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Alphabet

SWX:GOOGL
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GOOGL
SWX
$904B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CH
  3. Media
Company description

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. The last earnings update was 17 days ago. More info.


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GOOGL Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-13.3%
SWX:GOOGL
-2.1%
Europe Interactive Media and Services
-0.3%
CH Market
1 Year Returns
3.1%
SWX:GOOGL
14%
Europe Interactive Media and Services
13.4%
CH Market
GOOGL Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Alphabet (GOOGL) -13.3% 0.9% 2.1% 3.1% 40.1% 107.5%
Europe Interactive Media and Services -2.1% -1.1% -0.2% 14% 35.5% -48.5%
CH Market -0.3% 2% 5.7% 13.4% 21% 14%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • GOOGL underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 14% over the past year.
  • GOOGL underperformed the Market in Switzerland which returned 13.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
GOOGL
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is Alphabet undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Alphabet to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Alphabet.

SWX:GOOGL Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 36 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year CH Government Bond Rate 3.3%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for SWX:GOOGL
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year CH Govt Bond Rate 3.3%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Interactive Media and Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.04
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.038 (1 + (1- 21%) (1.65%))
1.034
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.03
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 3.28% + (1.034 * 5.96%)
9.44%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for SWX:GOOGL using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Alphabet is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

SWX:GOOGL DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.44%)
2020 33,919.59 Analyst x17 30,994.17
2021 41,039.94 Analyst x15 34,266.15
2022 47,586.62 Analyst x10 36,305.53
2023 52,611.11 Analyst x8 36,677.08
2024 56,528.07 Est @ 7.45% 36,008.97
2025 60,029.47 Est @ 6.19% 34,941.41
2026 63,222.06 Est @ 5.32% 33,625.89
2027 66,196.88 Est @ 4.71% 32,171.55
2028 69,027.62 Est @ 4.28% 30,653.96
2029 71,772.07 Est @ 3.98% 29,123.83
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $334,768.00
SWX:GOOGL DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $71,772.07 × (1 + 3.28%) ÷ (9.44% – 3.28%)
$1,202,578.14
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1,202,578.14 ÷ (1 + 9.44%)10
$487,984.90
SWX:GOOGL Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $334,768.00 + $487,984.90
$822,752.90
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $822,752.90 / 689.69
$1192.94
SWX:GOOGL Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in SWX:GOOGL represents 0.84024x of NasdaqGS:GOOG.L
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.84024x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, CHF)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 1,192.94 x 0.84024
CHF1,002.35
Value per share (CHF) From above. CHF1,002.35
Current discount Discount to share price of CHF1,100.00
= -1 x (CHF1,100.00 - CHF1,002.35) / CHF1,002.35
-9.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Alphabet is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Alphabet's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Alphabet's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $46.99
NasdaqGS:GOOG.L Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-11-14) in USD $1309.15
Europe Interactive Media and Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 28.38x
Switzerland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 171 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.24x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Alphabet.

SWX:GOOGL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:GOOG.L Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1309.15 ÷ 46.99

27.86x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alphabet is good value based on earnings compared to the Europe Interactive Media and Services industry average.
  • Alphabet is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Switzerland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Alphabet's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 27.86x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 36 Analysts
12.8%per year
Europe Interactive Media and Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 11 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 2.07x
Switzerland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 124 Publicly-Listed Companies 2.19x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

SWX:GOOGL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 27.86x ÷ 12.8%

2.17x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alphabet is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Alphabet's assets?
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $282.19
NasdaqGS:GOOG.L Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-11-14) in USD $1309.15
Europe Interactive Media and Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 39 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 3.16x
Switzerland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 214 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.65x
SWX:GOOGL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:GOOG.L Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1309.15 ÷ 282.19

