Motorola's final quarter under Google: $1.24 billion revenue, $384 million operating loss
Employee numbers dipped to just 3,894 by the end of the year
Google has just reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and as we head into the earnings call we wanted to break down what is likely Motorola's last full quarter under the Google umbrella. In all, there are very few surprises with its financial results. Motorola posted $1.24 billion in revenues for the final quarter of 2013, down from $1.51 billion in Q4 2012.
In the end that led to a $384 million operating loss (-31 percent of revenues) on the quarter, compared to a $152 million loss (- 10 percent of revenues) in the year-ago quarter. This more or less falls in line with the operating losses Motorola has been seeing since Google acquired it, even as it shaved off portions of the company that it didn't need.
Although Motorola brought over 20,000 employees to Google when it was purchased, that headcount was down to just 3,894 in Q4 2013 according to the earnings release.
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Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.