Decoding the Basics of Alphabet (GOOG) Stock

Large-cap technology company Alphabet has moved -2.3% this afternoon, reaching $129.08 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $142.3.

Alphabet Inc. offers various products and platforms in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. The company is based in the United States.

Make Sure to Consider the Following Before Buying Alphabet:

  • Alphabet has moved 32.0% over the last year.

  • GOOG has a forward P/E ratio of 19.4 based on its EPS guidance of 6.64.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 33.5%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.28.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 6.1

Alphabet Has a Pattern of Improving Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-03 91,495,000 -31,485,000 122,980,000 5.75
2022-02-02 91,652,000 -24,640,000 116,292,000 33.05
2021-02-03 65,124,000 -22,281,000 87,405,000 11.96
2020-02-04 54,520,000 -23,548,000 78,068,000 6.78
2019-02-06 47,971,000 -25,139,000 73,110,000 45.71
2018-02-06 37,091,000 -13,085,000 50,176,000

Alphabet's free cash flow history is impressive because it displays year-on-year increases over the last 6 years. Averaging out at $88.01 Billion, and following a compounded average growth rate of 0.0%, investors who focus on cash flow growth should do further research on this firm.

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