Why is Alphabet Stock so Cheap?

Even in a recession, you wouldn’t cancel your Google Drive.

Andrew Willis 7 October, 2022 | 4:38AM
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Andrew Willis: Keeping up with our regular cloud storage payments has probably become as important as maintaining our mortgages or rent payments. Year to date, however, investors have been neglecting to pay for Alphabet (GOOG) stock – the parent company of search engine Google – all while the company racks up gains in the fast-growing public cloud market.

We believe Google will continue to gain traction in the cloud market, with annual revenue growth expected to be 27% until 2026. Meanwhile, revenue from Google Play Stores, sales of hardware products and non-ad Youtube segments is expected to be flat for the rest of the year. Is that why the stock’s so cheap?…

The market might be discounting Alphabet’s advertising business, which makes up 70% of revenue. But when it’s expected to grow 15% this year, to a quarter-trillion by 2023? We can’t expect a typically cyclical tech stock.

From Morningstar, I’m Andrew Willis.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C159.90 USD0.45Rating

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Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis  is Senior Editor at Morningstar.ca. He previously produced content for Fidelity Investments and finance industry events for Euromoney Institutional Investor and has written in the past for Thomson Reuters and CNN. Follow him on Twitter @Andrew_M_Willis.

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