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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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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 26.70
NAS:GOOGL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.95  Med: 25.26 Max: 763014.7
Current: 26.7
6.95
763014.7
Equity-to-Asset 0.77
NAS:GOOGL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 0.83 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.77
0.75
0.93
Debt-to-Equity 0.02
NAS:GOOGL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
93% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.1
Current: 0.02
0
0.1
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.10
NAS:GOOGL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
87% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.1
0.1
0.32
Interest Coverage 254.98
NAS:GOOGL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 241.39 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 254.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 162.75  Med: 201.17 Max: No Debt
Current: 254.98
162.75
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 11.02
Beneish M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
10.98%
28.43%
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 % 23.76
NAS:GOOGL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 23.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.76  Med: 28.9 Max: 35.4
Current: 23.76
23.76
35.4
Net Margin % 14.45
NAS:GOOGL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
73% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:GOOGL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.42  Med: 22.37 Max: 29.01
Current: 14.45
11.42
29.01
ROE % 11.70
NAS:GOOGL's ROE % is ranked higher than
56% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:GOOGL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.69  Med: 16.28 Max: 20.68
Current: 11.7
8.69
20.68
ROA % 9.14
NAS:GOOGL's ROA % is ranked higher than
66% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 9.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:GOOGL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.94  Med: 12.68 Max: 18.04
Current: 9.14
6.94
18.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 69.19
NAS:GOOGL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
59% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 34.22 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 69.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:GOOGL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.19  Med: 109.23 Max: 148.82
Current: 69.19
69.19
148.82
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 17.90
NAS:GOOGL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:GOOGL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16  Med: 23.2 Max: 193.3
Current: 17.9
16
193.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 14.40
NAS:GOOGL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. NAS:GOOGL: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:GOOGL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 19.3 Max: 115.1
Current: 14.4
0
115.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -3.20
NAS:GOOGL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. NAS:GOOGL: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:GOOGL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 25.6 Max: 231.9
Current: -3.2
0
231.9
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Q3 2017

GOOGL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

George Soros 3,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 5,600 sh (+202.70%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,475,225 sh (+116.21%)
Ruane Cunniff 650,980 sh (+44.86%)
Mairs and Power 922 sh (+38.02%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 231,850 sh (+32.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 37,345 sh (+29.23%)
Michael Price 2,000 sh (+17.65%)
Jeff Auxier 588 sh (+10.32%)
John Buckingham 392 sh (+6.81%)
Ken Fisher 1,064,338 sh (+4.19%)
Leon Cooperman 162,435 sh (+2.27%)
Diamond Hill Capital 474,258 sh (+1.76%)
Steven Romick 220,277 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,000 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 30,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 12,500 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 38,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 188,009 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 190 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 2,745 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 8,100 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,863 sh (-0.16%)
Tom Russo 2,097 sh (-0.24%)
Tweedy Browne 133,486 sh (-0.33%)
Pioneer Investments 585,159 sh (-0.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,337,524 sh (-1.09%)
Jim Simons 327,848 sh (-1.24%)
First Pacific Advisors 277,477 sh (-1.31%)
Charles de Vaulx 14,232 sh (-1.40%)
Larry Robbins 608,110 sh (-1.43%)
Murray Stahl 8,090 sh (-1.67%)
Jeremy Grantham 402,546 sh (-3.26%)
Chris Davis 715,768 sh (-4.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 141,130 sh (-5.30%)
Frank Sands 1,379,795 sh (-6.11%)
Mario Gabelli 5,498 sh (-8.72%)
David Rolfe 192,996 sh (-10.11%)
David Winters 10,686 sh (-10.42%)
Wintergreen Fund 10,686 sh (-10.42%)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (-17.86%)
NWQ Managers 43,575 sh (-18.72%)
Dodge & Cox 202,924 sh (-19.51%)
Steven Cohen 165,553 sh (-37.03%)
Daniel Loeb 315,000 sh (-45.22%)
Louis Moore Bacon 64,500 sh (-59.97%)
John Griffin 60,000 sh (-68.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,875 sh (-94.65%)
Spiros Segalas 666,946 sh (-10.62%)
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Q4 2017

