Agence France-PresseSeptember 17, 2013 13:25
Google said Wednesday its first quarter profit rose 32 percent from a year ago to $3.45 billion, in results below most Wall Street expectations.
Chief executive Larry Page hailed "another great quarter" for the tech giant, with revenue of $15.4 billion, up 19 percent year on year.
"We got lots of product improvements done, especially on mobile. I'm also excited with progress on our emerging businesses," Page said in a statement.
But Google shares tumbled 5.7 percent in after-hours trade to $556.64, suggesting that the growth was below investor forecasts.