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Download PDF version [86K] MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 13, 2011 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. "We had a great quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “Revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion. Google+ is now open to everyone and we just passed the 40 million user mark.
Last Updated: January 2013 This page provides information on how to collect data from a variety of sources. it also allows you to look at and download a number of data sets that you might find useful in corporate finance and valuation. If you have trouble viewing the data in your browser, you can download the data in excel format. I will try to keep them updated, and include the dates of the updates with the data sets.
It doesn't matter if you call it a boom or a bubble. The startup business moves in cycles, and what goes up will eventually come down. We're in summer. One easy way to tell: notice all the startup experts and prophets that have sprung up in the last two years (myself included).
We see a lot of metrics on web and mobile apps. Our portfolio companies share their metrics with us, which we keep confidential and do not share with anyone outside of our firm. And companies that are seeking investment from USV also share their metrics with us.
The heart of Google's ( GOOG ) international operations is a silvery glass office building in central Dublin, a block from the city's Grand Canal. In 2009 the office, which houses roughly 2,000 Google employees, was credited with 88 percent of the search juggernaut's $12.5 billion in sales outside the U.S. Most of the profits, however, went to the tax haven of Bermuda.
Without making a lot of noise about it, StumbleUpon yesterday surpassed 10 million registered users. The milestone was reached upon registration of a user that goes by the name Nellzom , a 20-year old from Colombia. So how do we know he’s mr. diez milliones?
I announced back in January that I was leaving Real Ventures to join FreshBooks . I’ve been spending some time with the fine folks at FreshBooks since then. I had forgotten just how hard it is to operate companies. Especially fast growth ones.
After two quarters of flat sales, Google announced a resumption of growth in the third quarter , with revenues up 7 percent to $5.95 billion. Net income was up 27 percent to $1,64 billion, or $5.13 EPS, which was above consensus. Google generated $1.8 billion for AdSense partner sites, or 30 percent of revenues. Paid clicks on AdSense ads were up 14 percent annually and up 4 percent from the second quarter, but the cost per click (or how much Google and AdSense publishers make from each of those clicks) was down 6 percent annually and 5 percent sequentially.
Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Morgan Stanley Managing Director, Mary Meeker , gave her usual quick presentation with a ton of information. Rather than trying to squeeze it all in (which not even she can in her 15 minute presentation), I will embed the slides below when they are up and hit on her major points. Overall, she notes that Morgan Stanley sees many good signs that the economy is recovering.
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Today on MBA Mondays we are going to talk about one of the most important things in business, the profit and loss statement (also known as the P&L). Picking up from the accounting post last week, there are two kinds of accounting entries; those that describe money coming into and out of your business, and money that is contained in your business. The P&L deals with the first category. A profit and loss statement is a report of the changes in the income and expense accounts over a set period of time. The most common periods of time are months, quarters, and years, although you can produce a P&L report for any period.