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  • Previous Rank46
  • Revenues ($M)71,487
  • Revenue Percent Change17.9%
  • Profits ($M)14,444
  • Profits Percent Change11.8%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)377,542

Advertising continues to be the core driver for Google’s growth as the search giant adapts to a mobile world. Revenue from Google’s online and mobile ad business reached a whopping $15.5 billion in Q1 2015, up 11% from the previous year. With Google’s Android operating system now the most popular OS for mobile phones worldwide, the company’s mobile app store Google Play now reaches more than one billion people on these devices. Google has also paid out $7 billion over the last year to developers who distribute their apps in the store, rivaling competitor Apple. Continuing to develop its ambitious moon shots, Google recently debuted Project Loon as company’s global network of high-altitude balloons that connect people in rural and remote areas who have no Internet access. And the company’s self driving cars will be hitting the roads in Summer 2015.

Reorganized as a holding company with Google surviving as a direct, wholly owned subsidiary, Oct. 2, 2015.

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Company Info

CEO
Larry Page
Industry
Internet Services and Retailing
Sector
Technology
HQ Location
Mountain View, CA
Websitehttp://www.google.com
Years on List10

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)71,48717.9%
Profits ($M)14,44411.8%
Total Stockholder Equity104,500-
Employees53,600-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)377,542-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues20.2%
Profits as % of Assets11%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity13.8%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)21.02
EPS % Change (from 2013)10.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)15.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)39.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)-5.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)11.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)18.6%