Google Inc. said that its consolidated revenue increased 12 percent to $14.89-billion (U.S.) in the third quarter, even as losses deepened at its Motorola mobile phone business.
Shares of Google rose more than 5 per cent to $939.26 in after-hours trading on Thursday.
The world’s No.1 search engine said that its Internet business delivered net revenue, which excludes fees paid to partners, of $10.8 billion in the third quarter, up 23 percent from $8.76-billion in the year-ago period.
Google said that paid clicks increased 26 percent year-on-year during the three months ended Sept. 30, while the average cost-per-click - the price that marketers pay Google when consumers click on their ads - decreased 8 percent.
Google said it earned $2.97-billion, or $8.75 per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to $2.18-billion, or $6.53 per share, last year.
Operating loss at Motorola, Google’s mobile phone business, totaled $248-million during the third quarter, compared to a loss of $192-million in the third quarter of 2012.