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(Pocket-lint) - Google has just posted its third-quarter 2013 earnings, revealing publicly that revenues are up $1.5 billion from the year-ago equivalent quarter.

The company had an income higher than most analysts forecasted, reporting $14.9 billion with earnings per share of $10.74. That's also higher than the predicted $10.36. It therefore had a total profit of $2.97 billion, which is up from $2.18 billion in Q3 2012. It also had a net cash flow of $5.08 billion. 

“Google had another strong quarter with $14.9 billion in revenue and great product progress,” said Larry Page, cheif executive offcier at Google. “We are closing in on our goal of a beautiful, simple, and intuitive experience regardless of your device.”

Google has cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities equaling $56.52 billion. Other earnings numbers include ad revenue, which totaled about $13.1 billion, meaning it saw a 19-per cent growth year on year. But the quarter's growth was only 12 per cent. 

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International income also grew to 56 per cent, up from 53 per cent in Q3 2012. As for Motorola, it contributed $1.18 billion. That means it is 8 per cent of Google’s total revenue. 

Update: Google shares climbed to $53 in after-hours trading once the company posted its quarterly financials today, stacking $17 billion onto its stock market capitalisation.

Writing by Elyse Betters. Originally published on 17 October 2013.