Google (GOOG) Q2 Was Better Than You Think - Jefferies

July 19, 2013 6:59 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating and $1,000 price target on Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) following Q2 results that the firm said "were better than some may realize."

The Jefferies Internet team commented, "While GOOG posted somewhat disappointing results at first glance, we see three reasons why the results were better than some may realize. 1) The Google Network rev miss is essentially self-inflicted, with GOOG sacrificing some short-term rev to ensure a useful & safe user experience. We've seen this before, and we're not concerned. 2) Strong Paid Click gains neutralize CPC declines. 3) GOOG incurred some 1x D&A expenses in 2Q."

The firm cut Q3 EPS from $11.66 to $11.37, FY 2013 from $48.24 to $46.15 and FY 2014 from $56.25 to $54.66.

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Shares of Google closed at $910.68 yesterday.


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