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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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Cash-to-Debt 21.94
GOOG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. GOOG: 21.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GOOG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.69  Med: 50.65 Max: No Debt
Current: 21.94
Equity-to-Asset 0.83
GOOG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GOOG: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GOOG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.81 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.83
0.58
0.92
Interest Coverage 191.26
GOOG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 210.22 vs. GOOG: 191.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GOOG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 162.75  Med: 196.86 Max: No Debt
Current: 191.26
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 14.87
Beneish M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
9.22%
35.26%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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Operating Margin % 26.27
GOOG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. GOOG: 26.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GOOG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.99  Med: 30.24 Max: 35.4
Current: 26.27
24.99
35.4
Net Margin % 21.58
GOOG's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. GOOG: 21.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GOOG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.39  Med: 23.13 Max: 29.01
Current: 21.58
19.39
29.01
ROE % 15.10
GOOG's ROE % is ranked higher than
71% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.37 vs. GOOG: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GOOG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.12  Med: 16.57 Max: 21.16
Current: 15.1
14.12
21.16
ROA % 12.50
GOOG's ROA % is ranked higher than
80% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. GOOG: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GOOG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.77  Med: 13.86 Max: 19.19
Current: 12.5
11.77
19.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 74.05
GOOG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.44 vs. GOOG: 74.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GOOG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 72.97  Med: 113.43 Max: 148.01
Current: 74.05
72.97
148.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.40
GOOG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. GOOG: 16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GOOG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16  Med: 26.25 Max: 193.3
Current: 16.4
16
193.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 14.00
GOOG's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. GOOG: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GOOG' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.8  Med: 25.4 Max: 268.1
Current: 14
10.8
268.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 12.80
GOOG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. GOOG: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GOOG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.5  Med: 27.1 Max: 231.9
Current: 12.8
9.5
231.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

GOOG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 15,395 sh (New)
Jana Partners 633,956 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 195,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 164,498 sh (+533.73%)
Steve Mandel 778,888 sh (+88.77%)
Caxton Associates 14,000 sh (+47.37%)
Tom Gayner 23,031 sh (+43.67%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,753 sh (+41.41%)
First Eagle Investment 259,929 sh (+13.59%)
David Tepper 600,550 sh (+12.01%)
Tom Russo 1,646 sh (+11.22%)
Frank Sands 983,664 sh (+9.10%)
Pioneer Investments 536,303 sh (+7.35%)
First Pacific Advisors 255,596 sh (+1.08%)
Steven Romick 220,881 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 69,188 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 524,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 2,518,227 sh (-0.04%)
Tweedy Browne 139,971 sh (-0.06%)
Chris Davis 1,378,116 sh (-1.36%)
Dodge & Cox 3,213,014 sh (-2.01%)
Wallace Weitz 104,914 sh (-2.27%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 22,041 sh (-3.08%)
Mairs and Power 480 sh (-4.95%)
Ken Fisher 476,265 sh (-5.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 975,124 sh (-5.85%)
Wintergreen Fund 20,003 sh (-6.48%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,056,384 sh (-7.85%)
Charles de Vaulx 51,864 sh (-8.65%)
Ron Baron 28,628 sh (-12.79%)
Mason Hawkins 1,038,046 sh (-14.21%)
Ruane Cunniff 479,665 sh (-17.50%)
David Winters 20,003 sh (-21.02%)
Lee Ainslie 320,498 sh (-22.08%)
David Rolfe 53,196 sh (-22.35%)
RS Investment Management 27,861 sh (-26.13%)
Steven Cohen 34,000 sh (-28.42%)
Robert Karr 36,456 sh (-31.16%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 301,698 sh (-45.42%)
Julian Robertson 36,389 sh (-47.16%)
Ken Heebner 67,000 sh (-47.53%)
Murray Stahl 15,756 sh (-51.06%)
John Burbank 53,524 sh (-71.17%)
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Q2 2016

