CEO Eric Schmidt told analysts during a Tuesday conference call that the fourth-quarter results topped the company's internal projections.
"We are very pleased with the performance on every level," he said.
Google's management has steadfastly refused to publicly project its earning potential, making it difficult for analysts to reach the calculations that investors use to appraise a company's value.
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