Today after the bell, Alphabet, parent company of Google, reported its Q1 2020 performance. The company’s $41.16 billion in revenue for the three-month period came in ahead of expectations, besting analyst estimates of $40.33 billion. However, its earnings per share came in under expectations, with the street anticipating $10.38 in per-share profit, while Alphabet delivered a slimmer $9.87 in per-share income.
Shares of Alphabet rose around 2.8% in after-hours trading after shedding 3.3% in regular trading.
Inside Alphabet’s earnings report was a warning of sorts, with its CFO Ruth Porat noting a decline in later-quarter business, saying “performance was strong during the first two months of the quarter,” but that in “March [Alphabet] experienced a significant slowdown in ad revenues.”
Google generates the bulk of