GOOG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 3,509 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,401 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 843,669 sh (+57.31%)
Tom Gayner 33,531 sh (+45.59%)
Alan Fournier 239,925 sh (+22.72%)
Steve Mandel 883,888 sh (+13.48%)
First Pacific Advisors 288,401 sh (+12.83%)
Julian Robertson 39,098 sh (+7.44%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 321,301 sh (+6.50%)
David Tepper 630,000 sh (+4.90%)
Tom Russo 1,704 sh (+3.52%)
Wallace Weitz 107,650 sh (+2.61%)
Steven Romick 220,881 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 69,188 sh (unchged)
David Winters 20,003 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 480 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 524,000 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 20,003 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 139,931 sh (-0.03%)
First Eagle Investment 258,915 sh (-0.39%)
Chris Davis 1,368,140 sh (-0.72%)
Dodge & Cox 3,183,725 sh (-0.91%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,488,696 sh (-1.17%)
Murray Stahl 15,419 sh (-2.14%)
Charles de Vaulx 49,920 sh (-3.75%)
Ron Baron 27,397 sh (-4.30%)
Ken Fisher 455,315 sh (-4.40%)
Mario Gabelli 14,703 sh (-4.49%)
Frank Sands 932,825 sh (-5.17%)
Mason Hawkins 967,780 sh (-6.77%)
Ruane Cunniff 441,683 sh (-7.92%)
Lee Ainslie 293,987 sh (-8.27%)
David Rolfe 47,538 sh (-10.64%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,204 sh (-14.63%)
Ken Heebner 57,000 sh (-14.93%)
Caxton Associates 11,500 sh (-17.86%)
Jana Partners 513,681 sh (-18.97%)
Andreas Halvorsen 841,255 sh (-20.36%)
RS Investment Management 20,100 sh (-27.86%)
Jim Simons 94,500 sh (-42.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 473,980 sh (-51.39%)
John Burbank 8,339 sh (-84.42%)
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Q3 2016

GOOG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Eric Mindich 79,300 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 283,877 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 6,674 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 111,491 sh (New)
George Soros 12,700 sh (New)
Spiros Segalas 832,116 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 61,259 sh (+12662.29%)
Jim Simons 263,485 sh (+178.82%)
John Burbank 18,723 sh (+124.52%)
Tom Gayner 49,031 sh (+46.23%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,071,217 sh (+27.34%)
Bill Nygren 651,000 sh (+24.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 586,360 sh (+23.71%)
Ken Heebner 69,200 sh (+21.40%)
Mason Hawkins 1,076,000 sh (+11.18%)
Pioneer Investments 860,145 sh (+1.95%)
Lee Ainslie 299,535 sh (+1.89%)
First Pacific Advisors 290,834 sh (+0.84%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 69,188 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 1,704 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Romick 220,277 sh (-0.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 439,163 sh (-0.57%)
Wallace Weitz 106,209 sh (-1.34%)
Dodge & Cox 3,116,627 sh (-2.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,413,345 sh (-3.03%)
Chris Davis 1,326,242 sh (-3.06%)
Ken Fisher 439,345 sh (-3.51%)
Murray Stahl 14,875 sh (-3.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,300 sh (-4.21%)
Steve Mandel 843,449 sh (-4.58%)
Charles de Vaulx 47,199 sh (-5.45%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 303,506 sh (-5.54%)
Frank Sands 875,704 sh (-6.12%)
Ron Baron 25,002 sh (-8.74%)
Tweedy Browne 127,131 sh (-9.15%)
First Eagle Investment 230,128 sh (-11.12%)
David Rolfe 41,296 sh (-13.13%)
Julian Robertson 33,598 sh (-14.07%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 18,491 sh (-16.11%)
David Winters 15,945 sh (-20.29%)
Wintergreen Fund 15,945 sh (-20.29%)
Alan Fournier 181,925 sh (-24.17%)
David Tepper 472,000 sh (-25.08%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,378 sh (-25.78%)
Mario Gabelli 8,564 sh (-41.75%)
Caxton Associates 5,000 sh (-56.52%)
Jana Partners 196,023 sh (-61.84%)
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Q4 2016

