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Google Explains Its Fourth Quarter

Executives including CFO Patrick Pichette will explain the financials on its quarterly earnings call, which we'll be covering live.

Asa Mathat

Google revenue grew 17 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the amount it made per share was just less than analysts expected: $12.01 compared to a consensus estimate of $12.26.

Executives including CFO Patrick Pichette will explain the financials on its quarterly earnings call, which we’ll be covering live.

As drawn from Google’s slides, the company is looking to highlight a downward motion — though it may be slight — on the amount of money it spends on traffic acquisition as a percentage of advertising revenue.

We’re also hoping for discussion of the Motorola Mobility sale to Lenovo, recent patent agreements, and other action especially around the smartphone ecosystem.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.