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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 23.95
GOOG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. GOOG: 23.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GOOG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.95  Med: 23.48 Max: 763014.7
Current: 23.95
6.95
763014.7
Equity-to-Asset 0.83
GOOG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 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: 0.75  Med: 0.83 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.83
0.75
0.93
Debt-to-Equity 0.03
GOOG's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
91% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. GOOG: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
GOOG' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.1
Current: 0.03
0
0.1
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.13
GOOG's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. GOOG: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
GOOG' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.13
0.13
0.32
Interest Coverage 213.94
GOOG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 153.06 vs. GOOG: 213.94 )
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: 213.94
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 16.25
Beneish M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
8.02%
33.21%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 23.27
GOOG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. GOOG: 23.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GOOG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.27  Med: 30.24 Max: 35.4
Current: 23.27
23.27
35.4
Net Margin % 19.49
GOOG's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
83% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. GOOG: 19.49 )
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: 19.49
19.39
29.01
ROE % 13.93
GOOG's ROE % is ranked higher than
71% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. GOOG: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GOOG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.93  Med: 16.57 Max: 21.16
Current: 13.93
13.93
21.16
ROA % 11.61
GOOG's ROA % is ranked higher than
79% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. GOOG: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GOOG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.61  Med: 13.86 Max: 19.19
Current: 11.61
11.61
19.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 68.28
GOOG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 35.65 vs. GOOG: 68.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GOOG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 68.28  Med: 113.43 Max: 148.01
Current: 68.28
68.28
148.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.40
GOOG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 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
56% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 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
52% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 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

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%)
Bill Nygren 651,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 69,188 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jana Partners 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 3,093,341 sh (-0.75%)
Chris Davis 1,287,375 sh (-2.93%)
Charles de Vaulx 45,665 sh (-3.25%)
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%)
Wintergreen Fund 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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Q1 2017

GOOG Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Robert Olstein 8,500 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 11,866 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 2,125 sh (New)
John Burbank 55,469 sh (+2673.45%)
Caxton Associates 12,000 sh (+200.00%)
Lee Ainslie 367,842 sh (+36.68%)
Mairs and Power 107,819 sh (+26.13%)
Tom Gayner 74,031 sh (+21.30%)
Dodge & Cox 3,237,600 sh (+4.66%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,487,579 sh (+2.51%)
Tom Russo 2,500 sh (+2.08%)
Pioneer Investments 809,359 sh (+1.93%)
Ron Baron 25,336 sh (+1.67%)
First Eagle Investment 232,862 sh (+1.35%)
Spiros Segalas 874,948 sh (+5.49%)
Bill Nygren 651,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 11,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 220,881 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 45,665 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
David Swensen Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 126,745 sh (-0.02%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,075,035 sh (-0.37%)
Mason Hawkins 932,057 sh (-0.56%)
Frank Sands 812,084 sh (-1.11%)
First Pacific Advisors 289,474 sh (-1.50%)
David Tepper 475,000 sh (-1.66%)
Diamond Hill Capital 627 sh (-2.34%)
Chris Davis 1,250,676 sh (-2.85%)
Ken Fisher 407,213 sh (-3.54%)
Mohnish Pabrai 66,228 sh (-4.28%)
Mario Gabelli 7,723 sh (-4.39%)
Ruane Cunniff 403,179 sh (-4.94%)
Wallace Weitz 96,549 sh (-5.13%)
Jeremy Grantham 520,085 sh (-5.58%)
David Winters 13,466 sh (-6.06%)
Wintergreen Fund 13,466 sh (-6.06%)
Julian Robertson 39,343 sh (-12.94%)
David Rolfe 25,475 sh (-14.62%)
Murray Stahl 9,255 sh (-19.42%)
Chase Coleman 122,700 sh (-35.59%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 180,874 sh (-37.27%)
John Paulson 11,200 sh (-48.39%)
Steven Cohen 14,300 sh (-79.75%)
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Q2 2017

GOOG Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Richard Snow 3,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,823 sh (New)
John Buckingham 391 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 138,900 sh (+871.33%)
Robert Olstein 21,000 sh (+147.06%)
Zeke Ashton 2,800 sh (+31.76%)
David Tepper 585,000 sh (+23.16%)
Tom Gayner 87,031 sh (+17.56%)
Caxton Associates 14,000 sh (+16.67%)
Mairs and Power 121,034 sh (+12.26%)
Ruane Cunniff 442,342 sh (+9.71%)
Ron Baron 26,077 sh (+2.92%)
First Pacific Advisors 293,669 sh (+1.45%)
Charles Brandes 11,995 sh (+1.09%)
First Eagle Investment 234,493 sh (+0.70%)
Dodge & Cox 3,259,488 sh (+0.68%)
Steven Romick 220,881 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 83,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 66,228 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 651,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 45,665 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 126,580 sh (-0.13%)
Mario Gabelli 7,710 sh (-0.17%)
Wallace Weitz 96,059 sh (-0.51%)
Jeremy Grantham 514,091 sh (-1.15%)
Tom Russo 2,470 sh (-1.20%)
Chris Davis 1,190,795 sh (-4.79%)
Frank Sands 764,946 sh (-5.80%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,337,540 sh (-6.03%)
Pioneer Investments 757,081 sh (-6.46%)
Murray Stahl 8,621 sh (-6.85%)
David Winters 12,220 sh (-9.25%)
Wintergreen Fund 12,220 sh (-9.25%)
David Rolfe 22,793 sh (-10.53%)
Lee Ainslie 327,448 sh (-10.98%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 153,227 sh (-15.29%)
Mason Hawkins 767,309 sh (-17.68%)
Diamond Hill Capital 501 sh (-20.10%)
Julian Robertson 29,933 sh (-23.92%)
Ken Fisher 249,232 sh (-38.80%)
John Burbank 26,282 sh (-52.62%)
John Paulson 4,000 sh (-64.29%)
Chase Coleman 35,715 sh (-70.89%)
Spiros Segalas 761,922 sh (-12.92%)
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Q3 2017

