Google Pushes Forward on YouTube, Search and Google+ as Revenues Soar
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For the second quarter of 2012, Google reported revenue of $12.21 billion, up by 35 percent on a year-over-year basis. Net Income was reported at $2.79 billion, up from $2.51 billion in the first quarter of 2011. Earnings Per Share came in at $8.42 up from $7.68 a year ago.
Google's financial statements for the second quarter were bolstered by the inclusion of Motorola Mobility. Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in a deal that officially closed in May. Without the Motorola Mobility component, Google's stand alone revenue grew by 21 percent to $11 billion.
During the earnings call, Google also revealed some startling statistics about its YouTube video site. According to Nikesh Arora, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Google, YouTube users are uploading over 72 hours of video every minute to the video site. He noted that a new YouTube app for Android debuted during the quarter, which should further accelerate usage.
While YouTube is often thought of by end users as just a video sharing site for consuming videos, there are a lot of YouTube partners making a lot of money from YouTube videos now too.
"Thousands of partners are making six figures and we’re proud to work with major record labels in Hollywood studios on this platform," Arora said.