Google parent Alphabet had a banner year, surpassing $200 billion in revenue for the first time. Alphabet boasted the top-performing Big Tech stock of 2021 as its shares soared by more than 65%, nearly three times the Nasdaq’s 22% gain. It also set aside a whopping $50 billion to buy back shares and announced a 20-for-1 stock split to encourage more investment. Alphabet’s stellar performance was boosted in part by its Google Cloud services, which registered a revenue increase of almost 50%. But while financials were booming, Alphabet faced many challenges on the HR front. Hundreds of workers opted to unionize, after which the company offered enhanced employee benefits including extended parental leave and vacation time; the company’s hybrid work plans also irked employees who had grown accustomed to working remotely. On the geopolitical front, Alphabet barred Russian media outlets from receiving ad revenue via its online platforms after Russia invaded Ukraine, and it transformed its Google offices in Poland into a safe haven for Ukrainian refugees.
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Company Information

As of 10/26/22
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Mountain View, Calif.
Industry
Internet Services and Retailing
CEO
Sundar Pichai
Company Type
Public
Ticker
GOOGL
Revenues ($M)
$270,334
Profits ($M)
$74,539
Market Value ($M)
$1,309,359
Employees
174,014
Revenue and net income for the four quarters ended on or before April 30, 2022. Market value as of Oct. 17, 2022.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions
% change
Revenues ($M)
$257,637
41.2%
Profits ($M)
$76,033
88.8%
Assets ($M)
$359,268
-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$251,635
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Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues
29.5%
Profits as % of Assets
21.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
30.2%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)
112
EPS % Change (from 2020)
91.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)
32.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)
22.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2021)
65.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)
29.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
24.5%

Alphabet Rank History

Historical Data

YearRevenues ($M)Profits ($M)Assets ($M)Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
2021$182,52712.8%$40,26917.3%$319,616$222,544
2020$161,85718.3%$34,34311.7%$275,909$201,442
2019$136,81923.4%$30,736142.7%$232,792$177,628
2018$110,85522.8%$12,662-35%$197,295$152,502
2017$90,27220.4%$19,47819.1%$167,497$139,036
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