GOOG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Swensen 3,287 sh (New)
John Paulson 21,700 sh (New)
George Soros 20,200 sh (+59.06%)
Tom Russo 2,449 sh (+43.72%)
Mairs and Power 85,480 sh (+39.54%)
Julian Robertson 45,193 sh (+34.51%)
Tom Gayner 61,031 sh (+24.47%)
David Tepper 483,000 sh (+2.33%)
First Pacific Advisors 293,897 sh (+1.05%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,079,052 sh (+0.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,426,562 sh (+0.55%)
Steven Romick 220,881 sh (+0.27%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 69,188 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 229,761 sh (-0.16%)
Tweedy Browne 126,768 sh (-0.29%)
Ron Baron 24,920 sh (-0.33%)
Dodge & Cox 3,095,244 sh (-0.69%)
Chris Davis 1,287,375 sh (-2.93%)
Ruane Cunniff 424,132 sh (-3.42%)
Ken Fisher 422,156 sh (-3.91%)
Wallace Weitz 101,773 sh (-4.18%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 288,318 sh (-5.00%)
Mario Gabelli 8,078 sh (-5.67%)
Jeremy Grantham 550,832 sh (-6.06%)
Frank Sands 821,167 sh (-6.23%)
Pioneer Investments 794,017 sh (-7.69%)
David Winters 14,335 sh (-10.10%)
Lee Ainslie 269,121 sh (-10.15%)
Mason Hawkins 937,318 sh (-12.89%)
Caxton Associates 4,000 sh (-20.00%)
NWQ Managers 5,274 sh (-20.98%)
Murray Stahl 11,486 sh (-22.78%)
Steve Mandel 627,903 sh (-25.56%)
David Rolfe 29,838 sh (-27.75%)
Chase Coleman 190,500 sh (-32.89%)
Steven Cohen 70,600 sh (-36.68%)
Alan Fournier 64,675 sh (-64.45%)
Diamond Hill Capital 642 sh (-73.00%)
John Burbank 2,000 sh (-89.32%)
Spiros Segalas 829,383 sh (-0.33%)
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Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information    NAICS: 519130    SIC: 7375
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Alphabet Inc through its subsidiary Google Inc is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information & products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices & provides internet services.

Alphabet Inc was incorporated in California on September 4, 1998 and reincorporated in Delaware in August 2003 as Google Inc. The Company changed its name from Google Inc to Alphabet Inc on October 5, 2015; and created a new entity named Google Inc which became the wholly owned direct subsidiary of Alphabet Inc the new public holding company. The Company operates through subsidiaries including Google Inc which is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information. The Google Inc products include Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps and Ads. The Company's Search technologies sort through an ever-growing amount of information to deliver relevant and useful search results in response to user queries. It integrates features into its search service and offers specialized search services to help users tailor their searches. In addition, the Company provides its search technology for use within enterprises through the Google Search Appliance, on their public-facing sites with Google Site Search, and Google Commerce Search. The Company's Android a mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel, designed for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions. Google TV is a platform that enables the consumers the power to experience television and the Internet on a single screen with the ability to search and find the content one wants to watch. The Google TV platform is based on the Android operating system. The Company's YouTube product allows people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. Through Google Apps, which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Sites, among other features, the Company provides hosted, web-based applications that people can use on any device with a browser and an Internet connection. The Company also provides versions of its Google Maps Application Programming Interface (API) for businesses, as well as Google Earth Enterprise (a behind-the-company-firewall software solution for imagery and data visualization). Google AdWords is an auction-based advertising program that enables performance advertisers to place text-based and display ads on Google websites and Google Network Member's websites. Google AdSense refers to the online programs through which the Company distributes its advertisers' AdWords ads for display on Google Network Members' websites. Google's enterprise products provide Google technology for business settings. The Company also operates other business through its other subsidiaries including Calico an Anti-aging research & development company; Nest producing internet-connected home devices; Fiber providing high speed internet serv

Guru Investment Theses on Alphabet Inc

Mairs & Power Comments on Alphabet - Oct 31, 2016

One such stock is Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) the holding company parent of Google, the leader in on-line search engines. While the company is headquartered outside of the Upper Midwest where many of our investments are located, it is an example of a stock that fits our investment approach in most other ways. The company enjoys above average growth, maintains a durable competitive advantage globally and is attractively valued.