GOOG Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Steven Romick 220,881 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,208 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 477 sh (-4.79%)
Spiros Segalas 680,098 sh (-10.74%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GOOG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Dodge & Cox 2017-06-30 Add 0.68%0.02%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%3,259,488
Chris Davis 2017-06-30 Reduce -4.79%0.21%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%1,190,795
Mason Hawkins 2017-06-30 Reduce -17.68%1.39%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%767,309
David Tepper 2017-06-30 Add 23.16%1.48%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%585,000
Ruane Cunniff 2017-06-30 Add 9.71%0.33%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%442,342
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -38.80%0.22%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%249,232
First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Add 0.70%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%234,493
Tweedy Browne 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.13%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%126,580
Wallace Weitz 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.51%0.02%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%96,059
Tom Gayner 2017-06-30 Add 17.56%0.25%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%87,031
Julian Robertson 2017-06-30 Reduce -23.92%1.47%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%29,933
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Add 2.92%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%26,077
Robert Olstein 2017-06-30 Add 147.06%1.44%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%21,000
David Winters 2017-06-30 Reduce -9.25%0.38%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%12,220
Charles Brandes 2017-06-30 Add 1.09%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%11,995
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.17%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%7,710
John Paulson 2017-06-30 Reduce -64.29%0.08%$823.35 - $983.68 $ 984.848%4,000
Dodge & Cox 2017-03-31 Add 4.66%0.1%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%3,237,600
Chris Davis 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.85%0.12%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%1,250,676
Mason Hawkins 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.56%0.04%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%932,057
David Tepper 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.66%0.11%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%475,000
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Reduce -3.54%0.02%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%407,213
Ruane Cunniff 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.94%0.15%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%403,179
First Eagle Investment 2017-03-31 Add 1.35%0.01%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%232,862
Tweedy Browne 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.02%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%126,745
Wallace Weitz 2017-03-31 Reduce -5.13%0.16%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%96,549
Tom Gayner 2017-03-31 Add 21.30%0.24%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%74,031
Mohnish Pabrai 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.28%0.66%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%66,228
Julian Robertson 2017-03-31 Reduce -12.94%0.82%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%39,343
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 Add 1.67%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%25,336
David Winters 2017-03-31 Reduce -6.06%0.25%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%13,466
Charles Brandes 2017-03-31 New Buy0.16%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%11,866
John Paulson 2017-03-31 Reduce -48.39%0.1%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%11,200
Robert Olstein 2017-03-31 New Buy0.9%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%8,500
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.39%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%7,723
David Swensen 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.43%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%0
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%0
George Soros 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.51%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%0
Steve Mandel 2017-03-31 Sold Out 2.53%$786.14 - $852.12 $ 984.8420%0
Dodge & Cox 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.75%0.02%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%3,093,341
Chris Davis 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.93%0.13%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%1,287,375
Mason Hawkins 2016-12-31 Reduce -12.89%1.03%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%937,318
Steve Mandel 2016-12-31 Reduce -25.56%0.75%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%627,903
David Tepper 2016-12-31 Add 2.33%0.15%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%483,000
Ruane Cunniff 2016-12-31 Reduce -3.42%0.11%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%424,132
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Reduce -3.91%0.02%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%422,156
First Eagle Investment 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.16%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%229,761
Tweedy Browne 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.29%0.01%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%126,768
Wallace Weitz 2016-12-31 Reduce -4.18%0.13%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%101,773
Tom Gayner 2016-12-31 Add 24.47%0.22%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%61,031
Julian Robertson 2016-12-31 Add 34.51%1.62%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%45,193
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.33%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%24,920
John Paulson 2016-12-31 New Buy0.21%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%21,700
George Soros 2016-12-31 Add 59.06%0.19%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%20,200
David Winters 2016-12-31 Reduce -10.10%0.49%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%14,335
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.67%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%8,078
NWQ Managers 2016-12-31 Reduce -20.98%0.02%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%5,274
David Swensen 2016-12-31 New Buy0.43%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%3,287
Ken Heebner 2016-12-31 Sold Out 2.54%$736.08 - $813.11 $ 984.8426%0
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Alphabet Inc is a provider of internet content products and portals. Its suite of brands includes Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads.

