Earnings Outlook: OK Google, tell us why your earnings growth is slowing down … hello? Anyone there?

Alphabet Inc.’s growth is slowing, and analysts don’t have a clue as to why because executives aren’t talking.

As Google’s parent company GOOGL, -1.09%GOOG, -1.09% nears its fiscal second-quarter results on July 25, the chorus of disapproval about its evasive financial-reporting practices has increased on Wall Street. After releasing disappointing first-quarter results in late April, executives were vague, if not outright unresponsive, about slowing growth.

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“We delivered robust growth led by mobile search, YouTube, and Cloud with Alphabet revenues of $36.3 billion, up 17% versus last year, or 19% on a constant currency basis,” Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said in a statement at the time.

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