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Alphabet: Old Dog, New Tricks

2024-05-01T21:01:53+02:00

It took Google 15 years to reach $100 billion in annual review. It then took just 6 years to triple it to $300 billion. But perhaps the most impressive statistic of all is that the company expects to end the 2024 financial year with an annualised run rate of $100 billion revenue in YouTube and Cloud combined, let alone Search. With growth of around 55% in the share price in the past 12 months, Alphabet has even outperformed Microsoft over that period. Perhaps Alphabet really is the old dog that can learn new tricks.

Alphabet: Old Dog, New Tricks2024-05-01T21:01:53+02:00

Alphabet: Not So Magnificent

2024-02-08T00:22:27+02:00

In 2023, Alphabet’s advertising revenue was over $100 billion higher than in 2019. In big tech, the numbers are, well, rather big. There was a time in this world when Google seemed to have an unassailable position as the go-to search engine. It’s not every day that a brand becomes a verb! Yet here we are, looking at Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality and other disruptors to the Google kingdom. Has Alphabet done enough across its businesses to still be interesting?

Alphabet: Not So Magnificent2024-02-08T00:22:27+02:00

Alphabet: Time to Focus on Google

2022-08-03T23:40:05+02:00

Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Alphabet and its Q2’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 3 August 2022) Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has been the fabric of the internet for as long as any of us can remember. All the buzzwords are now in the business, like AI, machine learning and cloud. The technologies of tomorrow are burning cash while the technologies of today are struggling to maintain their margins. Alphabet’s core business is the Search segment and the company has never faced more competition than today, with younger [...]

Alphabet: Time to Focus on Google2022-08-03T23:40:05+02:00

Magic Markets Ep24: FAANGs at the BEACH

2021-09-07T12:10:00+02:00

The title may sound like a vampire holiday movie, but most investors will be familiar with the term FAANG as an acronym for some of the most exciting tech companies in the world (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google). The term BEACH is less common and is used to describe travel and leisure industries that will benefit from a return to normality after the pandemic. In Episode 24 of Magic Markets, hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows.com) discuss the companies behind the acronyms and what investors should be thinking about when analysing them. http://  

Magic Markets Ep24: FAANGs at the BEACH2021-09-07T12:10:00+02:00
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