Why is Google’s share price so flat?

Amazon Burpyman
May 29, 2018 30 Comments

Barely grew by 10% YoY. How do Googlers perceive that and how worrying is it?

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    • Google WFHMILK
      Well look at other FANG-ish companies: Amazon 62%, Apple 23%, Netflix 116%, Microsoft 42%, Facebook 22% (even after the data "breach").
      May 29, 2018
    • Google Zm7bHj
      Not that this is even flat compared to the broad market (SP500 up 13.6% YoY)
      May 29, 2018
  • Google Zm7bHj
    Because it’s a relatively mature firm, it’s core product/source of revenue is pretty much a commodity, it doesn’t innovate anywhere near the extent that it used to, and every likely “next” primary source of revenue is either dominated by, frankly, more competitive market participants (AWS) or is years away from being entering the consumer market (Waymo, assistant devices that can make appointments for you without a fake demo)
    May 29, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng obWd68
      Why do you think the demo was faked?
      May 30, 2018
  • Google tquii
    Can always interview again next year they say
    May 29, 2018 4
    • Amazon Burpyman
      OP
      Passed already. Now evaluating how risky the move is.
      May 29, 2018
    • Google tquii
      Then TC or GTFO
      May 29, 2018
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Stay at Amazon.
      May 29, 2018
    • VMware popme
      Go to Google and retire as it becomes the next matured company like Microsoft or Oracle?
      May 29, 2018
  • VMware bububu
    10% a year is now flat?
    May 29, 2018 1
    • Google Zm7bHj
      Of course it is. SP500 is up 13.6% YoY.

      “If you’re not first, you’re last, Ricky Bobby!”
      May 29, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Pen Island
    Apple is not far behind, you know it is going flat when Warren Buffet is buying.

    Google's hiring practice says hire the perfect generalist, I mean leetcoder. So you will not get people who has been doing good specialized work elsewhere instead of leetcoding. It is now the new IBM. Look at Fi, Nexus and Pixel phone, Verb Surgical, project loon, all half baked and not competitive.

    Amazon at least will take chances of people and pip them if not working out. Apple will at least hire specialist and not let them transfer sround.
    May 29, 2018 6
    • Microsoft dotme
      Amazon got over their mistakes, learned everything they can from it and moved on fast.
      In google you get rewarded for ideas and prototype shipping. In Amazon it’s about sustained business success. That’s why google then and now has one money maker (search) whereas amazon has many.
      May 29, 2018
    • Union Bank Hjhghjjgh
      I concur with amazon.
      May 30, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Pen Island
      Just give you an idea. Amazon and Apple pretty much split and took almost all the Palm engineers when they shut down. Amazon used that team for Kindle and then fire phone, then echo and Alexa. Apple use them for the backbone of the iPhone iPad and watch team.

      Google didn't get any of them, probably because none of them leetcode, then they got the father of iPhone along with some of the better iPhone engineers after buying Nest, and let it go stale doing thermostat and security camera. While buying LG and Huawei phones for Nexus and end up boot looping with no fix. They ended up buying HTC and hopefully those HTC guys will fix that fuck up.

      Who is the bigger joke here. Leetcoders are not the specialists Google need to turn their shit around.
      May 30, 2018
    • Union Bank Hjhghjjgh
      Totally true .. I agree
      May 30, 2018
    • Union Bank Hjhghjjgh
      Just read Mary meekers 2018 slides .. look at slide 63/64
      May 30, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    sergey

    Google Eng

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    Haha
    sergeymore
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
    sergey

    Google Eng

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    sergeymore
    I'm totally fine with GOOG 'slowly' growing at 10%/year as I always sell everything on vest and diversify anyway.
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng Leo Messi
    Because it’s profit margin is shrinking. New businesses they run are of lower margin as well
    May 29, 2018 1
  • Nvidia Bingooo
    Well..let’s look at PE ratio! Google is around 30ish and amazon is around 300..basically means investors are not interested in what google does/will do..google should learn to finish tasks/products better..pixel may breathe a new life, but I’m not a big fan of the direction..
    May 29, 2018 1
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      No this means Amazon's earnings is artificially low
      May 29, 2018
  • Microsoft BADC0DE
    Welcome to the 10 flat years Microsoft had :) Generally its a signal that even though the company maybe making money, the street doesn’t have confidence in long-term vision or growth.
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng Hooohaaa
    As far as I know none of the things google had done in last 5 has picked up. They only seem to be playing a catch-up game by copying features from either Amazon or Apple. They only appear as the very cool AI company but with no good new products. Everything is past glory.
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Fakebook
    Too big to grow.
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon Burpyman
    OP
    Did the new CEO have any measurable cultural impact positive or negative?
    May 30, 2018 0
  • Facebook public
    10% a year is amazing!
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft GoogleNext
    Damn twitter is up something like 100%? I thought it was dead!
    May 29, 2018 0