From Mairs & Power Growth Fund third quarter 2016 commentary.





This commentary includes forward-looking statements such as economic predictions and portfolio manager opinions. The statements are subject to change at any time based on market and other conditions. No pre-dictions, forecasts, outlooks, expectations or beliefs are guaranteed.



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Gabelli Funds Comments on Alphabet - Aug 04, 2016

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (3.4% of net assets as of June 30, 2016) (GOOG – $692.10 – NASDAQ, GOOGL – $703.53 – NASDAQ) is the parent company of Google, which is widely recognized as the world’s leading Internet search engine. Google’s stated mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google generates revenue by providing advertisers with the opportunity to deliver measurable, cost effective online advertising that is relevant to the information displayed on any given webpage. This makes the advertising useful to consumers as well as to the advertiser placing it. We believe this highly innovative and fast growing company is uniquely positioned to create new market opportunities while maintaining its lead in online search.





From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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GAMCO Investors Comments on Google Inc. - Dec 22, 2015

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)(2.8%) (GOOG – $608.42 – NASDAQ) is widely recognized as the world’s leading Internet search engine. Google’s stated mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google generates revenue by providing advertisers with the opportunity to deliver measurable, cost effective online advertising that is relevant to the information displayed on any given webpage. This makes the advertising useful to consumers as well as to the advertiser placing it. We believe this highly innovative and fast growing company is uniquely positioned to create new market opportunities while maintaining its lead in online search. Beginning October, 2015, Google will be known as Alphabet as part of a corporate restructuring.





From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Google Inc. - Nov 13, 2015

We think a phenomenon some investors refer to as “pattern recognition” is responsible for the strong performance of the shares of Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)(up 17%) in the third quarter. The company announced a change in the corporate structure and the creation of a “holdco,” appropriately named Alphabet, which would hold Google’s core search engine business and separate out its newer, less mature endeavors such as Google Fiber, Artificial Intelligence, Calico (Google’s foray into longevity), and others. Google veteran Sundar Pichai will become the CEO of Google, Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet, allowing Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to spend more time on Alphabet’s other businesses. We continue to believe that Google is one of the most innovative companies on Earth, with a powerful business model that benefits from the network effect, and the greatest collection of human talent in any one place in the world. Data is becoming increasingly more important and they own more data than any other company we know. We think the value of that data and its monetization opportunities will become more apparent over time.



From Baron Funds' Fifth Avenue Growth Fund 3rd quarter 2015 commentary.



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GAMCO Investors Comments on Google Inc. - Oct 19, 2015

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)(4.4%) (GOOG – $608.42 – NASDAQ, GOOGL – $638.37 – NASDAQ) is widely recognized as the world’s leading Internet search engine. Google’s stated mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google generates revenue by providing advertisers with the opportunity to deliver measurable, cost effective online advertising that is relevant to the information displayed on any given webpage. This makes the advertising useful to consumers as well as to the advertiser placing it. We believe this highly innovative and fast growing company is uniquely positioned to create new market opportunities while maintaining its lead in online search. Beginning October, 2015, Google will be known as Alphabet as part of a corporate restructuring.





From GAMCO's Growth Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Google Inc. - Aug 24, 2015

Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s shares declined 3.9% during the quarter for no particular reason, in our view. Investors seem to be getting concerned that search is becoming a mature business and perhaps is nearing saturation (at least the desktop part of it). While this is something we are paying close attention to, it is not central to our investment thesis on the company. We believe Google is probably the most innovative company we know, with the best business model and the greatest collection of talent in any one place in the world. Data is becoming increasingly more important and they own more than any other company we know. We think they will find ways to monetize that over time.