GOOGL Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Ray Dalio 470 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 72,290 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 241,309 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 690,000 sh (+119.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 60,931 sh (+63.16%)
George Soros 4,600 sh (+53.33%)
Pioneer Investments 843,589 sh (+44.16%)
First Eagle Investment 248,124 sh (+31.97%)
Ruane Cunniff 841,250 sh (+29.23%)
Jeff Auxier 653 sh (+11.05%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 257,350 sh (+11.00%)
Louis Moore Bacon 71,300 sh (+10.54%)
Ken Fisher 1,105,876 sh (+3.90%)
Diamond Hill Capital 488,973 sh (+3.10%)
First Pacific Advisors 281,448 sh (+1.43%)
Mairs and Power 928 sh (+0.65%)
Murray Stahl 8,124 sh (+0.42%)
Steven Romick 220,277 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,000 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 30,000 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 38,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 12,500 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 2,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 2,745 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 162,435 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 60,000 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 190 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 14,232 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 666,946 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Winters Sold Out
Wintergreen Fund Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,850 sh (-0.34%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,327,241 sh (-0.44%)
Tom Russo 2,077 sh (-0.95%)
Tweedy Browne 131,877 sh (-1.21%)
Mario Gabelli 5,411 sh (-1.58%)
Chris Davis 701,479 sh (-2.00%)
Frank Sands 1,337,101 sh (-3.09%)
NWQ Managers 42,039 sh (-3.52%)
Dodge & Cox 193,494 sh (-4.65%)
John Buckingham 355 sh (-9.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 350,277 sh (-12.98%)
Larry Robbins 491,752 sh (-19.13%)
David Rolfe 146,857 sh (-23.91%)
Andreas Halvorsen 992,614 sh (-32.71%)
Caxton Associates 2,750 sh (-50.89%)
Jim Simons 112,148 sh (-65.79%)
Steven Cohen 1,800 sh (-98.91%)
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Q1 2018

GOOGL Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Bill Nygren 93,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 22,649 sh (+1158.28%)
Caxton Associates 21,200 sh (+670.91%)
George Soros 25,400 sh (+452.17%)
Michael Price 3,000 sh (+50.00%)
Mairs and Power 1,348 sh (+45.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 70,147 sh (+15.13%)
Glenn Greenberg 269,388 sh (+11.64%)
First Pacific Advisors 309,431 sh (+9.94%)
Steven Romick 241,202 sh (+9.50%)
Ruane Cunniff 896,486 sh (+6.57%)
Ken Fisher 1,173,658 sh (+6.13%)
Diamond Hill Capital 493,349 sh (+0.89%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 259,150 sh (+0.70%)
Andreas Halvorsen 993,640 sh (+0.10%)
Jerome Dodson 30,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 76,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 12,500 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 38,000 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 355 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 2,300 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 2,745 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 5,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 65,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 131,579 sh (-0.23%)
Mario Gabelli 5,398 sh (-0.24%)
Jeff Auxier 643 sh (-1.53%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,272,887 sh (-2.34%)
Charles de Vaulx 13,892 sh (-2.39%)
Ron Baron 3,724 sh (-3.27%)
Leon Cooperman 156,435 sh (-3.69%)
Chris Davis 675,232 sh (-3.74%)
NWQ Managers 40,117 sh (-4.57%)
Pioneer Investments 802,233 sh (-4.90%)
Frank Sands 1,255,101 sh (-6.13%)
Tom Russo 1,871 sh (-9.92%)
Murray Stahl 7,295 sh (-10.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 304,074 sh (-13.19%)
Wallace Weitz 160 sh (-15.79%)
Daniel Loeb 575,000 sh (-16.67%)
Larry Robbins 401,728 sh (-18.31%)
Dodge & Cox 153,249 sh (-20.80%)
First Eagle Investment 182,211 sh (-26.56%)
David Rolfe 107,152 sh (-27.04%)
Spiros Segalas 626,672 sh (-6.04%)
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Q2 2018

