Shares of Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) were sliding 2.8% to $971.10 in after-hours trading on Monday after the the internet giant posted better-than-expected second-quarter results, but saw its profits fall year-over-year to due its hefty antitrust fine. Expectations were running high, too, following the internet giant's 25% share price so far this year.
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The Google parent said revenue jumped 21% year-over-year to $26.01 billion, which surpassed Wall Street's expected $25.6 billion. Earnings were $5.01 per share, beating analysts' projected $4.44 per share.
The better-than-expected results were seemingly overshadowed by profits sliding 27.7% year-over-year, caused by a one-time $2.74 billion antitrust charge handed down from the European Commission. In June, Europe's foremost antitrust watchdog slapped Alphabet with a record-breaking fine for favoring its own shopping services over those of rivals. Prior to the fine being announced in late June, Wall Street was looking for earnings of $8.05 per share.
Paid clicks on Google's ads rose 52% from the year earlier, while Wall Street expected paid clicks to jump 37.2% year-over-year. That's an increase from the prior quarter, where paid clicks increased 44%.
Cost per clicks, a key metric that measures the average price each click, continued to fall during the quarter. Total cost per click slid 23% year-over-year, which was greater than analysts' projected decline of 16.4%.
Google's Other Bets category (which includes moonshots like Verily and Waymo) saw its revenues tick higher year-over-year to $248 million. Losses narrowed to $772 million, compared to a loss of $855 million it reported one year earlier.
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