From Baron Funds' second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 30.52
GOOG's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.41 vs. GOOG: 30.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GOOG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.51  Med: 29.29 Max: 76.92
Current: 30.52
16.51
76.92
Forward PE Ratio 20.08
GOOG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.19 vs. GOOG: 20.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.52
GOOG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
52% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.67 vs. GOOG: 30.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
GOOG' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.52  Med: 28.57 Max: 76.76
Current: 30.52
16.52
76.76
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 27.08
GOOG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
54% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.62 vs. GOOG: 27.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.18  Med: 25.45 Max: 40.96
Current: 27.08
16.18
40.96
PB Ratio 4.21
GOOG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. GOOG: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GOOG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 4.09 Max: 12.68
Current: 4.21
2.85
12.68
PS Ratio 6.64
GOOG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. GOOG: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GOOG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 6.48 Max: 18.02
Current: 6.64
3.98
18.02
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.41
GOOG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 27.97 vs. GOOG: 23.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.5  Med: 26.68 Max: 99.04
Current: 23.41
14.5
99.04
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.76
GOOG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GOOG: 16.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.22  Med: 17.68 Max: 46.63
Current: 16.76
11.22
46.63
EV-to-EBIT 20.52
GOOG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.57 vs. GOOG: 20.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GOOG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 18.6 Max: 50.3
Current: 20.52
10.6
50.3
EV-to-EBITDA 16.42
GOOG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.43 vs. GOOG: 16.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GOOG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 16.2 Max: 44.1
Current: 16.42
9.1
44.1
PEG Ratio 2.22
GOOG's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. GOOG: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
GOOG' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1 Max: 3.4
Current: 2.22
0.21
3.4
Shiller PE Ratio 52.11
GOOG's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 49.82 vs. GOOG: 52.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GOOG' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.61  Med: 50.89 Max: 62.73
Current: 52.11
42.61
62.73
Current Ratio 6.29
GOOG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. GOOG: 6.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GOOG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 5.92 Max: 12.08
Current: 6.29
2.38
12.08
Quick Ratio 6.27
GOOG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. GOOG: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GOOG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 5.92 Max: 12.08
Current: 6.27
2.38
12.08
Days Inventory 2.74
GOOG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. GOOG: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GOOG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 3.94 Max: 5.74
Current: 2.74
0.48
5.74
Days Sales Outstanding 57.16
GOOG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 46.80 vs. GOOG: 57.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GOOG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.25  Med: 52.6 Max: 62.51
Current: 57.16
44.25
62.51
Days Payable 21.20
GOOG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
82% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 57.68 vs. GOOG: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GOOG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.54  Med: 19.06 Max: 42.76
Current: 21.2
7.54
42.76

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.00
GOOG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. GOOG: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GOOG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.4  Med: -1.55 Max: -0.9
Current: -1
-56.4
-0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 10.15
GOOG's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
50% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. GOOG: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.95  Med: 9.85 Max: 30.15
Current: 10.15
6.95
30.15
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 7.64
GOOG's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. GOOG: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 7.64 Max: 22.81
Current: 7.64
5.48
22.81
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.93
GOOG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. GOOG: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.26  Med: 5.31 Max: 19.27
Current: 4.93
4.26
19.27
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.77
GOOG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. GOOG: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.47
Current: 1.77
1.32
2.47
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.21
GOOG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
53% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. GOOG: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.03
GOOG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GOOG: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.05 Max: 3.02
Current: 1.03
0.69
3.02
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.88
GOOG's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. GOOG: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.21 Max: 3.34
Current: 2.88
0.87
3.34
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.58
GOOG's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. GOOG: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 2.63 Max: 10.64
Current: 2.58
1.98
10.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.93
GOOG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GOOG: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GOOG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 5.4 Max: 9.5
Current: 4.93
2
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 13.26
GOOG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. GOOG: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GOOG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.1  Med: 25.4 Max: 90.4
Current: 13.26
12.1
90.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $90,272
EPS (TTM) $ 27.86
Short Percentage of Float0.29%
52-Week Range $663.28 - 841.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)691.42

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 97,332 113,575 135,226
EPS ($) 41.84 48.76 54.11
EPS without NRI ($) 41.84 48.76 54.11
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
16.43%
Dividends per Share ($)
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