Google released its financial results of the third quarter yesterday:
Google reported revenues of $2.69 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2006, an increase of 70% compared to the third quarter of 2005 and an increase of 10% compared to the second quarter of 2006. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. In the third quarter of 2006, TAC totaled $825 million, or 31% of advertising revenues.
Google reports operating income, net income, and earnings per share (EPS) on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. The non-GAAP measures are described below and are reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures in the accompanying financial tables.
GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2006 was $931 million, or 35% of revenues. This compares to GAAP operating income of $815 million, or 33% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2006. Non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter was $1.03 billion, or 38% of revenues. This compares to non-GAAP operating income of $925 million, or 38% of revenues, in the second quarter.
GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2006 was $733 million as compared to $721 million in the second quarter. Non-GAAP net income in the third quarter was $812 million, compared to $772 million in the second quarter.