Google Reports Q4 2012 Earnings: $14.42B in Revenue, Up 36 Percent Year-on-Year

by Todd Haselton | January 22, 2013

Google just announced its fourth quarter 2012 earnings. The firm reported $14.42 billion in revenue for the quarter, up 36 percent over the same quarter last year and up 8 percent since the third quarter of 2012.

“We ended 2012 with a strong quarter,” Google CEO Larry Page said. “Revenues were up 36% year-on-year, and 8% quarter-on-quarter. And we hit $50 billion in revenues for the first time last year – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half. In today’s multi-screen world we face tremendous opportunities as a technology company focused on user benefit. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be at Google.”

Motorola Mobility’s revenues totaled $1.51 billion, although the firm also said that there was a $353 million Motorola Mobility operating loss during the quarter.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...