The Google Screwup Shows What An Earnings Press Release Looks Like Before It Is Complete

Google pre-released earnings via SEC filing, and the stock is tanking.

The release was supposed to be after the bell, but somehow it got filed early with the SEC. [UPDATE: Google is blaming financial printing company RR Donelley for the screwup]

Besides the scheduling, here’s the other reason we know it was a screwup.

There’s still a place in the filing for the “Pending Larry Quote”, ie the place where CEO Larry Page makes his commentary before actually getting to the meat.


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