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Mizuho's Neil Doshi: 'Good Quarter For Google,' But 'Feel More Confident About Facebook'

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Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) surprised the Street on Thursday by posting second quarter results that were much better than analysts's expectations backed by growth in mobile ad revenue.

Revenue for the quarter came in at $17.7 billion, up 11 percent year-over-year and in line with analysts' expectations, while EPS for the quarter was $6.99, above $6.77 that analysts were expecting.

However, the search giant's results haven't impressed Neil Doshi, Mizuho Securities analyst, much. Doshi was on CNBC  to discuss Google's results and why he considers Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) a better pick than Google.

Good Quarter For Google

"We still have a Neutral on the stock," Doshi began. "We do worry long-term about the sustainability of this 18 percent revenue growth. And look, Amazon and Facebook, they're all definitely nipping at Google's heels. But this was a really good quarter for Google."

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Big Concerns Over Long-Term

On whether he worries that clients will blame him for missing out on Google's run, Doshi said, "It's possible, but we do take a 12-month outlook on this and we have seen Google's stock act pretty volatile. So, we will see how things go.

I think the stock continues to work tomorrow and in the short-term, but over the long-term we do think there are still some big concerns out there."

Facebook A Better Pick

Doshi was asked if he is more bullish on Facebook when compared to Google. He replied, "We definitely feel more confident about Facebook. Look, there is a lot of low hanging fruit at Facebook. They have been very targeted in their spend and we think that video and Instagram could be very big businesses in the next 12 to 18 months."

Latest Ratings for FB

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2017Evercore ISI GroupInitiates Coverage OnOutperform
Nov 2017Canaccord GenuityMaintainsBuy
Nov 2017Credit SuisseMaintainsOutperform

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