Excluding items, Google earned $10.12 a share in the June-ended period, up from $8.74 in the prior year's quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking for earnings of $10.04 a share.
The search giant's revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, came in at $8.36 billion, just below the consensus view of $8.41 billion.
Google's standalone revenue, which excludes revenue from its recent Motorola Mobility acquisition, was $10.96 billion, up from $9.03 billion in the prior year's quarter."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," explained Google CEO Larry Page, in a statement. "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." Total Motorola revenue was $1.25 billion in the quarter, with $843 million and $407 million, respectively, coming from the company's mobile and home segments. Overall, Motorola accounted for 10% of Google's total consolidated revenue of $12.21 billion during the second quarter. Google's Cost-Per-Click (CPC) decreased approximately 16% year-over-year but increased 1% compared to the first quarter. Shares of Google rose 2.21% to $606.17 in extended trading. -- Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices.
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