Last week a 10-year old company called Google reported $2 billion of quarterly free cash flow, an $8 billion annual run-rate.
How much is $8 billion?
It’s more than the cash flow thrown off by Time Warner, a century-old conglomerate that, prior to Google, was the biggest media company in the world.
It’s two-thirds of the cash flow thrown off by Wal-Mart (not shown), the biggest retailer in the world. And it’s about half of the cash flow thrown off by Microsoft, one of the most profitable companies in history.
Follow the Chart Of The Day on Twitter: www.twitter.com/chartoftheday
Get This Delivered To Your Inbox
You can get this dropped in your inbox every afternoon as The Chart Of The Day. It’s a simple. It’s convenient. It’s free. All we need is your email address (though we’d love your name and state, too, if you’re willing to share it). Sign up below!
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.