Alphabet, Google’s parent company, created in just three months, which took until recent years to earn. It’s a level of growth that rarely happens when companies of its size achieve it, but the epidemic has pushed all the limits for tech companies.

The search and advertising company posted record second-quarter profit and earnings on Tuesday, boosting investor enthusiasm that has doubled its value in the stock market since the beginning of last year. The stellar results are pushing the stock softly in subsequent trading.

Alphabet said it posted a profit of .5 18.5 billion, or 27 27.26, in the quarter. As recently as 2015, it made less than a whole year. Analysts did not see that coming, on average, estimating that the company would only advocate a profit of 19.14d. Even the most optimistic analyst has forecast only .4 24.43.

Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai hailed the result as “increasing activity online”. Revenue rose 62 percent to .8 61.88 billion from a year earlier, the highest level since the company’s rapid growth around 2005, when it was still in its infancy.

With a market capitalization capital close to 2 2 trillion, Alphabet is as far away from the start as possible. Like Amazon and Facebook, it is often criticized for exercising its power unfairly, a charge companies deny. Bills introduced in the U.S. House will ban large tech companies, and President Biden has named critics of Big Tech to key regulatory positions.

The epidemic profits made by companies will probably only increase the number of calls for action.

“At the moment regulators are probably the biggest potential way for the hab alphabet,” said Dave Hager, a communications analyst at brokerage Edward Jones. “But an anti-trust lawsuit can take years. In the interim, the company will grow and add value to advertisers. History is probably in his favor. “

The alphabet, like other large technology companies providing tools for communicating, shopping, entertaining and working remotely, was initially seen as susceptible to epidemics. In the second quarter of 2020, in the first full quarter in which the virus was rampant, the revenue of the alphabet was slightly lower as advertisers recovered. But it wasn’t too low and it didn’t last.

Advertisers realized that the world would not end, they implemented. This helped not only Google’s main search engine, but also the YouTube video department. YouTube’s ad revenue grew 84 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2020. In a conference call on Tuesday, Google officials explained how the epidemic pushed YouTube to become more of an e-commerce site.

Amazon and Microsoft also have alphabet perennials where the cloud storage business has done well: revenue has jumped 50 percent and losses have slowed.

Growth took a few more workers. Last year, Alphabet employed more than 16,000 people, bringing its total employment to 144,000.