Google revenues topped $10 billion for the third quarter in a row, up 15 percent from the $10.65 billion reported in Q1 2012. The Q2 2012 $12.21 billion in revenue is another new record and reflects a 35 percent increase over the same quarter last year, when Motorola is factored in.
In their pre-earnings call press release, Google quoted CEO and co-founder Larry Page on the company’s latest developments and the closed Motorola acquisition: “Google standalone had a strong quarter with 21% year-on-year revenue growth, and we launched a bunch of exciting new products at I/O – in particular the Nexus 7 tablet, which has received rave reviews.” Page continued, “This quarter is also special because Motorola is now part of the Google family, and we’re excited about the potential to build great devices for users.”
Here's a quick break down of the Q2 numbers:
Google Sites Revenues
Google-owned sites generated revenues of $7.54 billion, or 69% of Google revenues, in the second quarter of 2012. This represents a 21% increase over second quarter 2011 Google sites revenues of $6.23 billion.
Google Network Revenues
Google’s partner sites generated revenues of $2.98 billion, or 27% of Google revenues, in the second quarter of 2012. This represents a 20% increase from second quarter 2011 Google network revenues of $2.48 billion.
Google revenues from outside of the United States totaled $5.96 billion, representing 54% of Google revenues in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 54% in the first quarter of 2012 and 54% in the second quarter of 2011.
Google revenues from the United Kingdom totaled $1.18 billion, representing 11% of Google revenues in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 11% in the second quarter of 2011.
Aggregate paid clicks, which include clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of our Network members, increased approximately 42% over the second quarter of 2011 and increased approximately 1% over the first quarter of 2012.
Average cost-per-click, which includes clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of our Network members, decreased approximately 16% over the second quarter of 2011 and increased approximately 1% over the first quarter of 2012.
As of June 30, 2012, cash, cash equivalents, and short-term marketable securities were $43.1 billion.
On a worldwide basis, we employed 54,604 full-time employees (34,311 in our Google business and 20,293 in our Motorola business) as of June 30, 2012, compared to 33,077 full-time employees as of March 31, 2012.
Google’s SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Pichette, SVP and Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora, and SVP of Advertising Susan Wojcicki are all expected to participate in the July 19th Q2 2012 earnings call, underway at 4:30pm ET. We’ll continue updating you on the earnings call in the Comments of this post.