4.64x

* Primary Listing of Alphabet.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alphabet is overvalued based on assets compared to the Europe Interactive Media and Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Alphabet's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Interactive Media and Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Interactive Media and Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Alphabet has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Alphabet expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 36 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
12.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Alphabet expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Alphabet's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 3.3%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Alphabet's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Switzerland market average.
  • Alphabet's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Switzerland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
SWX:GOOGL Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 36 Analysts 12.8%
SWX:GOOGL Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 36 Analysts 14%
Europe Interactive Media and Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 18.2%
Europe Interactive Media and Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10%
Switzerland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.9%
Switzerland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 36 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
SWX:GOOGL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 279,482 93,276 52,460 10
2022-12-31 251,251 84,977 49,202 14
2021-12-31 222,323 74,053 43,199 28
2020-12-31 191,475 64,878 37,697 36
2019-12-31 162,659 56,168 32,312 36
2019-11-15
SWX:GOOGL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 155,058 53,080 32,620
2019-06-30 148,299 50,824 34,744
2019-03-31 142,012 48,329 27,992
2018-12-31 136,819 47,971 30,736
2018-09-30 129,866 45,252 18,768
2018-06-30 123,898 41,914 16,308
2018-03-31 117,251 39,185 16,637
2017-12-31 110,855 37,091 12,662
2017-09-30 104,596 36,236 21,015
2017-06-30 99,275 36,209 19,344
2017-03-31 94,765 37,926 20,697
2016-12-31 90,272 36,036 19,478

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Alphabet's earnings are expected to grow by 12.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Alphabet's revenue is expected to grow by 14% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 36 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Alphabet Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SWX:GOOGL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 79.53 87.85 70.53 7.00
2022-12-31 72.07 78.60 64.33 12.00
2021-12-31 62.25 69.51 53.17 29.00
2020-12-31 54.05 59.08 47.22 38.00
2019-12-31 46.16 47.16 41.06 35.00
2019-11-15
SWX:GOOGL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 46.99
2019-06-30 50.00
2019-03-31 40.27
2018-12-31 44.22
2018-09-30 27.01
2018-06-30 23.48
2018-03-31 23.98
2017-12-31 18.27
2017-09-30 30.38
2017-06-30 28.03
2017-03-31 30.05
2016-12-31 28.32

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Alphabet is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Alphabet's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Alphabet has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Alphabet performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Alphabet's growth in the last year to its industry (Interactive Media and Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Alphabet's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Alphabet's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (73.8% vs 16.4%)
  • Alphabet's earnings growth has exceeded the Europe Interactive Media and Services industry average in the past year (73.8% vs 12.2%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Alphabet's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Alphabet Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SWX:GOOGL Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 155,058.00 32,620.00 28,308.00 24,830.00
2019-06-30 148,299.00 34,744.00 26,156.00 23,508.00
2019-03-31 142,012.00 27,992.00 25,445.00 22,409.00
2018-12-31 136,819.00 30,736.00 24,459.00 21,419.00
2018-09-30 129,866.00 18,768.00 21,685.00 19,691.00
2018-06-30 123,898.00 16,308.00 21,274.00 18,664.00
2018-03-31 117,251.00 16,637.00 20,327.00 17,722.00
2017-12-31 110,855.00 12,662.00 19,765.00 16,625.00
2017-09-30 104,596.00 21,015.00 18,821.00 15,941.00
2017-06-30 99,275.00 19,344.00 18,573.00 15,332.00
2017-03-31 94,765.00 20,697.00 18,015.00 14,523.00
2016-12-31 90,272.00 19,478.00 17,470.00 13,948.00
2016-09-30 85,537.00 19,068.00 16,579.00 13,836.00
2016-06-30 81,761.00 17,986.00 15,890.00 13,470.00
2016-03-31 77,988.00 17,040.00 15,381.00 12,896.00
2015-12-31 74,989.00 16,348.00 15,183.00 12,282.00
2015-09-30 71,763.00 15,133.00 14,902.00 11,585.00
2015-06-30 69,611.00 14,078.00 14,651.00 11,010.00
2015-03-31 67,839.00 13,566.00 14,466.00 10,459.00
2014-12-31 66,001.00 13,620.00 13,982.00 9,832.00
2014-09-30 63,605.00 13,794.00 13,104.00 8,952.00
2014-06-30 60,836.00 14,033.00 12,418.00 8,118.00
2014-03-31 57,988.00 13,388.00 11,754.00 7,646.00
2013-12-31 55,519.00 13,160.00 10,986.00 7,137.00
2013-09-30 54,231.00 12,372.00 10,705.00 7,051.00
2013-06-30 53,781.00 11,367.00 10,559.00 7,008.00
2013-03-31 52,481.00 11,426.00 10,115.00 6,769.00
2012-12-31 46,039.00 11,553.00 8,946.00 6,083.00

