thursday afternoon, and though second-quarter net income rose 35 percent, the company’s results fell short of estimates. The Internet search sovereign reported net income of $1.25 billion, or $3.92 a share, compared with $925.1 million, or $2.93 a share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $3.9 billion. Meanwhile, Google’s (GOOG) U.S.-paid clicks for the second quarter rose 19 percent from a year earlier, but fell 1 percent from the first quarter.
Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt described the the company’s performance as “another strong quarter, despite a more challenging economic environment.” Sadly, investors didn’t quite see it that way. Shares in the company tanked in after-hours trading.