Google parent Alphabet posts first revenue decline in company history
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 7/30/2020, 4:46 p.m.
By Clare Duffy, CNN Business
(CNN) -- Google's parent company Alphabet posted the first revenue decline in its history during the three months ended in June, a sign of just how much the global pandemic and economic downturn is straining its core advertising business.
The internet giant on Thursday reported nearly $38.3 billion in revenue for the second quarter, down 2% from the year prior. Still, revenue was slightly higher than the $37.4 billion Wall Street analysts had expected.
The company posted net income just shy of $7 billion, which also beat analysts' projections.
"We continue to navigate through a difficult global economic environment," Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat said in a statement with the earnings report.