According to Google’s results for 1 October to 31 December 2013, the internet giant reported consolidated revenues of $15.7 billion, up 17 per cent year on year. Google’s consolidated revenues include the amount shared with third parties.
If those traffic acquisition costs are stripped out, Google reported revenues of $13.6 billion in the final three months of 2013, up 19.5 per cent year on year.
Revenue in the Google segment, which does not include Motorola, was $15.7 billion, up 22 per cent year on year, and operating income was $5.32 billion, up 20.4 per cent year on year.
Larry Page, the chief executive of Google, said: "We ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth. Google's standalone revenue was up 22 per cent year on year, at $15.7 billion.
"We made great progress across a wide range of product improvements and business goals. I'm also very excited about improving people's lives even more with continued hard work on our user experiences."