Google's capital expenditure is growing much faster than its revenues.
The alphabet spent much more last year than rival Microsoft, which accounted for 16 million. are dollars in investments, up less than 39 percent year-over-year.
Data center extension is critical to Google as it builds its cloud computing capabilities. In addition, the company bought Chelsea Market in New York and has made real estate investments since in places like Texas.
The number of the alphabet in 2018 rose 23 percent to 98,771.
"As far as capex [capital expenditures] is concerned, we continue to invest in both calculation requirements and office facilities, although we expect the capital development in 2019 to moderate moderately," said analyst of a conference call after the earnings release. Alphabet's finance director, Ruth Porat. ] WATCH: See these two great calculations in the Alphabet's Earnings Report