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Google’s Parent Company Alphabet Wins The Title For ‘World’s Most Valuable Company’ Leaving Behind Apple in Net Asset Value

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February 4
7:00 AM 2016

Google has disclosed quarterly profit forecast and earning details for the fourth quarter (Q4) of the last year, on Monday. Financials on the Q4 suggest, Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. has surpassed Apple as the most valuable company around the globe.

The search engine provider has made a profit of $4.9billion (£3.4billion) during the Q4 compared to $4.7 billion a year ago. With this earning, Alphabet is now worth around $568 billion, compared to Apple's $535 billion, reports BBC.

This is for the first time; Google has disclosed the profitability of its search engine and other online businesses. At the same time, the Mountain Viewer has represented a scenario of spending on ambitious technology projects such as self-driving cars, reports Reuters.

Google's lavish self driving car project has spent $3.6 billion despite earning a little in return. But Google's advertising business has propelled the company to a strong last quarter of 2015, outpacing expectations and sending the stock up in after-hours trading, reports The New York Times.

On an annual basis, Alphabet has made $16.3 billion while spending $3.6 billion in other bets business during the period. However, Google's operating income has risen to $23.4 billion due to the surge in earning from online advertisements.

Alphabet's consolidated revenue has jumped 17.8% to $21.33 billion in the Q4: 2015, from $18.10 billion a year earlier. Analysts have expected $20.77 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Mobile phone has been acknowledged as a big head wind for Google since last two to three years. But mobile ads are becoming closer in value to the desktop ads, now a day, due to the fact that mobile takes over for more searches.

Apple has been punished by the Wall Street for not sharing enough ideas on the future during the last week. On the contrary, Alphabet has been rewarded for sharing information on earnings, spending for ambitious technology projects and forecasts. Its share prices have been reportedly rose up to 9% during the extended hour trading on Monday.

Click on ads has been increased 31% across the entire internet compared to the previous year whereas, for Google- owned sites, the increase is 40%. Since the technology baton has been passed to Alphabet, some analysts support Alphabet's claim of the 'most valuable company' title.

Non-disclosure of financials or sharing future business plan has become a trend in tech industries. Breaking the trend, Google for the first time has disclosed earning and spending scenario for the year 2015 on Monday. This unusual move by Google has helped rising its share value up to 9% during the extended hour trading.

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