Google parent Alphabet surpasses $2 trillion market cap
Alphabet's market capitalization surpassed $2 trillion on Monday, having doubled its value during the pandemic.
Why it matters: The Google parent company was valued at $1 trillion in January 2020. Its business has been buoyed by the migration of companies to digital operations in the past two years.
Details: Google makes most of its revenue from its digital ads business and cloud storage.
- YouTube brought in $7 billion in revenue last quarter, far more than Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn combined.
- The news comes two weeks after Alphabet reported third-quarter earnings that beat investor estimates.
Yes, but: Market cap is a metric that's built around market sentiment, not business fundamentals, which means it's vulnerable to big swings.