Alphabet Earnings Disappoint. The Stock Is Dropping.

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Alphabet’s latest quarterly earnings came in below Wall Street’s expectations.


Alphabet shares dipped late Tuesday after the company missed first-quarter earnings expectations.

Google’s parent company reported net income of $16.4 billion, or $24.62 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet had forecast earnings of $25.75. Revenues of $68.01 billion were in line with expectations.

Alphabet (ticker: GOOGL) shares were down 4.8% immediately following the release. The company, along with

Microsoft, kicked off big-tech earnings season, which comes at a tumultuous time for the sector.

At its $2,373 close on Tuesday, Alphabet stock was down 18% year to date, and was up only 3.6% from where it was trading 12 months ago. Tech stocks, more broadly, have fared worse. The

Nasdaq Composite index has fallen 20% year to date, and 11% in the latest 12 months, as investors worry about the Federal Reserve’s efforts to combat inflation.

Netflix was the latest tech-stock blowup recently when it reported a drop in subscribers that sent shares tumbling.

Google’s services revenue totaled $61.47 billion—which includes advertising revenue of $54.66 billion and other revenue of $6.81 billion—while cloud revenue hit $5.82 billion.

“Q1 saw strong growth in Search and Cloud, in particular, which are both helping people and businesses as the digital transformation continues,” CEO Sundar Pichai said in the earnings release. “We’ll keep investing in great products and services, and creating opportunities for partners and local communities around the world.”

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