Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) : Q315 Earnings Preview

All eyes will be on Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) after today’s close. Wall Street analysts are on average expecting the search giant to post $18.54 billion in sales during the quarter. This would show a 4.75% increase from the Q215 revenue of $17.7 billion and an increase of 12.23% from the same period in Q314. EPS in Q315 are expected to come in at $7.21, a growth rate of 13.54% from $6.35 per share a year earlier.

As a quick reminder, Google reported Q215 EPS of $6.99, $0.28 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs increased 39.37% on  a year-over-year basis to $17.7 billion vs. the $17.79 billion consensus.

Fundamentally, GOOG shows the following financial data:

  • $67.72 billion in cash in most recent quarter
  • $131.13 billion t-12 total assets
  • $104.5 billion total equity
  • $69.61 billion t-12 revenue
  • $13.93 billion annual net income
  • $11.42 billion free cash flow

On valuation measures, Alphabet Inc. shares have a trailing-12 price/sales ratio of 6.40 and a price/book for the same period of 3.99. EPS is $19.89. The name has a market cap of $455.94 billion and a median Wall Street price target of $777.50 with a high target of $840.

In terms of share statistics, Alphabet has a total of 342.63 million shares outstanding with 0.19% held by insiders and 31.90% held by institutions. The stock’s total number of shares sold short currently stands at more than 5 million.

Shares of Mountain View, California-based company are up 22.04% year-over-year and 22.08% year-to-date.

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