GOOGL Guru Trades in Q2 2018

David Abrams 124,117 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 47,500 sh (New)
Jana Partners 44,438 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,805 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 5,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 281,589 sh (+1143.27%)
Jeff Auxier 2,633 sh (+309.49%)
Caxton Associates 28,600 sh (+34.91%)
Mario Cibelli 2,900 sh (+26.09%)
Glenn Greenberg 307,422 sh (+14.12%)
Frank Sands 1,358,490 sh (+8.24%)
Pioneer Investments 845,109 sh (+5.34%)
Ken Fisher 1,230,319 sh (+4.83%)
John Buckingham 371 sh (+4.51%)
Mairs and Power 1,378 sh (+2.23%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,291,037 sh (+0.80%)
Ron Baron 3,730 sh (+0.16%)
Steven Romick 241,202 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 30,000 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 38,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 12,500 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 1,871 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 3,000 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 1,500 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 2,745 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 274,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 93,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 13,892 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 181,864 sh (-0.19%)
Murray Stahl 7,250 sh (-0.62%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 75,488 sh (-0.67%)
Leon Cooperman 154,725 sh (-1.09%)
First Pacific Advisors 305,185 sh (-1.37%)
Tweedy Browne 129,608 sh (-1.50%)
Chris Davis 660,755 sh (-2.14%)
Dodge & Cox 145,589 sh (-5.00%)
Ruane Cunniff 830,485 sh (-7.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 450,433 sh (-8.70%)
Mario Gabelli 4,838 sh (-10.37%)
David Rolfe 95,740 sh (-10.65%)
NWQ Managers 34,443 sh (-14.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 254,078 sh (-16.44%)
Larry Robbins 330,101 sh (-17.83%)
Wallace Weitz 126 sh (-21.25%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 170,400 sh (-34.25%)
Andreas Halvorsen 612,317 sh (-38.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 42,755 sh (-39.05%)
George Soros 12,400 sh (-51.18%)
Spiros Segalas 584,833 sh (-6.68%)
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information    NAICS: 519130    SIC: 7375
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Headquarter Location:USA
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

Jerome Dodson Comments on Alphabet - Feb 13, 2018

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the parent of Google, added 86 basis points to the Fund’s return, as its stock increased 32.9% from $792.45 to $1,053.40. The stock marched higher throughout the year, as revenue growth exceeded 20%. Mobile search, YouTube and digital advertising were the main growth drivers.

From Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth-quarter 2017 Parnassus Fund shareholder letter.

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Longleaf Partners Comments on Alphabet - Jan 22, 2018

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (+36%,+2.23%,+10%,+0.56%), the diversified internet company with strong positions worldwide in search (Google), video (YouTube), mobile (Android), and more, was among the largest Fund contributors for the fourth quarter and the year. As the discount to intrinsic worth closed, we trimmed, although the Fund maintained a full position because of the company’s strong value growth. Revenues in the U.S. and Europe grew in excess of 20% and over 30% around the rest of the world as the search moat widened. Google still has significant opportunities to expand its share of advertisers’ total spend beyond its current level. The company made significant progress towards monetizing the fifth of the world’s population who watch YouTube every month by improving advertising interactions and separating brands from the site’s worst content after a minor scandal. Despite the stock’s outperformance during our almost three years of ownership, frightening “FAANG” (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) hype and frothy IT valuations, Alphabet still sells below our conservative appraisal, which does not give credit for significant additional upside. Transformative work in 2017 could become future sources of value, including Artificial Intelligence applications for Photos and Cloud, Waymo autonomous cars, world-leading map software, emerging-market Android mobile penetration, and Verily Life Sciences’ global partnerships and expansion.



From Longleaf Partners' 2017 shareholder letter.



