The FINANCIAL — Google Inc. on July 16 announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.
“Our strong Q2 results reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising”, said Ruth Porat, CFO of Google. “We are focused every day on developing big new opportunities across a wide range of businesses. We will do so with great care regarding resource allocation.”
Operating income, operating margin, net income, and earnings per share (EPS) are reported on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin exclude stock-based compensation (SBC) expense from continuing operations. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS exclude SBC expense from continuing operations, net of the related tax benefits, as well as the impact from Net Loss from Discontinued Operations. Non-GAAP diluted EPS also excludes the impact from the adjustment payment to Class C capital stockholders. These non-GAAP measures, as well as free cash flow, an alternative non-GAAP measure of liquidity, and non-GAAP constant currency revenues and growth, are described and reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release, according to Google.
Adjustment Payment in Relation to Class C Capital Stock Distribution
In May 2015, we paid $522 million to the holders of Class C capital stock in the form of approximately 853 thousand shares of Class C capital stock and $47 million of cash in lieu of fractional shares of Class C capital stock, in accordance with the settlement of litigation involving the authorization to distribute Class C capital stock (the Adjustment Payment). The Adjustment Payment was allocated to the numerator for calculating net income per share of Class C capital stock from net income available to all stockholders and the remaining undistributed earnings were allocated on a pro rata basis to Class A and Class B common stock and Class C capital stock based on the number of shares used in the per share computation for each class of stock. The weighted-average share impact of the Adjustment Payment is included in the denominator of both basic and diluted net income per share computations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015.
Had foreign exchange rates remained constant from the second quarter of 2014 through the second quarter of 2015, our revenues in the second quarter of 2015 would have been $1,103 million higher with a constant currency growth rate of 18% year over year. This includes a foreign exchange rate impact of $1,574 million, offset by hedging gains of $471 million related to our foreign exchange risk management program. Our constant currency revenues are presented in the financial tables following this release as well as in the accompanying materials on the Investor Relations website.
Adjustments to Previously Reported Financial Information
In the second quarter of 2015, we identified an incorrect classification of certain revenues between legal entities, and as a consequence, we revised our income tax expense for periods beginning in 2008 through the first quarter of 2015 in the cumulative amount of $711 million. The income tax amount is not material to the periods impacted and consolidated revenues are not impacted. We have elected to revise previously issued consolidated financial statements in our upcoming filings to correct prior periods. Please refer to the supplementary slides posted on our Investor Relations website for revised historical financial information.
In the first quarter of 2015, we reclassified revenues primarily related to DoubleClick ad serving software revenues from Other revenues to Advertising revenues from Google Network Members’ Websites. Prior period amounts have been adjusted to conform with our current period presentation.