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Alphabet has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Alphabet used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Interactive Media and Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Alphabet's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Alphabet's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Interactive Media and Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Alphabet has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Alphabet's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Alphabet's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Alphabet is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Alphabet's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Alphabet's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 37.5x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Alphabet Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

SWX:GOOGL Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 194,969.00 3,956.00 121,177.00
2019-06-30 192,192.00 3,954.00 121,056.00
2019-03-31 183,472.00 3,952.00 113,488.00
2018-12-31 177,628.00 3,950.00 109,140.00
2018-09-30 169,840.00 3,948.00 106,416.00
2018-06-30 162,000.00 3,947.00 102,254.00
2018-03-31 160,825.00 5,273.00 102,885.00
2017-12-31 152,502.00 3,943.00 101,871.00
2017-09-30 157,100.00 3,941.00 100,143.00
2017-06-30 148,286.00 3,939.00 94,713.00
2017-03-31 144,949.00 3,937.00 92,439.00
2016-12-31 139,036.00 3,935.00 86,333.00
2016-09-30 134,103.00 3,938.00 83,056.00
2016-06-30 127,879.00 6,048.00 76,939.00
2016-03-31 123,569.00 7,156.00 73,429.30
2015-12-31 120,331.00 7,423.00 71,926.00
2015-09-30 116,241.00 8,259.00 68,416.00
2015-06-30 111,783.00 7,687.00 67,725.00
2015-03-31 108,448.00 6,650.00 64,626.00
2014-12-31 103,860.00 7,769.00 62,633.00
2014-09-30 98,815.00 8,394.00 60,058.00
2014-06-30 95,749.00 8,077.00 58,315.00
2014-03-31 91,711.00 8,144.00 57,276.00
2013-12-31 87,309.00 6,364.00 57,447.00
2013-09-30 82,989.00 6,883.00 54,739.00
2013-06-30 78,852.00 8,200.00 52,380.00
2013-03-31 75,473.00 7,376.00 48,561.00
2012-12-31 71,715.00 7,210.00 47,159.00
  • Alphabet's level of debt (2%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (8.5% vs 2% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1341.8%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Alphabet earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Alphabet's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Alphabet has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Alphabet's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Alphabet dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought CHF2,000 of Alphabet shares you are expected to receive CHF0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Alphabet's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Alphabet's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
SWX:GOOGL Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 36 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 8 Stocks 1.3%
Switzerland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 163 Stocks 2.9%
Switzerland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.2%
Switzerland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.8%
Switzerland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

SWX:GOOGL Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.00 5.00
2020-12-31 0.00 6.00
2019-12-31 0.00 6.00
2019-11-15

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  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Alphabet has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Alphabet's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Alphabet's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Alphabet has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Alphabet's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for Switzerland.
X
Income/ dividend checks
We assess Alphabet's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.2%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Alphabet afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Alphabet has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Alphabet's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Larry Page
COMPENSATION $1
AGE 46
TENURE AS CEO 4.1 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Lawrence Edward Page, also known as Larry, is Co-Founder of Alphabet Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since October 2, 2015. Dr. Page co-founded Google Inc. in 1998 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from April 4, 2011 to October 2, 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc. from September 1998 to July 2001 and served as its Chief Financial Officer from September 1998 to July 2002. He served as President of Products at Alphabet Inc. from July 2001 to April 2011 and also served as its Assistant Secretary. He worked at Chips & Technologies, Inc. He served as President of the University's Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society and built a programmable plotter and inkjet printer out of Legoš. He has been a Director of Google Inc., and Alphabet Inc. since September 1998. Dr. Page serves as a Trustee of XPRIZE Foundation, Inc. He is a Member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) for the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He is a speaker at such forums as the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference, The Wall Street Journal Technology Summit, the World Economic Forum and the Commonwealth Club. He served at National Academy of Engineering since 2004. He was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2002 as well as a “Young Innovator Who Will Create the Future“ by MIT's Technology Review magazine. He was recognized as Research and Development Magazine's Innovator of the Year. He was honored with the Marconi Prize in 2004. Dr. Page was granted an honorary MBA by Instituto De Empresa and was the first recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