Alphabet is a holding company with Google, the Internet media giant, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Google generates 99% of Alphabet revenue, of which more than 85% is from online ads. Google's other revenue is from sales of apps and content on Google Play, YouTube Red and cloud service fees, and other licensing revenue. Alphabet's moonshot investments are in its other bets segment, where it bets on smart homes (Nest), technology to enhance health (Verily), faster Internet access to homes (Google Fiber), self-driving cars (Waymo), and more.

Guru Investment Theses on Alphabet Inc

Mairs & Power Comments on Alphabet - Mar 16, 2017

Given the relatively small number of technology companies in our region, it is one sector for which we look at a broader geographic area to find exposure in the sector. One new name we added in the technology sector in 2016 is Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG), the holding company parent of Google, the leader in on-line search. 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's Growth Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 36.43
GOOG's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.77 vs. GOOG: 36.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GOOG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.51  Med: 29.06 Max: 55.6
Current: 36.43
16.51
55.6
Forward PE Ratio 23.98
GOOG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. GOOG: 23.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 36.43
GOOG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
55% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.67 vs. GOOG: 36.43 )
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: 28.5 Max: 55.62
Current: 36.43
16.52
55.62
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 36.66
GOOG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
66% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. GOOG: 36.66 )
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: 25.99 Max: 40.96
Current: 36.66
16.18
40.96
PB Ratio 4.70
GOOG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. GOOG: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GOOG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 4.08 Max: 10.58
Current: 4.7
2.85
10.58
PS Ratio 7.41
GOOG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. GOOG: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GOOG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 6.53 Max: 14.97
Current: 7.41
3.99
14.97
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.17
GOOG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. GOOG: 29.17 )
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: 14.52  Med: 25.25 Max: 93.16
Current: 29.17
14.52
93.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.31
GOOG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
54% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.92 vs. GOOG: 20.31 )
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: 11.23  Med: 17.7 Max: 44.92
Current: 20.31
11.23
44.92
EV-to-EBIT 24.71
GOOG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. GOOG: 24.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GOOG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 18.5 Max: 47.1
Current: 24.71
10.6
47.1
EV-to-EBITDA 19.53
GOOG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. GOOG: 19.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GOOG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 14.9 Max: 39.5
Current: 19.53
9.1
39.5
EV-to-Revenue 6.03
GOOG's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
73% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. GOOG: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
GOOG' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 5.6 Max: 14.2
Current: 6.03
3.3
14.2
PEG Ratio 2.68
GOOG's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. GOOG: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
GOOG' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.26 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.68
0.21
3.22
Shiller PE Ratio 57.27
GOOG's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 43.70 vs. GOOG: 57.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GOOG' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.61  Med: 51.68 Max: 62.73
Current: 57.27
42.61
62.73
Current Ratio 6.01
GOOG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. GOOG: 6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GOOG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 6.12 Max: 14.97
Current: 6.01
3.5
14.97
Quick Ratio 5.99
GOOG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. GOOG: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GOOG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 6.12 Max: 14.97
Current: 5.99
3.5
14.97
Days Inventory 2.78
GOOG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. GOOG: 2.78 )
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: 2.78
0.48
5.74
Days Sales Outstanding 51.48
GOOG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 45.38 vs. GOOG: 51.48 )
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: 51.48
44.25
62.51
Days Payable 22.97
GOOG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 55.82 vs. GOOG: 22.97 )
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: 22.97
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
62% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 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 10.81
GOOG's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. GOOG: 10.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.89  Med: 9.84 Max: 34.16
Current: 10.81
5.89
34.16
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 8.48
GOOG's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. GOOG: 8.48 )
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: 4.66  Med: 7.28 Max: 26.43
Current: 8.48
4.66
26.43
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.41
GOOG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. GOOG: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 5.02 Max: 21.98
Current: 5.41
3.6
21.98
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.10
GOOG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. GOOG: 2.10 )
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: 1.21  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.68
Current: 2.1
1.21
2.68
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.44
GOOG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
59% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. GOOG: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.2
Current: 1.44
0.93
1.2
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.14
GOOG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. GOOG: 1.14 )
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: 0.68  Med: 1 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.14
0.68
3.03
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.20
GOOG's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. GOOG: 3.20 )
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: 0.7  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.22
Current: 3.2
0.7
3.22
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.96
GOOG's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. GOOG: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
GOOG' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.55 Max: 10.57
Current: 2.96
1.68
10.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.04
GOOG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. GOOG: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GOOG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 5.4 Max: 9.5
Current: 4.04
2.1
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 13.72
GOOG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. GOOG: 13.72 )
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: 13.7  Med: 23.9 Max: 90.4
Current: 13.72
13.7
90.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $99,275.00
EPS (TTM) $ 27.58
Beta0.99
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $727.54 - 997.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)692.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 97,435 116,143 136,556 163,366
EPS ($) 34.82 43.21 46.35 54.26
EPS without NRI ($) 34.82 43.21 46.35 54.26
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
18.83%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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