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David Rolfe Comments on Alphabet - Oct 16, 2017

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been in portfolios continuously since 2007, as the Company has invested in and developed more than a half-dozen digital content platforms, each with over 1 billion monthly users, to form the backbone of what is now the largest advertising franchise in the world. The Company continues to extend its lead, evidenced in its over 20% constant currency revenue growth for the June quarter, while generating 15% adjusted operating income growth. While traffic acquisition costs (TAC) to Google properties rose during the past few quarters, historically the Company has not managed margin trends as closely as they have revenue growth, and we would expect TAC growth to moderate over the next several quarters.

Alphabet continues to carry one of the strongest balance sheets in Corporate America, with nearly $100 billion in net cash and investments, a byproduct of the Company’s attractive profitability profile, which is on pace to generate $25 billion per year in free cash flow, along with a de minimis payout ratio. We do not think Alphabet needs this level of cash on its balance sheet to sustain its growth or value proposition, and we would expect the Company to eventually begin returning it to shareholders. We think this should benefit existing shareholders, as a new class of income-oriented investors is brought into the ownership fold.

We continue to hold Alphabet at a roughly weighted 6% in portfolios, roughly in-line with where it’s been for the past several years though, admittedly, below the 7% to 8% weightings of 2012, which saw the stock trade close to just 10X forward earnings on business model fears. Though Alphabet’s multiple has expanded quite a bit since those fearful days, it still remains attractive, particularly given its financial strength and continued high-teens revenue and profitability growth.



From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners 3rd quarter shareholder letter.

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Longleaf Partners Comments on Alphabet - Jul 18, 2017

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), (+10%; +0.74%), the diversified internet company with strong positions worldwide in search (Google), video (YouTube), mobile (Android) and more, was another contributor in the quarter. Revenue growth accelerated, and margins were better than expected. The company bought back shares and continued to simplify its Other Bets segment while growing its lead in driverless cars. The $2.7 billion European Union (EU) fine levied at the end of the quarter was a negative, but it remains to be seen exactly how the EU ruling will play out. Alphabet has been one of Southeastern’s best value-growers in recent years. While we trimmed the position slightly, we believe that the company’s core business growth will continue, YouTube and Other Bets offer additional harder-to-quantify upside, and the strong balance sheet with substantial cash provides attractive downside mitigation.



From Longleaf Partners Fund second quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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GoodHaven Funds Comments on Alphabet - Jan 27, 2017

While hardly unknown, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) continues to grow at a rapid rate for such a large company. Alphabet’s scale is staggering, with at least five applications used regularly by more than a billion people and the largest digital ad platform in the world. It also owns YouTube, which as a standalone business would be larger than most television networks, and Android, the most widely used operating system on smartphones and increasingly on other devices.

On an annual basis, the company is expected to generate close to $40 per share in earnings, despite still losing about $4 per share after-tax in its corporate venture capital investments. The stock is no longer cheap, but neither is it overpriced given its valuation, prospects for growth, and generation of free cash flow. Recently, for the first time, the company approved a significant share repurchase. With nearly $120 per share in cash and almost no debt, the company is in a unique position to be able to spend heavily to improve its business and benefit its shareholders at the same time. Its biggest threat would appear to be regulation rather than direct competition.





