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Google Reports Record Revenue from 1st Quarter 2005

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Google Reports Record Revenue from 1st Quarter 2005

Google Reports Record Revenue from 1st Quarter 2005

Google last week announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005.

“This was a very strong quarter for Google. We continue to execute well and we have been able to take full advantage of the growth in online advertising” said Eric Schmidt, Google chief executive officer. “In addition, we performed well across our operations with our engineering and product teams delivering dozens of new products and features for Google users around the world.”

* Google reported record revenues of $1.256 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, up 93% year over year. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs or TAC, the portion of revenues shared with partners.

* Income from operations, on a GAAP basis, was $443 million, or 35.2% of revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 compared to $155 million or 23.8% of revenues for the first quarter of 2004.

* Income from operations includes a $49 million non-cash, stock-based compensation charge compared to a $76 million non-cash, stock-based compensation charge in the prior year’s first quarter.

* Net income on a GAAP basis for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 was computed based on the following income statement or condensed income statement line items. Revenues of $1.256 billion less TAC of $462 million, less both other costs and expenses before stock-based compensation of $303 million and stock-based compensation of $49 million, increased by other income of $14 million and then reduced by a provision for income taxes of $87 million.

* Net income on a GAAP basis in the first quarter of 2005 was $369 million or $1.29 per share on a basis of a diluted 286.6 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compared to net income for the first quarter of 2004 of $64 million or $0.24 per share on a basis of a diluted 264.2 million weighted average shares outstanding.

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