Cramer's Outlook for Google's Earnings

Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

Cramer suspects Google will "print a good number" when it reports earnings after Thursday's closing bell. Even so, the "Mad Money" host said the Internet company has some explaining to do.

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To start, there is a growing perception that Google has a spending problem, Cramer said. In April, Google announced it will buy phone hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Concerns over Google's spending mounted when it was reported the company would pay Motorola Mobility a whopping $2.5 billion if it decided to walk away from the deal.

Investors are also worried about increased competition from Facebook. Some analysts are concerned Google is losing mind share to Facebook. In other words, the concern among some is that Google becoming less popular.

Cramer is interested to hear company executives address both of these concerns.

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—Reuters contributed to this report

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