Recent earnings reports from Alphabet for the fourth quarter and the entire fiscal year of 2022 showed $76 billion in sales for the fourth quarter and $283 billion overall.
Compared to the same quarter in 2021, Q4 revenue increased by just 1%, but fiscal year revenue increased by 10%. However, the company’s net income for the fourth quarter of 2022, which was $13.6 billion, was down 33% from the fourth quarter of 2021, and its annual net income fell 21% from $76 billion in 2021 to $60 billion in 2022.
Google is on a crucial journey to re-engineer our cost structure in a durable way and to develop financially viable lively, growing businesses, according to firm CEO Sundar Pichai’s comments on the company’s financial report.
Additionally, he noted the cloud, YouTube subscriptions, and Pixel smartphones as having made significant strides. YouTube Music and Premium have gained over 80 million subscribers, for example (including trial users). Despite this, due to poor development, Google recently had to fire 12,000 employees.
According to the annual earnings breakdown, Google’s services segment, which includes Search, YouTube, Maps, Chrome, Android, Google Play, and hardware, earned $67.8 billion in revenue in 2018, a $1.5 billion decline from 2021.
Additionally, $2 billion of the company’s advertising revenue was lost, while $1.5 billion more was spent on R&D than the previous year.
In October of last year, Google unveiled its newest Pixel smartphones, including the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. These two significantly outperform their predecessors, but the reasonably priced Pixel 7a, which is anticipated to maintain the company’s revenue stream, is still a ways off.
Over the past few months, the Pixel 7a has appeared in a few leaks, and we believe that it is shortly to be released.