On Jan. 31, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) released Q4 and full-year fiscal 2005 earnings for the period ending Dec. 31, 2005.

  • Sales of $6.1 billion easily surpassed guidance. But EPS of $5.50, which excluded one-time items such as stock-based compensation, fell far short of $5.90 per stub.
  • Though extraordinary in size and scope, Google's network partners didn't drive revenue in 2005. Google's own sites did the trick, capturing 55% of sales.

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