CEO Compensation
  • Larry's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Larry's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Switzerland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Alphabet management team in years:

4.1
Average Tenure
51
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Alphabet management team is about average.
Management Team

Larry Page

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$1
AGE
46
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Sergey Brin

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$1
AGE
45

Ruth Porat

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$47M
AGE
61
TENURE
4.1 yrs

David Drummond

TITLE
Senior VP of Corporate Development
COMPENSATION
$47M
AGE
56
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Sundar Pichai

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
46

Eric Schmidt

TITLE
Technical Advisor
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
63
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Amie O'Toole

TITLE
Chief Accounting Officer & VP
AGE
43
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Ellen West

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations

Ivy Ross

TITLE
Head of Project Aura and Vice President
AGE
63

Astro Teller

TITLE
Head of Google X
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Alphabet board of directors in years:

9.7
Average Tenure
60.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Alphabet board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

John Hennessy

TITLE
Chairman & Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$486K
AGE
67
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Larry Page

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$1
AGE
46
TENURE
21.2 yrs

Sergey Brin

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$1
AGE
45
TENURE
21.2 yrs

Sundar Pichai

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
46
TENURE
2.3 yrs

John Doerr

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$426K
AGE
67
TENURE
20.5 yrs

Ann Mather

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$451K
AGE
59
TENURE
14 yrs

Ram Shriram

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$426K
AGE
62
TENURE
21.1 yrs

Alan Mulally

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$426K
AGE
73
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Roger Ferguson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$426K
AGE
68
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Robin Washington

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
56
TENURE
0.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CHF) Value (CHF)
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Management checks
We assess Alphabet's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Alphabet has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

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Company Info

Description

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising services. The company operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment offers products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure. This segment also offers digital content, cloud services, hardware devices, and other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, including Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as Internet and television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Details
Name: Alphabet Inc.
GOOGL
Exchange: SWX
Founded: 1998
$895,429,089,820
689,687,449
Website: http://www.abc.xyz
Address: Alphabet Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View,
California, 94043,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS GOOG.L Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 19. Aug 2004
DB ABEA Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 19. Aug 2004
XTRA ABEA Class A Common Stock XETRA Trading Platform DE EUR 19. Aug 2004
LSE 0RIH Class A Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 19. Aug 2004
SWX GOOGL Class A Common Stock SIX Swiss Exchange CH CHF 19. Aug 2004
WBAG GOOA Class A Common Stock Wiener Boerse AG AT EUR 19. Aug 2004
SNSE GOOGL Class A Common Stock Santiago Stock Exchange CL USD 19. Aug 2004
BVC GOOGL Class A Common Stock Bolsa de Valores de Colombia CO COP 19. Aug 2004
BMV GOOGL * Class A Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 19. Aug 2004
NasdaqGS GOOG Class C Capital Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 27. Mar 2014
BASE GOOGL CEDEAR EA REP 1/29 COM(USD) Buenos Aires Stock Exchange AR ARS 15. Jan 2014
DB ABEC Class C Capital Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 27. Mar 2014
XTRA ABEC Class C Capital Stock XETRA Trading Platform DE EUR 27. Mar 2014
LSE 0HD6 Class C Capital Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 27. Mar 2014
BOVESPA GOGL35 25 BDRS REPR 1 NPV C Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo BR BRL 09. May 2016
BOVESPA GOGL34 25 BDRS REPR 1 NPV A Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo BR BRL 09. May 2016
BIT GOOG Class C Capital Stock Borsa Italiana IT EUR 27. Mar 2014
WBAG GOOC Class C Capital Stock Wiener Boerse AG AT EUR 27. Mar 2014
SNSE GOOG Class C Capital Stock Santiago Stock Exchange CL USD 27. Mar 2014
BMV GOOG * Class C Capital Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 27. Mar 2014
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
114,096
Alphabet employees.
Industry
Interactive Media and Services
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/15 20:52
End of day share price update: 2019/11/14 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/11/15
Last earnings filing: 2019/10/29
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.