Alphabet reports 20% higher revenue, announces $7 billion buyback program
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 27, 2016 – Alphabet Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.
“We had a great third quarter, with 20% revenue growth year on year, and 23% on a constant currency basis. Mobile search and video are powering our core advertising business and we’re excited about the progress of newer businesses in Google and Other Bets,” said Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet.
Q3 2016 financial highlights
The following summarizes our consolidated financial results for the quarters ended September 30, 2015 and 2016 (in millions, except for per share information; unaudited):
Operating income, operating margin, net income, and diluted earnings per share (EPS) are reported on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin exclude stock-based compensation (SBC) expense. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS exclude SBC expense, net of the SBC related tax benefits. These non-GAAP measures, free cash flow (an alternative non-GAAP measure of liquidity), and non-GAAP constant currency revenues and growth are described and reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release.
In October 2016, the board of directors of Alphabet authorized the company to repurchase up to $7,019,340,976.83 of its Class C capital stock. The repurchase is expected to be executed from time to time, subject to general business and market conditions and other investment opportunities, through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions, including through Rule 10b5-1 plans.