Google (GOOG) Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call

July 17, 2014 04:30 PM ET


Patrick Pichette – SVP and CFO

Nikesh Arora – SVP and Chief Business Officer

Jane Penner – Director, IR


Mark Mahaney – RBC Capital Markets

Eric Sheridan – UBS

Ben Schachter – Macquarie

Justin Post – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ross Sandler – Deutsche Bank

Carlos Kirjner – Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Anthony DiClemente – Nomura Securities

Mark May – Citigroup

Douglas Anmuth – JPMorgan

Peter Stabler – Wells Fargo Securities

Heather Bellini – Goldman Sachs & Co.

Youssef Squali – Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Richard Kramer – Arete Research

Colin Sebastian – Robert W. Baird & Co.


Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Google Inc. Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call. This call is being recorded. At this time, I’d like to turn the call over to Jane Penner, Director of IR. Please go ahead ma’am.

Jane Penner – Director, IR

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Google’s second quarter 2014 earnings conference call. With us are Patrick Pichette, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Nikesh Arora, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer.

Also as you know, we distribute our earnings release through our Investor Relations Web site located at So, please refer to our IR Web site for our earnings releases as well as the supplementary slides that accompany the call.

You can also visit our Google+ Investor Relations’ page for latest Company news and updates. Please check it out. This call is also being Webcast from A replay of the call will be available on our Web site later today.

Now, let me quickly cover the Safe Harbor. Some of the statements that we make today may be considered forward-looking including statements regarding Google’s future investments, our long term growth and innovation, the expected performance of our businesses and our expected level of capital expenditures. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.

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Please note these forward-looking statements reflect our opinions only as of the date of this presentation and we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward look statements in light of new information or future events. Please refer to our SEC filings for more detailed description of the risk factors that may affect our results.

Please note that certain financial measures that we use on this call such as operating income and operating margin are expressed on a non-GAAP basis and have been adjusted to exclude charges related to stock-based compensation and restructuring. We’ve also adjusted our net cash provided by operating activities to remove capital expenditures which we refer to as free cash flow. Our GAAP results and reconciliations of non-GAAP to GAAP measures can be found in our earnings press release.

With that, I will now turn the call over to Patrick.

Patrick Pichette – SVP and CFO

Thank you, Jane. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us for our second quarter 2014 earnings call. So I will dive right into the numbers. Nikesh is going to give you a business update and then we will open-up for Q&A. So let’s dive into the details of our financial performance for Q2.

Our gross total consolidated revenue grew a healthy 22% year-over-year to $16 billion and was up 3% quarter-over-quarter. Without currency fluctuations, our gross total consolidated revenue growth would in fact have been 21% year-over-year, still very healthy.

Our Google site revenue was up 23% year-over-year to $10.9 billion and was up 4% quarter-over-quarter driven by strength in our core search advertising business.

Our Network revenue was up 7% year-over-year at $3.4 billion and was up 1% quarter-over-quarter driven by year-over-year growth in our AdMob and Ad Exchange businesses.

Finally, Google other revenue grew 53% year-over-year to $1.6 billion and was up 3% quarter-over-quarter. Digital sales of apps and content in our Play Store drove the year-over-year growth.

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Our global aggregate paid click was strong this quarter, up 25% year-over-year and 2% quarter-over-quarter. Aggregate CPC were down 6% year-over-year, but flat quarter-over-quarter.

And without currency fluctuation, aggregate cost per click would have been down 7% year-over-year. So currency had a very minimal — and currency had no impact on quarter-over-quarter CPC growth.

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