From Larry Pitkowski's GoodHaven Fund 2016 annual letter.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 40.24
GOOGL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 33.49 vs. GOOGL: 40.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GOOGL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.51  Med: 28.46 Max: 66.23
Current: 40.24
16.51
66.23
Forward PE Ratio 22.42
GOOGL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.77 vs. GOOGL: 22.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 40.24
GOOGL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
75% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 34.11 vs. GOOGL: 40.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
GOOGL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.51  Med: 28.25 Max: 66.23
Current: 40.24
16.51
66.23
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 27.67
GOOGL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
63% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.62 vs. GOOGL: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.66  Med: 31.47 Max: 49.46
Current: 27.67
16.66
49.46
PB Ratio 4.37
GOOGL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. GOOGL: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GOOGL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 4.09 Max: 9.87
Current: 4.37
2.85
9.87
PS Ratio 5.87
GOOGL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. GOOGL: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GOOGL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 6.34 Max: 13.63
Current: 5.87
3.99
13.63
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.80
GOOGL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
62% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.75 vs. GOOGL: 35.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.97  Med: 30.02 Max: 2824.78
Current: 35.8
14.97
2824.78
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.88
GOOGL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. GOOGL: 16.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.23  Med: 17.37 Max: 39.16
Current: 16.88
11.23
39.16
EV-to-EBIT 19.35
GOOGL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.83 vs. GOOGL: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GOOGL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 18.6 Max: 40.9
Current: 19.35
10.6
40.9
EV-to-EBITDA 15.39
GOOGL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. GOOGL: 15.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GOOGL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 14.9 Max: 34.5
Current: 15.39
9.1
34.5
EV-to-Revenue 4.91
GOOGL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
72% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. GOOGL: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
GOOGL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 5.5 Max: 12.8
Current: 4.91
3.3
12.8
PEG Ratio 3.05
GOOGL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. GOOGL: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
GOOGL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.29 Max: 5.31
Current: 3.05
0.21
5.31
Shiller PE Ratio 51.35
GOOGL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 35.63 vs. GOOGL: 51.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GOOGL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.79  Med: 51.58 Max: 65.83
Current: 51.35
41.79
65.83
Current Ratio 4.14
GOOGL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. GOOGL: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GOOGL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 5.96 Max: 14.97
Current: 4.14
3.5
14.97
Quick Ratio 4.10
GOOGL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. GOOGL: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GOOGL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 5.96 Max: 14.97
Current: 4.1
3.5
14.97
Days Inventory 5.30
GOOGL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. GOOGL: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GOOGL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 4.01 Max: 5.74
Current: 5.3
0.48
5.74
Days Sales Outstanding 50.30
GOOGL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.08 vs. GOOGL: 50.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GOOGL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.25  Med: 54.59 Max: 62.51
Current: 50.3
44.25
62.51
Days Payable 24.74
GOOGL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 56.49 vs. GOOGL: 24.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GOOGL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.54  Med: 22.79 Max: 42.76
Current: 24.74
7.54
42.76

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
GOOGL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. GOOGL: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GOOGL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.4  Med: -1.5 Max: -0.7
Current: -0.7
-56.4
-0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 13.57
GOOGL's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
53% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. GOOGL: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.89  Med: 10.17 Max: 34.16
Current: 13.57
5.89
34.16
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 9.51
GOOGL's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. GOOGL: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.66  Med: 7.61 Max: 26.43
Current: 9.51
4.66
26.43
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.96
GOOGL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. GOOGL: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 5.15 Max: 21.98
Current: 4.96
3.6
21.98
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.08
GOOGL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. GOOGL: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.97 Max: 3.63
Current: 2.08
1.33
3.63
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.13
GOOGL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
94% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. GOOGL: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.06
Current: 2.13
0.93
2.06
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.93
GOOGL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. GOOGL: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.12
Current: 0.93
0.7
3.12
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.80
GOOGL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. GOOGL: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.28 Max: 4.71
Current: 2.8
0.7
4.71
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.98
GOOGL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. GOOGL: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
GOOGL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.59 Max: 10.64
Current: 2.98
1.68
10.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.17
GOOGL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. GOOGL: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GOOGL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 5.4 Max: 9.5
Current: 5.17
2.4
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.77
GOOGL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. GOOGL: 16.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GOOGL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.4  Med: 21.5 Max: 23.8
Current: 16.77
14.4
23.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $129,866.00
EPS (TTM) $ 26.55
Beta1.32
Volatility22.76%
52-Week Range $984.00 - 1291.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)695.47

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 120,208 143,524 163,495 215,152
EBIT (Mil $) 27,850 36,891 43,049
EBITDA (Mil $) 41,512 51,492 58,300
EPS ($) 41.50 46.36 53.12 59.14
EPS without NRI ($) 41.50 46.36 53.12 59.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
20.56%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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