About the Company
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate, founded in 2015, through a reconstruction of Google. It is headquartered in California, United States. The company offers performance and brand advertising services in the US, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Canada. Its stocks trade on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange through two classes of shares, GOOG and GOOGL shares. GOOGL shares are its Class-A shares, which give investors an ownership stake as well as voting rights. In 2020, Alphabet’s share price stood as one of the eight highest stock prices in history. GOOGL shares are included as a component on several stock market indices, namely S&P 500, S&P 100 and NASDAQ-100.
The company operates through Google, its largest subsidiary, and several other businesses like Calico, DeepMind, Google Fiber, Waymo, GV, Jigsaw, Loon, Sidewalk Labs, and CapitalG, among others. Alphabet Inc., through Google, has made several notable acquisitions over the years. In 2005, Google bought-off Android OS in a $500 million deal. In 2006, it also acquired YouTube for a purchase price of $1.6 billion. It bought-off DoubleClick in 2017 for $3.1 billion. This merger gave the company a foothold in the advertising industry. Its largest acquisition till date took place in the year 2015 when it bought-off Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. As of 2020, Android mobile operating system, Google Search and YouTube remain direct components of Alphabet Inc. GOOGL offers diverse products, such as Google Maps, Google Play, Google Chrome, Google Cloud, Ad Services, television and internet services.
As of 2020, Alphabet Inc. ranked 11th on the list of Fortune 500 companies. Forbes’ ranked the company 13th in its list of Global 2000 companies. It also ranked 5th on Forbes’ list of Just Companies 2021 and 8th among the World’s Best Employers.;
|Organisation||Alphabet Inc - Class A Shares|
|Industry||Internet Content & Information|
|HeadQuarters||Mountain View, CA|