Alphabet’s Other Bets Are a Costly Hobby
By Felix Richter (Statista)
This chart shows Alphabet’s operating income by segment.
Google’s parent company Alphabet delivered positive results for the third quarter of 2017.
The company posted $27.8 billion in revenue and net income of $6.7 billion for the three months ending in September, beating analyst expectations across the board.
While Google’s core business continues to be highly profitable, the company’s more speculative side activities (including the famous moonshot projects) continue to weigh on its bottom line.
As the chart above illustrates, Alphabet continues to lose money on its ‘other bets’ and not everybody is happy about it. Some investors fear that the company is effectively burning cash as many of the projects have led to little more than some flashy headlines so far.