Q4 2010 : chiffre d’affaires de 8,440 milliards de dollars, en augmentation de 26% par rapport à 2009 incluant 96 % de recettes publicitaires !
Les changements à partir du 4 avril 2011 chez Google :
– Larry Page s’occupera des opérations quotidiennes en tant que Directeur Général.
– Sergey Brin travaillera sur les projets stratégiques, notamment les nouveaux produits.
– Eric Schmidt s’occupera du commercial (partenariat, relations business) et juridiques en tant que Président.
« Nous discutions de la meilleure manière de simplifier la structure du management et d’accélérer le processus de décision depuis longtemps. En clarifiant nos rôles individuels, les responsabilités seront plus clairement établie au sommet de la société. », a déclaré Eric Schmidt.
Les sites de Google représentent 5,67 milliards de dollars (+28%) tandis que les sites partenaires de Google (AdSense inclus) ajoutent 2,5 milliards de dollars et les autres sources de revenus montent à 273 millions de dollars.
Communiqué de Google ci-dessous :
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 20, 2011 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.
“Q4 marked a terrific end to a stellar year,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. “Our strong performance has been driven by a rapidly growing digital economy, continuous product innovation that benefits both users and advertisers, and by the extraordinary momentum of our newer businesses, such as display and mobile. These results give us the optimism and confidence to invest heavily in future growth — investments that will benefit our users, Google and the wider web.”
In addition, Google has also announced plans to streamline decision making and create clearer lines of responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.
· Starting from April 4, Larry Page, Google Co-Founder, will take charge of Google’s dayto-day operations as Chief Executive Officer.
· Sergey Brin, Google Co-Founder, will devote his energy to strategic projects, in particular working on new products.
· Eric Schmidt will assume the role of Executive Chairman, focusing externally on deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership–all of which are increasingly important given Google’s global reach. Internally, he will continue to act as an advisor to Larry and Sergey.
Commenting on these changes, Eric said: “We’ve been talking about how best to simplify our management structure and speed up decision making for a long time. By clarifying our individual roles we’ll create clearer responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.
In my clear opinion, Larry is ready to lead and I’m excited about working with both him and Sergey for a long time to come.”
Larry said: “Eric has clearly done an outstanding job leading Google for the last decade. The results speak for themselves. There is no other CEO in the world that could have kept such headstrong founders so deeply involved and still run the business so brilliantly. Eric is a tremendous leader and I have learned innumerable lessons from him. His advice and efforts will be invaluable to me as I start in this new role. Google still has such incredible opportunity–we are only at the beginning and I can’t wait to get started.”
Q4 Financial Summary
Google reported revenues of $8.44 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, an increase of 26% compared to the fourth quarter of 2009. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In the fourth quarter of 2010, TAC totaled $2.07 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues.
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