While Facebook is eating our (real) lives, Google India is going for a kill in terms of revenue from India operations.
In FY15-16, Facebook recorded a revenue of Rs. 177 crores from its India operations (profit of Rs. 31 crores).
Google India : Revenue and Profit
Google India, on the other hand went all-in and recorded a revenue of Rs. 5904 crores, an impressive 40% jump from the last year!
Google India Vs. Facebook India Revenue
Well, Google India is massively bigger than Facebook when it comes to revenue (33.3X, to be precise).
Traditionally, Facebook has always struggled in India when it comes to revenue, in spite of impressive growth in the number of users.
While one can keep analyzing the numbers, the truth is that Google India’s numbers are driven by a very aggressive salesy leadership team (i.e. Rajan Anandan who is now leading SE Asia & India) as opposed to Facebook, which is the reason why they appointed Adobe’s Umang bedi to lead the business.
As an aside, who do you think has made the most of startup funding madness? Well, my gut feel is print media, followed by Google and Facebook.
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