comScore (SCOR), the organization that provides information relating to online marketing data, recently came out with its ranking of United States search engines. comScore happens to be a publicly traded company, traded on the NASDAQ, and has a price to earnings ratio of 128.
Google (GOOG), the largest search engine in the world, is still at the top of the list with over 64.4% of the share of total searches. This is a slight drop from the previous month. The stock has a P/E of 22.
In second place is Yahoo (YHOO), which has about 17.7% of the share of searches, an increase of 0.8% over the previous month. The stock has a P/E ratio of 26.5.
Although it's a very small portion of their business, Microsoft (MSFT) does have their own search engine through Bing and MSN.com, and has 11.8% share of the search engine market. Microsoft also owns msdewey.com. Microsoft has a P/E of 13, and pays a yield of 2%.
Ask.com, in fourth place, is owned by the Oakland, California based IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI). Ask has 3.7% of the share of searches. IAC has recently generated negative earnings.
AOL (AOL), which used to have a big share, but in terms of search engine searches, now has less than 2.5% of the market. AOL has a P/E of 10.
The Internet search engine Baidu.com, Inc. (BIDU), is the leading search engine in China. The company, which was founded in 2000, has a P/E of 94.
InfoSpace Inc. (INSP) has several search engines including Dogpile.com, InfoSpace.com, Webcrawler.com, and MetaCrawler.com. The stock has a P/E of 20.
Amazon.com (AMZN) owns the e-commerce search engine A9.com, which utilizes Live Search. Amazon has a P/E of 52.
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Author owns AOL, AMZN, and MSFT.