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What to look for when Google reports its quarterly earnings

Tracey Samuelson Feb 4, 2019
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Online ad revenue is likely to take center stage after competitor Facebook reported strong growth.
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Alphabet, the parent company of tech giant Google, will report earnings after the bell today. We’ll be looking to see what the company has to say about its regulatory issues, including a recent $57 million fine from French regulators for violating European privacy rules. But its ad revenues are likely to be a bigger story. They’ve grown by around 20 percent a year for nearly a decade. Facebook recently reported better-than-expected ad sales, so the market is expecting the same from Google.

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