Alphabet Inc. company information
Google is the leading internet search provider and uses its proprietary algorithms to offer targeted advertising. Besides that it's known for Youtube and Android.
Google Cloud provides infrastructure services, data analytics, and machine learning in a secure environment. Also, it powers the newly rebranded Google Workspace, posing yet another cloud-related challenge to Microsoft.
Such moves help to improve Alphabet's cloud-market share. It is the fourth-largest player in the cloud, lagging only Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft, and Alibaba (NYSE: BABA). In 2019, the company grew to a 5.3% market share in the public cloud, according to Gartner.
Alphabet is under the microscope of antitrust regulators. It's difficult to know if or how the government will penalize or regulate Alphabet. Based on the case put forth, I don't think the core business is under threat as of now.
Moreover, any antitrust enforcement that does happen will take a long time to play out. In the meantime, Alphabet is a high-quality company trading at very reasonable price today, perhaps because of these regulatory concerns. I view both as bargain opportunities, as it is buying back stock.
Alphabet does not pay any dividend yet.