Stock is up 11% afterhours. .
Here is how Google came in versus one cheat sheet (Mahaney's at Citi) floating around out there:
- Net revenues -- Forecast $3.54b / Actual: $4.0b
- Earnings -- Forecast: $1.76b / Actual $1.83b
- EPS: -- Forecast: $4.50 / Actual: $4.84
It's an across-the-board beat. Paid clicks were up 20% versus the 16% numbers (and lower) being carried on the street.
This is pain for the bears -- including my friend Henry at Silicon Alley Insider. To be fair to Henry, he points to the capital expenditures of $842 million in the quarter. What. in. the. world. are. these. GOOG. guys. building?
For you conspiracy theorists -- Google's building a moon base! Google's building a moon base! -- here is the last five quarters of Google's re-spiraling CapEx: