Alphabet also made an interesting announcement that they will repurchase $5,099,019,513.59 in Class C capital stock. The number left many people wondering, but it is not a magic number but the square root of 26- number of letters in the alphabet. These special shares traded under GOOG spiked more than 11% after the revelation.
Sunder Pichai, CEO of Google was quite happy with earnings and said the state-of-the-art technologies from Google are just the beginning and the future holds much more. Google has recently announced its cloud-based services that led the company to envisage “tremendous momentum” in the business.
Pichai also seemed unaffected by the ad-block hitch in Google’s advertising revenues. He said that these are not a new phenomenon as the users do not mind the ads if the experience is good.
Alphabet is convinced of the future growth and is betting on its innovations to bring in more users, investors, partners and then the revenue of course.